Afternoon Concerts Starting Up Soon for @DowntownGuelph! #Guelph


May 23rd 2017, Guelph, ON – Noon Hour Concerts are taking it up a notch. RBC and the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) are excited to bring talented and energetic bands to this season’s 2017 Noon Hour Concert Series. This free annual outdoor music event launches on Friday June 2nd and will continue every Friday at noon until July 28th.

This year, 39 Carden and Baker Street Station’s very own Street Food truck will join us at 8 out of the 9 events. The newest project from these popular downtown restaurants includes a variation of good eats with a constantly rotating menu.

Professional curation from experts in the music industry had a hand in harvesting the lineup this year. The series will kick off with the lively Guelph-based Latin band, Son de la Guayra, followed by the internationally renowned Sarah Jane Scouten with her country coated folk songs. Big Rude Jake will bring an assortment of tones in his music from jazz to rock, to ragtime guitar.  The dynamic duo from Harrow Fair will be stomping early country and rock with gritty ballads. The vocally-driven 5-piece harmony band, The Lifers is followed by the marvelous Royal City Ukulele Ensemble. With ukuleles to spare, the crowd will be given a chance to learn some basic ukulele rhythms.

To celebrate Hillside weekend, the summer festival presents one of their 2017 performer’s on July 14th for an exciting preview to the festival.  The powerful and dynamic HIGH PARK band will warm up in St George’s Square ahead of their Hillside Festival performance.  The only returning artists, The Wanted proved so popular last year that we had to have them back for some more folk rock fun. And lastly the Toronto based award- winning Olivia & The Creepy Crawlies will tickle your imagination. Something for everyone this summer!

Offering shade, bright sun loungers, free sunscreen, colourful parasols, hula hoops and freezies, the DGBA and RBC welcomes you all to enjoy remarkable music in the sunshine.

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2017 RBC Noon Hour Concert Series Schedule

June 2nd– Son de la Guayra

June 9th– Sarah Jane Scouten

June 16th– Big Rude Jake

June 23rd– Harrow Fair

June 30th– The Lifers

July 7th– The Royal City Ukulele Ensemble

July 14th– HIGH PARK

July 21st– The Wanted

July 28th– Olivia & the Creepy Crawlies

One response to “Afternoon Concerts Starting Up Soon for @DowntownGuelph! #Guelph”

  1. Dominique O'Rourke Avatar

    This is terrific. I just researched and wrote a report on Art & belonging for Community Foundations of Canada. Did you know that people who regularly go out to hear live music have higher levels of community belonging? So do people who believe the quality of arts in their community is ‘excellent’. Art matters :).

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