An Ontario music festival series this summer? Yes! It’s the Endless Summer.

With the country racing towards max vaxes, there are hopeful signs that parts of the live music scene is creeping towards something resembling normal.

Republic Live has announced some shows at Burl’s Creek north of Toronto they call Endless Summer Series, which will run beginning later this month and continuing through August and September.

  • July 30: A fest of classic rock tribute bands (Queen, the Eagles, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, the Tragically Hip, Elton John, Journey, Aerosmith).
  • August 6 and 7: A Boots and Hearts event featuring Brett Kissel, Tebey, Jess Moskaluke, Cory Marks, David Boyd Janes, and Vanessa Marie Carter.
  • August 13: The Trews, The Blue Stones, Ferraro
  • August 14: Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth, Monowhales
  • September 3-5: More Boots and Hearts with the lineup TBD.

Yes, there will be all kinds of COVID protocols in place (reduced capacity, distancing, sanitizing, and yes, face masks.) Tickets will be sold only in groups of four so those four people can be seated in separated groups. (There will be no single tickets.) And no, you won’t have to show proof of vaccination to be there.

Presales begin at 10 am EDT Thursday. General admission tickets start at 10 am EDT Friday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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