Sound of Music throughout Burlington —if you can find it | 170612Mo | Shows for Monday, June 12, 2021


My old hometown has really stepped things up a notch with its very enticingly eclectic roster of live music —almost all of it free of cover charges— during this week’s “Sound of Music” festival that started June 10 and runs till next Sunday.

A free “club series” of shows runs from last night through till Wednesday and like the big stage shows in Spencer Smith Park that took place last weekend and next, has some appealing talent ranging from Blues to Jazz, Rock tributes, indie and classic Pop, Country and Folk acts all mixed together.

My only problem with the otherwise fairly helpful website that lists all the events is that nowhere could I find any addresses for the club shows taking place in seven different rooms!  There appears to be an intention to link to the various rooms but nothing happens when you click them.

Some of the venues I already have on file and am listing the shows in those rooms accordingly [see 905 West section of the listings].  Others I’m not familiar with at all, but I do encourage anyone who’s knowledgeable to share the info for those to get them included.  If you can find them, there’s some interesting shows listed throughout the week!

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, June 12, 2021

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*6> “Underplayed and Underpaid” interviews and performances by Guelph area bands on CFRU 93.3 FM broadcast and online

7-8> “Acoustic Workshop” with host Heather Fielding @ CIUT 89.5 FM broadcast and online


12:30> Vanessa Lu; Dynesti Williams; Charmie @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.

5-10> Carol McCartney @ The Berkley Bicycle Club, 504 Jarvis St. ~Jazz; $?

6> David Newberry @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.

6:30> Klezkonnection @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~klezmer Jazz; $

**7-1 (sign-up at 7, show starts 7:30)> open stage with host Brian Sasaki @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.

*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

7> Dave Restivo for “Toronto Jazz Treasures” book launch @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

7:30> Orange Devils @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~tribute to Count Basie big band Jazz; $10

8> Aldous Harding; Jennifer Castle; LUKA; Catholic Wilt @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8-12> Yoza & Oso with guest @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~Reggae/Soul/Hip Hop; $0

8:40> Mary Timony Plays Helium; Noveller @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $20

**9-1:30> jam with featured host Chihiro Nagamatsu @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

*9?> open mic @ Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 76 Gerrard St. E.

*9:30> open mic with host Mark Villamor at Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

9:30> Chris Hunt Tentet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~R&B/Blues; $

**10> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Dave Lang & John Sladek @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

170314 LIKE TRIVAGO Moon pr10> Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock

10-2> Dan Gagnon & Jake Saenze @ The Hideout, 423 College St.

10> The Wilderness; guests @ Lost And Found, 577 King St. W. ~Hip Hop


7-10> Zuku Panda @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~original Rock/Pop; $0

7> Gary Clark Jr. @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> some performer the club can’t be bothered to name @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$

8:30-10:30> Dave & Levi @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.

*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Julian Taylor & Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

*9-12> The Out of Towners @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$


*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst also featuring Rick Anderson host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.

8> Sil Simone Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~~Rock/Top 40 covers


7:30> Uke jam/workshop @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd.

*8-11> open stage with Dan Walek @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.

*9-1> open jam with The Repairmen @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth


5-8> Chelsea McBride Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

6:30> MiniTelevision; AVH; Lovegate; OH! @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie; $

7> Matt Choboter Trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

*8> open jam with The Pumpkinheadz @ The Wicket Pub, 1671 Bloor St. W.

8> Slow Dancer @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W.

9> Pat Robitaille @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~songwriter; 0$

9> Barbaro Cinco @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~indie; $

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.

9-1> Tim Hamel Trio & guest @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

9:30> Lucian Gray @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.


*5> open mic with Dennis Napper @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

monthly first Monday 7:30-12> open mic @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

9:30> Turk and the Hobbits @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo

*10-2> Matt Weidinger @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic originals & covers


*7> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.

905 EAST

*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa


9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket


*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country

8> Black Cloud; Raddleshack; Palest Hue; more @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $10

8> Got Talent Challenge with various acts & host Steve Ruddick @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster

905 WEST

*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Catherine Harrison @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

9> Adam Cooke @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

9> Gillian Nicola; Chris Chambers for “Sound of Music Festival” @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9-1> One In The Chamber; Tomahawk Love for “Sound of Music Festival” @ Black Bull Burlington, 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Rock/Top 40 covers

9:30> Forever Distracted; Big Lonely for “Sound of Music Festival” @ Emma’s Backporch, 2084 Old Lakeshore Rd., Burlington

*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

10> Noyz; The Collaborators for “Sound of Music Festival” @ The Dickens, Burlington, 423 Elizabeth St.,


Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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