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Summer in the Parks

Summer in the Parks Bandstand and crowdGENERAL INFORMATION

Since 1904, Summer in the Parks has been an important part of the City's heritage. With the incomparable Marina Park on Lake Superior as the setting, concerts showcase performers presenting a variety of musical styles. In addition to great music, Summer in the Parks evenings feature children's activities, free draws, a variety of on-site concessions and an artisans' market. The concerts are held on Wednesday nights throughout the summer from 6 to 9 pm.

Opening Concert Night will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

2014 Lineup

Here is the 2014 Summer in the Parks performer lineup:

Wednesday July 9, 2014
6:00 PM - Michael Monroe (Acoustic) [from Grand Marais, MN]
7:00 PM - The Greenbank Trio (Rock n Roll)
8:00 PM - Loose Cannon (Funky Rockin’ Blues)

Wednesday July 16, 2014
6:00 PM - Flipper Flanagan's Flat Footed Four (Folk)
7:00 PM - Rodney Brown and the Derailers (Folk Rock)
8:00 PM - Captain John and the Polka Pirates (Polkas & Waltzes)

Wednesday July 23, 2014
6:00 PM - Second Time Around (Classic Rock / 60s 70s 80s)
7:00 PM - Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk (Alternative Folk / Pop) [from Brooks, AB]
8:00 PM - The Knackers (Celtic Folk Rock)

Wednesday July 30, 2014
6:00 PM - Roy Coran Jazz Big Band (Big Band)
7:00 PM - James Boraski and MomentaryEvolution (Roots & Rockin’ Blues)
8:00 PM - The Chain (Blues)

Wednesday August 6, 2014
6:00 PM - Thunder Bay Community Band (Variety)
7:00 PM - Dr Buck and the Bluesbangers (Blues Rock)
8:00 PM - John Booth and the Southside Band (50s/60s Dance)

Wednesday August 13, 2014
6:00 PM - Mark Potvin Blues Band feat. the Potvin Horns (Blues)
7:00 PM - Sean Ashby (Roots Music) [from Winnipeg, MB]
8:00 PM - Boom (British Invasion)

Wednesday August 20, 2014
6:00 PM - Brother John (Acoustic Roots)
7:00 PM - Ari Lahdekorpi and Friends (Modern Jazz)
8:00 PM - Mark Potvin’s Little Swing Band (Swing – Traditional Jazz)

Wednesday August 27, 2014
6:00 PM - The Moonshiners (Folk Rock)
7:00 PM - Rebel Spirit (Retro Rock n Roll)
8:00 PM - Private Eyes (Classic Top 40)


The City of Thunder Bay is looking to feature artisans' work at this summer's special events. This year's application deadline has passed.

Call for Artisans PDF Document Icon Adobe PDF, 3 pages, 111 KB


If your community group/organization is interested in participating in Summer In The Parks, you can download the form here:

Call for Community Groups PDF Document Icon Adobe PDF, 1 page, 120 KB


The Summer in the Parks shuttle brings concert-goers from the downtown Court Street Parkade right to the festival area and can be flagged down anywhere along the route. Make sure to check for shuttle routes and locations in the Summer Events Guide at the beginning of the summer season.

Summer in the Parks Schedule & Map PDF Document Icon Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 185 KB

Summer In the Parks For more information about Summer in the Parks contact the Recreation & Culture Division at: 

Phone: (807) 625-2351  Fax: (807) 625-3395
Community & Emergency Services Department
111 Syndicate Ave. South
1st floor, Victoriaville Civic Centre
P7E 6S4



Want to have your name and logo prominently displayed during a weekly event which draws 3,000+ people every Wednesday night all summer long? Summer in the Parks is on the verge of becoming something big, but needs help to do so. Any interested corporate sponsors should call Doug Henry at 625-2487 or email

Special Thanks to Our 2014 Sponsors


Sun Life Financial, Korkola Design, Dougall Media, Country 105, Magic 99.9, The Chronicle Journal, Musicians Union Local 591 A.F.M, Canada Safeway, OLG, Thunder Bay Hydro - Peaksaver Plus, Lowery's, Shaw, and the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.