Ooh, those Summer Nights!

A new music and arts program in Muskoka Lakes starting with Music at the Locks.

Come hear great talent this summer at the Port Carling Locks in the new pedestrian-only area of Lock Street.

Free admission. Bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the live music.

 

Here’s a taste of an original from Christina Hutt:

 

 

Download the poster here: Summer Nights poster

August 18, 2022, 5-8pm: Briar Summers

August 25, 2022, 6-8pm: Christina Hutt

 

Learn about our performers!

Briar Summers (August 18th)

Briar Summers is an alt pop-rock singer-songwriter from Huntsville, ON. Now based in Toronto, she continues to perform in Hunstville and Muskoka Lakes. She released her first album, Rollercoaster, in 2017 when she was just 13 years old.

In addition to working on her career as an artist, Briar is a competitive dancer, pianist, former and operatic and Broadway stage performer. In 2017 she was awarded the Bill Waterhouse Award for Performing Arts from the Huntsville Town Council to recognize her commitment to the performing arts.

Her latest album, From the Ashes, is out now! Produced and mixed by three-time Grammy-award winning producer David Bottrill, it also Ben Riley on drums, Chris Stringer on guitars, Drew Jurecka on violin, Daniel Dennis on cello, Jamie Bestwick on bass, Logan Coey on drums, Jason Logue on trumpet, and Dylan Teakle on beats.

Learn more about Briar Summers.

 

 

Christina Hutt (August 25th)

Christina lives in Kearney, Ontario not far from her hometown, Sprucedale. She was drawn to music at the age of five when her parents bought her a wireless microphone and a Tina Turner album. Six years ago Christina began pursuing her dream to sing and perform music full time; she is now well known throughout Central Ontario for her unique and resonant voice. There is no doubt that country music is in her bones, however, she is passionate about performing songs that cross over to other genres, suiting “Americana” quite nicely.

In the past few years Christina has performed on the VIA RAIL coast to coast train across Canada; released an EP; recorded backup vocals for Kerrville Folk Award winner Jon Brooks; and performed with Juno Award winner Blues artist Paul Reddick. Christina has opened for Canadian Country singer, Tim Hicks, Juno Award winner Blues artist Paul James and Canadian Folk Singer Craig Cardiff. Currently Hutt is working with hall-of-fame inductee, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jeff Bird of the legendary Cowboy Junkies to write and record new songs with the release of new singles on the horizon.

Learn more about Christina Hutt.

Visit Christina’s YouTube for a sneak peek of her performing.

 

 

Support our Chamber Members

Many of our Chamber Members in Port Carling are staying open late for the event. Make the night even more special by going out for dinner, shopping around local businesses, or getting ice cream. Be sure to check out our Members on both sides of the locks.

Want to partner on this program to support local musicians? Please contact our Chamber at 705.762.5663 or admin@muskokalakeschamber.ca.

Plus, you can help promote these free concerts by Downloading the Poster and displaying it at your location.