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The Music of Blue Mountain
Located on the shores of the Georgian Bay, Collingwood is a vibrant community with a diverse music scene. Whether you're a local looking to check out live music or a visitor in town for the Elvis Festival, Collingwood will prove to be a worthy place for any music lover.
Artist Spotlight: Get to Know Austin McCarthy
From a young age, Austin McCarthy has been interested in music. Born and raised in Collingwood, Ontario, Austin began playing piano as a child. At 13 he picked up guitar playing and shortly after began teaching as well. He has an expansive amount of knowledge in reading, writing and performing music.
Throughout the years Austin has become a fabulous performer, playing at clubs, private parties and festivals. After honing his live performing skills Austin went on to compete, and win, the 2014 Collingwood Idol.
Check out one of Austin's most popular songs, 'Holdin' My Breath':
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Local Area Venues and Events
Formerly known as the Opera House, Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre is located in a beautifully renovated century old landmark. The venue hosts live music, theatre, dance, and films year round and is equipped with state-of-the-art staging, a large theatre balcony, reception halls, box office and more.
Visit Website: www.meafordhall.ca
The Gayety Theatre
The famous Gayety Theatre has been entertaining guests since 1911 and shows no signs of slowing down. The 385-seat theatre located in the Heritage District showcases musical performances such as The Elvis Christmas Show, local singing competitions and bands of all genres.
Visit Website: www.gayetytheatre.com
Jam to the live music of artists and bands covering every genre from rock & roll to Motown, jazz and more. Casbah first opened in 2010 and has since showcased over 200 musicians. The venue features southern style food plus a wide variety of local, international, and craft beers. Check out their calendar of events for upcoming artists, bands, and performances.
Visit Website: www.casbah.com
The Huron Club
Head to The Huron Club for live music Wednesday through Saturday. Featuring a wide range of artists, performances which start at 8:00pm Wednesday through Saturday and 12:00pm on Sundays. The venue also offers brunch, lunch, and dinner menus plus plenty of specials and a happy hour deal. Come ready to groove to live music and fill up on delicious grub!
Visit Website: www.thehuronclub.ca
Since 1995 the Collingwood Elvis Festival has been celebrating the music and life of Elvis Presley. Now 20 years later, the event is the world's largest Elvis festival! Tribute artists from all over come together to dress, sing, dance and act like The King. The event takes place in annually in July and attracts tens of thousands to Ontario.
Visit Website: www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com