Sound of Music Festival

Site: Burlington Downtown and Waterfront

Contact Information
Office Phone Hotline 905-333-6364
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Primary Contact Peter Martin, President
Alternate Contact Peter Van Dyk, Vice President
Volunteer Coordinator Karen Loranger, Volunteer Chair; 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) Annual summer music festival at Burlington's Downtown and Waterfront. 
* concerts spanning all genres 
In 2018, Sat June 9-Sun June 17  
Full Schedule (also published in Burlington Post prior to Festival) 
* Saturday, June 9: Kick-off Concert (Ticketed Event) 1 pm-11 pm, for details see here 
* Sunday, June 10: Kick-off Concert (Ticketed Event) 1 pm-9 pm  
* Sunday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 13: Club Series (Downtown Burlington), for details see here 
* Thursday, June 14: Free concerts 7 pm-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront 
* Friday, June 15: Free concerts 1 pm-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront 
* Saturday, June 16: Grand Festival Parade 11 am-1 pm, for route and other information see here  
* Saturday, June 16: Free concerts 12 noon-11 pm, Burlington Downtown and Waterfront  
* Sunday, June 17: Free concerts 12 noon-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)  
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 Annually, free concerts on Father's Day Weekend (Thu-Sun) and additional events in week before. 
In 2018: Sat Jun 9-Sun Jun 17
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
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
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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