Join us for Kitchener's classic rock celebration and a trip back in time. Experience retro fun with performances from two legendary Canadian acts, plus Canada's Teen Jam!

On this page:

  1. About Wayback Festival
  2. Performers
  3. Date, time and location
  4. Parking and transit

About Wayback Festival

Get ready to travel back in time at Wayback Festival, in partnership with Canada's Teen Jam! Join us for a day of music, entertainment and fun. With hits that will take you back in time and get you on your feet, it's a can't-miss event for music fans.


In the afternoon, Canada's Teen Jam will take the stage in a youth talent showcase featuring some of the most talented young musicians in the country. With the winner announced live, it's sure to be an exciting show for all ages.

In the evening, join us for a free concert from Canadian rock stars Kim Mitchell and Sass Jordan!

Date, time and location

  • date: Saturday, July 22
  • time: 1 to 3 p.m. (Canada's Teen Jam) and 6 to 11 p.m. (Kim Mitchell and Sass Jordan)
  • location: Carl Zehr Square in front of Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West

Parking and transit

However you get downtown, there are options available:


Hop off the ION at either the Kitchener City Hall or Victoria Park station for a quick walk. Central Station is a short walk away, as well.

These GRT bus routes stop nearby:

Vehicle and bike parking

Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage, as well as other City of Kitchener parking lots around Downtown Kitchener. Visit our parking locations page to find somewhere to park.

Secure bike parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

You can pay for parking in surface lots through the Passport Parking appDownload the app, available both on iOS & Android.

Plan your route

Check road closures on your route before coming downtown.