If you were worried that due to COVID you would never set foot at another music festival again, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. The very first live music festival is happening this weekend and it’s taking place just north of the city.
Presented by the team behind Boots & Hearts, the Endless Summer Series is all about celebrating the return of live music and Canadian talent that spans different genres. The series kicks off on July 30 and runs for three days showcasing Canada’s best tribute bands. On the weekend of August 6 and 7, get your boots ready because it’s all about Canadian country with performers like Brett Kissel and Jess Moskaluke. You won’t want to miss it on August 13 and 14 because iconic Canadian rock groups like Our Lady Peace, Mother Earth and The Trews will all be making appearances.
The event is taking place at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, just north of Barrie. The venue typically has a capacity for over 70,000 fans but due to COVID-19 safety precautions, it’s been scaled way back to just over 5,000. Want to stay the whole weekend? Bring your tent or your RV and reunite with your pals and the live music scene under the stars.
Stan and Eva Dunford, Burl’s Creek owners, said, “The focus of the ‘Endless Summer Series’ is to celebrate the magic of live outdoor events once again. Fresh open air, summer sun, camping under the stars and the curated Canadian line up of artists will showcase the much anticipated return of concerts to Burl’s Creek.
“A destination either as a day trip to reunite with bands and the experience of live music or a much-needed weekend getaway camping among the music fans. We’re here for you, let the fun begin, because getting outside and safely reuniting with friends is important to all of us. It’s time to create unforgettable memories once again that will last a lifetime.”
Tickets are on sale now where folks can choose their spot, whether they want to enjoy the show on the lawn or in a private seating area. Single-day tickets start at $21.99 per person and weekend tickets start at $44.99.
“The idea of playing our first show in Ontario under the stars with thousands of fans gathered to celebrate this new beginning almost feels surreal… But it’s not. It’s real!” said Raine Maida, Our Lady Peace. “We can’t wait to see everyone at Burl’s Creek on August 14!”
Featured Image: Burl's Creek Event Grounds