The City of Pickering is happy to offer great opportunities all year round for artists, artisans and performers. Following is a list of the opportunities:

Artists & Performers at Events

The City of Pickering is happy to offer great opportunities for bands, artists, and performers to participate in the 2021 Summer Concert Series. The 2021 Summer Concert Application for Performing Artists opens Friday, January 8th, 2021 and will close Friday, March 12, 2021. New this year, YouTube will be the only 'live performance video' format accepted. Only applicants selected to perform in the Summer Concert Series will be contacted. 

Esplanade Park Concert Series

Summer Concerts for the 2021 season are currently scheduled for Sundays in July and August at 2:00 PM in Esplanade Park at the Gazebo (Pickering City Hall). The 2021 Summer Concert Application for Performing Artists opens Friday, January 8th, 2021 and will close Friday, March 12th, 2021.

Waterfront Concert Series

The City hosts a Waterfront Concert Series, the 2021 event is currently scheduled for Millennium Square. Guests are invited to set up their lawn chair for an evening of complementary summer time entertainment or dance the night away to anything from contemporary pop hits to rock n' roll. 2021 concerts are scheduled for Thursday evenings in July and August from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The 2021 Summer Concert Application for Performing Artists opens Friday, January 8th, 2021 and will close Friday, March 12, 2021. 

SynchroniCity Dance Company

Synchronicity, City of Pickering's official Dance Company has created. Watch for SynchroniCity performances at our upcoming events, Easter Parade, Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting, Artfest and more!

For more information, please contact Amanda Rose at 905.420.4660 ext. 2080 or email arose@pickering.ca

Durham West Studio Tour

Local artists open their homes and studios to this free self-guided tour. For dates and details visit dwac.ca/tours, or call 905.926.1171.