at the Market

Music returns to downtown Kitchener in August

Live music is back at last. The City of Kitchener is proud to partner with the Registry Theatre to kick off the inaugural season of MUSIC at the MARKET – a series of 8 concerts featuring local talent at the Kitchener Market. Shows take place each Thursday in August and September, Beginning on August 12th.

The Registry, and the city will present 8 evenings of music in August and September as the pandemic restrictions lift. M@M offers hope, and a magnificent music experience for our community. Local heroes, favourites, and great emerging talents will bring back the real thing at last, and a much needed celebration. Great local musicians include Danny Michel, Joni NehRita, Penderecki String Quartet, I The Mountain, Western Swing Authority, Romeo Sex Fighter, Mandippal Jandu, Mary-Catherine Pazzano, and many more!

Generous support from Heritage Canada, and Kitchener BIA will allow local musicians, and technicians, hit hard by the pandemic, to be compensated for their work, and provide a much needed celebration to our audience after a difficult year.

MUSIC at the MARKET is also an opportunity to say thank you to some of our community’s key workers. 25% of tickets for each concert will be given to the Grand River Hospital Foundation for distribution to front line workers who have been at risk.

Community health at these performances will be paramount. Tickets will be distributed in pods so family and friends can gather together, while distancing safely from others, with all cleaning protocols in place. In addition, contact tracing measures will be in place for all attendees, staff and performers. Audience numbers for each performance will be reflect current provincial gathering limits of 100 for outdoor gatherings.

Say’s the Registry Theatre Executive Director Sam Varteniuk: “It’s been a long and winding road, and we’re thrilled to be working with Bob Egan and the City of Kitchener to get back to doing what we love to do: supporting local artists and putting on an amazing show for real live people.”


August 12
Mandippal Jandu
I, The Mountain

August 19
Joni NehRita
Romeo Sex Fighter

August 26
Avalon Bridger
Kevin Ramessar

September 2
Errol Blackwood
Mary-Catherine Pazzano

September 9
Elsa Jayne
Danny Michel

September 16
Flamenco Plus
Penderecki Quartet

September 23
Hip Hop Night – 4 artists TBA

September 30
Jessie T
Western Swing Authority

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