The Stratford Summer Music Festival

The Stratford Summer Music Festival

For more than 60 years, the Stratford Summer Music Festival has been bringing together music lovers from near and far to indulge in the talents of internationally-renowned artists. Today, the tradition continues and so does the raising of the bar in terms of the level and diversity of talent the festival attracts.

As the festival grows in size, length of time and vibrancy, local leaders and lovers of the event make sure to protect its charm, so this special Stratford affair continues to showcase the very best parts of a small town with a big love for sound.

When: July 15 – August 25, 2019
Where: Concert venues throughout Stratford, Ontario – venues vary depending on performances.
Cost: Ticket prices may range depending on performances

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Experience the 2019 Stratford Summer Music Festival

Whether you want to watch the Shalloway Youth Choir within Stratford Market Square or you’d prefer a low-key presentation of a famous jazz artist, within a local venue, the Stratford Summer Music Festival has something for everyone who has good (and even not-so-great) taste in music and the performing arts.

From upbeat trios through to classical musicians, this nearly two-month-long musical affair is truly a comprehensive exploration of all the tastes and sounds that define classic and modern musicality. But, even though there will be so much to listen, tap and sing along to, some of the events are already booking up. So, don’t wait to review the festival’s schedule, so you can make sure that you and your loved ones don’t miss a beat in Stratford, Ontario.

2019 Artists and Events Lineup

Get your tickets to this year’s exciting lineup, featuring:

  • Amir Amiri
  • Art of Time Ensemble: Hosted by Glenn Could
  • Duane Andrews & Friends
  • Music For Avon Morning
  • Tom Allen & Co.: Bohemians in Brooklyn
  • Tom Allen
  • Bùmerang
  • Back Walk
  • Ben Heppner with the Toronto Mass Choir
  • Bernice
  • Bombadils
  • Bramwell Tovey
  • Isabel Bayrakdarian
  • Jodi Proznick Trio with Heather Bambrick
  • Laila Biali
  • Musical Brunches
  • Rémi Bolduc jazz ensemble
  • The Brothers Creeggan
  • Celine and Friends
  • Clarke Schaufele
  • Hatch – Continuum
  • James and Graham Campbell
  • Nat Cole: A King’s Centennial
  • The Cannabis Cantata
  • Harmen Fraanje & Lucas Dann
  • Phil Dwyer Trio
  • The Dann Family
  • 3 Silent Films
  • Guy Few and Stephanie Mara
  • Janina Fialkowska
  • Mark Fewer
  • The Grand Illumination
  • Robert Harris
  • The Imbayakunas
  • Joe Trio
  • John Novacek
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • National Youth Orchestra
  • Okan
  • Payadora
  • Stephen Prutsman
  • Joel Quarrington, Dave Young and the Two Bass Hit
  • John Macleod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra
  • Leslie Ting: Speculation
  • Rachel Schubert
  • Shallaway Youth Choir
  • Shuffle Demons
  • Stéphane Tétreault
  • The Wooden Sky

For event details and to purchase tickets, visit the Stratford Summer Music Festival website.

Stratford’s Must-See Summer Music Event

Stratford is renowned for its theatre scene, but by welcoming musicians, from around-the-globe, to our charming town, we are creating even more opportunity to define ourselves as a place where impassioned people can indulge in the very best. This does not only refer to the quality of performances but also our city’s historical charm, culinary innovation and artisanal retail experiences.

There will be so many chances to see, hear and taste something(s) new during the Stratford Summer Music Festival, so you’ll want to plan to stay for a few nights or visit more than once. That way, your summer can sound like symphony, rock, alternative and pop all mixed together to elevate your appreciation of the international arts scene being cultivated in Southwestern Ontario’s own backyard.

Plan a Musical Getaway in Stratford

Plan a music-filled weekend getaway in Stratford with The Parlour Inn. You’ll be within walking distance to the majority of the events taking place during the festival. After a long day of listening and dancing, you’ll be glad to return to charming accommodations and a wonderful steakhouse where you can enjoy an upscale comfort meal or a thoughtfully-prepared post-concert beverage.

See you this summer for the listening party of a lifetime.