January 16, 2017 – The music scene is thriving in the City with the Heart of Gold, and Tourism Timmins is issueing a public call to musicians interested in performing this summer.

The City of Timmins is proud to present the 8th Annual Summer Concert Series, and the 3rd Annual for Bannerman Park in Porcupine. This year, the Summer Concert Series will move from the Hollinger Park to the beautiful and scenic McIntyre Lion’s Park. Also new this year, DJ Taz will be working alongside Tourism Timmins to provide a high-energy show each and every week of the Summer Concert Series.

“We are moving to the McIntyre to take advantage of the new pavilion and beautiful scenery,” said Manager of Tourism and Events Guy Lamarche. “Members of the Lion’s Club put in countless hours maintaining and beautifying this park, which we feel is under-utilized. We hope to create better awareness of this gem in our community, which features a newly-constructed pavilion and ample parking.”

“DJ Taz is excited to be working alongside Tourism Timmins to continue the tradition of providing residents and visitors with quality, live music every week,” said Peter Lawryniw of DJ Taz. “This long-stranding tradition is appreciated by the thousands of residents who support the program each and every year, and by our many talented artists who get to share their passion with the many in attendance each week. To be a part of this exciting tradition is like a dream come true.”.

In addition to the artists being sought for the Summer Concert Series, the City is also accepting applications for Stars and Thunder Stage 2 at Gillies Lake.

Tourism Timmins is inviting musicians to apply for any of the following:

  • Stars and Thunder Stage 2 – Gillies Lake: June 24 to July 1 (Noon-6pm)
  • Summer Concert Series – McIntyre Park: July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (6pm-9pm)
  • Summer Concert Series – Bannerman Park: July 13, 27 & August 10, 24 (6pm-9pm)

Applications are available through or in-person at Tourism Timmins (76 McIntyre Rd, Schumacher, ON). The deadline for musicians to submit their applications is Noon on Friday, May 5, 2017.



Additional Information: Guy Lamarche, Manager Tourism and Events



Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212