Music-lovers around Ontario will get the chance to see some of the province’s and Canada’s biggest and brightest musical talents for free this summer.

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport revealed the upcoming concert series, dubbed “ONtour,” last week.

Kicking off in Alderville First Nation on June 25, ONtour is travelling to 23 communities across the province for Canada and Ontario’s 150th birthday.

The events will run, rain or shine, until Sept. 17.

Here are some of the concert dates that have been announced as of June 14:

On July 16, The Tea Party, USS and the James Barker Band will take the stage at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion in Sault Ste. Marie, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Aug. 19, Serena Ryder, Mia Martina and Jonathan Roy will perform at Bell Park in Sudbury, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Our Lady Peace, Coleman Hell and River Town Saints are scheduled to perform at Del Crary Park in Peterborough on Aug. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

And Kardinal Offishall, Midnight Shine and Magic! are set to take the stage at Marina Park in Thunder Bay on Aug. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The list of more than 50 confirmed on the ONTour roster include: Jim Cuddy Band, Serena Ryder, Kim Mitchell, The Tea Party, Magic!, Tom Cochrane, James Barker Band, Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, Kardinal Offishall, The Philosopher Kings, Barenaked Ladies, Mélanie Brulée, USS, Alx Veliz, Anjulie, Jonathan Roy, Coleman Hell, Scott Helman, Rivertown Saints, Michelle Treacy, Francesco Yates, DJ Shub, Karl Wolf, Next Generation Leahy, Tyler Shaw, Midnight Shine, Mia Martina and others.

Full details about who will be performing when and where have yet to be announced.


  • June 25: Alderville First Nation
  • June 27: Toronto
  • July 8: Blind River
  • July 16: Sault Ste Marie
  • July 21: Kitchener
  • July 23: Barrie
  • July 29: Ajax
  • Aug. 2: Peterborough
  • Aug. 3: London
  • Aug. 5: Hamilton
  • Aug. 9: Thunder Bay
  • Aug. 10: Kenora
  • Aug. 12: Port Hope
  • Aug.16: Huntsville
  • Aug.19: Sudbury
  • Aug. 24: Guelph
  • Aug. 26: Timmins
  • Aug. 30: St. Catharines
  • Sept. 1: Brampton
  • Sept. 2: Mississauga
  • Sept. 7: Six Nations of the Grand River
  • Sept. 10: Markham
  • Sept. 17: Petawawa

For more details about the dates and locations visit their page here.