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Posted June 23, 2022 by

Our latest Music Lives Crawl happened Friday night of GAIN Fest 2022 and I think I’ve finally recoup’d. Good golly, as April Wine might say, “Oowatanite” As we start at the earliest show we can attend on the Event List page, and run through the night in chronological order, we started as usual at Guelph’s […]

Posted June 7, 2022 by

It’s here! The beautiful weather (hopefully) and the good times! Starting this weekend (June 10th-12th) with the 36th Annual Guelph and District’s Multicultural Festival. GDMF has put together a wonderful international assortment of Flavours, Music and Kids’ fun at Riverside Park starting this Friday at 6pm and running through Sunday afternoon. NEXT weekend June […]

Posted May 31, 2022 by

Guelph’s magnificent live music scene is brimming with variety and intensity. Music Lives’ listings are in chronological order and we like to use the calendar as a guide to get as much out of a Music Lives Crawl as we can. It’s like a pub crawl, but for live music in the Royal City -and […]

Posted May 25, 2022 by

The Noon Hour Concert Series will begin after a long hiatus, and provide some much needed live music to the people of Downtown Guelph, Fridays from noon-1pm starting June 3rd! (Except July 1st). The Downtown Guelph Business Association in collaboration with Kaleidoscope Music bring a fun mixture of singer/songwriters and bands to the St. George […]

Posted May 23, 2022 by

In the immortal words of Doctor John, “Such a night!” First. What started off as a last minute dash to get out and puddle-jump the music scene became a night that must be documented not only on our Instagram page, but the second in what may be many posts about the diversity that is the […]

Posted May 18, 2022 by

Canada’s number one Tragically Hip Tribute ​for 25 years!  One Guelph date only at your favourite Pad Thai restaurant Red Papaya in Downtown Guelph! 9pm Showtime. “Established in Southern Ontario in 1997, Practically Hip has been performing the music its members love for over 20 years at clubs, festivals, concerts, universities and colleges, ​and private […]

Posted April 3, 2022 by

Welcome back to live music in the Royal City! I don’t get out as often as I used to, but I made sure to make the most of Saturday April 2nd 2022 by swinging by several Guelph venues and grabbing a short Instagram video to show the diversity of music playing live on any given […]

Posted March 10, 2022 by

Audio technicians talk shop? THIS should be a regular series!   If you’re a music promoter, a band, an artist, this is a must see. Event by Bilay Badoe, Dylan Stahl and Cindy Collins Onyx Guelph Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook This week’s Town Hall is Techs Talk Trash. Gain insight and get the inside scoop from you audio […]

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 […]