July and August are always musical months in Niagara-on-the-Lake. And there’s something for everyone.

MUSIC NIAGARA
This varied and entertaining program features several remarkable performers, many with worldwide reputations. Upcoming performances include:

• Opening Gala—Anúna: Friday, July 12, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s Church, $40

• Stewart Goodyear—An all-Beethoven Evening, Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm at St. Mark’s, $40

• The Music of 1812: Sunday, July 14, 12 noon at St. Mark’s, $20

• The Lincoln and Welland Regiment Association Band: Sunday, July 14 at 2pm at Simcoe Park, free

• The Horse Flies: Sunday, July 14, 7:30pm at Ravine, $35

• The New Zealand String Quartet: Monday, July 15, 2pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• The Great Debate—Wagner vs the World: Monday, July 15, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• The Music of 1812: Thursday, July 18, 2pm at Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Museum, $35

• André Laplante: Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $40

• Jay Leonhard: Friday, July 19, 7:30pm at Small Talk Vineyards, $35

• Music and Wine—The Toronto Consort: Saturday, July 20, 11:30am at Trius, $20

• The Gryphon Trio: Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $45

• Jazz on the Patio—The John Sherwood Trio: Saturday, July 20, 9:30pm at Epicurean, $20

• Music for Families: Sunday, July 21, 12 noon at St. Mark’s, $15

• Araz Dance Company: Sunday, July 21, 2pm at Simcoe Park, free

• The Vienna Piano Trio: Sunday, July 21, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• The Elora Festival Singers: Monday, July 22, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $40

• The Music of 1812: Wednesday, July 14, 2pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• New Country Rehab: Friday, July 26, 7:30pm at Small Talk Vineyards, $35

• Young Virtuosos: Saturday, July 27, 11:30am at St. Mark’s, $20

• Robert Silverman—The Brilliance of Brahms: Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $45

• Jazz on the Patio with the Ben Hognestad Trio: Saturday, July 27, 9:30pm at Epicurean, $20

• Music for Families—The Carnival of the Animals: Sunday, July 28, 12 noon at St. Mark’s, $15

• Karakoro Dance and Drums of Japan: Sunday, July 28, 2pm at Simcoe Park, free

• 2 Pianos 8 Hands: Sunday, July 28, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• Brent Carver in Concert: Monday, July 29, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• Stéphane Tétreault: Friday, August 2, 4:30pm at St. Mark’s, $30

• The Sunparlour Players: Friday, August 2, 7:30pm at Small Talk Vineyards, $35

• Young Virtuosos: Saturday, August 3, 11:30am at St. Mark’s, $20

• Double Bill—Kristin Hoff and The Lithuanian Piano Duo: Saturday, August 3, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $40

• Jazz on the Patio with The Mike Field Quintet: Saturday, August 3, 9:30pm at Epicurean, $20

• Often Running: Sunday, August 4, 2pm at Simcoe Park, free

• Quartetto Gelato: Sunday, August 4, 8pm at Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre, $59

• The New Orford String Quartet: Monday, August 5, 4:30pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• Tom Allen and Friends in Ravel Debussy and The Judgement of Paris: Monday, August 5, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $35

• Music Niagara Picnic Supper: Monday, August 5, $20 to $65

• Michael Occhipinti and the Sicilian Project: Thursday, August 8, 7:30pm at Ravine, $40

• Dick Hyman: Friday, August 9, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $45

• Music and Wine: Saturday, August 10, 11:30am at Ravine, $20

• Finale Concert: Naida Cole and Colin Maier and the Misguided Band: Saturday, August 10, 7:30pm at St. Mark’s, $45

• Jazz on the Patio with The Larry Bond Trio: Saturday, August 10, 9:30pm at Epicurean, $20

• The Niagara Falls Concert Band: Sunday, August 11, 2pm at Simcoe Park, free

To book your tickets, visit musicniagara.org or call 1-800-511-7429 or 905-468-2172. Tickets can also be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each performance.

TRIUS AT HILLEBRAND WINERY JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVALS
Hillebrand Jazz and Blues at the Winery has been bringing premier Canadian talent in Niagara Wine Country  for 24 years. And 2013 will be no different.

Join them from 4 to 8pm on Saturday, July 13 for the Jazz Festival and on Saturday, August 10 for the Blues Festival. A variety of seating options and venues are available. Visit triuswines.com or call 1-800-582-8412 for information and tickets.

UNDER THE STARS AT JACKSON-TRIGGS WINERY
These concerts sell out fast so, if you want to take in some of the best performances under the stars, be sure to plan ahead. This summer’s lineup includes the talents of:

• Sam Roberts Band, June 14
• Chantal Kreviazuk, June 15 & 16
• Steven Page, July 6
• Natalie MacMaster, July 13
• Quartetto Gelato, August 4
• Spirit of the West, August 10
• Bruce Cockburn, August 30
• Great Lake Swimmers & Elliott Brood, August 31
• Alan Doyle, September 6

For tickets and details, visit jacksontriggswinery.com.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Every Saturday evening from June 15 to September 28, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his bizarre entourage strut their stuff at Cork’s located at 19 Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tickets are $30/person plus tax; $25 for students/seniors. To order yours, email tickets@rockyhorrorniagara.com or call 289-868-9527.

Ahhh, the sweet sounds of summer are upon us. And what better place to celebrate than with us in Niagara-on-the-Lake.