With so many wineries located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it’s little wonder they take the lead when it comes to organizing crowd-pleasing entertainment venues, concerts and festivals throughout the summer season. Nothing captures “summer” in Niagara-on-the-Lake better than a combination of award-winning wine, tasty treats and outdoor concerts in the vineyards. So here are some musical experiences you don’t want to miss in 2016:
Party in the vineyards at Peller Estates:
Looking for something to do on Victoria Day Weekend (May 21, 22 and 23) in Niagara-on-the-Lake? How about joining in the fun at the ultimate backyard bash at Peller Estates? This year’s event takes place over three days and features delicious food served by a vast array of food trucks, award-winning wine and live entertainment. Enjoy a night market and music under the stars (must be 19+ years of age) on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, from 6 to 11 p.m. Then on Monday, May 23, all ages are welcome for some family fun and live entertainment from noon to 5 p.m. This event sells out every year, so be sure to buy your tickets early online or by calling 1-888-673-5537, ext 2.
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Amphitheatre Presents:
Jackson-Briggs just announced its 2016 summer concert season, happening from June 9 to September 9. The intimate 500-seat open-air venue will host a sparkling all-Canadian roster of musical talent, including the Sam Roberts Band on June 9, 19 and 11; charismatic Steven Page on June 17; powerhouse couple Whitehorse on June 18; the Jim Cuddy Band on July 2 and 3; blues crooner Colin James on July 8; Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk on July 9; 54•40 Unplugged on July 15; Rootstock featuring Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page on July 16; Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies on July 22 and 23; Stars on August 12; songwriter Dan Mangan on August 13; Bruce Cockburn on August 19; singer-songwriter Royal Wood with Jazz singer Emilie-Claire Barlow and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra on August 20; The Trews on September 2; the Bahamas on September 3 and Arkells on September 9.
In addition to the concerts, patrons can choose to indulge in an exclusive four-course Barrel Cellar Dinner at the winery for $90 (plus performance tickets) or enjoy the BBQ at Inniskillin, its sister winery, for $65 (plus performance tickets) at select concerts. Tickets can be bought online or via 1-866-589-4637, ext. 2.
Music Niagara’s 2016 Summer Festival
Then, on Sunday, June 5, Music Niagara launches its 18th year of bringing magnificent music and entertainment to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Dubbed “The Big Night,” this event takes place in the Rectory garden at St. Mark’s Church on Byron Street and promises an evening of great music, wonderful food, silent auctions and general glee and merriment for all. It all begins with a reception at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150/person and can be purchased online, by calling 905-468-5566 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll keep you informed on the full 2016 Summer Festival line-up of musical performances planned for this year once it’s launched on April 15, so stay tuned.
Posted by Donna S. Vieira on behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association
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