Dec 17 2017 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
Two-time Juno Award winning vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow celebrates her newest recording Lumières d’hiver, featuring original takes on an eclectic mix of Christmas and wintry tunes. Classics like River, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Noël Blanc, will be performed alongside Quebec favourites, As-Tu Vu le Père Noël, Marie Noël, and surprises such as a French version of the Wilson Sisters pop tune Hey Santa, and Tricot Machine’s Combien de Noel. An engaging performer, imaginative arranger Emilie-Claire and her incredible band bring fresh interpretations of holiday favourites, classics from her popular repertoire, and of course, Winter Wonderland.
Jan 15 2018 (Monday), 07:00 PM
oin us for the annual all-star concert, awards event, and after party! This celebration of Canada’s blues music, hosted by ShoShona Kish, features a star-studded lineup of the hottest blues artists from across Canada, including performances by Cécile Doo-Kingué, Donald Ray Johnson, and many more, all backed by the renowned Maple Blues Band. Then don’t miss the after party headlined by Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes.
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Together, calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, create a lively Caribbean party. Calypso Rose is a true people’s diva who has been giving rousing performances since the 1950s, while Toronto’s Kobo Town takes a fresh approach to the old school calypso of Trinidad and Tobago.
Feb 09-14 2018
Gangsters, flappers, booze and jazz - prohibition didn’t stop the party, it only forced it underground where it thrived. Writer/narrator Albert Schultz and Music Director Mike Ross invite you to the Distillery District for a night of stories and songs from the “dry” days of the Roaring Twenties.
Feb 16 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
At Valentine's Heat you will experience alt-reggae jams from The Steady Rebels & Street Pharmacy, dive into psychedelic rock grooves laid down by Uforia & The Celebration Army, and end off the evening with infectious tunes from Mississauga's own reggae-pop infused Jungle Man Sam who has been making waves internationally! Escape the cold outside & bring your loved ones in for a night you won't forget!
Apr 14 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
The Hot Sardines breathe new life into vintage jazz, bringing the sounds of 1920's Paris, New Orleans and New York bang up to date with just the right sprinkling of irony. The exuberance of their playing and the contemporary tones of frontwoman Miz Elizabeth ensure that their music never sounds dated. Their latest record was 2014's self titled effort, but they're already hard a work on a follow up so expect to hear some new material debuted on this tour.
May 04 - Jun 02 2018
Chicago in the 1920s is a city on a collision course with change - and through it all plays the Blues. In August Wilson’s masterpiece a routine music recording session becomes the front line for issues of race, power, and opportunity.