About the Festival

Celebrating its 29th Anniversary in 2020, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival is a world-class concert series featuring Jazz, Blues, Classical, World and Chamber Music performances combined with music education programs to produce a unique musical event on the shores of Lake Huron, Ontario.

Evening Concert Series: KSMF presents a fabulous evening concert series. Concerts start at 7:30pm and take place at the Knox Presbyterian Church August 10 – 14. The artists showcased in these concerts are world-class professional musicians, the concerts are always fabulous.

4 O’Clock in the Park Free Concert Series: KSMF offers a series of 6 free one-hour afternoon concerts in Victoria Park, downtown Kincardine. Taking place Sunday to Friday, August 9 – 14, these concerts complement the Evening Concert Series and feature professional local musicians and ensembles.

Bring the family and relax to exceptional musical entertainment, shop down the main street or enjoy a delicious dinner in one of Kincardine’s many excellent restaurants, and then take in an amazing evening concert starting at 7:30 pm.

KSMF offers music education programs for everyone, from age 5 to adult, from beginning to advanced levels.
Beginning students can learn to play an instrument.
More experienced students are provided with the opportunity to develop their skills.
Advanced students can challenge themselves in the Senior level programs.

Registration includes tickets to the Evening Concert Series.

Often compared to immersion programs, students find that a week at the Festival accelerates their music skills dramatically.

KSMF welcomes adult students, and many have enjoyed learning a new instrument, or taking the time to polish skills.

Many families have planned their holidays around the programs, and form new friendships at the Festival.

KSMF offers the opportunity to meet and learn from world-class artists during the day, attend their concerts in the evening, and grow to know and appreciate these performers in person.

Since 1992, KSMF has been leading the listening public and music students toward the personal experience of music as a vehicle for growth, expression and enjoyment. KSMF is a not-for-profit Registered Charitable Corporation.
Our students and audiences are people of all ages and a wide range of musical abilities and experience.