Rockabilly, wine and more: Upcoming spring and summer events discussed at Brockville council

Brockville City Council’s April 9 meeting. – Sarah Burtch screengrab

At their regular meeting on Tuesday April 9, Brockville City Council unanimously approved three new motions, which set some big plans in motion for the coming months.

Council was asked to approve two requests from Nathalie Lavergne of Double Concept Productions to obtain the issuance of the Special Occasion Permit required by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for two upcoming events. 

The first such event is The Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend, which will be held in Brockville from July 18 -21, 2024 at the Arts Hub at 32 Park Street. For a full schedule of shows and events on this weekend, visit

The second event, which also required the Special Occasion Permit, is for the The 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival, which will be held at Rotary Park on Sept. 21, 2024. This event will be hosted by Brockville Tourism, but no further information has been released at this time.

Finally, without any discussion, council quickly passed the motion to declare the month of May 2024 “Museum Month” in the City of Brockville. 

Brockville Museum Curator Natalie Wood explained to Brockvilleist that “this is an initiative by the Ontario Museum Association. As a member museum, our advisory committee sought recognition from council to help spread the word of the role of museums in our community.”

Wood elaborated, “The Brockville Museum’s participation in May is Museum Month will be focused on our social media platforms, sharing behind the scenes content and “Did You Know”- style posts. We see this an opportunity to demystify some of what we do and to invite our community to rediscover all that their museum has to offer.”

Brockvilleist will continue to report on these events as more information becomes available.

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