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Tourism Event of the Year

November 24, 2016

Sound of Music Festival is honoured 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 sponsored by The Globe and Mail. The awards recognize industry successes by acknowledging tho...

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Thank a Volunteer.

August 26, 2016

Canada’s Largest Free Music Festival Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers and a 91% Waste Diversion Rate. Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival announces the Outstanding Volunteer Recipients for 2016, acknowledging the efforts of those that have gone above and beyond in their area. All the...

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Sound of Music Festival Announces June 17th Headliner

June 06, 2016

Music takes over Burlington Downtown and Waterfront from June 11-19, with an all day ticketed Kick-off Concert, Sound of Music Club Series, and free concerts for all ages over Father’s Day Weekend. Burlington, ON – The 37th annual Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce the Ju...

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Sound of Music Festival Announces 2016 Line-up

April 28, 2016

Music takes over Burlington’s Downtown and Waterfront from June 11-19, full day ticketed Kick-off Concert and free concerts for all ages over Father’s Day Weekend. Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce the June 11-19 roster of performers and activities.  The 9-day sched...

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More bands announced for June 11 Kick-off

February 18, 2016

We are excited to announce Pop Evil, The Watchmen, Silverstein and Chemical Burn will be joining the line-up on June 11th. Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival is pleased to present the full Kick-off concert line-up, a ticketed event that launches a week of free music on Burlington’s W...

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Get your tickets for Sound of Music Festival's Kick-off Concert, June 11, 2016

January 29, 2016

Get your tickets for Sound of Music Festival’s Kick-off Concert, June 11, 2016.  Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival is excited to announce their Kick-off concert, a ticketed event that launches a week of free music on Burlington’s Waterfront. The concert offers a one day, ...

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Band submissions open October 1 for Festival 2016

September 30, 2015

Burlington, ON  Sound of Music Festival is accepting band submissions for next year’s event, taking place June 11-19, 2016.  The Festival line-up features a blend of emerging artists, blasts from the past and current performers.  Proud to highlight Canadian music, past shows ...

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Festival Seeking Committee Volunteers

September 17, 2015

Festival planning for 2016 is underway. We need you! Burlington, ON   Sound of Music Festival planning for 2016 has begun.  The spirit and passion of 100+ year-round committee members and an additional 800+ onsite volunteers makes this community tradition possible year after year....

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Sound of Music Festival Kicks off June 13

June 03, 2015

SOUND OF MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF JUNE 13 Get ready as music takes over Burlington with a nine day roster of concerts and events for all ages.   Burlington, ON Sound of Music Festival kicks off on June 13 with a one day, one stage, ticketed concert featuring: Weezer, Our Lady Peace, Colle...

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Sound of Music Club Series!

May 22, 2015

Sound of Music Festival announces Club Series  Check out local bands at your  favourite downtown bars!  Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival is excited to work with local partners and establishments to promote live original music featuring a lot of great local talent. The Club...

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Sound of Music Festival Announces 2015 Line-up!

May 08, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUND OF MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 LINE-UP Music takes over Burlington Downtown and Waterfront from June 13-21, with an epic ticketed Kick-off Concert, a new Sound of Music Club Series, and free concerts for all ages on Father’s Day Weekend. Burlington, ON &nda...

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Announcing Weezer, Our Lady Peace and Collective Soul June 13 Kick-off Concert

April 24, 2015

UPDATE - Sound of Music Festival announces ticketed event, June 13th Kick-Off Concert!   We are excited to announce Collective Soul and Scott Helman will be joining the amazing line-up on June 13th.   Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival is thrilled to announce the June 13th co...

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One Month Left to Submit Your Band!

January 15, 2015

WANT TO PLAY AT CANADA’S LARGEST FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL? THEN YOU AND YOUR BAND MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC FESTIVAL! Submit by February 15 and play where some of Canada’s greats have. Burlington, ON-Sound of Music Festival is accepting band submissions for this year’s ...

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Sound of Music Festival Announces Their Win at the 2014 International Festivals and Events Association/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards!

October 08, 2014

Burlington, ON - On September 29, 2014, during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 59th Annual Convention & Expo, the Sound of Music Festival was thrilled to take home five awards. Gold in the Best Sponsor Partner, Gold in the Best Sponsorship Progr...

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Let's hear it for the volunteers!

September 25, 2014

CANADA’S LARGEST FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES THOSE OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS  Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival announces the Outstanding Volunteer Recipients for 2014, acknowledging the efforts of those that have gone above and beyond in their area. All the volunteers do an ...

