The Festival of the Sound is a music event, held in Parry Sound, ON.
The Charles W. Stockey Centre, located on the shores of the Georgian Bay, near the Parry Sound wharf, is the home of the festival…..the perfect location for a summer music festival of this caliber.
The Festival had quite humble beginnings. From a few concerts held in the local high school gym in 1979, the festival has grown into a three week summer event, with it’s very own home in Parry Sound’s stunning water-front, at the Stockey Center.
Each summer on the Parry Sound waterfront, from the 3rd week of July to nearly mid-August, the Festival of the Sound is in full swing.
World renowned musicians from around the globe gather to perform classical, jazz, modern and other music genres. Concerts are dedicated to selections from Beethoven, Mozart and other classical music greats.
Each year, the calendar of events features new and returning musicians, performing solo concerts, duets, ensembles, bands and musical stories.
The opening of this event in Parry Sound, is celebrated with special opening Gala concerts, to get things underway for the upcoming season.
Next Festival: July – August, 2018
Festival of the Sound Feature Cruises
One of the highlights and certainly one of the most popular features of the Festival, are the music boat cruises on board the local cruise tour boat, the Island Queen. The cruise ship winds it’s way throughout the waterways of Georgian Bay, on a 3 hour tour.
What a treat to listen to a top notch performance by such talented musicians and take in some of the finest scenery Ontario has to offer!
**If you’re looking for a place to stay in the area, while attending the Festival, here are some hotels in Parry Sound.**
Don’t be fooled by the small town setting for this summer music event….. the musicians who take part in the Festival of the Sound, are of world-class talent.
It’s an extraordinary event, held in a unique distinctive venue in the most charming Ontario town of Parry Sound… it’s not to be missed by music lovers… certainly one of the finest music festivals in Ontario, and one of the top in it’s category in all of Canada!