The Kemptville Live Music Festival


Kemptville Live Music Festival

The Kemptville Live Music Festival returns to the grounds of the Kemptville Campus Thursday to Sunday, July 21-24,2022 with another full weekend of live blues, rock, folk, roots and more.

This year's lineup features: Tom Cochran, Bachman-Cummings, Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite, Andy Kim and many more!

In its sixth year, and back after missing the past two, the Kemptville Live volunteers will work together to present four stellar days of live music, camping, food, the best of this region's craft brew, and a shopping village of artisan vendors.

The outdoor festival provides a comfortable setting for patrons of all ages and accessibility needs with tent coverage for shade and a dedicated accessibility team.

Kemptville is located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, and also, centrally, only 30 minutes from Brockville, Smiths Falls and Winchester. 

  • Enjoy a river cruise, kayaking, biking, hiking, fishing while you stay the weekend 
  • Free community programming events before the gates of the festival open each day.
  • Free shuttle service from local free parking areas and local subdivisions are available each day.
  • Day passes or weekend passes are available. Come, stay and play at the Kemptville Live Music Festival 2022!

Dates: Thursday, July 21, 2022 to Sunday, July 24, 2022

Location: Kemptville Campus (only a five minute walk to Old Town Kemptville for some great food choices and shopping.)

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Directions can be found here. Camping & RV information is available here

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2022 Kemptville Live Lineup

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Returning Headliner: Tom Cochrane

It is with great pleasure that Kemptville Live Music Festival announces the return of Canadian icon Tom Cochrane to the 2022 Kemptville Live Music Festival. Tom was part of the very first lineup in Kemptville in 2015 contributing to the success that the Festival has now become.

Over the course of a long and illustrious career now spanning more than 45 years, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba has covered more terrain than the Franklin expedition. From early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto's famed Yorkville scene in the early '70s, Tom became the driving force in adventurous rockers Red Rider prior to achieving massive international success (over six million copies sold worldwide and diamond-sales status at home) with breakthrough 1991 album Mad Mad World and its anthemic hit "Life Is A Highway."

Since then, he has continued to create potent new material while cementing his place in the hearts of Canadians through crowd-pleasing performances from coast to coast and his unwavering work on behalf of humanitarian causes and organizations. An Order of Canada recipient and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Cochrane has won eight Juno awards and numerous other industry honours, including the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and a Grammy nomination.

Tom Cochrane will kick off the 2022 Kemptville Live Music Festival, Thursday July 21, 2022. 

Tickets are on sale now at


Visitor Information

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
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Visitor Guide 2022

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Upcoming Events

Kemptville Cruise Nights hosted by the Highway 43 Car Club
May 20, 2022 |  6:00 PM
Bishops Mills Community Day
May 21, 2022 |  8:00 AM
Kemptville Buskerfest
May 21, 2022 |  9:00 AM
NGAG Spring Art Show
May 21, 2022 |  10:30 AM