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Canada's Largest Free Music Festival Kicks off June 7

June 05, 2014

The Sound of Music Festival Kick-off on June 7 will feature performers Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner, Carole Pope, Teenage Head and returning favourite Kim Mitchell. Come back for the big weekend June 12th to 15th for The Sheepdogs, Classified, Monster Truck, Colin James, Jason Blaine, Troope...

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Sound of Music Festival Announces 2014 Line-up

May 09, 2014

Burlington ON Canada’s largest free music festival is proud to announce another stellar line-up. "We are so excited to present this level of entertainment to our city.  It is only possible with the partnership of our corporate sponsors, support partners and the help of over 800 volunte...

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Sound of Music Festival Wins Big at FEO

March 07, 2014

Sound of Music Festival Wins Big at FEO Burlington ON The Festival was honoured last weekend by Festival and Events Ontario.  Sound of Music Festival was added to the list of Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well-known and respected cele...

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Fundraiser Concert and Dinner to Celebrate 35 years as a Festival

February 24, 2014

Sound of Music Festival Concert and Dinner to Celebrate 35 years as a Festival  and Raise Funds to Help Keep it Free Burlington ON The Festival is hosting a 35th Anniversary Concert and Dinner on Saturday May 10, 2014.   The evening’s headliner is David Wilcox [www.davidwilcoxr...

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Band Submissions Open for Canada’s Largest Free Music Festival

December 16, 2013

Burlington ON (December 16, 2013).  The Festival is now accepting band submissions via Sonicbids until February 21, 2014. The Festival celebrates Canadian and local musical talent, with a preference to performances with a repertoire of original music. Local submissions are defined as &ldquo...

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Festival Receives International Awards

October 07, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sound of Music Festival Receives International Awards Burlington ON (October 7, 2013).  The Festival was recognized at this year’s International Festival and Events Association Pinnacle Awards ceremony in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Festival President Terry Sims ...

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Sound of Music Festival Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

September 27, 2013

Sound of Music Festival Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers Burlington ON (September 27, 2013).  The Festival spent an evening recognizing some of the amazing volunteers who dedicate their time to making the festival outstanding.   Each year, Sound of Music Festival recognizes the effo...

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Canada’s Largest Free Music Festival is about to begin!

June 11, 2013

Burlington ON (June 11, 2013).  Here’s just a glimpse of the entertainment and fun starting Thursday, June 13. Festival headline acts include Down with Webster (facebook.com/downwithwebster), Big Wreck (bigwreckmusic.com), Jully Black (jullyblack.com), Danny Fernandes (dannyfernandes....

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There is No Planet B, Go Waste Free, Bottle Free by 2014!

May 30, 2013

Burlington, ON (May 30, 2013) Sound of Music Festival’s award winning Eco Team plans to make the Festival disposable water bottle free by 2014. Sound of Music Festival sees over 200 000 people come to Spencer Smith Park during Festival weekend. Our award winning Eco Team ensures that the F...

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Get Involved

May 24, 2013

Burlington, ON (May 24, 2013) Sound of Music Festival needs your help. Sound of Music Festival needs people like you. The Festival is looking for energetic, fun volunteers to help with this year’s festival. The Festival utilizes the help of over 800 volunteers, in 12 different areas, and 3...

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Festival Line-up 2013!

May 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Featured Festival Lineup 2013Burlington, ON (May 10, 2013) Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce the 2013 scheduled headliners. June 13th to 16th, 2013 will mark Sound of Music Festival's 34th year, Canada's Largest Free Music Festival. Over 200,000 people come to...

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Early Surprise Headliner Announcement

May 06, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lights, Camera, Action! It’s Time for a Sneak Peek at the Festival Burlington, ON (May 6, 2013) Sound of Music Festival is ready to give you a sneak peek. The Festival is excited to release the name of one of our headliners. Lights (http://www.iamlights.com) will be...

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The Place to Be - Soiree & Line-up Release Party 2013

April 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Place to Be… Soirée 2013 & Line-Up Release Party  Burlington, ON (April 12, 2013)  Sound of Music Festival’s biggest fundraiser of the year is on its way. Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce the Soirée on Friday May ...

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Sound of Music Festival Receives International Awards!

October 04, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sound of Music Festival Receives International Awards! Boise, Idaho (October 4th, 2012) - The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Sound of Music Festival–in Burlington Ontario on September 21, 2012 during the IFEA/Haas & ...

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Three Dog Night in Concert

August 06, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sound of Music Festival is pleased to present THREE DOG NIGHT in Concert Burlington ON (August 7, 2012).  Sound of Music Festival is pleased to present THREE DOG NIGHT August 16, 2012 at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. As part of our Festivals ongoing growth we...

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Let the 2012 Festival Begin!

