Media Release: Live and Original MusicSeries - Tickets on Sale Now!

Collingwood, ON [13 March 2017] – Tickets for the 3rd Annual Collingwood Live & Original (L&O) Music Series are on sale now! Weekend passes are only $20 per person and provide access to both rounds of the Singer/Songwriter competition and new this year – two industry workshops.
Taking place May 5-7 in historic Downtown Collingwood, the Collingwood Live & Original Music Series celebrates finding musical creativity and innovation at the grass-roots level. This year’s series features a Friday night venue tour across the region, an educational workshop both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and the annual Singer/Songwriter competition Saturday and Sunday nights.  
Schedule & Pricing
May 5
Evening L&O Venue Tour Local artists and L&O alumni perform in live music venues across the region. Cost Varies
by venue
May 6
12:00pm "Hitting the Studio" Workshop Josh Maitland from Red Room Recordings and 2016 L&O Winner Mike Charette will discuss how to get the most out of your studio time, what to expect, and how to plan for the best possible outcome. Lunch included. $10.00
May 6
7:00pm L&O Singer/Songwriter Competition Semi-Finals Featuring the Top 10 contestants. Audience members’ votes help determine who moves on to the Finals. Special musical performance by Ian Raeburn-Gibson, 2015 L&O finalist. Floor seats 19+ only. $10.00
May 7
12:00pm "Songcraft" Workshop Shared experiences with the creative process exploring different approaches and developing new outcomes. Facilitated by L&O alumni Bernadette Connors and Blair Packham of the Canadian Songwriter Association and organizer of Songbird North formerly Bluebird North. Lunch included. $10.00
May 7
7:00pm L&O Singer/Songwriter Finals Featuring the Top 6 contestants, judged solely by the judges. Top 3 announced at the end of the evening. First place $3000, second place $1500, third place $500. Special appearance by 2016 L&O Winner Mike Charette. Floor seats 19+ only. $10.00
May 6-7 Weekend Pass Attend both rounds of the Singer/Songwriter Competition and both workshops for one low price. $20.00
Tickets are available online at or through the Theatre Collingwood Box Office by calling 705-445-2200. 
Want to compete? Video auditions for the Singer/Songwriter Competition are still open. Submit your video performance of one original song for your chance at winning $3000 and a weekend retreat at Living Water Resort & Spa, $1500, or $500 compliments of Collingwood Downtown. Auditions close March 17th. Full contest details and registration form are available at
Collingwood Live & Original Music Series is presented by the Town of Collingwood and sponsored by 95.1 The Peak, Big 101.1, Fresh 93.1, Cranberry Golf Resort, Living Water Resort & Spa, Collingwood Downtown, Side Launch Brewing Company, Red Room Recordings, and Loblaw Great Food.
For more information, contact:
Communications Officer
Christa Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
Director, Parks, Recreation & Culture
Dean Collver
T. 705-444-2500 Ext. 3238 
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