Wed & Sat

Season 37
June 29-Aug 17,

Back by Popular Demand, 50/50 Returns to Peterborough Musicfest 


Peterborough Musicfest concertgoers have been asking for it, and now it’s official—the 50/50 draw is returning for the 37th summer concert season. 

The popular raffle was put on hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020. However, after numerous requests for its return and the necessity to cover rising operational costs, the board of directors and staff worked tirelessly to bring it back for the 2024 season. Previously, the 50/50 raffles were run by the Rotary Club of Peterborough and the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawarthas. 

Unlike in the past, Peterborough Musicfest has teamed up with Rafflebox to provide the raffle online as well as in person. That’s right—patrons can purchase tickets in advance of each concert, even if they aren’t attending the event in person. 

Starting with Musicfest’s opening concert featuring Tenille Townes with special guest Griffen Palmer on June 29, the 50/50 draw will be different from what concertgoers are used to at the park. 

Beginning at 6:00 pm, staff will sell tickets using mobile raffle devices that accept debit and credit cards, similar to systems now commonplace at sporting venues and other festivals. Cash purchases will also be accepted at the 50/50 tent, but only for this season. Musicfest plans to move to a cashless system in 2025. For those looking to skip the lines, patrons can scan a QR code and complete their purchase on their mobile devices. 

50/50 raffle tickets will be available in the following bundles: 

  • 5 tickets for $5 
  • 20 tickets for $10 
  • 100 tickets for $25 (the best odds to win!) 

After purchasing, each patron’s random numbers will be handed to them or sent to their email, depending on how they completed their transaction. After 10pm on the night of each draw, the winning raffle number will be randomly selected and featured on the Peterborough Musicfest 50/50 Raffle page and shared on Musicfest social channels. 

The first draw will begin selling at 8 am on Thursday, June 27, and we’re hoping to start with a big jackpot for someone to take home. 

50/50 raffles will occur at each concert, except for the Dwayne Gretzky event on August 7. That concert is the annual Invest in Musicfest Night, where other opportunities for concertgoers to give will be available. 

50/50 Highlights 

  • Each draw winner will receive 50% of total lottery ticket sales for each draw. 
  • 50/50 raffle tickets will be available in the following bundles: 
  • 5 tickets for $5 
  • 20 tickets for $10 
  • 100 tickets for $25 (the best odds to win!) 
  • 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be sold exclusively to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and are residents of Ontario, Canada. Those living outside Ontario are ineligible. 
  • Tickets can be purchased online or in person at 15 of the Peterborough Musicfest concerts. 
  • At 8 a.m. the following morning after a draw, online ticket sales will begin for the next draw. 
  • Online sales are available at https://bit.ly/PMF5050 
  • At the Park, there will be a number of 50/50 staff members walking around with handheld terminals until 9 p.m. In addition, each staff person at the Park will have a QR code that can be scanned, directing the patron to the PTBO Musicfest online portal to purchase tickets from their mobile device. 
  • Winners can claim their prize by contacting Peterborough Musicfest at (705) 755-1111 or via email at info@ptbomusicfest.ca and will be required to provide photo identification. 

For more information about Peterborough Musicfest and a list of this summer’s performers, visit ptbomusicfest.ca. The 2024 festival runs from June 29 to August 17.