Wed & Sat

Season 37
June 29-Aug 17,

Board of Directors & Staff

All present and past board/staff members are part of the Musicfest family. Each one brings, or brought, experience, knowledge, and passion to their respective roles. We are grateful to everyone who has ever given their time to us.

Get to know more about our members below. Each picture is accompanied with three answers to the following questions:

Why did you get involved with Peterborough Musicfest?

What two artists (dead or alive) make your dream concert pairing?

What is a hidden talent of yours?

2024 Board of Directors 

(Left to Right) Ryan Murphy, Mimi Lee, Natalee Habgood, Michael Shearer, Lance Anderson, Christine Aquin, Brian Ellis, Andrew Davidson, Kyle Christie. Tracy Condon (absent)  

Board of Directors

  • Tracy Condon

    Board Chair

    1. I wanted to do something really different from my day job and I love the festival because it’s accessible to everyone in our community. It gets people out of their house and off their screens to enjoy music together in a beautiful park in the heart of our city.

    2. Chris Stapelton and Adele.

    3. Winning door prizes.

    Tracey Condon Portrait
  • Brian Ellis

    Vice Chair

    1. I’ve always thought Peterborough Musicfest is such an important part of our community and jumped at the opportunity when I was given the chance to join the team.

    2. Foo Fighters and Van Halen (w Sammy Hagar)

    3. I sing and play guitar in my spare time.

    Portrait of Brian Ellis
  • Andrew Davidson


    1. I love hearing the music from the festival waft through the city; the idea of being part of those sounds-of-summer is exciting.

    2. Kraftwerk and David Bowie.

    3. I have two green thumbs.

    Andrew Davidson Portrait
  • Lance Anderson


    1. I was looking for something where I could not only be around others, but also help the community. And Peterborough Musicfest fits that to a T. I’m really looking forward to a summer full of great music and meeting old friends and making new ones.

    2. Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip paired with Freddie Mercury and Queen

    3. M*A*S*H trivia and fishing

    Portrait of Lance Anderson
  • Christine Aquin


    1. Outdoor music concerts and summers just go together!! Like so many, I’ve been enjoying concerts at Musicfest for decades (even since it was the Arts & Water Festival). I’m excited to ‘give back’ in this way. Musicfest is a unique and celebrated festival experience that provides so much to our city and region every year.

    2. Supertramp and Paul McCartney

    3. Thrive on being creative – print making, painting, textile arts and photography.

  • Kyle Christie


    1. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up jamming with family and friends, going to live shows as well as working in the industry. Joining the board is an opportunity for me to get involved with the community and continue to help grow music and art within Peterborough.

    2. Foo Fighters + The Black Keys 

    3. Playing Music and Woodworking

  • Natalee Habgood

    Director / Board Secretary

    1. The accessibility to all, the sense of community it creates and the diverse talent that’s showcased blows me away. I couldn’t help myself but jump at the opportunity to get involved and give back after enjoying Musicfest concerts myself for so many years.

    2. Dixie Chicks and Great Big Sea.

    3. Packing for travel – carry on is the only way to go!

    Natalee Habgood Portrait
  • Mimi Lee


    1. I got involved with Peterborough Musicfest because I love music and I love how Musicfest brings the community together for fun summer nights.

    2. Aaliyah and Missy Elliott.

    3. I am excellent at “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon”.

  • Ryan Murphy


    1. Musicfest is one of the first things I tell people when describing Peterborough. I want to support this amazing community experience and help it continue to showcase great music to Peterborough and beyond.

    2. The Tragically Hip and Foo Fighters.

    3. I’m able to listen to podcasts at 1.5+ speed.

    Portrait of Ryan Murphy
  • Michael Shearer


    1. Memorable moments are often recalled when the music I’m listening to sparks a positive memory. It’s like music has this way of connecting me to what matters most. I thought, here’s a perfect opportunity to be part of something incredible. I get to give back, and in turn, I could help to create memorable experiences for future generations.

    2. James Brown opening for Prince at Massey Hall.

    3. I can sneeze like Donald Duck!

  • Staff

  • Tracey Randall

    General Manager

    1. Music rocks my world – giving back to the town that raised me truly makes this a dream job.

    2. The Police & Sarah McLachlan.

    3. We have 2 Stanley Cup (Toronto) wins in our family prior to 1922.

    Portrait of Tracey Randall
  • Matt Williams

    Senior Events Manager

    1. I have always believed that music is the universal language, and Peterborough Musicfest played a huge role in unlocking my music passion at a young age.

    2. Lady A & Tom Petty.

    3. My daughter thinks I do a great Pelican stuffy voice (ha!).

  • Raff Melito

    Marketing + Communications Manager

    1. Music has always been a point of connection and community for me. I’m looking forward to connecting with a community that has kept free music alive for 36 years- that’s just amazing! 

    2. The XX & Depeche Mode

    3. I can smell a fruit fly in a glass of wine. 

  • Josh Raspberry

    Bookkeeper - Contract

    1. I appreciate how Musicfest brings free music to the community for everyone to enjoy. And Musicfest was my first bookkeeping client when I was just starting out.

    2. Tim Minchin and Weird Al

    3. I’m an amateur magician.

    Josh Raspberry Portrait
  • Kirk Sugrue

    Summer Park Manager

    1. I enjoy seeing how music can bring everyone together even if it is only for a short time.

    2. Mac Miller & J. Cole.

    3. I’m a wicked dancer.

    Kirk Sugrue Portrait
  • Brittany

    Host/ Events Coordinator

    1. Music festivals have always been the highlight of my summer, and it all started with Musicfest being my first one. That love led me to a career in the music industry. 

    2. Such a tough question… I’d have to go with Sam Fender and Oasis.

    3. Thrifting, nature photography, and finding really cool places to stay while travelling, whether it’s a campervan road trip or unique Airbnbs.