While a contentious issue in the community, on stage the artists entertained the crowds.
The first day of the Timmins festival had a lineup change after Eric Lapointe was diagnosed with laryngitis. Instead, his good friend and fellow judge from La Voix, Marc Dupre, took to the stage instead. Check out the full photo gallery from day one here.
Blue Rodeo was on stage for the second day, along with Colin James and Midnight Shine. You can see all those photos here.
Much to the delight of the crowd, Burton Cummings and Band stayed on stage longer than expected for their performance. Before the Canadian icon performed, Sloan and Trooper warmed up the crowd. See all the pictures here.
On the fifth day, the music festival went country with acts like Lindsay Ell and Gord Bamford. Check out those highlights here.
Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of country music fans on day six.
Paul Brandt's concert was delayed about an hour due to a thunder storm, but the Canadian country star hit the stage after the lightening left the area. Because of the delay, the general admission section was let up to the front for the show, and both sides of the stage were on their feet. You can see photos of the performances here.
The Arkells literally got the audience into their show on the second last day. The Hamilton band brought up local resident Ryan Jolicoueur for a fun set early on in the show, and when they launched into I Wanna Dance With Somebody for the encore, security guard Omar Peters was brought up on stage to sing and have a little fun.
The Beach Boys were the headliner that night, with all the pictures available here.
It was a quintessentially Canadian lineup for July 1, with rocker Bryan Adams playing all his favourite hits for the crowd. Before he took the stage, Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good and local boys Sons of Maxwell entertained the crowd. You can see those photos here.