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Sound of Music Festival

Site: Burlington Downtown and Waterfront

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
The Sound of Music Festival and Live on the Lake for 2020 has been cancelled
Contact Information
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Primary Contact Myles Rusak, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Peter Van Dyk, Board President
Volunteer Coordinator Brent Kinnaird, Director of Operations; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Canada's largest free music festival
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1980
Alternate Executive President
Funding Donations - private and public sector
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
The Sound of Music Festival and Live on the Lake for 2020 has been cancelled 
Annual summer music festival at Burlington's Downtown and Waterfront 
* concerts spanning all genres 
In 2019, Sat June 8-Sun June 16  
Full Schedule (also published in Burlington Post prior to Festival) 
* Saturday, June 8: Kick-off Concert (Ticketed Event) 3 pm-11 pm, for details see here 
* Sunday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 12: Club Series (Downtown Burlington), for details see here 
* Thursday, June 13: Free concerts 7 pm-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront 
* Friday, June 14: Free concerts 1 pm-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront 
* Saturday, June 15: Grand Festival Parade 11 am-1 pm, for route and other information see here  
* Saturday, June 15: Free concerts 1 pm-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront  
* Sunday, June 16: Free concerts 1 pm-7 pm, Burlington downtown and Waterfront 
Food, Merchandise and Craft Marketplace 
Family Zone activities 
Music education workshops for kids 
Transportation and parking: 
* bicycles: fenced and supervised bicycle corral *$2 fee  
* shuttle service: every 15 minutes from Burlington Go Station to Downtown John Street Transit Terminal (one block from Spencer Smith Park) * $3 fare, children under five free 
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.
Hours See schedule on website for details
Dates The Sound of Music Festival and Live on the Lake for 2020 has been cancelled
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)
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
Site Information
Site Location Spencer Smith Park
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
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Festivals & Special Events ; Music Performances ; Special Events
Service Categories Music Performances ; Special Events

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