This Neighbours Day, Kitchener residents from across the city are invited to join us for a neighbourhood porch party! On Sept. 18, over 20 local musicians will lend their unique talents by staging small, intimate pop-up concerts in neighbourhoods all over Kitchener. From porches to driveways, front lawns to boulevards, residents can join in the fun by bringing a mask and a lawn chair to enjoy some live, local entertainment in celebration of Neighbours Day 2021.

Due to provincial gathering limits and to encourage residents to go outside and explore their neighbourhoods, pop-up concert locations and times will not be shared in advance. Instead, residents are encouraged to grab their bike, or their favourite walking partner and keep an eye out for a Neighbours Day pop-up concert happening in their neighbourhood. Concert start times vary by neighbourhood and will take place throughout the day from 1-4 p.m. Each concert will be approximately 45 minutes long.

Local musicians participating in this year’s event include:

  • Amanda Kind & James Downham with Matt Koebel
  • Avalon & Braydon
  • Ben Rollo
  • Bobcat Bartolo
  • CalúJules
  • Clarissa Diokno feat. Jeff Dow
  • Cole Allen
  • Dan Walsh
  • Griffin Brothers
  • Guistini Sisters
  • Jerry Grey
  • Jesse Parent
  • Jessie T
  • Katy Topham
  • Mike Ellliot
  • Rachel Hickey
  • Rick Andrade
  • Rufus John
  • Salvation Army Brass Band
  • Sarah McLeod
  • The MacQueens

Want to host a local musician outside your home this Neighbours Day? Each pop-up concert location must be able to provide water and power access to musicians. Residents that are interested can sign-up as a pop-up concert location by filling out this online form. Once submitted, a staff member will be in touch with more details. 

As always, residents are encouraged to bring their neighbours together to mark Neighbours Day in their own way. Whether it’s a garage sale, or a picnic, a bike ride, or a good deed to show a neighbour you care, there are lots of ways to bring your neighbourhood together this Neighbours Day.

For details and inspiration, or to sign-up as a pop-up concert location, visit