Watch: City And Colour's Dallas Green Covering "Bobcaygeon" In Front Of 16,000 People On Summer's Night At Musicfest

It was a gorgeous summer’s night at Del Crary Park at Little Lake as 16,000 people jammed into the park for Season 33 Opening Night of Peterborough Musicfest to watch City and Colour’s Dallas Green perform a special solo set.

That included this beautiful cover of Tragically Hip’s “Bobcaygeon” that you can watch below…

Watch more footage from the show our team captured…

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Take Free Rides On Retro San Francisco-Style Trolley From Downtown To Peterborough Musicfest

Free rides on a retro San Francisco-style trolley from downtown to Peterborough Musicfest concerts are returning for another season. 

The trolley rides will begin June 14th and 15th for the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival, and return on a regular Wednesday and Saturday evening Musicfest schedule starting June 29th and run through August 17th. All stops will occur on the right side of George Street. Trolley pickups will begin at Confederation Square (across from City Hall) and continue at the intersections with Brock, Hunter, Simcoe, Charlotte and King from 6 p.m. to 10 pm. 

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

This is a Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area initiative, and allows people who walk or park in the downtown to shop or dine before or after the concerts to jump on the trolley to get to the park and hop on the trolley to get back to downtown. 

“We want to support Musicfest in a way that also helps our downtown,” says Terry “Mr. Downtown” Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “The charm of the trolley coupled with us offering it as a free service is a fun and welcoming way for us to get people to enjoy the concerts while exploring our downtown restaurants and retail stores.”

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

TROLLEY MAKING NEW STOP AT MEMORIAL CENTRE THIS SEASON

The DBIA have added a new stop to the free service as the trolley will now go all the way to the Memorial Centre parking lot to pick up concertgoers who park there. This added service was a way to reduce vehicle congestion and to encourage more people to attend the concerts and bring more people to the downtown.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Peterborough DBIA to bring the trolley back for Season 33 of Peterborough Musicfest,” adds Tracey Randall, Peterborough Musicfest General Manager. “It was a huge hit last summer and adds some extra fun and convenience to our already exciting concert nights." 

The trolley is accessible and can hold 30 people seated and 15 standing. The trolley is not intended as a substitute for Peterborough Transit, and demand for this free trolley will exceed its capacity—especially when the concerts end each night. Priority will be given to those with mobility issues, seniors, and expectant mothers or parents with young children and seating based on availability.

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Check Out This Great Footage From Alan Doyle Concert At Peterborough Musicfest

The weather cleared in time on Wednesday night (August 8th), making for a special evening at Del Crary Park as Alan Doyle rocked out in front of thousands of fans.

Doyle himself described it as "what could be the gig of the year" in a tweet after the show...

Here is the awesome drone footage PWD Visuals captured of the magical concert...

Here is a special moment our Evan Holt captured...

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Our Lady Peace To Totally Rock Del Crary Park

Big news for Peterborough, as it has been announced that Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace will headline a free concert here on Wednesday, August 2nd at Del Crary Park in partnership with Peterborough Musicfest.

This is part of the province's Ontour concert, celebrating Ontario's 150th anniversary. Music-lovers in 23 communities across the province, including Peterborough, will get the chance to enjoy a live, free concert featuring some of Ontario’s—and Canada’s—brightest musical talents. Peterborough gets Our Lady Peace.

Visit ontario.ca/ontour for more info.

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12,000 High Valley Fans Lit Up Peterborough Musicfest On Closing Night

High Valley put on an amazing show Wednesday night (August 24th) at Peterborough Musicfest, which closed out another terrific season with a huge crowd in attendance.

Del Crary Park on the banks of Little Lake was lit up beautifully by 12,000 High Valley fans with their cellphone lights, as can be seen in a great video posted to the Peterborough Musicfest page. Watch it below...

High Valley also tweeted about some great cowboys in the crowd...

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Amazing Overhead View Of 16,000 People At Serena Ryder Concert

Peterborough Musicfest tweeted out that about 16,000 people attended the Serena Ryder concert that opened Peterborough Musicfest season June 25th...

Serena Ryder concert, aerial view

Serena Ryder concert, aerial view

This total surpasses the 14,500 folks that saw Tegan and Sara rock Musicfest in July 2014. Here was an aerial image from that concert...

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