Live music returns to Wellington County Museum with summer concert series

ABOYNE – In a sign of a return to normal, the Wellington County Museum is hosting its summer concert series after foregoing the annual live music series last year.

With only three dates remaining (July 29, Aug. 5 and 12) museum program assistant Emily Foster hopes new people will join familiar faces across the front lawn of the Wellington Place’s Heritage Barn.

Recent show nights have been “really well received” Foster said, with performances from Shannon Kinsbury and Lucas Tensen and the Boo Radley Project bringing out around 75 people each night.

New this year, thanks to a collaborate effort from Taste Real, pre-packaged meals from local restaurants—including The Breadalbane, Fergies and Elora Brewing—can be purchased when ordering tickets online from the county’s website.

“We really wanted to support local restaurants as much as possible, especially after sort of the year that we’ve been having with the pandemic, so being able to bring this in has been really great,” Foster said.

Tickets/meals must be ordered the Monday before show night and are delivered to the museum to be picked up by show-goers on arrival.

Alcoholic beverages are also available for consumption at the property.

With tickets (but no meals) available at the door, Foster said the concerts make for a great last-minute evening out.

“It’s a great date night for anybody who’s looking … or something to go to hang out with friends and family,” she said, suggesting a lawn chair or picnic blanket and perhaps an umbrella to enjoy the rain-or-shine performances.

The lineup features: Celtic and folk band Steel City Rovers from Hamilton, the Fergus Pipe Band, and Fergus’ Jack Walzak.

Tickets are $10 each, regardless of age.

For more information and tickets visit