Collingwood Live & Original



Live & Original Music Initiative

  • The Collingwood Live & Original Music Initiative aims to create opportunities for musicians to connect, collaborate, and cultivate their craft. Empowering artists and fostering a community culture that values live and original music unlike anywhere else. 

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Amphitheatre Concert Series

July 7 - August 26

  • The Collingwood Live & Original Music Initiative creates opportunities, such as the L&O Summer Concert Series, for musicians to connect, collaborate, and cultivate their craft. Spend an evening on the shores of Georgian Bay enjoying live music, performed by a diverse selection of established and emerging artists from across the province. Collingwood L&O Summer Concert Series is presented by the Town of Collingwood.

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Shipyard Kitchen Party

Friday, July 7 | 7:00 p.m.

  • We’re Great Big Sea having a dram too many with Stan Rogers. We’re Gordon Lightfoot meets “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” We’ll make you stomp your feet and we might also make you cry.

  • But, no matter what, we WILL have a great time with you.

  • Shipyard Kitchen Party features John Eaton (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Vocals), Sacha Law (Bass, Vocals) and Jason Murphy (Bodhran, Vocals).

Photo of the band members of Shipyard Kitchen Party
Image capturing the 5 members of the band, Hunter


Friday, July 7 | 8:00 p.m.

  • A five piece original indie band based in Barrie, Ontario originating from some of the top Ontario cover bands prior to their 2001 debut. These guys have the experience and reputation for packing some of the best rooms around. From their “HUNTER- HERE AND NOW” cd released in /04, they have received national airplay in Canada, some U.S. and European stations, soon followed by sales in those distribution markets. They have made their mark opening for some of Canada’s best recording acts such as Pat Travers, David Wilcox, Kim Mitchell, Brighton Rock, Honeymoon Suite, Stampeders, Teenage Head, Loverboy and U.S. classic, Dr. Hook.

  • Along with their originals, they have most recently brought back some of their past influential cover songs into the mix making them a definite must see band for any venue wanting to party to the great classic and retro music of the past.

  • SCOTT HUNTER – Lead Vocals, Guitar JAMIE SCHNEIDER – Keys, Vocals RON HIEGELSBERGER – Drums, Vocals STEVE SKINGLEY – Bass, Vocals ANDRE PELLETIER – Guitar, Vocals

Poster of the band Hunter
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Jay Kipps Band

Saturday, July 22 | 7:00 p.m.

  • Hailing from Ontario, Canada, the Jay Kipps Band brings a fresh blend of insurgent country, drawing inspiration from Americana, surf music, murder ballads, and spaghetti western soundtracks. Their debut album, "How To Polish Your Longhorns," showcases their unique sound, refusing to play it safe. With Jay Kipps on lead vocals, harmonica, and guitar, Chad Burford on lead guitar, Cory Bruyea on drums, and Chris Lubker on bass and backup vocals, the band's instrumental skills shine. Kipps, coming from an artistic family, found his musical passion through his father's record collection, influenced by the sounds of Harry Nilsson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Duane Eddy, and more. Their album captures a genuine and authentic experience, touching on themes of home, loss, love, and life. Recorded in just three days, the album reflects Kipps' affinity for the '60s and '70s sound, embracing a raw and honest approach. Songs like "Everyone But Me" delve into personal experiences, while "The Only Reason" serves as a heartfelt apology to Kipps' wife, now becoming a standout moment in their live performances. With notable collaborations and shared stages with esteemed musicians, the Jay Kipps Band continues to make their mark in the music scene.

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Image capturing the 3 members of Blackburn Brothers

Blackburn Brothers

Saturday, July 22 | 8:00 p.m.

