FREE Summer Music in Downtown Halifax

FREE Summer Music in Downtown Halifax

Check out all of this FREE music you can catch all summer long in Downtown Halifax!

Tunes at Noon - Grand Parade

Tunes at Noon is back for its 12th year! Starting July 3, Tunes at Noon is a FREE summer concert series on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm in Grand Parade

2019 Schedule:



Summer Sounds @ Barrington - St. Matthew's United Church

Summer Sounds @ Barrington takes place on Tuesdays, from July 16 to September 10 from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm at St. Matthew's United Church, 1479 Barrington Street. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5.00 is welcome. 

2019 Schedule - NEW DATES:

  • July 16 – Sanday Schwoeble (flute) & Dean Bradshaw (piano)
  • July 23 – Triptych Ensemble (Jennifer Farrell - voice, Hilary Brown - cello, Lynette Wahlstrom - piano)
  • July 30 – Margaret, Rick and Scott
  • August 6 – Anna Bradly (soprano) & Shawn Whynot (piano/organ)
  • August 13 – Margaret Fay (bassoon) & Graham MacKenzie (oboe)
  • August 20 – Nicholas Higgs (baritone) & Tara Scott (piano)
  • August 27 – Matthew Fraser (organ & piano)
  • September 3 - Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
  • September 10 - Second Changes Jazz Showband

Tuesday Night Tunes - Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

With support from Develop Nova Scotia, this FREE summer concert series takes place Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm on the Halifax Waterfront in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's small outdoor courtyard during July and August. In the event of inclement weather, the music will be moved into the Museum's Small Craft Gallery. This event is a perfect way to enjoy summer evenings on the waterfront. The Museum is free from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays, so you can check out their new 2019 exhibit The Sea in Her Blood before the shows. For more information, click here

2019 Schedule:

  • July 2 – The Yarmouth Shantymen
  • July 9 – Wontanara
  • July 16 – John Christopher
  • July 23 – Salt Water in Your Socks
  • July 30 – The Fine Tuners
  • August 6 – Vladimir Sitnikov
  • August 13 – David Bradshaw
  • August 20 – The Missing Keys
  • August 27 – Dan McKinnon

#SaltYardHFX Sessions

Develop Nova Scotia has named the location on the Halifax Waterfront where the vendors and kiosks are "#SaltYardHFX". They will be having free weekly music there in partnership with the Youth Art Connection every Thursday during the summer from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. More info here