For many people living in Burlington, summer officially begins with the annual Sound of Music Festival, held every year on the waterfront at Spencersmith Park. The festival brings the community together to create memories and traditions that last a lifetime – ask anyone in town and they’re likely to have a Sound of Music story.

Whether you’re a ritualistic festival-goer who already has ‘SOM’ scrawled into your calendar, or you’re new in town and want to see for yourself what the hype is all about, it’s important to have an idea of what’s going on and when so that you can plan your visit to the festival accordingly. Check out the guide below for some of the highlights of the event and make sure you don’t miss out!

Kick-off Weekend Paid Concert – Jun. 9th & 10th

Performances:

  • Tonic (3:25PM – 4PM Saturday)
  • The All-American Rejects (7:05PM – 8PM Saturday)
  • Simple Plan (8:20PM – 9:20PM Saturday)
  • Chad Brownlee (5:30PM – 6:30PM Sunday)
  • Lee Brice (7:00PM – 8PM Sunday)
  • Kip Moore (8:15PM – 9:30PM Sunday)

Food:

  • 50 Pesos Taco Truck
  • Southern Comforts Food Truck
  • The Poutine Supreme
  • Summer Time Lemonade

Activities:

  • Club Series – check out free live performances at Downtown Burlington’s favourite bars including; The Coop, The Dickens, Joe Dogs Gasbar & Grill and Emma’s Backporch

Main Festival (Free Admission) – Jun. 15th, 16th & 17th

Performances:

  • Born Ruffians (8PM – 9PM Friday)
  • Tokyo Police Club (9:30PM – 11PM Friday)
  • The Elwins (8PM – 9PM Saturday)
  • The Washboard Union (9:30PM – 11PM Saturday)
  • See Spot Run (2:00PM – 3PM Sunday)
  • Matthew Good (5:30PM – 7PM Sunday)

Food:

  • BTTB Boosters BBQ
  • Crazy Canuck Smokers
  • Funnel Cake & Jumbo Ears
  • El Trompo Movil Authentic Mexican
  • King Cookie
  • Pub Street Cambodian Grill

Activities:

  • Carnival
  • Craft Market
  • Grande Festival Parade
  • Family Zone
  • Downtown Streetfest

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