One of our favourite things about summer in Mississauga is the music. The sunshine brings with it so much fantastic music from local and foreign artists across the city. Whether it’s the Summer Concert Series, Busker Fest, or the Waterfront Festival, there’s no shortage of ways to experience your favourite tunes out and about.

Well, we’re here to tell you about a free concert happening at Benares Historic House on Friday, June 21! On The Verandah is the annual series of music that comes to the historic site in Clarkson, and it’s back with the awesome Peter Banting Swingtet;

This group plays the happy, buoyant and melodic popular tunes of the mid-twentieth century, the big band music that was so captivating during and after the Second World War, and the ever-popular Broadway Show melodies. Their music is bouncy and lyrical — the stuff you can hum, sing or whistle, such as “C’est Si Bon,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Their music is infectious.

 Benares House Clarkson

The event, which takes place at 7 PM, is produced by Friends of the Museums, a great non-profit organisation that helps organise events like this.

If you’ve never been to Benares Historic House in Clarkson, then On The Verandah is a great excuse to. It’s a wonderful setting and a slice of history; the house doubles as a museum and there is always great events happening on a weekly basis, including high tea’s and fancy dress parties.

Well on June 21 you can head there to watch a great free concert, although even a small donation would be greatly appreciated. So come to 1507 Clarkson Road North for a fun evening of classy music and feel free to dress up!