Sound of Music Festival

Site: Burlington Downtown and Waterfront

Contact Information
Office Phone Hotline 905-333-6364
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Primary Contact Dave Miller, Executive Director; Phone: 905-719-6641; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Karen Loranger, Volunteer Chair; Email:
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington Downtown and Waterfront
Burlington, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 85007 
561 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 4K3
Physical Access Partially Accessible - accessible parking * washrooms * most events are outdoors on grass
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Canada's largest free music festival.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1980
Alternate Executive Peter Martin, President; Email:
Funding Donations - private and public sector
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Annual summer music festival at Burlington's Downtown and Waterfront. 
* concerts spanning all genres 
In 2017, Sat June 10-Sun June 18  
Full Schedule (also published in Burlington Post prior to Festival) 
* Saturday, June 10: Kick-off Concert (Ticketed Event) 1 pm to 11 pm, for details see here 
* Sunday, June 11: Canada 150 Day  
* Sunday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 14: Club Series (Downtown Burlington), for details see here 
* Thursday, June 15: Free concerts 6 pm-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront  
* Friday, June 16: Free concerts 12 noon-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront  
* Saturday, June 17: Grand Festival Parade 11 am to 1 pm, for route and other information see here)  
* Saturday, June 17: Free concerts 12 noon-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront  
* Sunday, June 18: Free concerts 12 noon-7 pm, Burlington downtown and Waterfront 
Streetfest (June 16-18 downtown performance venues)  
Food, Merchandise and Craft Marketplace 
Family Zone activities 
Music education workshops for kids 
Transportation and parking: 
Extended transit hours and shuttle bus available from Fairview GO Station.  
Bicycles: Fenced and supervised bicycle corral ($2 fee)  
* Thu Jun 15, 6 pm-12 midnight  
* Fri Jun 16, 6 pm-12 midnight  
* Sat Jun 17, 12 noon-12 midnight  
* Sun Jun 18, 12 noon-8 pm  
Parking available at:  
* Waterfront parking facilities 
* downtown municipal surface parking lots  
* metered parking on some streets (no parking at meters covered with bag)  
* parking also available (pay for use) at Lions Club Hall, 471 Pearl St. 
Road closures: 
* Sat Jun 17, 10:30 am-1 pm: New St from Central Library to Central High School  
* Fri Jun 18, 3:30 pm-12 midnight: Brant St (from Lakeshore Rd to Maria St)  
* Sat Jun 19, 6 am-12 midnight: Brant St (from Lakeshore Rd to Maria St) and John St (from Pine St to Lakeshore Rd)  
* Sun Jun 20, 6 am-6 pm: Brant St (from Lakeshore Rd to Maria St) and John St (from Pine St to Lakeshore Rd).
Hours See schedule on website for details.
Dates Annually, free concerts on Father's Day Weekend (Thu-Sun) and additional events in week before. 
In 2017: Sat Jun 10-Sun Jun 18
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Musical artists submit application to perform * band submissions begin as early as October in the year preceding the festival and close several months before the festival, see website for details
Languages English
Fees None - voluntary donations are accepted ; Sweet Seats premium seating with hospitality services available for a fee
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Music Performances ; Special Events

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