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Posted June 29, 2021 by

Attention: Venues and performers! We know both artists and venues are dusting off their equipment and ITCHING to get the SOUNDS back in patron EARS… Please send us you upcoming live music listings in the Royal City so we can list it on our calendar! Music Lives has been your online live music listing site […]

Posted May 9, 2021 by

Our 2021 outdoor edition is rescheduled On behalf of everyone at the Hillside Festival, I hope you’ll please read the following statement: We are currently in a stay-at-home order until late May 2021, and anticipate some form of restrictions to public gatherings through the summer, and so although it pains us to say this, we […]

Posted May 9, 2021 by

breathe music Prelude to Rebirth around the World! Guelph Musicfest is back on July 9th for its 15th season with concerts in the beautiful GYMC Recital Hall and streamed online with Digital Musicfest! The July concerts feature young rising star performers like the fabulous Rolston Quartet and cellist Arlen Hlusko, a Canadian performer living in New York […]

Posted April 1, 2021 by

The following was shared with Music Lives by River Run Centre and we in turn, are sharing the news with you! In the Spotlight sponsored by: Youth mentorship from home Around this time of year, we usually have dozens of high school students flooding our backstage area with the excitement and anticipation that only comes […]

Posted February 24, 2021 by

How to Fail as a Popstar Watch Vivek Shraya & Bif Naked have a chat You are cordially invited to the official online book launch of How to Fail as a Popstar by Vivek Shraya! The first play by multi-media artist Vivek Shraya about fame and personal transformation! Described as “cultural rocket fuel” by Vanity Fair, Vivek Shraya is a multi-media artist […]

Posted February 22, 2021 by

  Friday, March 26, 2021 – 8:00 pm Live from the River Run presented by River Run Centre: An unforgettable musical adventure Guelph’s very own Sue Smith brings her expressive songwriting and soulful voice to the River Run stage, along with The Potion Kings. Celebrating the upcoming release of her sixth album, Tonight We Sail, […]

Posted February 16, 2021 by

  Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 8:00 pm Live from the River Run Presented by River Run Centre: A hometown musical celebration Whether performing at high-profile music festivals, on national television, in bars or even backyards, The Kramdens earned a reputation as one of Canada’s best live acts and you can expect them to bring […]

Posted February 12, 2021 by

AMO Music is welcoming musicians to Royal City Summit, a 10 week music conference about artist development!   Sunday February 14th is a Song Writer’s Circle digital conference featuring Guelph’s very own James “The Song Doctor” Gordon and Paige Rutledge. “This event will Premiere Live from our YouTube Channel here on Sunday February 14th, 2021 at  11:00 am […]

Posted January 29, 2021 by

Covid-19 has been a major bummer for the local music scene. Globally, music venues have felt the strain of loss of income and musicians/performers of all kinds have been forced into their hovels, and into the online world -if they’re lucky and have the gumption.  Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie recently lamented about the state of […]

Posted November 3, 2020 by

Royal City Studios Here’s the first release “Juno” from  Royal G Symphony’s recording sessions with us, and it’s getting lots of great attention on Spotify. We think you’ll really like it! Recorded, mixed and mastered by Eric Leigh Music Guelph Arts Council   University of Guelph   University of Guelph Alumni   Music Notes […]

Posted September 7, 2020 by

Screenshot of a music video called EARTH PRAYER by Leah Trottier and Miki Tamblyn for Co-create. 18 artists collaborated to create nine works of art through the local art initiative Co-Create By: Anam Khan After collaborating together during the lockdown through a local art initiative, 18 Guelph artists are showcasing their work online. Co-Create was […]

Posted August 19, 2020 by

Wednesday, August 19, 2020: MusicOntario & the Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication present: 2SLGBTQIA+ 101 & Ally-ship Training August 19th – Details & Registration Monday, August 24, 2020: MusicOntario & the Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication present: Looking After Our Emotions at Work August 24th – Details & Registration Monday, August 31, 2020: MusicOntario & the Centre […]

Posted August 16, 2020 by

Wellington Music Therapy Services Our incredibly popular Sing it Girls!™ program is returning to in-person this fall! The groups are led by experienced Music Therapists Natalie Reis and Kathleen Skinner. There are -FOUR- sessions to choose from! September 10 – October 29, 2020 Thursdays Ages 6-8 5:00-6:00pm Ages 9-12 6:15-7:15pm September 8 – October 27, […]

Posted July 28, 2020 by

Exhibition Park Arena-Guelph Public · Hosted by Guelph Black Heritage Society Annual Emancipation Day Jamboree! – Saturday August 1, 2020 The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) is hosting an inaugural Emancipation Day Jamboree at Exhibition Park in collaboration with the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) on August 1, 2020. The event will be held at Exhibition […]

Posted July 10, 2020 by

Check it out, folks! Hillside has gone digital for this year’s festival, and bringing the arts right to your abode/smart devices! Welcome Homeside You’ve been to Hillside Inside. You’ve been to Hillside (Outside). Now, you are cordially invited to Hillside Homeside!  We have been working hard to make up for missing you and missing out […]

Posted July 1, 2020 by

MUSICONTARIO & LONDON MUSIC OFFICE PRESENT: THE 2020 CANADIAN SONGWRITER CHALLENGE London, ON Edition – August/September 2020 Welcome to the sixth annual Ontario edition of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, in partnership with the London Music Office, the Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA), Bell Media, Ontario Creates, and Music Publishers Canada! The Canadian Songwriter Challenge […]

Posted June 30, 2020 by

Tickets! Nancy Vicious and the Nasty Bitches joins Frenemy,  Got Social, and The Long Dark Road at ROYAL CITY STUDIOS for the first live-music drive-in concert happening in Guelph, July 16th! Who’s headlining??? Brian Scheid, former booking agent at The Chainsaw, Kitchener says: “Nancy Vicious and the Nasty Bitches are a rock and roll band with […]

Posted June 29, 2020 by

Hosted by Stay Home Fest  Wednesday from 12:00-15:00 from rooftop at the corner of  Carden and Wilson Streets. D’eve Archer, also known on stage as Saturdae Jonez, has been gracing Guelph and area stages for more than a decade. Not only has she played nearly every venue and stage in the city but she’s also taken […]

Posted June 24, 2020 by

*Once the date is confirmed, the event page will be up and YOU will be the first to know* Frenemy has been confirmed to be sharing the stage alongside Cavan Brothers (of bands: Jerrycan, U the Band, Got Social, and The Long Dark Road) at ROYAL CITY STUDIOS for the first live-music drive-in concert happening next month! From […]

Posted June 23, 2020 by

Drive-in concert to give Guelph its first taste of live music in a while The Music Lives concert will be the first live concert to take place in Guelph since the pandemic began about 4 hours ago By: Anam Khan (Thanks Anam!!) A first draft of what the live in concert will look like on July 16. […]