Summer Music Festival announces Rock & Rumble concerts
In its second season, the 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival July 10-16, will present a unique live music experience which includes a diverse array of artists, including Juno- and Grammy-nominated musicians, in which classical masterworks fuse with contemporary novelties.
This year, the festival features six brilliant Indigenous artists, three Canadian premiere performances, two acclaimed poets and engaging activities for youth.
The line-up is now in place with music which will please both young and older music fans. On Sunday, July 11, the day begins at 10 a.m. with free musical activities for preschoolers taking place outdoors on the lawn, helping them to learn the building blocks of music. The evening closes the day with a drive-in cinema screening of the 2018 Canadian Screen Award winning movie Rumble: The Indians Who Shaped the World, preceded by a live discussion with the movie’s producer, Stevie Salas.
Daniel Vnukowski, artistic director of the Collingwood Summer Music Festival is thrilled to be working with an indoor commercial film production crew, a sound engineer and outdoor film projection team. He’s excited about the creative possibilities this has brought to fruition for this year’s performances.
“This year, we are embracing technology in ways we never thought possible. We are excited to partner with two amazing local painters – Bill Franks and Shandelle McCurdie, whose pre-recorded painting sessions will be projected onto the big screen behind two of our live concerts this summer. One of our musical artists will be connecting from Rome and we’re also experimenting with time-lapse photography for unique cinematic visuals. It will be a year to remember,” said Vnukowski.
Music lovers are invited to enjoy a series of drive-in evening concerts projected live onto a massive 40-foot wide, three-storey high screen positioned in New Life Church’s spacious parking lot. Each concert is preceded by a live Q&A sessions with the artists.
For a complete schedule and tickets, visit collingwoodfestival.com.