  • The Blackburn Brothers is a band of actual brothers - Duane, Brooke, Cory, Robert, and Nathan - whose unique bond sets them apart. With a musical lineage connected to Toronto's rich history, including R&B legend Bobby Dean Blackburn, their soulful sound resonates in every track. The band has received accolades, such as the Maple Blues Award for Best New Band in 2010 and a Juno nomination for Blues Album of the Year in 2016. Duane and Cory have also garnered individual nominations for their exceptional musical talents. In 2023, the band proudly became inductees into the Canada South Blues Society Hall of Fame.

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Queen M

Saturday, August 12 | 7:00 p.m.

  • “The power of Soul can never be extinguished” There’s still a misconception that the only authentic Soul music came from Detroit, Memphis and Muscle Shoals. But since that heyday in the 1960s, it’s been proven repeatedly that Soul music can be made anywhere, and at any time, so long as the artist is able to lay themselves bare and tell their story.

Photo of Queen M performing at 1812 Grillhouse
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Kirk Diamond

Saturday, August 12 | 8:00 p.m.

  • Juno Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Kirk Diamond defies limits and spreads messages of unity, inclusion, and love through his reggae and dancehall music. Joined by The Movement Of Ahryel, Kirk Diamond's musical journey has garnered critical acclaim. His debut EP, "Greater," became a chart-topping sensation, earning him a Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year in 2018. Influenced by the philosophies of Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey, Kirk advocates for the unification and empowerment of people of African descent. Committed to social change, he actively participates in marches, protests, and events promoting equality. Kirk Diamond remains humble while pushing the international influence of reggae music.

Photo of Kirk Diamond with his arms in the air - holding a wireless mic in his left hand.
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Vokal Legend

Saturday, August 26 | 7:00 p.m.

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The Human Rights

Saturday, August 26 | 8:00 p.m.

  • Toronto's The Human Rights are a standout band in Canada's reggae scene, staying true to their roots while infusing jazz, funk, and R&B influences into their modern, energetic sound. Led by Friendlyness and JUNO nominee Tréson, their latest album, "Reggae Strong," showcases their growth and collaboration with renowned Canadian reggae artists. The album's single, "Peace Gun," addresses the world's current state with powerful lyrics and a captivating groove. Paying homage to Toronto's reggae history, they include a cover of Sly & Robbie's "Red Hot." The album is dedicated to keyboardist Bernie Pitters, a legend in the Canadian reggae scene, solidifying The Human Rights' place among the international reggae community. With notable performances and radio play, their music unites and uplifts listeners during challenging times. "Reggae Strong" represents The Human Rights' finest work yet.

Photo of The Human Rights band standing in a line - the band stands behind an electronic organ/synth.
  • Parking

  • Parking for the event can be found on Birch Street North; however, please be aware that parking spaces are limited. To alleviate congestion and promote sustainable transportation, we encourage attendees to consider traveling by trail, on foot, or by bike. For the convenience of individuals with accessibility needs, drop-off is allowed at the designated location on Maple Street North. It is important to note that vehicles parked in designated no parking areas are subject to fines or possible removal, so please adhere to the parking regulations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.

  • Food & Beverage

    • Onsite food trucks and bar services, provided by Side Launch Brewing, offer a taste of local flavours available for purchase. The Quench Buggy will also be stationed nearby - providing refreshingly cold water to keep you hydrated throughout the event - bring a reusable bottle to refill.


    Sunset Sessions logo, featuring the Sunset Point Stage in relief of a glowing sun, encompassed by musical notes

    Sunset Sessions

    Saturday, May 27th, 6:30 p.m.

    • Get ready to rock out at Sunset Sessions, a concert like no other presented by Live and Original! Experience the incredible musical talent of artists all under the age of 17 as they take over Sunset Point's outdoor stage. Don't miss out on this epic night of live music, free for all to attend on Saturday, May 27th starting at 6:30 p.m.

