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Live on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay’s premier performing arts series, showcasing the best local talent alongside some of Canada’s finest artists. Presentations run from 6 to 9 pm on eight consecutive Wednesdays through the summer. In 2017, the series runs from July 12 to August 30.

Date: Every Wednesday, from July 12 - August 30, 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: Marina Park

July 12 
July 12  Mary Walker 
Ryan MacDonald (of The Honest Heart Collective) 
The White Buffalo 
July 19 
July 19  Rag Maple 
The Once 
July 26 
July 26 performers  Robin Ranger 
Jean-Paul De Roover
August 2 
August 2 performers  The Roosters
Café Paris - Martin Blanchet Jazz
Danny Johnson 
August 9                                                                                            ONtour co-presentation
Ontario 150  Ginger Ale & The Monowhales
Midnight Shine
Kardinal Offishall
August 16 
August 16 performers  Gibson, Martin & I 
Milton Shushack
The Dead South 
August 23 
August 23  Roy Coran Big Band 
Thunder Bay Community Band 
James Boraski & Momentary Evolution 
August 30 
August 30  La Reese 
Cold Lake Sun 
The Honest Heart Collective 

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FEO Achievement Award
The City of Thunder Bay is proud to announce that Live on the Waterfront has received an Achievement Award from Festivals & Events Ontario for Sponsor of the Year. This would not have been possible without the support of our Thunder Bay Credit Unions, who share in this achievement because of a deep commitment to building community and enhancing our collective quality of life. 

Thank you to our SPONSORS

Live on the Waterfront wouldn’t have been possible without the support of dedicated sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Ontario Power Generation; Gold Sponsors CBC Thunder Bay, Goldcorp Inc., Investors Group, Porter Airlines, Magic 99.9, Country 105, 91.5 CKPR, Rock 94, Energy 103/104, the Chronicle Journal; Silver Sponsors the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, Modo, LU Radio, Gateway Casinos Thunder Bay; and Bronze Sponsors Resolute Forest Products, BMO Financial Group, Lac des Iles Palladium Mine, Thunder Bay Hydro, the Waterfront District BIA, the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites, Safeway, Pepsi, Hertz, Eat Local Pizza, Smiths RV, Science North and the Club Canadien Français de Thunder Bay. Their generosity makes it possible to present this free, high-quality programming to the community and for that, City Events staff extend sincere thanks.

Make an impact in our community - consider sponsoring the region's most popular and well-attended special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for next year's events, please call Ash Young at 625-2487 or email

For more information about Live on the Waterfront, contact the Recreation & Culture Division: