Although not this year, the WOODYSTOCK festival lives on | 160605Su | Shows for Sunday, June 05, 2022

A moment from WOODYSTOCK 2014: Woody Woodley, John Mays, Al Lerman and Joe Agnello -Facebook


Doctors have told York Region resident and musician “Woody” S. Woodley that he needs to take time to rest and recuperate from medical conditions that have assailed him the past few years, so his annual WOODYSTOCK one-day benefit festival for lupus research won’t be taking place this year.

But you can bet when he takes the stage this afternoon at a jam in Keswick to perform with guitar great Neil Chapman —who’s been a mainstay at his festivals over the years— that he’ll be spreading the word that he’s now engaged in his own fundraising efforts to mount a spectacular return in 2017.

Woodley himself has been dealing with lupus for many years and for the past dozen has organized the WOODYSTOCK event to take place at a Newmarket Legion hall the last Saturday of summer in September to raise funds for the Lupus Ontario charitable organization.

Lupus is a chronic condition in which the immune system malfunctions, with devastating effects on sufferers. According to, most common complications and symptoms are extreme fatigue, arthritis, fevers, rashes and kidney issues. There’s currently no cure and while various drugs can help in management of the condition it can be severely debilitating at times.

The Blues & Rock concerts have featured stellar talents such as, in addition to Chapman, John Mays and Al Lerman of the Fathead multiple Juno-winning Blues icons, harp ace Jerome Godboo, north GTA locals Laura Lee & Tequila Rockingbirds, singers Johnny Wright and Donnie Meeker and many, many more.

Woodley has started an online fundraising campaign through to make next year’s return of the event the best yet, hoping to raise $3,000 by the time the annual festival would normally take place at the end of September.  Tax receipts are being issued for donations of $20 or more.

He’ll be spreading that message this afternoon at CJ Barley’s in Keswick when he accompanies Chapman, who’s the special guest for the weekly 3-7 jam in the bar at 213 The Queensway South.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Sunday, June 05, 2022

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*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ ~Blues


11am-2pm> Shpeelers for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

noon-3> Humber College Community Music School recitals @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

3:30-6:30> Austin John album release @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*4-7> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~New Orleans Jazz

5-9> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~vintage Rock/R&B; $10

6-7> Peter Donato @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10/pwyc

*6-9> open mic with Eddy Culjak @ Fox & Fiddle Wellesley, 27 Wellesley St., TO

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage with hosts Steve York & Tony Rabalao (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St., TO

7> The Lonely Band @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E., TO

7-9:30> Austin John album release @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~$

7-9:30> Steve Taetz-Porter @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Cole Porter tribute; $

*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

7:30> Harrington @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

7> Kyp Harness @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~original edgy Roots-Rock

*8> jam/open mic with backline & host band Meg and the Scene @ The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W., TO

8-9:30> Marilyn Lightstone @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $20

*8> open mic with Kyle @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

*8-12> The Honour Roll with REMY trio @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~freestyle Hip Hop; no cover

9:30> Ilios Steryannis Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> Conor Gains Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Blues

**10> Blues jam with Brian Cober, Bill Hedefine & guest bassist @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10:30> Geoff Willingham @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock


11 a.m. - 2> Tartan Dashiki for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. TO East

*2-5> Jim Gelcer Trio @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East

*3:30-7:30> jam @ Black Bear, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East

4> Gypsy Rebels @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

6-10> Jerome Tucker Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave, TO East ~R&B/Blues

8> Brian Passmore @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9> Michael Darcy @ An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

**9> open mic night @ The Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Watch This Sound @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~vintage Jamaican music


4-8> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Adam Beer Colacino & Joel Viscentin @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Blues/R&B

5-9> Lost Patients @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke ~Pop Rock

5-9> Phil Hood and Company @ Refinery Public House, 3039 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~R&B/Rock

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South


10am> Carmen Toth @ Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd., Scarborough ~original & cover Pop

noon-3> Allison Au Trio @ Stone Cottage, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Jazz

*6> The Tall Boyz featuring Tommy Rocker host acoustic jam @ Coco’s, 2480 Eglinton Ave. E., Scarborough

*7-11> open jam @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough


**11-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*noon-3> Julian Fauth’s Blues brunch @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass

2-12> “Sweet 16th Anniversary” party for Cadillac Lounge with many performers including Red Elvis’s from Russia @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. TO West ~Country

*5-8> Adam Shier and Ivan Rosenberg @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass/Roots duo

5-8> Trevor Cape & The Field + guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~originals & Grateful Dead tunes

6> Nick Scott @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz

8> Surplus; Ginla; Zoo Owl; Katie McBride @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie

8> Clear Skies; Fayne; Die Hexe; Big Evil @ Smiling Buddha (basement), 961 College St., TO West ~indie

*8:30-11:30> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Blues

8:30> Snaggle @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West

9-1> The Ault Sisters @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Mr. Rick’s Café Americana @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots/Blues

9> The Jessica Stuart Few; Katey Brooks @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~songwriters

9> Sarah Davachi; Bodies That Matter; CJ Boyd @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie

9> Ashley Condon @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West

10> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~retro Soul-Rock; $10


3> Music In The Park with Nicole “Songbird” Coward; The Great Canadian Swampstompers feat. Ted Rusk; Andrew Nunno; Missy Bauman @ Harrison Park, 417 Fifth Ave, Owen Sound

*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

7:30> Coldfront @ Maxwell’s Music House, 220 King St. N., Waterloo ~indie; $

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street East, Milton


2> Love for Sarah fundraiser with Rick & Gailie; Don McBride; Al Black and The Steady; Pop Machine; The Fabulour Tonemasters; Rob Phillips Band; Randy Hill; Wylie Harold; House Brand; more @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~$10

6:30-9:30> Joe Huron Trio with guest tba @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Jazz

*7> open mic with Randy Hill @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

7:30> Katherine Leyton; Linda Besmer; Leigh Kotslides; Jeremy Dodds; Ryan Van Winkle @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~poets live

905 EAST

4> Terry Al @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*5-10> All-ages open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*8:30-12:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W. Whitby


**1-3> Joe & Frank with guest performer @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz

*1:30-4:30> Blaine Burnie, Mark Thackway & friends @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Boulevard, Stouffville ~acoustic Roots

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam with special guests Neil Chapman and Woody S. Woodley @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway South, Keswick

*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

*4-8> open mic with backline & keys @ Yogi’s Bar, 1285 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill

*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues

*8> acoustic open mic with Kat Vhonda @ Wild Wing North Newmarket, 340 Eagle Street, Newmarket


2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Rick Taylor @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $5

2-6> Joel Parisien Trio @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold

*3> Brother Tom hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

7> Venom Inc.; Necrophagia  @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton

905 WEST

**2-6> Country matinee with host Colin Connors and guest Brad James @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

2-6> Rick Baker @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~patio Pop

*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*4-7> Glenn Groves @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Country

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

**5:30-8:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock

**7-11> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

7> Kidz Are Alright Jam @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

*7:30-11:30> open jam hosted by Troy Harmer & The Persuaders @ The Brown Barrel, 1515 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton

*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*9-1> Big In Japan @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~$

*10:30> Adam Cooke & The Adams Family @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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