Live the Waterfront - Waterfront Parkade Sessions and virtual performances

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July 14 & 28 and August 11 & 25, 2021

This year's concert series will offer various music genres while showcasing the local talent and beauty of the area. The new format will offer viewers three different ways to watch; from your device, at the drive-in, and a small number in-person. Advance free tickets are required for the in-person and drive-in options. The live performance will be filmed from the top floor of the downtown Waterfront Parkade and will be broadcast for all to watch on their electronic devices or by enjoying them with others at the Boomer's Drive-In Theatre in Murillo. In addition to the concert at Boomer's Drive-In, a complimentary movie will be screened after the show.

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This year we have three ways to watch!

On your device:

You can stream these performances to your devices and watch them from the comfort and safety of your home. If you want to throw a watching party, follow all the COVID protocols to keep everyone safe.

WATCH LIVE HERE (This link will take you to the City of Thunder Bay's Facebook Page which will begin a live stream of the event at 6:55pm on each of the concert evenings- Just click the link and scroll to find the live feed)

From your vehicle:*Join us for a free concert night at Boomer's Drive-in located in Murillo to enjoy the concert on the big screen with others in the safety of your vehicle. As a bonus, we will be screening a movie after the concert is over!

Movies (scheduled to begin at 8:45pm after concert):

July 14th: Pitch Perfect

July 28th: Snow White and the Huntsman 

August 11: To be determined (check back soon for more details) 

August 25th: To be determined (check back soon for more details) 

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In-person (limited to 100 people) we have a limited number of tickets available to watch the show in person. Tickets are subject to availability and limited to 2 per person. You must adhere to all COVID protocols and will be required to participate in an active screening to take part.

*Tickets are free but you must have a ticket to attend.

Free tickets available starting July 7th at 12pm for the July 14th event- Check back July `6th to book tickets for the rest of the events


For all in-person events, you must adhere to all COVID protocols and will be required to partake in an active screening prior to entry.  

This years line-up:

July 14, 2021

Tim Albertson

Tim Albertson is a Canadian Country singer who brings a pop touch to his rock sound. He’s a Thunder Bay, Ontario native now, but he attributes his country background to growing up in Dorion, Ontario.

He’s recorded 1 EP in which his song Nothing Beats Home hit 70k plays on SoundCloud in the first year. His recent release “Looking For A Road” was his first release to the, fan voted, Canadian Indie Country Countdown and went all the way to #1. Over the course of his career to date Tim has opened for Gord Bamford, Aaron Pritchett, Tebey, Tenille Arts and Doc Walker.

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It wouldn't be wrong to describe Thunder Bay's Greenbank as "old school". In 2020 Calgary Folk Club labeled them Canada's best kept folk-rock secret but after nearly a decade of touring coast to coast it seems the secret is finally getting out... Echos of Canadian greats like The Band and Bruce Cockburn peppered with intricate harmonies, exciting stories and poignient lyrics about life in the north make up the duo's most recent release Glory Days which caught the #3 spot on the National Folk/Roots/Blues charts. "Folk-Rock rivavalists with an air for Canadiana, Greenbank is not an act to be missed." - CBC Radio 1

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Shy-Anne Hovorka      

Shy-Anne is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian and performer, whose first three albums have sold 15,000 + copies worldwide and numerous songs from the albums received commercial radio airplay across Canada and she inked a lucrative licensing deal for the song “Can’t Change The World” in the “Blackstone” TV series. Her 2014 album release titled “Bones captured three 2014 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards for Best Country Album, Single of the Year (Be Your Girl) and Best Album Design. Shy-Anne also won the coveted 2014 APCMA “Entertainer of the Year” award. Shy-Anne’s first three albums “Black Thunderbird”, “Pseudo” and “Interwoven Roots” were nominated for 25 awards and garnered multiple award wins including six 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (Interwoven Roots).

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 July 28, 2021

Chris Talarico

Chris Talarico is a 28 year old performer from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Ever since Chris was really young, he has idolized musicians ranging from Michael Buble and Tim McGraw to Usher and Ed Sheeran. In high school, Chris was in a few different bands; he started out in a big bangtype group, and later moved on to hard rock and really enjoyed it, but found it wasn’t his genre of choice. In college, he experimented with country and blues, and gained some valuable experience. Chris is now ready to give it his all. For the last year, Chris has been working
with a vocal coach and working on his live performance, as well as collaborating with local musicians and really putting himself out there as an artist.

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Danielle Pollari

This wild hearted singer-songwriter is capturing listeners and their hearts. Danielle Pollari, born in Thunder Bay Ontario, is using her music to be a healing voice in the world. She brings a unique, refreshing energy to the stage, with her fusion of alternative, R&B, and pop music.  Danielle Pollari has released three singles which have been featured on editorial playlists by Spotify and Amazon, including Amazon’s Artists to Watch in 2020. Danielle’s voice dances with ease from silky and soft to raw and raspy. With her heart wide open, she creates a safe and healing place for her listeners to inhabit; a place where they can be just as they are and be fully embraced by their own magic.  She is currently recording her first full length album in Thunder Bay with platinum record producer Dan Hosh and Tennyson King.

