Blogs

Tourism Event of the Year

November 24, 2016

Sound of Music Festival is thrilled to receive the 2016 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year. The award is presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), and recognizes industry successes by acknowledging those who have made significant contributions...

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Band submissions now open!

September 15, 2016

Sound of Music Festival is accepting band submissions for next year’s event, taking place June 10-18, 2017. Proud to highlight Canadian music, past shows have included: 54-40, Our Lady Peace, The Tea Party, The Trews, LIGHTS, Big Wreck, Down With Webster, Arkells, Walk Off The Earth, Mother...

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Thank a Volunteer.

August 26, 2016

Announcing the Outstanding Volunteer Recipients for 2016! All the volunteers do an amazing job and each year the Festival recognizes the supreme efforts of 30 volunteers. These 30 go “above and beyond” expectations and with their dedication and willingness, they help to make the Festi...

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91% of Waste Diverted from Landfill!

August 18, 2016

91% waste diversion rate achieved in 2016! Imagine this, our Eco Team green heroes hand sorted 100% of the 15.4 tonnes of waste left after ‪#‎SOM2016‬, leaving only these few bags of garbage (see photo). Everything else was diverted to compost, recycling or returned to the beer stor...

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SOM Kind of Wonderful

June 20, 2016

Much love and gratitude to our sponsors, performers, support partners, media partners, guests, our tireless crew of volunteers and for an amazing Sound of Music Festival 2016. We've already started working on next year's event and hope to see you June 10-18, 2017.

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June 17 Headliner Announced!

June 06, 2016

We're pleased to announce the June 17 headliner July Talk!  The Canadian blues/alternative rock band will be headlining the Friday night of Sound of Music Festival. July Talk released their self-titled album in 2012, with such notable songs as Guns + Ammunition. Summer Dress and The Garden. ...

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2016 Free Concert Line-up Announced!

April 28, 2016

Proud to announce the June 11-19 roster of performers and activities! The 9-day schedule kicks off on June 11 with a one day ticketed event, featuring performances by The Cult, Headstones, The Glorious Sons, Pop Evil, The Watchmen and more. The full weekend of free concerts taking place June 16-1...

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Volunteer Open House

April 17, 2016

JOIN US on Saturday, April 23 at the Halton HiVE, 901 Guelph Line from 2-4 pm. Ask questions, learn about the opportunities and perks. Sign up for a shift or two! The Festival is also currently recruiting for year round volunteer planning committees. Please check our volunteer page for furth...

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More bands announced for June 11

February 18, 2016

We're excited to present the full Kick-off concert line-up! Don't miss out on this ticketed event that launches a week of free music on Burlington’s Waterfront. The concert offers a one day, one stage show featuring: The Cult, Headstones, The Glorious Sons, Pop Evil, The Watchmen, Silv...

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June 11 Kick-off Concert tickets on sale!

January 29, 2016

We're excited to announce the Kick-off concert, June 11, 2016!  The concert is a one day, one stage show featuring: The Cult, Headstones, and The Glorious Sons with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. There are a limited number of early bird tickets available at $50 + fees/tax....

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