Canada Day

Daytime Programming

Time  Event  Location 
8:30AM to 9:15AM  Road Race Registration  ACT Shelter 
9:30AM  Canada Day Road Race (5km) ACT Shelter 
12PM  Dignitaries speeches and cake cutting ceremony  ACT Shelter 
12PM to 4PM  Canada day kids zone  Rotary Shelter 
12PM to 4PM  Museum exhibit - free admission  Discover North Bay 
12:15PM to 2PM  Multicultural showcase  Kiwanis Band Shell 
10AM to 11AM  Cricket Coaching  Amelia Soccer Field 
11AM to 2PM  Cricket Game  Amelia Soccer Field 
8:30PM  Moose FM "Rocks the Boat" fireworks cruise (tickets $25, call 705-494-8167)  Chief Commanda II
10PM Fireworks finale Waterfront

Artist Submissions

The City of North Bay and their partners are pleased to announce the North Bay Canada Day Festival 2019.  The event date is July 1, 2019.  This page pertains to the live music component and artist submissions.

Artist Submission and FAQ's

If you would like to submit interest in being considered for the live music portion of the festival, artist submissions are being accepted from now until May 31, 2019.

We will have three stages in our festival.  They are the Mainstage, Fireworks Stage, and the Acoustic Stage.  Please review the 2019 details listed below.  Some things have changed.

Please click on the appropriate artist submission link and complete the form.  You may apply to all three stages. A committee will review the submissions and prepare the line-up.  The line-up will be made public shortly after the closing date.

FAQ's Mainstage Performers

What is the mainstage?  The mainstage is the Kiwanis bandshell located at the waterfront near King’s Landing (government dock).  This stage is for established bands.

What time slots are available?  There are three time slots available thru artist submission.  They are:

  • 2:30 to 3:30pm
  • 3:45 to 4:45pm
  • 7:15 to 8:15pm

Do we get paid?   Yes, you will be paid $100 per on-stage performer to a maximum of $400.  You will be paid after the show by cheque from the city.

What gear is provided?  A PA system, drum kit, guitar amp, bass rig, and monitors are provided.  Any additional gear is the responsibility of the act.  You may substitute your own gear by permission only.  This can be discussed with the tech crew upon booking.

What if it rains?  The city will make the call in the event of rain.  If the event is cancelled, you will be paid.

What is the production schedule?  You will have 15 minutes to set up your show prior to your performance. The multi-cultural society will be onstage prior to 2:30.

Will you consider touring acts from outside the area for the shows?  Our goal is to use acts with all of their members based in the Nipissing area.

How do you select the acts?  We have an inventory of 30+ acts from the region from previous events.  There is no shortage of acts.  We only have only a few slots so a selection process must occur.  The artist submission form indicates to us who is interested / available for these gigs.  Our committee then looks for the best acts to meet our demographic. This is a business decision and not a family picnic format.  Our main demographic is aged 35 plus.  We prefer bands that are a proven commodity with a following rather than a “one-off” event.

Can I do a Karaoke show?  No.

How can I help?  You can help by promoting the concerts and the subsequent reviews through your social media connections (like and share are best).  This will help build our summer live music programs. Organizers will create digital posters and provide online reviews of the shows.  Sharing these is a big help.

FAQ's Acoustic Stage Performers

What is the Acoustic Stage?  The acoustic stage has been moved to a new and better location.  It will be located near the stone retaining wall, along the water’s edge near the sidewalk, just south of the marina parking area.  The stage will be a low deck covered with a canopy tent and equipped with a small PA system.  There are some built-in park benches in front and a grassy area’s for lawn chairs.  The acoustic stage is intended for solo performers however duo’s are welcome.  The remuneration does not change for a duo.

What time slots are available?  There are four time slots available thru artist submission.  They are:

  • 1:00-1:45pm
  • 2:00-2:45pm
  • 3:00-3:45pm
  • 4:00-4:45pm

Do we get paid?   Yes, you will be paid $100 for the performance.  This is regardless if it is a solo or duo performance.  You will be paid after the show by cheque from the city.  You may also open your case and accept tips.

What gear is provided?  A small PA system and microphone will be provided.  Any additional gear is the responsibility of the act.  Your guitar should be wired for direct feed into the PA system.  This can be discussed with the tech crew upon booking.

What if it rains?  The city will make the call in the event of rain.  If the event is cancelled, you will be paid.

What is the production schedule?  You will have 15 minutes to set up your show prior to your performance.

Will you consider touring acts from outside the area for the shows?  Our goal is to use acts with all of their members based in the Nipissing area.

How do you select the acts?  We have an inventory of 30+ acts from the region from previous events.  There is no shortage of acts.  We only have only a few slots so a selection process must occur.  The artist submission form indicates to us who is interested / available for these gigs.  Our committee then looks for the best acts to meet our demographic. This is a business decision and not a family picnic format.  Our main demographic is aged 35 plus.  We prefer acts that are a proven commodity with a following rather than a “one-off” event.

Can I do a Karaoke show?  No.

How can I help?  You can help by promoting the concerts and the subsequent reviews through your social media connections (like and share are best).  Organizers will create digital posters and provide online reviews of the shows.

FAQ's Fireworks Stage Performer

What is the Fireworks Stage?  The Fireworks Stage is the busker stage built into architecture of the pedestrian underpass at Memorial drive near the waterfront.  It is lit by existing lights directed at the stage from permanent lamp posts.

What time slot is available?  There is one time slot available thru artist submission.  It is:

  • Set 1 - 9:30pm to the start of the fireworks (10pm)
  • Set 2 – 10:10 to 10:40pm

Do we get paid?   Yes, you will be paid $100.  You will be paid after the show by cheque from the city.  You may also open your case and accept tips.

What gear is provided?  You are required to be fully self-contained.  Bring your required gear. You will be given a VIP pass allowing you to drive to the stage area.

What if it rains?  The city will make the call in the event of rain.  If the event is cancelled, you will be paid.

What is the production schedule?  You will have 60 minutes to set up your show prior to your performance.

Will you consider touring acts from outside the area for the shows?  Our goal is to use acts with all of their members based in the Nipissing area.

How do you select the acts?  We have an inventory of 30+ acts from the region from previous events.  There is no shortage of acts.  We only have only a few slots so a selection process must occur.  The artist submission form indicates to us who is interested / available for these gigs.  Our committee then looks for the best acts to meet our demographic. This is a business decision and not a family picnic format.  Our main demographic is aged 35 plus.  We prefer acts that are a proven commodity with a following rather than a “one-off” event.

Can I do a Karaoke show?  No.

How can I help?  You can help by promoting the concerts and the subsequent reviews through your social media connections (like and share are best).  Organizers will create digital posters and provide online reviews of the shows.

Artist Submission Links

Mainstage. Mainstage artist submission form

Acoustic Stage

Acoustic stage submission form

Fireworks Stage

Fireworks stage submission form

Documents

Sponsors

Contacts

Bryan Kimber
 Community Development Facilitator
 (705) 474-0400 x2321