|May 7, 2013||Filled under Entertainment, Music||
Where: Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst Street
Date: May 15, 2013 @ 11pm
Cost: Tickets $8 at door
Details: Formed in Saskatoon in 2004, One Bad Son consists of Shane Volk (lead vocals), Adam Hicks (guitar), Adam Grant (bass guitar) and Kurt Dahl (drums).
The band has had a busy year touring with Buckcherry. In addition, they played in Regina during the JUNO Awards weekend as part of JUNOfest including opening for JUNO Award-winning band Monster Truck.
Signed to 604 records, their self-titled album was produced by Default’s Danny Craig. Their hit song “Scarecrows” has reached #5 on the Canadian Active Rock chart.
|March 14, 2013||Filled under Entertainment, Music||
Where: Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., for all convention functions plus 60 downtown venues.
When: March 19 – 24, 2013
Cost: Online Registration now closed. Onsite purchases can be made in the King Room at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre starting March 19 at 7am. Tickets packages start at $350.
Details: Now in its 31st year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. We bring together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events.
Features informative, intensive conferences, cutting edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. The Fest spans 6 nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre.
More Info: www.cmw.net
|July 11, 2012||Filled under Entertainment, Music||
Renowned for presenting an impressively wide range of folk/roots artists, the Mariposa Folk Festival (July 6-8, 2012) is a three-day music experience set in Tudhope Park, Orillia on the shores of Lake Couchiching.
The festival is a weekend full of entertainment with nine stages and 100+ performances of music, dance and spoken word. And there’s more … you can roam through the Artisan’s Village, participate in interactive workshops or enjoy a beer while listening to music at the Mariposa Pub Tent. Also, children can participate in the magic of Folkplay and watch fun concerts on the Sunshine Stage. And you won’t go hungry – from Jamaican jerk to burgers and pizza there’s a wide variety of foods to sample!
This year’s stellar performer lineup included the much celebrated singer/songwriter Jann Arden as the Saturday evening headliner and, to the delight of music fans, the legendary Gordon Lightfoot as the surprise performer on the Saturday evening Main Stage. Here are some of the other acts that graced the festival stages:
Tim Arnold and Dan Schwartz of indie-folk trio Good Old War
Banjoist extraordinaire Jayme Stone
Lead singer, John Mays, of the blues and roots band, Fathead
Billy Bragg, British alternative rock musician and left-wing activist
Celtic singer Eileen McGann
Lead vocalist and songwriter, Dave Bidini of BidiniBand
For more info visit www.mariposafolk.com
|June 30, 2012||Filled under Events, Music||
Where: Woodbine Park (Lakeshore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue)
When: July 7 & 8, 2012, 11am to 10pm daily
Details: Afrofest is a FREE celebration of African music and culture presented by Music Africa. Discover Africa in the heart of Toronto! This weekend-long celebration is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture. The non-stop music and dance takes place on outdoor stages and features over 20 local and international African music acts. With a bustling African marketplace, food and craft vendors, artistic displays, a Children’s Village, a drum stage, music workshops and organized fun and educational activities for youth and children, Afrofest provides guaranteed fun for the whole family, to people of all ethnicities and communities.
More Info: www.musicafrica.org/afrofest.html
|June 19, 2012||Filled under Events, Music||
Where: David Pecaut Square, 55 John St. (at King and John) and 40 other locations in Toronto
When: June 22 – July 1, 2012
Cost: Ticket prices vary per venue and artist. Three and Five Day Festival passes can be purchased only by phone through Ticketmaster at 1.855.985.5000.
Details: The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days. Attractions include more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto.
The heart of the Festival is now located at David Pecaut Square in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage, and where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public.
The free Aretha Franklin show that kicks off the TD Toronto Jazz Festival at David Pecaut Square (formerly Metro Square) is expected to attract 15,000 people and shut down the King-John Sts. Intersection. This year’s lineup also includes Janelle Monae opening for Roman GianAurthur, Soul Rebels, Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Peter Appleyard, Joan Osborne with Matt Andersen, Tower of Power and the list goes on.
The Festival has become a destination event, not just for music lovers but for some of the greatest jazz celebrities in the world, reinforcing its reputation as a leader in artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.
More Info: www.torontojazz.com