With multiple concert venues and lots of rockin’ restaurants, Mississauga is the ultimate destination for music lovers. Plan your next night out with our guide to the top 10 places in Sauga to listen to live music.
Music lovers should mark the Southside Shuffle on their calendars. Happening September 8th – 10th, 2023, this blues and jazz festival brings an incredible lineup of music to the streets of Port Credit.
From casual pubs to the finest dining, live music can elevate any meal. Plan a visit to one of these restaurants to enjoy talented musicians.
- Shore Grill and Grotto is best known for its full calendar of live music nearly every night, making this a top pick for entertainment any night of the week, in a casually elegant setting serving up pizza, pasta and seafood. Performances span a variety of genres from a continually updated calendar of talent.
- As the name implies, Roc’n Doc’s live music bar and grill is another local favourite for an incredible daily live music line-up featuring mostly rock. Here, you’ll find a classic grill menu with something for everyone. Come for casual eats in the evening or stay until late for drinks.
- For a late-night jam sesh, head to Spice Lounge and Tapas, offering delicious Spanish fare. Visit on Mondays from 10 p.m. until closing and Sundays from 9 p.m. closing for a live band, or on Wednesdays to listen to the open mic night talent. You can enjoy a live DJ spinning house music and top 40 every other night.
- If you’re craving classic pub fare and looking for a fun place to eat, Cuchulainns Irish Pub is the place. Not only is there live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, but it’s also during lunchtime on Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, amateurs can get on stage during Open Mic Night, and karaoke night happens every other Saturday.
- For an elevated evening out with craft drinks, a curated comfort-food menu and live tunes, visit Door FiftyFive. The revolving entertainment calendar includes an eclectic mix of DJ’s, live bands and acoustic performances you won’t want to miss.
Mississauga has a booming culture and entertainment scene with music at its heart. From amateurs and local artists to world-renowned superstars, a world of amazing musicians has graced Mississauga’s stages. Here’s where to see them, and what’s coming up soon.
- Celebration Square is a free spot to bring the family for fun, outdoor shows.
- Check out Amphitheatre Unplugged on Wednesdays in August for an exciting open-mic entertainment line-up.
- Catch beautiful and high-energy musical performances at the Mississauga Latin Festival.
- Listen to rising talent along with renowned stars at TD Mosaic Festival 2023, a celebration of South Asian Canadians and culture.
- The Living Arts Centre has been hosting live music across its three stages since its opening more than 25 years ago. It’s a popular venue for top talent from around the world and is also home to the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, a resident tenant. Mark your calendar for these events:
- Visit on October 14 for Celebrating Chet Baker, a cabaret featuring trumpet/vocalist Franklin Penny.
- Join the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra for MSO: Absolute Romantics on October 14 as they begin the 2023/2024 season with two of the most beloved works of the Romantic era.
- Get your tickets to Matthew Good Solo Acoustic on October 21 to experience one of Canada’s most impactful alt-rock musicians live.
- The Paramount Fine Foods Centre may be known as the home of the Raptors 905 and the Mississauga Steelheads, but as Sauga’s largest-capacity venue, it’s welcomed some incredible musical talent as well.
- Join Atif Aslam as he performs some of his chart-topping hits.
- Recently renovated and re-opened, Meadowvale Theatre is a beloved community hub and performing arts venue. Don’t miss out on these upcoming shows:
- Experience the cross-cultural fusion music concert AMALGAM, uniting artists from diverse genres, on August 26.
- Join Hassan Tamim, accompanied by members of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Choir, on September 8 for From the Gardens of Babylon, a performance that seeks to honour the history and legacy of this historic land through a celebration of Iraqi music.
- On September 22, enjoy Jersey Nights: Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, a night of high-energy hits.
- The Small Arms Inspection Building, a historic event venue, is a popular venue for community events. As an arts hub, you’ll often find live music paired with its various festivals and cultural programs. Here’s what’s coming up:
- Visit the Lakeview Farmers’ and Artisan Market on Sundays until October 29 to listen to live performances and enjoy entertainment from buskers while you shop for local goods.