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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Believe it or not, Oshawa has a music scene

September 25, 2019

There is always a variety of music events taking place in Oshawa. You should always be on the lookout for shows at The Music Hall, Regent Theatre, Simcoe Blues & Jazz Bar, and Cork & Bean. Those are my go-to venues in Oshawa.

Oshawa Music Scene Events


Allow me to spread awareness on some upcoming local events that Ontario Tech University students should be exploring this month. Music brings people together, and these upcoming events are an opportunity to meet friends and local musicians.

Simcoe Blues & Jazz

The Simcoe Blues & Jazz Bar has open mic night a few nights a week, and it is definitely one of my favourite spots in Oshawa. One of the best vibes I’ve ever experienced. 10/10, would recommend! This music-themed bar is decorated with vinyl records on the interior and has posters for upcoming special musical events. The Simcoe Blues & Jazz Bar is located close to Ontario Tech University’s North location, just a short bus ride (or walk) away.

Regent Theatre

Mountain Music, Tribute to Alabama

September 27, 2019

At our very own Regent Theatre, Mountain Music will replicate the harmonies, fiddle, and blue-collar southern rock guitar of Alabama, the famous country and southern rock band. Alabama was a large hit in the 1980s, delivering over 27 number one hits. Tickets can be purchased for $35 through the Regent Theatre’s website.

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, 50th Anniversary

September 28, 2019

If you have a passion for the blues, this is a concert you’ll want to be a part of. This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Legendary Downchild Blues Band. Juno-award winners, Downchild, are a professional band that you do not want to miss at our local theatre.

Ashley MacIsaac

September 29, 2019

Ashley MacIsaac is a traditional Canadian roots musician that impresses a crowd with the dynamic and uplifting sound of his fiddle. Ashley MacIsaac has a sound that is unique to many. His music showcases sounds from a fiddle that most people do not know even exist.

Cork & Bean

Cork & Bean (located in downtown Oshawa) always has a range of events going on, but this venue also supports local music. Stop by Cork & Bean Oshawa to see their exclusive events, or check out their website to see upcoming events.

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Now you know all of my favourite spots to catch some tunes in Oshawa! Share your favourite local spots for Oshawa’s music scene with the hashtag #OshawaMusicAwareness on Twitter and Instagram to connect with others about local music events!