Country and Roots Tuesdays

Tuesdays, July 2 to August 20, 2019; Hendrie Park

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roots duo singing and playing guitar for a crowd in the Rose Garden tent

Country in the Garden

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park

RBG goes a little bit country! Get ready for hot summer nights filled with inspiring performances from home-grown Canadian talent. Let your hair down in the beauty of Hendrie Park!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

Cold drinks and BBQ menu available for purchase on-site. NOTE: No outside food or alcohol allowed. Performances run rain or shine. See the event FAQ for more details.

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Admission and Tickets

Already attending RBG throughout the day? Garden Music Nights performances are included in your General Admission or Membership!

Only joining us for the evening? Your Music Nights show ticket includes access to the gardens after 5 p.m.

Visitor Show Only Ticket Price
Adult $13.50 (includes HST)
Senior*/Student** $11.25 (includes HST)
Child age 4 to 12 $7.50 (includes HST)
Child under age 4 FREE
Above pricing includes access to RBG properties after 5 p.m. See for full-day admission.

Tickets available online (see artist lineup for links) or at the door.

  • *RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age
  • **Student includes anyone showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Prices include applicable taxes
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • Performances run rain or shine!

2019 Summer Lineup

RBG welcomes a great lineup of artists for you this year! We're bringing back some favourites from previous years as well as welcoming some fresh faces. 


July 2

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Celtic

Còig ( "Ko-ig") Originally put together as a promotional band of participants for a festival, these performers enjoyed playing together so much that they decided to play as the Còig ensemble whenever they can. Chrissy Crowley, from Margaree, Cape Breton has an impressive list of awards, nominations, and international appearances. Rachel Davis from Baddeck, Cape Breton spends her time switching from international festival stages to small local dances at home. Jason Roach, from Cheticamp, Cape Breton is one of the most impressive piano players you will ever hear. Darren McMullen, from Hardwoodlands, NS, is a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist. Winner of the 2018 East Coast Music Award Roots Traditional Recording of the Year.

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Redhill Valleys

July 9

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Roots

The Redhill Valleys are a four piece Alt-Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. They were named runners-up at the 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase. Following an East Coast tour, the band was chosen as the CMAO Artist of the Month and awarded as finalists in the 2017 Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Program. This year, The Redhill Valleys gained nationwide exposure after being chosen as one of the top 9 finalists across Canada in the SiriusXM Top of The Country Contest. Their influences come from iconic artists such as Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and The Band, while forging a musical path all their own. Their unapologetic stage presence and grit-infused harmonies are putting The Redhill Valleys on the Canadian Country Music map as a band you don't want to miss.

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Madison Violet

July 16

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Roots

After 20 years together, Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, are as much wanderers as they are musicians. The spark that ignited Madison Violet’s irrepressible curiosity came from a time when sitting in Brenley’s grandmother’s kitchen in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Filled with family, friends, and instruments they were miles from their adopted home of Toronto, Ontario.

In March 2019, Madison Violet will release their latest album “Everything’s Shifting”. The album is a heartfelt examination of how memory can splinter a heart, how loss shapes perspective and how sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t have love without regret. It is an album to be listened to on the open road, with the windows rolled down: a love letter to their fans, from two wanderers who continue to follow the melodies wherever they lead.

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Karli June

July 23

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Country

Karli June is one of Canada's rising female country artists. She is proving herself as a performer and songwriter and has found success in sharing the stage as an opening act with the genre's hottest artists including Dierks Bentley, Jason Blaine, Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Corb Lund. Helping others and inspiring them to chase their dreams is a huge part of what this girl loves about the industry - and she has a presence that is certain to do so.


Buck Twenty

July 30

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Country

Singer/songwriter duo Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold emerged from the small towns of Harrow and LaSalle, Ontario. In just a few short years, the band has earned incredible accolades and awards. The 2017 CMAO Rising Star Award Nominees and Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Finalists, have ‘Kicked it with Kissel,’ once already, performing alongside Brett Kissel in 2018. Fans recognize Buck Twenty for their trademark sound, which is bursting with catchy hooks, as well as the surplus of positive energy they have on stage.


