JUNE – new series of events!

JUNE – new series of events!

We are excited to announce another FOUR events for the month of June.

These four virtual events are designed to celebrate the summer solstice, also known as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the rejuvenating start of a new season. Our Artistic Director performs two solo piano recitals and invites two very special guests to join him on an unforgettable musical journey – the distinguished musicologist, Dr. Alan Walker and renowned Canadian stage actor, R.H. Thomson.

More Details: https://collingwoodfestival.com/summer-solstice/

2021 Season Preview

2021 Season Preview

On May 19th, we hosted a season preview featuring three of our summer festival artists. Here is a replay of this special event starring:

  • Jaden Benabdeslam, a talented 12-year old local pianist, who performed her first live concert since the start of the pandemic.
  • Mayumi Seiler, the Japanese-German violin virtuoso, whose musical dog couldn’t stop singing along to the enchanting sounds of her 1684 ‘Croall’ Stradivarius.
  • Dr. Duke Redbird, an Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and keynote speaker, who shared his inspiring story as the visionary behind Collingwood’s Awen’ Gathering Place.

Here’s a replay of this spectacular event, in case you missed it!

2021 Summer Music Festival Teaser Video

We know how precious your time is! Here is a quick 4 minute teaser video that captures some of the excitement that lies ahead this summer:

NEW! Drive-in Concerts This Summer

NEW! Drive-in Concerts This Summer

We are excited to announce a new, drive-in experience for this summer.

Get ready for live music events larger than life….literally!

All our evening concerts will be projected LIVE onto a massive 40-ft wide, 3-storeys high outdoor screen positioned at New Life Church’s spacious parking lot – accommodating up to 200 cars in one evening!

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • We’ve shifted all concert start times to 8:30pm, since the projector works best after sundown.
  • Each drive-in ticket also comes with a complimentary virtual pass, giving you access to our digital archive following each event.
  • We’re extending the early-bird rates for all tickets to June 14!

Hear is what our Artistic Director, Daniel Vnukowski has to say:

“We’re very excited about the new drive-in concept for this summer. We greatly support the Unison Benevolent Fund’s cause to support those artists currently facing extreme hardships as a result of the pandemic and want this summer to be an unforgettable experience for anyone who attends. The screen size is literally larger than life at 3-storeys high and the sound quality is crystal-clear with high-fidelity stereo.”


We’ll be reaching out to everyone who already purchased a digital ticket with the opportunity to upgrade to a drive-in ticket.

If you are starting to get a sense of nostalgia for the good ole days of drive-in movie theatres, click here to learn more about this exciting, new opportunity: https://collingwoodfestival.com/drive-in-concerts/

Special thanks to our new presenting partner: Party Cinemas – The Outdoor Movie and Pop-Up Drive-in event experts.

Download a copy of the digital flyer:

Bravo Collingwood Livestream!

Bravo Collingwood Livestream!

Join our Artistic Director on Wednesday, April 21 for a free livestream to celebrate the strength and resilience of Collingwood’s arts scene.

Daniel Vnukowski performs the music of Tchaikovsky and invites four special guests – Claudia Ferraro, Geoffrey James, Tjalling Halbertsma and Anke Lex, to join him on a fun-filled evening of music-making, poetry, painting, sculpting and photography – including a rare look at the artists’ studios from behind the scenes!

Visit https://collingwoodfestival.com/event/bravo-collingwood/ for details.

Canada Heritage Fund Award

Canada Heritage Fund Award

The Collingwood Summer Music Festival has been awarded a grant by the Canada Heritage Fund, whose objective is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities.

We proudly acknowledge that our 2021 summer festival activities have been funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Town of Collingwood Grant

Town of Collingwood Grant

The Collingwood Summer Music Festival is very grateful to be a recipient of a $5000 grant from the Town of Collingwood to support its 2021 virtual festival programming.

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