Yee haw! There’s a weekend hoedown happening all over the Hammer | 180906Th | Shows for Thursday, September 06, 2021

Rob Kirkham of Neon Rain -NEONRAINUNIVERSE.COM


Although these days perhaps better known for its Punk, Hard Rock/Metal and Blues scenes, with of course a raft of Roots songwriters sprinkling the mix, Hamilton, Ontario also has a longstanding Country music tradition.

Bands like award-winning recording artists Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain, as well as Country/Rockabilly sparkplug singer and songwriter Ginger St. James —not to mention Lori Yates, nowadays surely meriting Country diva status— for example, all either hail from or have relocated to “The Hammer” (as “Steeltown” is known these days by locals).

I remember as a young man enjoying a night at a large bar on Barton Street in the city’s north end that was packed with people stomping and cavorting —including, most appealingly to me, several young women in ripped cut-off jean-shorts with cowboy boots and hats who were very friendly— as a Country band encouraged us to down cut-rate shooters and beer, which we were all more than happy to do to excess.  Sigh … it was a different, halcyon era …

This weekend some of that same rustic-tinged rambunctiousness is sure to be in evidence as the Canadian Country Music Association Awards come to town, and the Hammer is showing its appreciation by putting on shows of rural sympatico at several local bars and concert venues tonight through Sunday.

There’s a full afternoon of multi-act artist showcases today at King Street West venues The George Hamilton Restaurant and at The Honest Lawyer, as well as additional evening events in both rooms.  There’s also an evening showcase at the prestigious room The Diplomat, also on King West; at the local Shoeless Joe’s on Upper James St. on the mountain; and at The Studio in what used to be known as Hamilton Place on MacNab Street at King.  Even the local public library branch on York Blvd. has gotten in on the bucolic bubble, featuring a series of artists every day this week for free one-hour shows at noon.

As the weekend evolves, starting tomorrow there are also showcases at 33 Bowen on Bowen Street and of course there’s the gala show itself on Saturday night at “Hammer Place” (oops, sorry, these days it’s called FirstOntario Centre —doesn’t any major public destination venue keep the same name for more than few years anymore?) on Summers Lane between King and Main.

While there are a number of F170313 Truly Support 2acebook event pages that trumpet some of the shows, frankly most of them are not well done so that finding out who’s playing where and when and whether there’s a cover is unfortunately not easy, though the major official (and ticketed) CCMA showcases are listed on the site for the weekend.

However, we’ll do our best to decipher the morass of bumph issued by the various clubs and bands to give you a fairly accurate listing of who’s where and when, just as we’ve done for the events happening today and tonight.

BTW, if you don’t feel like going all the way to the end of Lake Ontario but have your appetite whet for some turkey-straw style tunes, there’s the 13th annual tribute show to Country/Blues-Jazz legend the late Patsy Cline taking place at Lula Lounge in west TO, featuring acts like Laura Hubert, HOTCHA!, Ginger St. James, Julie Michels, Kathryn Rose and a raft of other acclaimed singers backed by an all star band.

Yee haw!  Time for another hit o’ moonshine!

-Gary 17,
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SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, September 06, 2021

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9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz

Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe

1> “Liquid Lunch” with Hugh Reilly @  ~songwriter interviews & performances

8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @

10> “Under The Radar” with Stevie Connor @


416 – TORONTO CENTRAL – Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

Noon-1:30> Dorval @ College Park Courtyard, 444 Yonge St. ~contemporary original; $0

4-8> Danny Blue; Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~songwriters; $0

*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.

6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

6-8> Jeannette Pualuan @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~multilingual Jazz-Pop; $10-20/pwyc

6-9> Rich Roxborough @ ​Tundra Restaurant in Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W. ~smooth Rock/Pop

6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues; $

7> Alex Pangman Band featuring Peter Hill @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $

7-10> Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival Anthology Project; Sophia Smith Quartet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

7> Leftover Crack @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

7> Pusher @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W.

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8> Pentanoix; Echosmith; Calum Scott @ Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> Lausa; Duo Rivaud for Balfolk Big Branch Festival @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick St. ~Worldbeat; $25

*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Blues

8-12> Jeff Barnes & Noah Zacharin @ The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. ~original Roots

8> open mic @ 1 Tonamara Smokers Lounge, 202 Spadina Ave.; $10/free for performers

8> Animal Type (recording release for ep); Poor You; Not For Function; more @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $

8> