Hanover Music in the Square Local Concert Series Moves to Saturdays and Kicks-Off This Week with a Newcomer Event!

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June 3, 2024

Hanover Music in the Square Local Concert Series Moves to Saturdays and Kicks-Off This Week with a Newcomer Event! 

HANOVER, ON – Hanover’s successful Music in the Square, free local concert series, is returning for its fourth consecutive year and moves to Saturdays, in coordination with the Eat Well Farmers’ Market, at Heritage Square, in the heart of downtown Hanover. 

To help celebrate and kick-off this summer’s Music in the Square concert series, a Newcomer Event is planned for Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10am-1:30pm. Mayor Paterson will be in attendance to welcome new residents. Welcome packages will be distributed and other newcomer resources will be available, including the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership and YMCA Settlement Services being on site. Local entertainers being featured include a performance by Dickie Bird, one of Canada's most dynamic and entertaining children's performers, at 10am and 11am, with a fabulous show introducing plenty of interactive songs, magic tricks, participatory fun, cool gadgets like the Bubble Machine, and the everyone-joins-in jugband. Petunia the Clown will also be on site twisting balloons from 10am-12pm and the Hanover Public Library tent is a destination for family fun that includes a sensory station, a book nook and crafts. The Red Rascals will hit the bandshell stage at 12pm, where Maryanne and Carl Holst will provide good times and adventures through their style of classic country music to wrap up the day.

Presented by Hanover’s Cultural Roundtable and Downtown Hanover, Music in the Square is a series of live, local and free performances on the second and fourth Saturday of June, July and August, from 11am-1pm. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, have a picnic in the park, and enjoy live music while also supporting Hanover’s farmers’ market and vibrant downtown stores and restaurants, before heading to the Hanover Raceway for an action-packed afternoon of harness racing. 

This summer’s line-up includes:

Assorted Affair | June 22, 2024                                                        
An acoustic band that plays music, music lover’s love! A band you can sing along with, dance to or just sit back and enjoy listening to.

Hard Martin & The Heroes | July 13, 2024 
Band debut! Greg McLean, Greg Schnurr and his son, Miles, bring their individual experiences and interests to perform songs from the 1990s and onward with a special nod to Canadian musicians.  

Lisa McEwen w/ Rick Fairburn | July 27, 2024       
Lisa McEwen, a Nashville-Published Songwriter and Recording Artist is accompanied by Rick Fairburn of Riversong Music School, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.     

Durham Sauntering Band | August 10, 2024
A little bit Italian/Portuguese village band; a little bit New Orleans trad band; a little bit world music band - The Durham Sauntering Band is a wonderful mix of amateur and seasoned musicians who bring joy, singing and dancing wherever they saunter!

Tandem | August 24, 2024
Samantha Glasier and Keith Hundt are a country duo who play a little bit of everything with a country twang.

Culture is HIPP in Hanover! Check out Hanover’s Innovative People Program (HIPP) at hipphanover.ca and hippculture.ca. Learn more about Music in the Square through Hanover’s event calendar hanover.ca/calendar.   

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