Skip Navigation
City Government

News Releases

< Back to Calendar
2018 Live on the Waterfront Delivers City’s Summer Soundtrack
Date: June 8, 2018
Time: 4:34 PM
Email Event

June 8, 2018 – The City of Thunder Bay is proud to announce its most diverse and talented Live on the Waterfront lineup to date.  

Live on the Waterfront won Best New Festival/Event in Ontario and placed as a Top 100 Event at the 2018 Festival & Events Ontario Awards. The City of Thunder Bay’s Community & Cultural Development section also won Municipality of the Year for creating an environment that both hosts events and produces its own.

“With changes put in place over the past couple of years, we were able to be recognized as the Best New Festival/Event in the province, and we are building on that with our best and most diverse lineup yet,” said Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor. “This year we’ve taken it to another level; our waterfront will become a destination for taking in high-quality, free concerts all summer.”

The calibre of talent on display at Live on the Waterfront includes two-time Juno winner and Canadian hip hop star Classified, Canadian rockers The Northern Pikes, country artist Dan Davidson, Scottish traditional Celtic act Breabach, 2018 Juno nominees for Indigenous Music Album of the Year DJ Shub and Iskwé, along with fellow Juno nominees Five Alarm Funk and The Zolas.  

This year, Live on the Waterfront has added two special dates: Friday, June 29 featuring Classified, Logan Staats, and more, and Saturday, July 28 featuring two performances by circus act Machine de Cirque. The remainder of the series will take place Wednesday evenings, 6 pm – 9 pm, from July 11 to August 29 in Marina Park.

2018 Live on the Waterfront Lineup (Marina Park): 

  • June 29 – Classified, Logan Staats, Aerialist Sachiko Brayshaw with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra string quartet, Elijah Will and more (Special date added)

  • July 11 – Five Alarm Funk, Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet, Hunt & Gather

  • July 18 – The Northern Pikes, Tourist Bureau, The Roosters

  • July 25 – Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Raine Hamilton String Trio, Zachary Lucky

  • July 28 – Machine de Cirque (Two performances - 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm) (Special date added)

  • August 1 – Shred Kelly, Nick Sherman, Jean-Paul De Roover

  • August 8 – Breabach, Hillsburn, Pierre Schryer Trio

  • August 15 – Dan Davidson, Sykamore, Greenbank

  • August 22 – The Zolas, The Treble, Ocean City Defender

  • August 29 – DJ Shub, Iskwé, Siedd

Live on the Waterfront is presented by Ontario Power Generation and is funded in part by the Government of Ontario. For more information, visit “Like” the City of Thunder Bay Culture and Events Facebook page to stay up to date with events news:

- 30 -

Contact: Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor at 625-2487 or