The Concerts in the Park series has been one of the great joys of summer in Richmond Hill since 1975. Residents are encouraged to come out and enjoy an exciting line-up of musical talent in genres including Blues, Country, Rock and Roll, Celtic, tribute bands, children’s acts and so much more!
The free outdoor concerts, presented by Tim Hortons, take place on Thursday evenings in July and August at Mill Pond Park and some Sunday afternoons at Richmond Green Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or cushions to each concert for seating.
2012 CONCERTS IN THE PARK SCHEDULE
All Thursday evening concerts run from 7 to 9 p.m. and all Sunday afternoon concerts run from 1 to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
|Concert Date||Location||Entertainer||Music Genre|
|Sunday, July 8||Richmond Green Park||Jack Grunsky||Children’s|
|Thursday, July 12||Mill Pond Park||Beach Party Boys||Tribute – Beach Boys|
|Thursday, July 19||Mill Pond Park||Kim Stockwood||Folk/Pop|
|Sunday, July 22||Richmond Green Park||Markus||Children’s|
|Thursday, July 26||Mill Pond Park||The Good Brothers||Country|
|Thursday, August 2||Mill Pond Park||Squid||Celtic|
|Thursday, August 9||Mill Pond Park||Richmond Hill’s Got Talent||Various Local Talent|
|Sunday, August 12||Richmond Green Park||Beebo||Children’s|
|Thursday, August 16||Mill Pond Park||Matt Andersen||Blues|
|Thursday, August 23||Mill Pond Park||Sheesham and Lotus||Folk|
|Thursday, August 30||Mill Pond Park||Hotel California||Tribute – The Eagles|
To learn more about Concerts in the Park sponsorship opportunities, contact Julie Sangster, Events Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-771-5508.
All vending opportunities are full at this time.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, contact Tim Griffiths, Recreation Assistant, by email at email@example.com or call 905-884-0855, ext. 227.
CONCERTS AT MILL POND PARK
Beautiful Mill Pond Park is located at the northwest corner of Mill Street and Trench Street in Richmond Hill, just a few blocks north of York Central Hospital. The nearest major road to the south is Major Mackenzie Drive and the nearest major inte
rsection is Major Mackenzie Drive and Yonge Street to the southeast.
Thursday Evening Concerts’ Barbecue
Enjoy an evening out and support the Concerts in the Park Series! The Concerts’ barbecue features hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, mild Italian sausages, drinks, freezies and ice cream treats (in limited quantities) with all proceeds raised from the barbecue going towards the concert series.
An Olde-Tyme Corn Roast will be presented by the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre on August 16, 23 and 30 (quantities are limited).
Limited public and disabled parking is available adjacent to Mill Pond Park and street parking is prohibited and enforced by by-law officers. Concert patrons will find additional concerts parking at the York Central Hospital – East Parking Lot (located on the east side of Trench Street, just north of Major Mackenzie Drive) available after 5:30 p.m. on concert performance evenings. Courtesy York Central Hospital
Indoor washroom facilities are located across the street from the park adjacent to the parking lot.
It’s not just people that enjoy the Concerts in the Parks Series! A variety of waterfowl call the pond home and concert patrons are encouraged to respect the wildlife by not feeding or approaching these animals.
CONCERTS AT RICHMOND GREEN PARK – OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE
The largest park in Richmond Hill, Richmond Green Sports Complex and Park is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road East. The park is easily accessible from Highway 404 (located to the east) where Concerts’ patrons coming from either the north or south will use the Elgin Mills Road exit. Be sure to come early and enjoy the many amenities this premier park has to offer!
The Concerts’ performances are held at the outdoor amphitheatre which is located north of the Richmond Green Sports Complex and south of the Park Ring Road. The nearest parking area (recommended for those requiring disabled parking) is easily accessible by traveling north on Leslie past Elgin Mills Road East to the park’s William F. Bell Parkway entrance. By following the Parkway to the Park Ring Road, concert goers will be able to see the amphitheatre to the south. General and disabled parking is also available via the main entrance to the park which is accessible from Elgin Mills Road East.
Indoor washroom facilities are available south of the amphitheatre in the Richmond Green Sports Complex; north of the Park Ring Road in an indoor shelter; and west in an indoor shelter adjacent to the in-line skating trail and waterplay splash pad. An accessible port-o-let is also available northeast of the amphitheatre.
Please contact Event Services at (905) 771-5508 with any comments or questions regarding the Concerts in the Park series.
Summer weather becomes a key consideration to the safety of the Concerts’ patrons. In the event of inclement weather near to or during a performance, it will be determined if the concert will continue as scheduled. In the event of cancellations, signage will be posted on the gazebo at Mill Pond Park by 6:30 p.m. that evening or at the Richmond Green Park front gate sign by 12:30 p.m. that afternoon. Concert goers can also call the Concerts in the Park Hotline at (905) 771-5466 for status updates of concerts the day of a scheduled performance. Unfortunately, concerts cannot be rescheduled.
Non-perishable Food Donations Benefiting the Richmond Hill Food Bank
Non-perishable food donations are accepted at each Thursday night (donation bin is located near the barbecue ticket sales table) and Sunday afternoon concert (donation bin is located near the performance stage) which go on to assist members of the Richmond Hill community with much needed resources.