The Summer Entertainment Series is family-friendly community entertainment at it’s finest, and best of all it is entirely FREE to the public. For more than 25 years, the City of Sarnia has put on a variety of eclectic concerts that originated with our “Waterfront Concert and Entertainment Series” at Centennial Park, and later moved and expanded to Canatara Park. As the years have gone by, local interest has grown and the concert series now includes Kenwick on the Lake in Bright’s Grove, and the Germain Park Garden. Each location has grown into its own unique identity. Our newest series, Get Out of the Garage, features Sarnia’s newest up and coming youth bands and musicians, ages 21 and under. Today, this array of concerts is known as the Summer Entertainment Series, featuring On the Waterfront, Kenwick on the Lake, Music in the Garden, and Get Out of the Garage. For a complete calendar of this year’s entertainment, simply download the PDF located at the bottom of the page.

Summer Entertainment Series: On the Waterfront (Canatara and Centennial Park)

Our longest musical tradition now wrapped into two parks, On the Waterfront will begin June 4th and end on August 23rd. Opening Night will be June 4th at the Suncor Agora and is our wonderful Scottish Night (rain date June 10th). The regular summer schedule will be laid out as follows:

June
Tuesday – Suncor Agora at Centennial Park
Wednesday – Canatara Park Bandshell
Thursday – Canatara Park Bandshell

July
Monday – Suncor Agora at Centennial Park
Tuesday – Suncor Agora at Centennial Park
Wednesday – Canatara Park Bandshell

August
Monday – Suncor Agora at Centennial Park
Tuesday – Suncor Agora at Centennial Park
Wednesday – Canatara Park Bandshell

Summer Entertainment Series: Kenwick on the Lake

A beautiful waterfront, bordering a scenic park, Kenwick on the Lake park in Bright’s Grove is an ideal spot to kick back and enjoy some music. Join us on Wednesday evenings at Kenwick on the Lake from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in July and August. The summer schedule will be laid out as follows:

July 3 BobCatz
July 10 Trio #1
July 17 Blast from the Past
July 24 Celtic Hillbillies
July 31 Electric Grandparents
August 7 Jim Lahey & Caitlin Mason
August 14 Blackmore & Blackmore
August 21 Fiddles and Flutes: Old Time Celi Music

Summer Entertainment Series: Music in the Garden

Combine a beautiful garden setting with wonderful music, and you will have the best ingredients to enjoy summer. Join us on Thursday evenings in the German Park Gardens from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in July and August. The summer schedule will be laid out as follows:

July 4 Life Signs
July 11 Missy Burgess
July 18 DJ2
July 25 Bluewater Ceili Band
August 1 Stum N Drum
August 8 MJM – Musical Memories with Janet
August 15 Jules Cee & Friends
August 22 Macsmusic

Summer Entertainment Series: Get out of the Garage

Introducing Sarnia’s newest up and coming youth bands and musicians, ages 21 and under. Join us on Friday nights at the Suncor Agora from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in June. On June 28, we will host a Battle of the Bands event, where youth bands can compete for a chance to perform at the annual Canada Day Evening Celebrations at the Suncor Agora on July 1st, AND perform at this year’s Bluewater Borderfest!

If you know a youth band or musical group who would be interested in performing at Battle of the Bands, send them our way!

Fill out the application form below, and contact Rachel Veilleux at 519-332-0330 #3210 or #3218 or email rachel.veilleux@sarnia.ca! The summer schedule will be laid out as follows:

June 7 Noise Pollution
June 14 Rebound Rocks
June 21 TBA

Check back here for an updated listing of this year’s featured youth bands.

For a complete schedule of our Summer Entertainment Series, simply download the PDF below!