Every year a town anxiously awaits an event that will showcase it’s uniqueness and sense of community. For two months in the heart of summer, Peterborough Musicfest galvanizes a city and greatly impacts an economy with 18 free concerts. Popular bands such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Walk Off the Earth, Emerson Drive, and Randy Bachman, and Chad Brownlee have graced the Fred Anderson Stage at Del Crary Park. On the shores of picturesque Little Lake, Peterborough Musicfest, by entertaining locals with prominent live acts, generates a sizable economic impact to local business and tourist attractions. In 2016, an Economic Impact Study revealed that Musicfest provides a $4.2 million boost to the region through hotels, restaurants and shopping, with 125,000 attendees each year. Ptbo Musicfest helps to create 44 jobs throughout it's run.
This 8-week summer music event is funded completely through corporate sponsorship, government support at all levels, fundraising initiatives, and private donations.
Peterborough Musicfest is proud of the past 32 years and looks forward to season 33 being as entertaining as ever. The sparks begin at Del Crary Park every Wednesday and Saturday night from June 29, 2019 and ending on August 17, 2019.