Tom Cochrane

The organisers of Kemptville Live have found a great way to celebrate the return of the music festival in July. They have gathered a line-up of classic musicians from a golden age in rock n’ roll, with the reunion of two of Canada’s best. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are doing a cross-Canada reunion tour entitled, Together Again, Live In Concert, the first time they’ve played together in more than ten years, as they perform the music of The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. The songs form an amazing body of work for the two legends, including, of course, These Eyes, Laughing,  Undun,  No Time,  American Woman,  No Sugar Tonight,  Let It Ride,  Takin’ Care Of Business,  You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, My Own Way To Rock, and Break It To Them Gently. It’s an incredible list and you can see it all on Friday, July 22.


The day before, on Thursday, July 21, sees the return of one of the best performers to appear at Kemptville Live, and another Canadian legend, as Tom Cochrane hits the stage once more. When he appeared in 2015, Tom gave one of the stand-out performances of the Festival to date. Hard to believe, but Tom’s been a working musician for 45 years, from the folk days in Toronto to the international success of his album with Red Rider, “Mad Mad World and its phenomenal hit “Life Is A Highway”, which made Tom a real rock legend around the world.

Sunday’s line-up has also been confirmed and it is yet another made-in-Canada roster of classic sounds, starting at 2 pm with Andy Kim. Most remember his huge hits, “Baby, I Love You”, and “Rock Me Gently”, but there’s also the songs he wrote for others, like “Sugar, Sugar” for the Archies. Andy is following Honeymoon Suite, who start their set at noon, and then the headliner will be Glass Tiger at 4 pm. An entire day of great Canadian rock and pop.

But these are just a few of the acts appearing at Kemptville Live in 2022. Check out the full listing and get your tickets for the Festival at


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