Music in Communities

at the Ross Creek Annex

We are so thrilled to work with Music in Communities to bring fabulous music to the village of Canning through the Ross Creek Annex.

Whether after school programs in music, a summer School of Rock or concerts and community events at the Ross Creek Annex, we are proud to collaborate to make our community stronger and more vibrant through the arts.

See more about Music in Communities here and see our events page or click book tickets below to get tickets to shows.


Chris Robison & Kim Barlow / Alasdair Roberts with Mairi Morrison and Pete Johnston

Chris Robison & Kim Barlow / Alasdair Roberts with Mairi Morrison and Pete Johnston

Sat, Jun 10 @ 7:30PM

Scottish guitarist and singer Alasdair Roberts will bring traditional and original songs with Mairi Morrison and Pete Johnston, while in NS recording versions of Scottish folk songs collected by folklorist Helen Creighton. Roberts hails from Scottish folk lineage, as the son of former folk guitarist (and musical partner of Dougie MacLean) Alan Roberts. Alasdair Roberts is known for his frequent collaborations with other musicians and writers, as well as for being a member of the folk supergroup The Furrow Collective. He has also collaborated with Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billie), and releases his albums on the US label, Drag Records.

Father's Day Lunch & Matinee with Jim Bryson & Benj Rowland

Father's Day Lunch & Matinee with Jim Bryson & Benj Rowland

Sun, Jun 18 @ 12:00PM

For Father’s Day, June 18 we are launching the first of a series of lunchtime matinees at Ross Creek Annex! We are really excited to offer great music in a family-friendly setting. Kids are free, and there will be childcare on site!! Bring your kids, have lunch from the community kitchen and stay for none other than Jim Bryson, possibly the sweetest, Dad-est indie songster in Canada. Benj Rowland shares the bill, coming from Peterborough with songs from his Joel Plaskett-produced album “Community Garden”. Kids are free, ages 18 and under!

Lunch starts at noon. Lunch is included in the ticket price! – with a vegetarian and gluten-free option, and we’ll have toys and some teenagers to distract your kids downstairs, so if they get squirmy you can still listen to the music. Happy Father’s Day!

Buy Tickets: $20 + tax / $25 + tax at the door 

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Jim Bryson is a National Folk Award nominated Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Record Maker. He has released a number of recordings in all kinds of popular formats and in places all over the map. His most recent release is 2022’s “Country Wifi”: a hushed pile of beautiful whispers and gently considered lyrical ruminations. In Jim’s former lives, he traveled extensively as a side player for artists such as Kathleen Edwards, The Weakerthans and The Tragically Hip. Jim lives with his partner and children in his old family homestead in the once quaint Stittsville, Ontario.

Where the Bungalows Roam, Jim Bryson :

Benj Rowland makes many left turns while still creating beautiful folk melodies on Community Garden. Whether he backs himself with banjo or accordion, Rowland can be wry in one song and heart-on-sleeve passionate the next. Much like a community garden in the real world, Rowland’s Community Garden is full of characters you won’t interact with on a daily basis but are full of stories you’ve never heard.

Benj & Joel Plaskett:

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts in helping us offer a series of family-friendly events, workshops and round-tables this spring and summer.

Ben Kunder & Caroline Marie Brooks

Ben Kunder & Caroline Marie Brooks

Thu, Jun 22 @ 7:30PM

Please join acclaimed Canadian musicians Caroline Marie Brooks (1/3 of Good Lovelies) and Ben Kunder as they embark on an East coast co-bill tour celebrating a return to live performance and the release of a new single together. The shows will be memorable and intimate and warmly familiar, like the hallway of photos in your family home.

Tickets $25 advance / $30 at the door. Email to request pay what you can option

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A lifelong musician and creator, Caroline Marie Brooks is perhaps best-known as a member of heralded folk/pop harmony trio Good Lovelies, though she’s also lent her singing and six-string talents to friends like Jim Bryson, Jill Barber, and Ken Yates on projects of their own. In 2021, she released her first solo outing entitled “Everything at the Same Time”, a collection of 11 songs that ask that we live and be present in the moment and to remember that though the days are long, the years are all too short.


Occupying a rare but accessible musical space between folk, pop, and Cali-style Americana, Toronto singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Kunder chronicles the ordinary and the extraordinary in luminous detail. With three highly acclaimed studio albums (2019’s Searching For the Stranger, 2018’s Better Human, and 2015’s Golden) and multiple international tours and festival appearances achieved to date, Kunder has amassed a devoted following while establishing himself as a sought-after collaborator and electrifying live performer. A committed social justice advocate, father to two young kiddos and compassionate member of the human race, Kunder consistently yields exquisite musical insights.