More classic Canadian acts join Burlington Sound of Music lineup


Published March 26, 2024 at 11:24 am

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Kim MItchell has been added to the Sound of Music lineup.

Already loaded with bands who have rocked Canadians for years, the Sound of Music Festival has just added more familiar names to this year’s lineup

Kim Mitchell, famous frontman for the band Max Webster whose solo career has garnered a loyal following, will be headlining the festival on Saturday night.

A Canadian music icon who has been part of the music landscape for six decades, Mitchell has created several rock anthems including Go For Soda. Rock N Ron Duty, Patio Lanterns, Am a Wild Party. Easy TO Tame and All We Are as well as those from his days with Max Webster.

As well, Jim Cuddy has been added to the mix when he takes the stage on Sunday.

One of the founders of Blue Rodeo, Cuddy is another highly recognized voice in the Canadian music scene selling more than five million records worldwide that have included hits Try, 5 Day In May, and Bad Timing. As a group Blue Rodeo won countless JUNO Awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. As a solo artist, Cuddy has released several highly acclaimed records.

The Sound of Music is Canada’s largest free outdoor music festival and will be held June 13-16 this year at Spencer Smith Park.

Other acts that have been recently added include Road Apples, Elise Legrow, Dee Holt, 4Korners, and the Sattalites.

Already announced are Trooper, Chilliwack, Strange Advance, Pryanka and the Spin Doctors.

New this year at the festival will be a battle of the bands that will take place at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on June 8. This event is meant to showcase local talent with the winner getting a chance to perform for a wider audience on the SOM main stage on the closing day.

Originating in 1980, the Sound of Music is one of Burlington’s most welcomed summer events attracting large crowds for what is billed as Canada’s largest free outdoor music events. And as well as the park performances, SOM will include events in and around downtown Burlington such as a parade and a street festival.



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