Collingwood Live & Original
Live & Original Initiative
The Collingwood Live & Original Initiative aims to create opportunities for creatives to connect, collaborate, and cultivate their craft. Empowering artists and fostering a community culture that celebrates live, one-of-a-kind art like nowhere else.
May 25th, 2024 - Details Coming Soon!
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 May 25th, 2024. Mark your calendars and checkback soon for more details.
Amphitheatre Concert Series
2024 Details Coming Soon
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.
Live & Original Spotlight is our premier virtual show that delivers an entertaining and engaging experience to our music community, wherever they might be. Hosted by John Eaton (The PEAK FM) & Tyler Cleary (Town of Collingwood), each episode shines a spotlight on local musicians, venue owners, and music industry leaders. Revealing helpful advice, entertaining stories, and great music!
Spotlight SEASON TWO airs the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. on the Simcoe Street Theatre Facebook Page.
|Season One is available for streaming now! All 20 episodes in one convenient place.
The debut episode featured the musical talents of Craig Smith and the industry leadership of Darrell Mussel, owner/opperator of the Huron Club. Like most test flights, our first episode didn't quite get off the ground smoothly. But we stuck the landing and the music and messages remain just as important.
Laura Conning and partner Nelson Beattie chat Route 26 and play us a tune. Josh Maitland from Red Room Recordings and of the band Swampy & the Note Troll, talks about recording and performs his new single Wage Slave.
Special guest Patti Kendall, from the Blue Mountain Village Association, talks digital performances and the new landscape of events and musical guest Ryan MacIntyre brings us all together with the sound of music. Oh, and Tyler get's a hair cut!
Singer-songwriter, author, and founder of Great Big Sea, Sean McCann shares his music with us while Industry guest, and local music champion, Steve Vipond - owner of CROW. Bar and Variety and Bruce Wine Bar, talks about bring folks together for music.
Special guests are musical dad & daughter - Chuck and Ella Baker - and Tori Hathaway - Artistic Director for Emerging Artist program at Ontario Musicians Co-operative Inc.
Joining us this episode is Warren Copnick, Director of National Promotion at Sony Music Canada, along with the amazingly talented electric violinist, Victoria Yeh.
Brandon Houston, The Collingwood Foundry and CEO of Switch Video, talks digital delivery. Susan Cook, manager of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, maps recovery for the arts. While local musician and all around cool guy, Jason Redman, treats us all to some tunes!
Live & Original Alumni, Sohayla Smith & Adrian Smith joins us to perform a couple songs from her new album, I'll be the Meteor. Also joining us is the president of the South Georgian Bay Music Foundation's, Charlie Gudaitis.
Joining us this time is Bernadette Connors, hot out of the recording studio with John-Angus MacDonald (from The Trews)! Also joining us is Mark Cameron, Reginal Program Director of Central Ontario, Corus Entertainment, to share some intel on how to get played on the radio.
It's our 10th episode and we've got Mike McCarthy & Erica Prinn-McCarthy of The Mike McCarthy Band, Creative Space Developers, Richard & Anke Lex, and Karen Cubitt, Manager of Culture & Events with the Town of Collingwood, sharing details on our Virtual Canada Day festivities.
Joining us this episode is musical father-son duo Fran and Adam Webster - with special appearance from wife/mom, Annalee Webster. Also joining us is film producer, Tom Strnad - the multi-talented man behind the Mountain Goat Film Company Inc.
Joining John Eaton and Tyler Cleary on this episode is pop singer-songwriter and recording artist, Brian Miessner, also joining is the man behind the music for many live shows in the area, Roger Robinson, President & CEO of CHS Productions.
Local singer-songwriter and recording artist, Shane Cloutier shares his latest music video Rain Check and upcoming release of new single, Catching Up. Producer, engineer, and musician Shawn Kelly of QV Studio also joins us to share wisdom on recording practices.
John's on vacation and Tyler is flying solo as host! Joining him is Ryan MacIntyre and Rosemarie Garrity O'Brien to discuss Collingwood's busking program and the busker video series. We also checked in with a few of our past guests for updates, too!
With John still away, Tyler has a clip show extravaganza to share! With special updates from Jason Redman and Swampy & the Note Troll's Josh Maitland. We also take a walk down memory lane as we look back at some great Music Lab performances from 2019.
Not quite done reminiscing, Tyler hosts the last of the Clip Show Extravaganza. This time with updates on The Mike McCarthy Band, a special music writing video from Stephen Stanley. Another stroll down memory lane with more video clips from the vault. We'll also checkout a clip from another great online series called From Home and a short video from the band JULY TALK!
After sleeping in, hosts John Eaton and Tyler Cleary are back with another episode of Spotlight. Joining them is singer/songwriter Romney Getty and artist manager Hanna Cameron.
Artists, musicians, and brothers - Ben & Kyle Hannah - otherwise known as Mountain Head - do everything but Make it Mundane as our musician guests! Also joining in on the fun is the man with the charismatic voice and plethora of music knowledge, nonother than musicologist Jeff Woods!
Digital-duo John Eaton and Tyler Cleary are joined by Villa Sound owner & recording engineer, Adam Fair and talented musician, Jamie Ciotka. We also share some details on what our friend Chris Scerri is up to that has helped bring music back to the streets of Collingwood safely.
John Eaton and Tyler Cleary close out the first season of Spotlight with returning guest Ryan MacIntyre and the psychedelic siren of Sunday music, Madison Galloway! We also take a look back at our series and thank past guests and our wonderful viewers that made this a success!
