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Newmarket unveils lineup for free summer concert series

Practically Hip, St. Kitts Music Inc., Epic Eagles, Dwayne Gretzky among the headliners at the Thursday series starting July 4
File photo/ Greg King for NewmarketToday

The Town of Newmarket’s popular summer music series is once again bringing eight weeks of free concerts, set to kick off July 4.

The municipality has unveiled the lineup for its TD Newmarket Music Series at downtown’s Riverwalk Commons on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout July and August. The lineup features a mixture of local talent along with premier tribute bands offering a mix of pop, rock and soul.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 4

Headliner: TheCarpetFrogs (the very best of classic rock)

Opening act: Freedom Train

Thursday, July 11 – Canadian Rock Night


Practically Hip (a tribute to The Tragically Hip)

Summer of 69 (a tribute to Bryan Adams)

Opening act:

Jagged (a tribute to Alanis Morissette)

Thursday, July 18

Headliner: Taylor Swift Night featuring The Beresfords

Opening act: Buck Twenty

Thursday, July 25

Headliner: Sweet Soul Music featuring St. Kitts Music Inc.

Opening act: Taylor Made Band

Thursday, Aug. 1

Headliner: Exodus (a tribute to Bob Marley)

Opening act: Ainsworth & Degrandis

Thursday, Aug. 8

Headliner: Desire (a tribute to U2)

Opening act: Honey Jack Music

Thursday, Aug. 15

Headliner: Epic Eagles (a tribute to the Eagles)

Opening act: The Focklers

Thursday, Aug. 22

Headliner: Dwayne Gretzky

Opening act: Murray Drive

The free Mercedes-Benz Newmarket Backstage Lounge will again offer a backstage concert view from a large LED screen.

This year’s food and beverage partners will include Mulberry’s Oven, Old Flame Brewing Co., Market Brewing Company and the North Newmarket Lions Club.

The town advises concert-goers to bring a lawn chair and arrive early to secure a spot. Parking will be limited due to volume. Guests are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Newmarket Food Pantry, with a donation bin at a town booth at Riverwalk Commons.

More information is available at