Music Aurora, a not for profit in Aurora, is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Canada’s 150th Celebrations, the Aurora Music Festival will be held at the Aurora Town Park on Saturday, August 5th from 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
This FREE event unites Canada's 150th Celebration with "Canada's Birthday Town" Aurora and Music Aurora's proven ability to throw an awesome and memorable music event. This a community event for all ages.
The afternoon will start with an emphasis on youth performances, leading into local bands, and finishing off the evening with three outstanding headline acts. Enjoy the summer sounds of music, the beautiful park, beer garden, bring your lawn chair and come celebrate with Aurora.
THE 2017 LINEUP
Comprised of Steve Marriner on vocals, baritone guitar, bass, harmonica and organ, Tony D on lead guitar, and Matt Sobb on drums, MonkeyJunk is one of the hardest working bands on the scene today, performing at venues festivals around the world for over eight years. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics.
No strangers to awards ceremonies, MonkeyJunk has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, and have been nominated twice for a JUNO Award, winning the award for Blues Album of the Year in 2012.
The Pick Brothers Band
The Pick Brothers Band have been moving up in the Toronto music scene and are beginning to earn a reputation as one the city's most exciting upcoming acts. With the independent release of their debut mini LP, Pink Lemonade, in the fall of 2013, The Pick Brothers Band began criss-crossing Canada on a series of small headlining club tours.
The captivating blend of compelling writing, dynamic arrangements and a gritty rock and roll spirit captured on Pink Lemonade began to grab the ears of various industry tastemakers. The band was soon opening for the likes of The Sam Roberts Band, The Arkells, Houndmouth, and The Temperance Movement, in addition to showcase gigs at regional festivals like NXNE, CMW, Indie Week and QPOP.
Bernadette Connors Band
Bernadette Connors is a singer/songwriter, performer, and vocal coach from Keswick. Ont. She's been performing and sharing music for her entire life. She’s a bundle of energy who provides a powerful and memorable stage performance that will leave you wanting more. A gifted artist on the piano and guitar as well, it’s her vocal talents along with her original songs that truly demonstrate the power of this young women.
New on the local music scene, this band however is comprised of a youthful group of musicians known in part for their incredible solo work over the years. They all have come up through The ARTS Music Store music program and together now have created a great sounding band along with a highly entertaining stage performance. Led by Claire Wright on guitar/vocals, Harrison Smith guitar/vocals and Charlotte McMunn on drums.
Louisa and the Planets
This young, 3-piece band has been delighting audiences in York Region for some time now led by the amazing vocals and guitar playing of Louisa Barbosa, Robert Bourrie on bass and Nick Kerstens on drums.
Award Winning artist Lauren Haze is a force to be reckoned with. Hailed as "Ridiculously talented" Haze is a Toronto based Singer Songwriter. With her smoky voice and unique tone she has found herself being labelled as a "radio Identifiable voice". Lauren Haze is a consecutive two-time winner in the UK Songwriting Contest for Singer Songwriter.
She was also a finalist in the Adult Contemporary category of the UK contest in both 2015, and 2016. Lauren Haze was a 2016 Toronto Indie Music Awards Nominee for Best Singer Songwriter, and was also a 2015 Nominee for Best Pop.
Singer, songwriter, performer and Keswick native, Mac Shepherd started making music in 2012 with his sister Emily. Together they earned awards at the York Region Arts Competitions of 2012 and 2013.
Louisa and the Planets 4:00-4:40 pm
Half Birthday 4:50-5:30 pm
Lauren Haze 5:30-5:45 pm
Bernadette Connors Band 5:45 - 6:45pm
Mac Shepard 6:45 - 7:00pm
The Pick Brothers Band 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Lauren Haze 8:00-8:15 pm
Monkey Junk 8:15-9:45pm
Centrally located in the heritage downtown core, the Town Park is metres from Yonge Street, Viva transit, and the Aurora Go station.