Genevieve Fisher

August 6

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Country

London born Genevieve Fisher has earned 6 top 50 national country radio hits. Genevieve has earned recognition within the Canadian Country Music scene by earning Female Artist of the Year nominations at the 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Country Music Association of Ontario Music Awards. She has had the privilege of writing with some of country music's brightest songwriters including Jason Blaine, Steven Lee Olsen, Patricia Conroy, Michelle Wright, Jason Massey and Jennifer Schott.


JP Cormier

August 13

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Folk

In 1974 he was a five-year-old boy discovering an innate talent for playing the guitar. By his teens he was a sideman for bands and artists of many different genres in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and across the deep south. In the early Nineties he became a sideman for one of Canada’s favourite sons, Stompin’ Tom Connors and became a staple of the recordings at Studio H in Halifax. All this before he was 20! In 1997, JP released Another Morning as a songwriter and a lead singer. 36 after stepping on stage as professional union musician for tat the tender age of 13, JP is still going, and still getting better.


Alessia Cohle

August 20

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Country

She has performed at some of Country’s biggest festivals, has been invited on-stage to perform duets with both Tim Hicks and Brett Kissel, and has shared the stage with country stars such as Lindsay Ell, Washboard Union, and Meghan Patrick. Her love for all styles of music has helped Alessia define and create her own unique musical style, joining the next wave of artists who continue to push the future of country music.


Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Looking for more music in the gardens? Join us Wednesday evenings during Garden Music Nights for an incredible lineup of jazz and blues performers. See the lineup at

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Event FAQ

Have a question about RBG's Music Night series? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Admission and Tickets >>

Garden Music Nights performances are included in your daily General Admission and are FREE for card-holding RBG Members. General admission tickets are available to purchase online at, or in person upon arrival at RBG Centre.

Did you know your General Admission gives you access to all five garden areas for the day? Come to RBG early in the day and experience Rock Garden, the Arboretum, Laking Garden and Mediterannean Garden before joining us in Hendrie Park for the main performance!

Looking to just join us for the evening? Get your tickets for individual Garden Music Night dates online at or These event tickets only allow access to RBG properties after 5 p.m. the day of the event.

Inclement Weather >>

The RBG summer music series performances are held rain or shine! Some seating is available under the tent, but these spots fill up quickly so be sure to dress for the weather.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in Hendrie Park. Parking is included, and available at RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. in Burlington. Access the garden through the main building, through the Atrium, and down to the Hendrie Park Tunnel. The concert takes place in the Rose Garden tent, and is accessible via paved pathways.

RBG Centre is accessible by Burlington Transit. For more information about arriving at RBG by bus, visit

Seating Arrangements >>

All seats are general admission, and first-come first-served. Chairs are provided but fill up quickly. If you are arriving after the show has started there is a chance all the chairs may have been taken, so please bring your own lawn chair.

Food >>

No outside food or drink permitted at this event. The Greenhouse Café will be offering a BBQ menu and licensed bar items available for purchase at their tent near the performance area starting at 5:30 p.m., one hour before the perfrormance begins, and concludes at 8 p.m.

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Accessibility >>

RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. The Garden Music Nights stage is located in Hendrie Park, and is accessibly by paved pathways with a ~350m walk from the Hendrie Park Tunnel.

For convenience RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan at the RBG Centre and Rock Garden Visitor Centre kiosks. Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended that guests bring their own wheelchairs.

Seating is provided for this event. There are a limited number of accessible seating areas marked for the performance. Please be mindful of these and if you do not require accessible seating, please choose another seat.

Pets / Service Animals >>

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the music series but must remain leashed at all times. Any pets found disrupting the event or other guests may be asked to leave.

Personal animals (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted in RBG's indoor spaces, except to access the Hendrie Park tunnel through RBG Centre.

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Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

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