Waterside Summer Series Music Festival (aka "Waterside") is a registered, not-for-profit charitable corporation with a mission to present excellent, primarily classical, music entertainment in the intimate setting of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island. Although "Waterside" originated as a fundraiser for St. Alban's Anglican Church in 1994 and then operated in association with Loyalist Township for many successful years, the organization became totally independent after acquiring charitable status in 2016.


Amherst Island, a place of tranquility and natural beauty, is just a half-hour drive from downtown Kingston, west along the Loyalist Parkway. The ferry leaves the mainland every hour on the half-hour.


All concerts take place at St. Paul’s, just south of Stella.  Tickets cost $37 and include refreshments served during the 20-minute intermission.

Tuesday, July 10 at 4:15 PM

Alliage Quintet

Brilliant arrangements of the classical repertoire for four saxophones and a piano coming to Waterside from Germany. A concert not to be missed!

Monday, July 16 at 7:15 PM
Vienna Piano Trio

When this trio was last here in 2015, audience members gave a standing ovation before the intermission! We are so fortunate to have them back again on the Waterside stage presenting Beethoven, Schumann, and more.

Sunday, July 29 at 7:15 PM
Rolston String Quartet

The most recent winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, this all-Canadian quartet proves that great ensemble playing is not just for the established ensembles. They also received the prestigious 2018 Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America.

Friday, August 10 at 4:15 PM
Jonathan Crow, violin, Philip Chiu, piano, and Gabriel Radford, French horn. Mr. Crow is Concert Master of the TSO, Mr. Chiu an award-winning concert pianist, and Mr. Radford a member of the French horn section of the TSO. This will be an exciting concert!

Enjoy a prix fixe meal at "The Back Kitchen" on concert days.

Picnics can be enjoyed on the St. Paul's church lawn, at the picnic tables in the Village, or at Lane's End Park at the bottom of Stella 40 Foot Road.  Please leave nothing behind!

Waterside concerts are a perfect summer outing, bringing together beautiful music and a remarkable natural setting.