Kim Mitchell To Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday In Peterborough

Canadian rock icon Kim Mitchell will be celebrating Canada’s 150th right here in Peterborough with thousands of fans.

The Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee and Peterborough Musicfest announced that Mitchell will open the 2017 Musicfest season on Saturday, July 1st, 2017. As part of the Canada 150: Celebrate At Home initiative, Peterborough Musicfest will launch its 31st season by opening on July 1st.

“Peterborough Musicfest is incredibly proud to be a part of the weekend-long celebration of Canada’s 150th celebrations in the city,” says David Feeley, Peterborough Musicfest Board Chair. “The City of Peterborough and the people of our community have supported Musicfest for over 30 years and we look forward to being an anchor event for the festivities.”

The City of Peterborough is offering residents a great reason to Celebrate at Home and ring-in Canada’s 150th birthday in style during the Canada Day long weekend in July 2017. The Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee has been planning four days of celebrations running Thursday, June 29th to Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.

“There is something so quintessentially Canadian about celebrating this milestone with Kim Mitchell—his songs have been an anthem for so many Canadian summers,” says Mike Melnik, 150th Committee Chairman. “We believe Mitchell’s concert will be one of the many good reasons we’re giving local residents to circle the long weekend on the calendar and Celebrate at Home here in Peterborough.”

The committee will be working closely with established Canada Day events such as the Canada Day Parade and the New Canadians Centre Multicultural Festival, which already bring out the crowds by the thousands.

Special to the 150th milestone will be an extra three days of fanfare involving a partnership with the DBIA to host two days of local music and celebrations downtown, and a partnership with Parks Canada to host a day of free family-oriented events with a strong historical and cultural flair.

Over the winter months, the committee will be releasing details of these exciting events as they are confirmed.

Watch this message from Kim about playing Peterborough...

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