Sound Of Music Festival

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Eco Management

The Recycling Council of Ontario has awarded Gold to the Sound of Music Festival for waste minimization. Over 80% of waste was diverted from landfills last year, and you can help make it happen again this year!


Activity Shifts Start End
Eco Set Up Crew 1 6/11/2019 6/11/2019
Night Clean Up Crew 5 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Waste Collection & Litter Pickup Crew 7 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Waste Sorter 9 6/8/2019 6/16/2019

Family Zone

Families are a huge part of the Sound of Musical Festival. Whether you love working directly with children or set up and tear down work, you can help make the Festival a very special event for families. 

Children having fun at the Family Zone


Activity Shifts Start End
Family Zone Assistant 2 6/15/2019 6/16/2019
Set-Up Crew 2 6/15/2019 6/16/2019
Tear Down Crew 2 6/15/2019 6/16/2019

June 8th - 2019 Festival Kick-off Concert


If you want to be part of it too, we have shifts open for Entry Gates Scanners, Front Row Attendants, the Licensed areas and the Ticket Booth. 

Guitarist on Stage

Activity Shifts Start End
Entry Gates Scanner 2 6/8/2019 6/8/2019
Front Row Attendant 0 6/8/2019 6/9/2019
Licensed Area - Back Bar Bartender 2 6/8/2019 6/8/2019
Licensed Area - Server 2 6/8/2019 6/8/2019
Licensed Area - Setup Crew 1 6/8/2019 6/8/2019
Licensed Area - Ticket Seller 2 6/8/2019 6/8/2019
Licensed Area - Wristbander 2 6/8/2019 6/8/2019
Ticket Booth Attendant 2 6/8/2019 6/8/2019

Licensed Area - Cogeco Stage

Sitting back with a cold bevy and listening to great music is a great part of a Canadian summer. You can be a part of our licensed area scene helping out as a server, back bar assistant, wrist bander or crowd watcher. You must be 18 year old to volunteer in a licensed area.

Licensed area with a view of the stage


Activity Shifts Start End
Back Bar Bartender 3 6/14/2019 6/16/2019
Server 4 6/14/2019 6/16/2019
Setup Crew 3 6/14/2019 6/16/2019
Ticket Seller 4 6/14/2019 6/16/2019
Wristbander 4 6/14/2019 6/16/2019

Licensed Area - OLG Stage

Activity Shifts Start End
Back Bar Bartender 5 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Server 6 6/13/2019 6/17/2019
Setup Crew 4 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Ticket Seller 5 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Wristbander 5 6/13/2019 6/16/2019

Licensed Area - TD Stage

Activity Shifts Start End
Back Bar Bartender 7 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Server 7 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Setup Crew 4 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Ticket Seller 7 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Wristbander 7 6/13/2019 6/16/2019


This position involves physical labour. Duties may include assembling and disassembling stages, barriers, licensed areas and other similar duties as directed by Logistics Manager.

Activity Shifts Start End
Logistics Assistant 23 6/6/2019 6/16/2019


Fundraising is essential to the continuation of the Festival. We have different areas that we obtain that goal. In our Shops selling merchandise, obtaining donations, Crown and Anchor and the operation of our bike corral.

Merchandising Booth

Activity Shifts Start End
Bike Corral Valet 7 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Merchandise Sales Clerk - Main Stage 12 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Merchandise Sales Clerk - Satellite Sites 6 6/13/2019 6/16/2019
Parade Fundraiser 1 6/15/2019 6/15/2019


The Sound of Music parade is one of the highlights of the Festive. Seriously... who doesn't love a parade?

Marching band in a parade

Activity Shifts Start End
Manning Parade Barricades 1 6/15/2019 6/15/2019


You will be aiding the area managers of our Streetfest with the set up, nightly teardown and operations of the pods and John St. activities.

Activity Shifts Start End
Art Activation Assistant 1 6/16/2019 6/17/2019
Photo Booth Assistant 2 6/15/2019 6/15/2019

VIP Sweet Seats

This is the Festival VIP area. It requires a ticket to enter and plays host to our VIP guests. Regardless of your specify job, you task will be to help with the smooth operation of this area and may include many different jobs. 

Sweet Seats

Activity Shifts Start End
Area Event Control 10 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Bartender 9 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Greeter 9 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Tent Assistant 9 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Ticket Sales/Redemption 10 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
VIP Gate and Scanner 3 6/8/2019 6/8/2019

Volunteer Centre

What to be a part of the Festival and it doesn't matter where you help out? There are always things that come uptimes at the last minute and so if you are eager and flexible about the kinds of thing you can do, sign up for a shift at the volunteer centre and we'll put you to great use!


Activity Shifts Start End
General Assistant 11 6/8/2019 6/16/2019
Volunteer Tent Assistant 15 6/8/2019 6/16/2019

Welcome Centres

Ambassador to the Sound of Music Festival, aiding in the operation of an information booth.

Activity Shifts Start End
Information Booth Attendant 6 6/13/2019 6/16/2019

Mission Statement

The Sound of Music Festival is a FREE summer music festival that is diverse and appealing to all ages. Music presentations include Jazz, Folk, Rock, Pop, Big Band, Country, Blues, Latin, Celtic, Performing Arts, Children's Acts and more on five stages (plus our entertainment pods) along our beautiful waterfront and Burlington Downtown. New and emerging artists, Canadian icons and favourites of the past are included in the Festival line-up. Special features include the Grande Festival Parade, Saturday 11am, and a variety of performance venues and food and beverage areas. A small group of dedicated volunteers work hard year-round for this non-profit organization and a very large group of volunteers work hard to run the festival when it takes place to keep it FREE!