June 12, 2012

Burlington ON (June 12, 2012).  Here is just a brief overview of what you can look forward to at Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival. Headliners include Arkells (arkells.ca), Of Gentlemen & Cowards (ofgentlemenandcowards.com), Born Ruffians (bornruffians.com), RearViewMirror (pjt...

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There is No Planet B, Go Waste Free!

May 22, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE There is No Planet B, Go Waste Free! Ask the Sound of Music Festival’s Eco Team How! Burlington ON (May 22, 2012) The Burlington Sound of Music Festival Eco Team is a group of dedicated individuals that work with a number of volunteers throughout the duration of the...

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Our Featured Festival Line-Up 2012

May 11, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cue the Music...Our Featured Festival Line-up Burlington ON (May 11, 2012). Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce our 2012 scheduled headliners. Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival features a unique blend of new and emerging artists, Can...

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The First to Know 2012

April 26, 2012

Burlington ON (April 26th, 2012).  Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is just around the corner. We are pleased to announce Deric Ruttan, as one of our great headliners for this year’s Festival. Deric Ruttan loves ripping up the stage night after night with his band as po...

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Treble Wants You!

March 28, 2012

Burlington ON (March 29, 2012).  Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is looking for high energy, fun volunteers to help out with this year’s Festival.  With hundreds volunteers needed, 12 different areas and 35 activities to volunteer in, there is sure to be something for e...

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Festival Kick off!

March 06, 2012

Burlington ON (March 7th, 2012).  Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is excited to announce our 3rd annual Media Launch and Soiree Fundraiser. Back by popular demand is our musical fundraiser, this year featuring The Sound of Music at Burlington Performing Arts Centre.   Burlin...

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See You at the Park!

June 14, 2011

Burlington ON (June 14, 2011). Here is just a brief overview of what you can look forward to at Burlington's Sound of Music Festival. Headliners include Bedouin Soundclash (www.bedouinsoundclash.com) Yukon Blonde (www.myspace.com/yukonblondeband) The Stanfields (www.thestanfields...

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Taking it to the Streets, Music Education Program

June 09, 2011

Burlington ON (June 9, 2011). Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is pleased to present our second annual Taking it to the Streets, Music Education Program.   Saturday, June 18th at the Burlington Art Centre (Brock Street and Lakeshore Road).Burlington's Sound of Music F...

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Green is Our Favourite Colour!

May 27, 2011

Burlington ON (May 26, 2011). Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is Green all the way. Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival’s Eco Team is a group of dedicated individuals that work with a number of volunteers throughout the duration of the Festival. The Festival is concerned...

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Cue the Music - Our Featured Festival Line-up

May 07, 2011

Cue the Music...Our Featured Festival Line-up Burlington ON (May 7, 2011). Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce our 2011 scheduled headliners.   Burlington's Sound of Music Festival features a uniq...

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A Sneak Peak...

April 21, 2011

A Sneak Peak… Burlington ON (April 21, 2011). Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is excited to release our first headliner for Festival 2011, Emerson Drive, a premiere band in contemporary Country music. Emerson Drive's success grew out of a dream that began in Brad's hometown ...

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Treble Wants You!

March 24, 2011

Treble Wants You! Burlington ON (March 24, 2011). Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is looking for high energy, fun volunteers to help out with this year’s Festival. With over 600 volunteers needed, 12 different areas and 35 activities to volunteer in, there is sure to be somethin...

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It's Your Festival Burlington!

January 06, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s Your Festival Burlington! Burlington ON (January 6th, 2010). Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is excited to launch a new creative way to put the Festival back into the arms of the community that makes it all happen. We, at the Festival are always aske...

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See you at the Park!

June 15, 2010

Burlington ON (June 15, 2010). The countdown is on. Here is just a brief overview of what you can look forward to at Burlington's Sound of Music Festival. Headliners include Marianas Trench, Faber Drive, Are Bravest Practically Hip, Jason Collett, Matt Anderson, Lighthouse, The Trews, Elliot...

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Green Is the Way to Go!

June 03, 2010

Burlington ON (June 3, 2010). Burlington Sound of Music Festival is adding even more green features. Being green isn't just a trend anymore, it's here to stay and it's something the Festival takes very seriously. Shuttle Service With almost 200,000 attendees, our continuing goal is to redu...

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What's Exciting and New for Festival 2010

May 25, 2010

Burlington ON (May 25, 2010). Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce new features for Festival 2010. Caribana comes to the best parade in the area. We have added a flamboyant entry to the Grande Festival Parade. Come down Saturday at 11am to see the fantastic Marching Ba...

