Concerts on the Bay dates back to 1967. The ANAF Veteran's Association, along with a few keen citizens had a vision to create a venue for enhancing the summer experience with the sound of music. They joined together and with the support of several local businesses a band shell was constructed. Needless to say, this gave way to an annual tradition, free summer concerts featuring, in most part, local entertainers who also benefited by having the experience of performing in front of live audiences.
In 1993, The Belleville Lions Club was invited to participate in the program and the Club adopted the concert series (formerly Music in the Park) as one of its community service projects. Year after year, the Lions have been rewarded with the public's overwhelming support at the concerts. In turn, the Lions wish to express their thanks and appreciation by endeavoring to provide audiences with the entertainment they have come to enjoy. After 43 years, the band shell was replaced in 2011 with the beautiful Lions Pavilion.
The Belleville Lions Club extends special thanks to all the Sponsors on this website for financially supporting this concert series. Each of them have made a generous contribution towards the cost of producing the entertainment.Their assistance permits the support of musicians and entertainers, for the rental of sound systems and this website. Our only hope is that you will take the opportunity to support them as much as possible and to recognize them with your thanks . Don't forget to bring your lawn chair! The admission is free! If you enjoy the program, we invite you to support the Belleville Lions Club with your donations which will support services to our local community.
Concerts on the Bay is located at the Lions Pavilion in West Zwick's Island Park in Belleville, ON Canada