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Lockyer Boys     

Lockyer Boys (Will and Charlie Lockyer) are brothers born and raised in Thunder Bay. Performing at venues from Toronto to Thunder Bay to Seattle, the Lockyer Boys made their first steps as a cover band, quickly gaining recognition for great harmonies and multi-instrumental talent. Entertaining crowds with stage presence far beyond their years made them an immediate show stopper at festivals, concerts, and event openers. They have played alongside many accomplished artists such as JUNO Award winning Eagle & Hawk, Coney Hatch, Chase the Bear, and more. Performing in the Pop genre, they are currently completing their DEBUT ALBUM. It features their poignant songwriting as well as songs co-written with Jeff Dawson, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Daniel Powter, Brian Howes, Alan Poettcker, and Akylla. 

“Nice to share these talented young men with the world. On top of being great performers, they are so full of respect and never miss a chance to be thankful. I hope their future only gets brighter! Always happy to see local talent grow and flourish!” – Jamie Varga LURadio 102.7FM

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August 11, 2021 

Sunday Wilde

Sunday Wilde is based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario and has been found singing everywhere from small logging towns at funeral parlours, and blues joints and all the way to large festivals, and bars in bustling metropolises. She is a powerful and intense vocalist, a rare voice that speaks from the primal soul. Sunday is a songwriter who explores the subjects of grief, addiction, love and the torment of social and family dysfunction. Her lyrics and delivery make it abundantly clear that she speaks from experience and authority.

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Robin Ranger Trio

Robin Ranger is a vocal performer, guitarist and composer from Fort William First Nation. With a full repertoire of original jazz compositions, he plays with saxophonist Dino Pepe and guitarist Mario Potestio.

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August 25, 2021

Mood Indigo

Award winning Mood Indigo has been Thunder Bay's premier jazz band for almost three decades. With founding member Dr Mark Thibert at the helm, along with Glenn Jennings, Paul Hessey and now featuring vocalist Anna Torontow, they play all over the city, every week, at major events, clubs and private functions (when there isn't a pandemic). Mood Indigo is extremely grateful to be able to continue making music for Thunder Bay, both virtually and live, throughout these uncertain times and has been working on brand new original material that they can’t wait to share with everyone!

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Sean Skiez

Sean Skiez also known as Sean Morriseau. Is an indigenous 26 years old singer/songwriter from Fort William First Nation, Ontario. Just outside Thunder Bay. He is a father and husband and also a hard working man. He spends most of his free time creating music and content related but not limited to indigenous topics. Using his craft to help reconnect him and his people with their culture or even help with their mental health. Skiez music is best described as relatable and catchy with melodic hooks and diverse rhythm in each song. His goal is to be an inspiration to anyone and everyone and show that anything is possible no matter where you’re from.

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Jean-Paul De Roover & the Bandaid Solution

Since 2007 this Belgian-Canadian has toured across North America and Europe, sharing stages with artists such as the Beach Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Said The Whale, Beardy man and more, and showcasing his work at multiple international music festivals (including Canadian Music Fest and NXNE). His music and videos have also been featured on CBC, Much Music, reviewed in Exclaim, Earshot! and The Georgia Straight and charted on campus radio stations nationwide. De Roover’s early career was defined by his innovative approach to music using live looping, where he used his voice and a wide range of musical instruments to construct his songs piece by piece in front of an audience. Bu this constantly evolving palate has seen him exploring his earnest acoustic singer-songwriter side on “Love” (2019) as well as his passion for emotionally and aurally heavy alternative and progressive rock on “Loss” (2020), the twoof which are sister albums. De Roover continues to push his own musical limits both in form and substance, daring others to try and categorize him. Because of this, De Roover’s music retains a distinct identity whether he is playing solo, with the Bandaid Solution or even a 30-piece orchestra

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Award-winning festival

Thousands of events are held every year in Ontario but only a select few are named to the 'Top 100 Ontario Festivals' list. Live on the Waterfront has been named to this prestigious list three times - most recently in 2020. Live on the Waterfront has also won Best New Festival/Event Achievement Award in 2018, Best Promotional Campaign Achievement Award in 2019 and Sponsor of the Year Achievement Awards in 2017 and 2019!


Presenting Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation

Volunteer Program Sponsor: Giant Tiger

Signature Sponsors:  99.9 The BayCountry 105ROCK 9491.5

Featured Sponsors: Tbaytel

Patron Sponsors: TD Canada Trust, The Walleye

Contributing Sponsors: TBSshows: Home of Thunder Bay's Music and Entertainment,  Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay,The Prince Arthur Waterfront HotelBreakwater Events,  Northwest, OLG,  The Waterfront District BIA

Funded by the Government of Canada

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