Enjoy live music from local artists throughout July and August in Victoria Park! Bring a picnic or a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer.

On this page:

  1. About the Roos Island Music Series
  2. Performance schedule
  3. Location
  4. Parking and transit

About the Roos Island Music Series

We are excited to kick off the inaugural season of the Roos Island Music Series on the newly renovated bandstand! This free series will fill Victoria Park with music for all to enjoy from many of our community’s incredible artists. Experience the range of talent the Waterloo Region music scene has to offer while enjoying the peace and calm of the park. Bring a lawn chair or picnic for a perfect afternoon or evening out!


Performance schedule

Performances will run on weekdays and weekends from July 7 to August 29. The performance schedule is subject to change. Please subscribe to this page to receive an email notification when we update this page.

July

  • Sunday, July 7, 2 to 3 p.m. – Ambrosia Eclectic Quartet
  • Monday, July 8, 7 to 8:15 p.m. – Kitchener Musical Society Band
  • Thursday, July 11, 7 to 8 p.m. – Jessie Vickery
  • Sunday, July 14, 2 to 3 p.m. – Amanda Braam
  • Tuesday, July 16, 7 to 8 p.m. – Ambrosia Clarinet Trio
  • Monday, July 22, 7 to 8 p.m. – Clarissa Diokno
  • Thursday, July 25, 7 to 8 p.m. – Ayesha Ahad
  • Sunday, July 28, 2 to 3 p.m. – Ayesha Ahad

Amanda Braam playing guitar at a standing microphone

Performer Amanda Braam

August

  • Thursday, August 1, 7 to 8 p.m. – Sydney Jones
  • Sunday, August 4, 2 to 3 p.m. – Ayesha Ahad
  • Monday, August 5, 7 to 8:15 p.m. – Kitchener Musical Society Band
  • Tuesday, August 6, 7 to 8 p.m. – Ambrosia Eclectic Quartet
  • Monday, August 12, 7 to 8:15 p.m. – Kitchener Musical Society Band
  • Thursday, August 15, 7 to 8 p.m. – Sydney Jones
  • Monday, August 19, 7 to 8 p.m. – Jessie Vickery
  • Thursday, August 22, 7 to 8 p.m. – Amanda Braam
  • Sunday, August 25, 2 to 3 p.m. – Ambrosia Clarinet Trio
  • Thursday, August 29, 7 to 8 p.m. – Sydney Jones

Performers in Victoria Park

Kitchener Musical Society Band performing in Victoria Park


Location

All performances will be at the bandstand on Roos Island in Victoria Park. Public washrooms and other public facilities are available in the park. Visit our Victoria Park page to learn more about the features and facilities in the park.


Parking and transit

However you get downtown, there are options available:

Transit

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 Duke and Ontario parking garage, City Hall parking garage (after August 6), and other City of Kitchener parking lots around Downtown Kitchener. Visit our parking locations page to find somewhere to park.

The City Hall parking garage will be closed for maintenance and not available for use between July 2 and August 6, 2024.

Secure bike parking is available in the Duke and Ontario parking garage, or in the City Hall parking garage after August 6.

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

Plan your route

Check road closures on your route before coming downtown.