The annual Collingwood Art Crawl is a celebration of art and creativity in all its forms. In that spirit, Music Crawl is the self-guided tour of Collingwood’s musical soundscape! Immerse yourself in the zenith of creativity as you explore a variety of artists, mediums, and musicians in the re-imagined and virtually presented 2020 Collingwood Art Crawl. Bring the noise home by checking out the Crawl Musicians below or check out the complete list of unmissable artists by visiting the Collingwood Art Crawl page and get inspired!
A singer/songwriter who used her circumstances to challenge herself to write new music based on random prompts. Listen in and hear what she created.
An in depth look at the inspirational story behind the original song Everything is Fine.
Sohayla Smith Band
Sohayla Smith and band play some of her lesser known originals coming out on her next album, as well as a few hits off her latest record, I’ll Be the Meteor.
The Mike McCarthy Band
The Mike McCarthy Band performs a collection of original songs performed at their first live, physically distanced, outdoor concert at Duntroon Highlands Golf Club.
An emerging artist with a soulful voice performing catchy original folk-rock tunes with guitar and harmonica, along with drummer, Carmelo Papazoglou.
A musician and songwriter drawing inspiration from folk, indie and pop styles resulting in warm atmospheric sounds with meaningful lyrics full of feeling.
Marc Anderson DesRochers
A singer songwriter blending varied musical interests into something he calls his own.
A northern band with southern roots, hot-blooded and rife with heartache.
Triple John Music
Music inspired by eclectic influences makes this a unique must hear.
The Decklan Funston Band
A trio of college students who recorded in a rental rehearsal room in Toronto. You’ll hear a selection of their own original music compositions.
A singer/songwriter whose dramatic and honest songs pull from the folk genre with pop influences.
A local songwriter and performer sings four original songs with images and energy of Georgian Bay and our town.
A jazz inspired band, formed in highschool, and influenced by indie, jazz and experimental music genres.
A recording artist who embraces her roots in an electric folk, indie genre, with a unique style and soothing vocals.
A band who strives to capture the personalities and diverse landscape of rural Canada with thoughtful arrangements and graceful melodies.
An indie folk rock singer and songwriter, inspired to pursue her craft through relatable songs that are close to her roots.
An award-winning indie pop musician, whose music is described as approachable and perceptive.
A quartet whose banjo-funk, rock-fusion, produces a powerhouse of groovy sounds complimented by comedic lyrics.
Bureh BK & The Shop
Jazz quartet Bureh Bk & The Shop perform a set of their originals recorded live from Dreamland Studios in Toronto.
Tyler D. Reed
A musician who writes and records emotional soundscapes and beautiful melodies, browsing ideas from ambient, jazz, and post rock music.
A four piece band that blends modern rock with an upbeat surf vibe that gets everyone singing and dancing.
Playing her original compositions on her Celtic concert lever harp, this songwriter incorporates her arrangements of her favourite pieces by Irish harpist O’Carolan as a medley.
Jay Kipps Band
This special, physically distanced set recorded exclusively for The Collingwood Art Crawl features songs from their first record How to Polish Your Longhorns and new material yet to be released.
Performing a selection of songs on the banjo, this folk-style singer songwriter enjoys writing expressive songs that draw audiences into her performance.
This 4 piece group of seasoned musicians performs original songs inspired by their individual musical tastes from a variety of genres.
The Matthew & Richard Duo
A father & son jazz duo performing original compositions, American standards, and pop songs with a classic jazz sound and our own original flair.
Jamie Clarke and Brandon Munday team up with sculptor Nathan Sowrey and his Woven Woods. Witness Nathan as he creates to the music in his own back yard.
A performing songwriter well-known for her heartfelt originals including her first single, I Am the Ocean.
Simple things matter to this musical artist who isn’t afraid to “make a splash” with influences in roots, world and acoustic soul melting into a storybook of song.
Swampy & The Note Troll
A blues rock band comprised of music professionals from songwriters to production techs, who draw their inspiration from a weekend jam when they needed music the most.
An alternative rock band channelling a mixture of psych-rock, alt-rock and elements of electro-pop and jangle pop into their own unique sound and contagious melodies.
Music Labs are the motivational and inspirational gatherings of harmonious sound, collaborating creatives, and seekers of experimental freedom. It is a hub where people of all ages, abilities, and tastes can collaborate with one another, share ideas, and test out new sounds. Guest-host musicians kick things off - sharing their experiences, connecting participants, and facilitating the discussion. Whether you’re just a fan of live music, looking for feedback on your latest original composition, or just want to jam with the band – there is always a reason to come to, tune up, and jam out.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Bring your instruments!
Music Labs: On-Demand are the continuation of our popular Music Lab series. Based on demand and hosted by Collingwood’s music leaders. On-Demand provides more opportunities for musicians to collaborate and explore their creative boundaries collectively, while the Simcoe Street Theatre provides the space.
Live & Original Presents proudly showcases our emerging artists, established acts, and renowned talents. Presents is a partnership opportunity for musician’s that increases public exposure through promotional support and reduces financial barriers by offering performance space. Liberating the artists so they can focus on what matters most – presenting their music!
Supporting local artists and passionate individuals is our path to fostering a more inclusive and creative community. Which is why we're always looking for opportunities to collaborate with others. If you're interested in being part of the Live & Original Music Initiative - then let us know!
To reach event organizers, contact:
Town of Collingwood
P.O. Box 157, 97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5