    • Image of donated food with names inspired by band. A can of beans called Bean Day, two smaller cans, stacked, called No Trout and Chili Peppers, a can on its side called Flan Halen, and a box of Fleetwood Mac and Cheese.
    • But that's not all - come out and support your local community pantry, Project Butterfly, by bringing along shelf-stable food and hygienic product donations. The Collingwood Youth Centre will be on location to collect your generous donations and help make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community.

    • This is an event you won't want to miss - whether you're a teen or just young at heart, Sunset Sessions is the place to be on May 27th. So grab your friends and family and rock the joint at Sunset Point!

    Lola Eden

    • Lola Eden is a 15-year-old alternative pop singer and a self-taught guitarist. Highly influenced by Billy Eilish. Last July Lola performed on Canada Day with Roger Harvey at the Collingwood Brewery. This year Lola was awarded three gold medal certificates for her performances at the Barrie Kiwanis Musical Festival, and later was invited to perform at the Spirit of Music Showcase Concert in Barrie. This June she will be competing at the provincial level in Niagara Falls.

    Photo of Lola playing accoustic guitar in a green dress.

    Reed & Georgia

    • Reed started off his guitar journey at the tender age of 9, his passion grew from then on and he recently adding singing to his accomplishments and has been practicing nonstop ever since.

    • Georgia started singing at age 4, humming melodies and writing songs, until eventually she started taking it seriously at age 10 and has been performing ever since.

    • Reed and Georgia have been practicing together since they met in grade 8, ever since then they’ve been enjoying performances as a musical duo.

    Photo of Reed & Georgia

    The Leynes Brothers

    • Almost as soon as they could walk and talk, The Leynes Brothers were encouraged to take music lessons. Mom and dad believed it would help them develop grit and confidence. Eventually they did what no other kids seemed to be doing in the town of Collingwood. They got a street busking license and played every week for locals and tourists. The boys embraced the challenge of learning new songs and loved the feeling of performing in front of a cheering audience. Today, Jude aspires to be a music professor and Carter is off to engineering school. They continue to hone their playing skills, knowing that no matter how tough life gets, the world is always much better when there’s music.

    Photo of the Leynes Brothers playing guitar

    Charlie Taylor-Gillespie

    • Charlie’s musical journey began at age seven, playing drums and singing in Rock School. After learning to play guitar last year, she immediately began writing songs. Charlie was recently chosen as one of five finalists through Owen Sound Youth Discoveries and will be performing at Summerfolk 48 this year. Her goal now is to get experience playing her original music in front of live audiences.

    Photo of Charlie playing accoustic guitar in a blue winter jacket.

    Emilia Rae Redman

    • Emilia Redman currently resides in Stayner Ontario. She is 11 years and is in grade 5, attending Clearview Meadows elementary School. She is a regular performer with the Clearview Community Theatre, having recently performed in the musicals Princess What’s Her Name and Rise Up. She is currently rehearsing as the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat being presented at the Presbyterian Church in Collingwood.

    Photo of Emelia holding a ukulele.

    Kendall Lily

    • Kendall Lily is a 16-year-old musician/singer/ songwriter, and currently performs at festivals, as well as community and church events. Kendall plays mostly acoustic guitar while performing, but also plays electric guitar and some piano and drums. She loves playing covers from current artists as well as from retro iconic performers and her own original content. Kendall loves to tell story through song and share the gift of music with people.

    Photo of Kendall holding an accoustic guitar while seated on a rock.


    • Magenta is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter born in Newcastle, England though she has spent most of her life in London, Ontario. Her indie/folk/pop musical style alongside her relatable and vulnerable lyrics connect with her growing audience. Magenta has been song writing since the age of 13 and released her debut single, "Finding Myself", in 2021. She has since then collaborated with other artists and producers. She released her first collaborative single, "Over and Over", with French electro chill-pop artist, Lonely in the Rain, which has gained over a million streams to date. Magenta also released her debut EP titled "Lost in Plain Sight" on March 3, 2023.

    Photo of Magenta holding an accoustic guitar. Photo is black and white.