Join us every Thursday evening for a weekly concert series this summer in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Mettawas Park Gazebo
85 Park Street
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday July 7
Jamie Warren is generally regarded as the most awarded independent country vocalist in Canada (Junos, CCMAs, OCMAs). Over his 35-year career he has released 54 singles, many of them hits. He’s also known as a great songwriter. He released “Fallen Angel” on River North/Mercury Records, which yielded an enduring fan favourite and radio hit “One Step Back”. The success of this record was followed closely and even more impressively by the album “Just Not the Same” which surrendered several Top Ten singles and led to a handful of JUNO and CCMA nominations in multiple categories including wins for Independent Song of the Year and Independent Male Artist of the Year.
JODY RAFFOUL BAND
Thursday July 14
The oldest son of first generation immigrants, Jody Raffoul grew up in Leamington, ON. Raffoul was raised with a tremendous work ethic passed down from his parents who worked the fields picking tomatoes in the hot southern Ontario summers. It was that same work ethic that he poured into learning his craft. Raffoul is a self-taught musician. With the vocal versatility to cover the likes of Plant, Daltrey, Marriott, McCartney and Paul Rodgers, Raffoul gained a solid following within the local music scene. His 2004 album release Like a Star would bring Raffoul international attention with the track Light of Day. Raffoul and his band opened for Bon Jovi in front of a sold-out crowd at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Raffoul continued to write and play over 200 shows a year all while raising a family. With nearly ten years elapsed since his last Studio Album. Raffoul is set to release his 5th, and what most who have heard the record say, his best LP of all. “9 Wigle Street Leamington Ontario.”
Thursday July 21
Reggaddiction has been wood-shedding for the past 4 years, perfecting the arrangements and recordings for their “Ganja Harvest” album, a reggae interpretation of Neil Young’s 1972 album “Harvest” The band is known for delivering cross-over vibes, refreshing vocal harmonies and powerful instrumental riddims. Reggaddiction’s live performances also consist of material from Bob Marley, Studio One, classic reggae hits, as well as reggae originals. The band’s live debut was in February 2019 opening for Sister Nancy. CBC selected the band’s remix interpretation of “A Man Needs a Maid” featuring Jimmy Reid for national radio airplay on CBC Radio One and national airplay for additional singles from the “Ganja Harvest” album (A reggae tribute to Neil Young) have followed including “Harvest” on CBC’s Big City Small World.
Thursday July 28
The Pistolettes are an all female band stacked with attitude and catchy original songs. Ginger St. James and Mary Simon first came together for a “Wild Women Wednesdays” showcase. The bar owner complained the girls were too loud and cussed too much, but the audience didn’t mind! That’s what you get when you bring together two powerhouse vocalists who tell it like it is. Quickly the band expanded with the talented bass machine, Justine Fischer and Linda Duemo on drums and guitar. With 3 songwriters and a whole band of singers the fire is hot, sparkling with great hooks and party vibes.
Thursday August 4
Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. Lynn’s 15th album We’ll Look For Stars” was released in July 2020 and climbed to the #1 position on the Euro Americana Chart for the month of August 2020 and earned numerous 5 star reviews in Europe and North America. With fifteen solo albums to her credit, Lynn was the winner of the 2003 JUNO award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year and was nominated for two other JUNO’s in the same categories in 2006 and 2011, and has won multiple Canadian Folk Music awards including “Solo Artist of The Year” for her CD “Downpour” and 2011 “English Songwriter of the Year”. She’s been nominated for Artist of the Year for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Thursday August 11
Having performed many of Canada’s Music Festivals, Pat Temple has become a mainstay in the Canadian scene. He has performed in venues such as: Massey Hall, The National Art Gallery and The Ontario Place Forum. He has appeared live on Much Music television and CBC radio. With thirty years of performing under his belt, Pat has developed an impressive and unique body of work. His compelling voice adds colour and meaning to his lyrics. He describes his music as inspired by Western Swing, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and Roadhouse Soul and he has become a recognized commodity on the Canadian music scene. The live shows are toe tappin’ and uplifting and is sure to have people swingin’ and dancing.
Thursday August 18
Mike Stevens is an award-winning harmonica player, composer and author living in Sarnia, Ontario Canada. As a ground-breaking performer, composer, educator, keynote speaker and author, Mike continues to expand the paradigms of harmonica, balancing tradition with cutting-edge innovation. He has toured the world with legendary Bluegrass music stars and Grand Ole Opry members Jim & Jesse and can count among his fans Roy Acuff, the King of country music. For more than 35 years Mike has been doing solo live looping harmonica and exploring his own unique vocal harmonica technique. A Mike Stevens concert is a highly original multi-genre explosion of ideas with a socially conscious message. He continues to pioneer looping techniques with voice and harmonica, which have been spreading throughout the world.
KAY HOWL TRIO
Thursday August 25
Kay Howl is a force to be reckoned within the southwestern Ontario music scene. She’s a highly sought after session player and vocalist and a member of local supergroup “the S’Aints” along with writing and producing her own pop blues albums. You can catch her masterfully tickling the ivories and soulfully belting out the hits and some tasty originals at the local hot spots when she’s not performing as a guest entertainer on Norwegian Cruise lines. Download her latest album “Pink Trees” on all media platforms.