Live & Original Concert Summer Sessions Will Showcase Emerging Youth Artists

Collingwood’s own, Sunset Sessions, a concert like no other will be presented as part of the Collingwood Live & Original Music Initiative. Experience the incredible musical talent of artists all under the age of 18 as they take over Sunset Point’s outdoor stage at 35 St. Lawrence Street, Collingwood. Don’t miss out on this epic night of free live music, on Saturday, May 25 starting at 4:30 p.m.

Interested youth who live in Simcoe County can submit a two-song audition video to the Sunset Sessions Coordinator, Rosemarie O’Brien, to robrien@collingwood.ca by no later than April 12, 2024, after which, any available performance time will be released to interested performers living outside the immediate Simcoe County region.

There are a maximum of eight (8) timeslots available and participants will be expected to perform four (4) pieces comprised of original music and cover tunes with an emphasis on showcasing original material. Those selected will receive an honorarium for their participation.

Staging and technical support will be provided but participating youth must bring their own instruments, equipment, and accessories as needed.

Sunset Sessions is also a great opportunity to support your local community pantry, Project Butterfly by bringing a donation of shelf-stable food and/or personal hygiene products. The Collingwood Youth Centre will be there to collect any generous donations.

There are a lot of talented young musicians in our region producing original work and places to perform in front of a live audience can be limited. Sunset Sessions provides a valuable performance opportunity while also offering a chance for residents and visitors to explore the redesigned Sunset Point Park including the outdoor stage being one of the exciting new features. 

For more information about Sunset Sessions please email robrien@collingwood.ca. More details about the event will be available at https://www.collingwood.ca/events/live-original closer to the event date.

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