Are you a musician looking to take things to the next level? – City of Mississauga

Are you a musician looking to deepen your industry knowledge and develop your talent? We have officially opened applications for the Love Local Music 2022 program where six lucky applicants will have the opportunity to be mentored, grow their craft and grow their business!

This year’s program focuses on skills development workshops and industry mentorship, led by Music Incubator Canada. Topics include programming strategies, box office and concert marketing. Attendees will also have the opportunity to produce their own paid concert at the amphitheater located at Mississauga Celebration Square!

Why apply? For:

  • Receive training and mentorship on the fundamentals of concert production
  • Learn to perform live music events
  • Produce your own concert in an outdoor venue with the support of experienced sound technicians
  • Support local talent

After a successful inaugural year in 2021, Love Local Music has created more than 30 concert opportunities for local musicians and helped seven concert producers gain valuable experience through ticket sales. The program is designed to help aspiring Mississauga gig producers gain the experience they need to take their business to the next level.

Testimonial from a participant in the 2021 program:

“Although I have been familiar with live event production for a while, I learned a lot from participating in the Love Local Music program in 2021. The expert training was an eye opener. and tricks that I didn’t know about before. Plus, the show we put on at Celebration Square Amphitheater was a huge success, generating thousands of dollars for the performers. I highly recommend to all aspiring promoters Try this program, you won’t regret it!- Demetrius Nath, Owner/Operator, Antisceptic Entertainment

Last year’s program featured a diverse and exciting lineup, including performances by DJ Starting From Scratch, We Wander, Mike Cannz and DJ Andre 905.

When the program ends, the 2022 concerts will take place in September on Thursdays and Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. (subject to public health regulations from the Government of Ontario).

Interested? Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 26 at