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The Wait is Over - The Final Performers Announced

May 13, 2010

Burlington ON (May 13, 2010).  Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce our remaining scheduled Festival performers. Appearing on the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Stage Thursday night, from 8:15 - 9:15pm, 2008 Juno nominee, Vancouver based Faber Drive (www.myspace.com/f...

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Taking It To The Streets - An Education Program

May 06, 2010

Burlington ON (May 6, 2010). Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce our NEW Education Program. Presenting Taking it to the Streets Saturday June 19, 2010 at the Burlington Art Centre. Festival President, Gerry Murphy made several promises when he came on board; more progr...

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Drum Roll Please...

April 23, 2010

Burlington ON (April 23, 2010).  Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce our 2010 scheduled headliners. Burlington's Sound of Music Festival features a unique blend of new and emerging artists, Canadian icons and favourites from the past, this year's lineup promises ...

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The First to Know...

April 06, 2010

Burlington ON (April 6, 2010).  Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is pleased to announce our first release of Festival performers. Get your cowboy boots and country hats ready we are excited this year to be showcasing George Canyon and Tara Oram. George Canyon, https://store.georgeca...

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Volunteer and Get Noticed

March 15, 2010

Burlington ON (March, 2010).  Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is looking for high energy, fun volunteers to help out with this year's Festival.  And with over 600 volunteers needed, 12 different areas and 35 activities to volunteer in, there is sure to be something for everyone...

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ArcelorMittal Dofasco Becomes Burlington's Sound Of Music Festival's New Stage Sponsor!

January 28, 2010

Burlington ON (January 19th, 2010).  Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is excited to announce that ArcelorMittal Dofasco will be the Main Stage Sponsor for this year's Festival on Father's Day Weekend, 2010.  With a long standing relationship, it is great to see that ArcelorMitta...

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NEW FOR 2008 AT SOUND OF MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 05, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (June 5, 2008) Each year, Burlington's Sound of Music Festival adds new initiatives to keep the Festival exciting and fresh for the 190,000 annual visitors. And this year is no exception!NEW! FESTIVAL SHUTTLEIn order to reduce gas emissions and congestion in the Downtown core,...

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Sound of Music Brings Back Festival Favourites

May 29, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (May29, 2008)  Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is celebrating the 29th Anniversary of their annual event by bringing back some favourite performers from the past several years. At the recent Festival launch, where the lineup for the entire weekend was released, there...

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See Award Winners and Top Canadian Talent For Free!

May 06, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (May 6, 2008) Organizers of Burlington's Sound of Music Festival are making sure that a wide range of superb talent is performing on five stages and at Downtown Streetfest during one of Ontario's largest free music festivals, held from June 12-15, 2008. Opening night on Thurs...

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Congratulations Gerry Murphy!

May 05, 2008

Burlington Ontario (May 5, 2008)  This week, May 1st, Gerry Murphy received the Environmental Award at the Civic Recognition Awards Ceremony - awarded to an individual or group who, through dedicated efforts to improve and/or protect Burlington's environment has been an example to the commun...

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More Volunteers Needed For Burlington's Sound of Music Festival

May 01, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (May 1, 2008) The success of Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is a reflection of the Canadian way - a commitment to volunteering and community involvement. That's how Burlington's premier event has grown to attract over 190,000 visitors over Fathers Day weekend!  ...

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Greening of Burlington's Sound of Music Festival Made Possible By TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

April 24, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (April 25, 2008) Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is "Simply Green" and committed to being an environmentally friendly event, attracting thousands during the June 12-15, 2008 Festival weekend. Funding awarded to the Festival by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, has...

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Burlington's Sound of Music June Festival Provides A Glimpse of Musical Talent Line Up

April 13, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (April 13, 2008) Burlington's Sound of Music Festival is kick-starting it's musical line-up announcements confirming Kim Mitchell, Matt Dusk and Robert Michaels will be three of many Canadian musical talents performing on Friday night during the June 12-15, 2008 Festival weeke...

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Raising the Roof for Burlington's Sound of Music Festival With Two Fundraising Events in April

April 07, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (April 7, 2008) Two events will be held in April (Saturday, April 12 and Friday April 18) to raise funds to ensure that Burlington's Sound of Music Festival remains the largest free music festival in the region.     The First Annual ‘Fund' Night Out w...

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Burlington's Sound of Music Festival Recognized as one of Ontario's Top 100 Festivals!

February 29, 2008

Burlington, Ontario (February 29, 2008) Burlington's Sound of Music Festival earned top honours as one of Ontario's Top 100 Festivals for the 8th year in a row as announced during the annual Festival and Events Ontario conference held in London, Ontario this past weekend. Each year Festivals &...

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