Peterborough Sounds Like a Great Pick this Weekend

There’ll be dancin’ in the streets of Peterborough this Saturday as the Sadies, The Dears and many other performers take the stage. It’s all part of the Hootenanny on Hunter Street Festival. The free party kicks off at noon.

If indie rock music isn’t your scene, there’s also the Little Surf Band performing at the Little Lake Music Festival the same night. This summer beach band is one of many big acts appearing free at Del Crary Park this month (including former teen bop sensations Hanson on August 25th).

The beat doesn’t end there, though, as just east along Highway 7 is the Havelock Country Jamboree Showdown competition. This event is a tease for the big event happening the following weekend, when the likes of Roseanne Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Rita Coolidge and Creedance Clearwater roll into town.

Now it’s time to put some Neil Young on your weekend set list with a trip to the Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum in the Music Hall of Famer’s hometown of Omemee. Inside you’ll find photos, instruments and other cool music artifacts from the ’50s and ’60s.

Back in Peterborough, add to your vinyl library with a visit to Bluestreak Records, before checking out some up and coming rockers at The Red Dog bar.

There’s lots of heart of gold musical memories in the land of 1000 perfect getaways – Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland. After only one visit, we’re sure that “Our Favourite Place” will become your favourite place.