This post will highlight all the music that COLLINGWOOD is featuring for this weekend's Peak to Shore Music Festival. For the full lineup and schedule, check out www.peaktoshore.ca
Peak to Shore is a regional music festival, showcasing Canadian artists in Collingwood, Blue Mountain Village, Thornbury, and Meaford at 20 different venues. Below is a guide to the events happening specifically in Collingwood, so you can stay in one area and catch a ton of great music.
Wednesday, July 5th
6pm-8pm: Grace at Collingwood Museum and Station for the "Jazz at the Station" series. This is an all female funk/soul band based in Toronto, ON. Come hear these ladies lay down some grooves and pump it out.
7pm-11pm: Tamica Herod and The Harbour Street Band with Jerome Godboo at The Harbour Street Fish Bar. Tamica and the band are featured performers every Thursday at Harbour Street, pumping out old school blues and rock and roll. Jerome Godboo is an established jazz & blues harmonica player who has performed all across the country with some big names like Ronnie Hawkins and Jeff Healey. So much fun. The sound in this space is superb, too!
Friday, July 7th:
8pm-11pm: The Shipyard Kitchen Party's salute to Tom Thomson at Simcoe Street Theatre. $10. This dynamic trio are known for laughs and soul. With John Eaton, Sacha Law, and Jason Murphy, you know you're in for a fun night. This show is their tribute to legendary Canadian artist Tom Thomson.
8:30pm-11:30pm: Honeymoon Phase at The Huron Club . Honeymoon Phase is comprised of Laura Conning (also the owner/operator of Route 26!) on vocals and guitar, and Nelson Beattie on saxophone and clarinet. The duo cover a wide range of material with an interesting mix of folk with soul and R&B. Listen to their take on Wilco's "Jesus Etc." here:
9pm: EDIT: This event was changed to Thursday night, 7 and 9pm at Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury!
Craig Smith Band at Crow Bar & Variety. A great band at what's sure to be a super hip new bar/restaurant in town! From the people who made Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury comes Crow Bar & Variety. Not exactly sure what to expect, but excellent music and food is a guarantee. Craig Smith has a recording studio in town, and regularly collaborates with a bunch of local musicians. He's a great player and songwriter who has some real creds to his name. Check out some of his album Not Sure Not Sure here:
Saturday, July 8th:
9pm: EDIT: King Cuddy's event was changed to FRIDAY night, 7 and 9pm at Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury! Delta Days' event was changed to SATURDAY night, 7 and 9pm at Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury.
King Cuddy & Delta Days at Crow Bar and Variety. Can't wait to check out this new spot and hear these awesome bands. King Cuddy is based in Toronto and have a sweet fun folk sound. They've been making waves with Exclaim!, CBC, and Alan Cross. Delta Days (originally Ethan Paxton & The Brakemen) are a roots rock band from Hamilton who started making some noise earlier this year. They've been featured by Southern Souls with their heartfelt, old school classic rock sound. This is gonna be an awesome Saturday night show.
Sunday, July 9th:
7pm-9pm: Courtney Dubois and Devin Cuddy at The Shipyards Amphitheatre. Courtney made a splash in Collingwood a couple months ago when she won second place in the Collingwood Live & Original Music Series. She's got a grounded presence, gorgeous voice, and great songwriting technique. This lady has some serious chops. Devin Cuddy (son of Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy) plays all across Canada, developing his unique brand of songwriting and performance. It's sort of old country, honky tonk type stuff, with deep poetry and storytelling elements. He's certainly making impressions all across the country. Check it out for yourself!
And there you have it! A jam packed weekend of music in Collingwood. I've picked out some of my "must-sees" (definitely King Cuddy and Delta Days, Courtney Dubois, and Devin Cuddy). How about you? Definitely check out the rest of the festival and full schedule at www.peaktoshore.ca
*[This blog post is sponsored by Experience Collingwood]