Lineup released: 2019 Fonthill Bandshell Summer Concert Series

After wading through hundreds of possibilities, the Fonthill Bandshell Summer Concert Series selection committee has once again come up with a truly dynamic program of musical entertainment for its 14th season.

The 2019 lineup features 12 great performances between June 20 and Sept. 5, from Juno-award-winning entertainers and musicians hailing from Niagara, nearby Hamilton, the GTA, and as far away as Ottawa.

The series opens June 20 with Surfin Safari, a tribute to the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Jan & Dean, Frankie Avalon, and the Ventures. Juno award-winners Monkeyjunk bring their blues to the bandshell June 27, and the series continues each Thursday night with tribute acts for a variety of genres and eras of music. Along the way you will hear some Motown, disco, soul, country, and swing, as well as good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll, including tributes to Paul McCartney and Journey.

Sponsorships help make the series possible, as they offset the cost of the professional sound system, and the fees to bring these musicians to Niagara. The rest of the costs are covered by a one-time annual donation option, as well as the weekly collections made during the concerts. All of these sources combine to allow the non-profit, volunteer-run group to continue to operate the popular concert series.

Each Thursday night concert begins at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in several locations, from a few steps to just a few minutes’ walk to the park. Once again, Thursday nights in Peace Park will also include a Supper Market, which is adjacent to the Pelham Farmers Market. Visit the website anytime for parking locations and detailed program information: www.fonthillbandshell.com.

2019 lineup

June 20: Surfin Safari, sponsored by Lookout Ridge Retirement Community

June 27: Monkeyjunk (blues), sponsored by Professional Referral Group

July 4: Disco Fever, sponsored by Peter Pipers Pubhouse

July 11: Matchedash Parish(New Orleans style), sponsored by Flett Beccario

July 18: Motown Gold, sponsored by Sobeys Fonthill

July 25: Hey Stella (country), sponsored by Pedlar Funeral Home

Aug. 1: Soular (funk, soul), sponsored by JSJ Insurance

Aug. 8: Freedom Train (classic rock), sponsored by Rotary Club of Fonthill

Aug. 15: The McCartney Years, sponsored by Boggio Fonthill Pharmacy

Aug. 22: The Dreamboats (rock’n’roll), sponsored by Marando Family Dentistry

Aug. 29: Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra (swing, jazz, dance), sponsored by Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Sept. 7: Epic Journey (Journey tribute), sponsored by Meridian Credit Union

For more information: 

Gayle Baltjes-Bazinet, Chair, 905-975-9618, or gayle.baltjes@gmail.com 

Carolyn Mullin, Communications,cjmullin@cogeco.ca