Time to Dance at Music on the Lawn!

♫♫♫♫ 2024 LINEUP ♫♫♫♫

The much loved concert series Music on the Lawn returns to Government House in July for the 2024 season. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. with an opening act, followed by the headliner rockin’ until 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Trophy Dad – Local raucous Rock n’ Rollers
The Sutcliffes – A rollicking round up of all your favourite Beatles tracks

Thursday, July 11, 2024

West Coast Soul Collective – Tunes for grooving and shaking
The Midnights – High energy multi-genre hits to get you dancing

July 18, 2024

Cookeilidh – High energy modern takes on Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Maritime and Folk music
Tight Hair Disco – The best of booty shaking, hip bumping, finger pointing disco bops

♫♫♫♫ FOOD ♫♫♫♫

July 4, 11 & 18:

Saltchuck Pie Company – hot, savoury pies, made in the Australian/New Zealand tradition.
Hotdog Hustlin’ – gourmet and deconstructed hotdogs, with hamburgers alongside hotdogs served on July 18.
Kid Sister Ice Cream – locally made and seasonally delicious ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt, vegan sorbet, plus ice pops, fruit cream pops, and more.

July 4 & 11:

L’Authentique Poutine and Burgers – fresh local cheese and hand-cut crispy potatoes, with unique poutines and delectable hamburgers.

♫♫♫♫ PUBLIC TOURS ♫♫♫♫

Government House will be open for public tours prior to the concert from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm on July 4 and July 11. There will be no public tours on July 18.

Pre-registration for the tours is strongly recommended!


♫♫♫♫ THINGS TO KNOW ♫♫♫♫

  • Concerts will take place rain or shine, barring any extreme weather forecasts.
  • Concerts take place at 1401 Rockland Ave, at the Government House Bandshell, located just above the Cary Castle Mews near the orchard (see map).
  • Outside food is welcome, but no alcohol please.
  • Bring Your Own Chairs and Blankets – there’s lots of room for everyone, but come early if you want to be close to the stage. Seating is on an open lawn, so bring hats for sun and cover in case of rain.
  • There are outside washrooms available onsite.
  • These events are popular and onsite parking is limited. Government House can be reached via a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive from downtown. Buses on Victoria Regional Transit routes 11 and 14 stop on Fort Street at Joan Crescent, three blocks from Government House.
  • Transit by bicycle is welcome! Due to the popularity of these events, bike rack space may be limited, but bikes may be stored along the perimeter fence surrounding the concert space.
  • Well behaved, on-leash furry friends are welcome (and may have the opportunity to meet Macduff!).
  • Donations graciously accepted in support of The Friends of Government House Gardens Society.