Summer almost here, and it's time to plan out your cultural calendar for theseason 0
As you know, summer is fast approaching and Collingwood is about to get busier and busier.
There are so many events and wonderful things going on that we should take advantage and enjoy ourselves.
Elvis is probably the most prominent of the events that will be taking place this summer in Collingwood, and I would bet it is the local favorite. There is also Wakestock which attracted a huge amount of people to the town last year, and though I was unable to attend, I heard that the event was a lot of fun and was a huge success.
There are plenty of art events happening thanks to The Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts, including Art on the Street, which will showcase art outside in the downtown area with banners and art chairs on display. There is also the Collingwood Busker Program which will have musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians among other types of entertainers who will be showcasing their talents on certain designated spots downtown.
There is the Collingwood Arts and Music Festival coming up in early August which will feature 40 artists presenting their work out-of-doors, and music and demonstrations will also be going on.
Also in August is the Celebrate Collingwood Festival, which will feature a Farmer's Market, pancake breakfast, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tea, family entertainment, music, art, historic tours, displays and wagon rides.
There are so many other things that will be going on in Collingwood this summer, so make sure to make notes in your calendars!
On the topic of Collingwood events, I attended the Show Down at The Arts Centre on Hurontario on Saturday night, hosted by the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts and it was really a lovely event.
The showcases set up by the landscapers and the interior designers were really lovely and the vibe in the room was wonderful; everyone seemed to be having a really good time. The food was delicious, and the Jason Redman Band was awesome, playing old tunes like My Girl and hits from The Beatles. Congratulations and a big thank you to the BMFA for holding such a wonderful event, and congratulations to the winners of the live and silent auctions who picked up some really incredible prizes.
As far as live music entertainment goes, I will leave you with some of the bands performing this weekend. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at email@example.com. Have a good week!
The Huron Club: Friday at 8 p.m. is Huron, Moore & McAndrew, Saturday at 8 p.m. is Drew Wright, and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. is McAndrew & Huron for Blues Brunch Sunday's.
Rockabilly Rumble at Casbah tonight features The Swingin' Black Jacks. Entry is $5 and it starts at 9 p.m. Sunday at Casbah is the Summer Kick off '80s Jam presented by Fathom; it is free with an all-80s DJ, Best Dressed prizes, classic movies on the big screen, fog machine and dancing. During the day, starting at 2 p.m. is Casbah's Blues Master Series with Jack de Keyzer and special guest Rick Taylor. Tickets are $20 in advance, which you can order by calling 705-293- 0483, and $25 at the door.
Rusty's at the Village at Blue is having Met Con Blue-Can You Handle It? Party on Friday and Jungle attire and camo are a must! Molson Girls and Bluefoot will be in attendance, DJ's include DJ B_ill, DJ Camotion, and DJ Skill'it and prizes will also be given away.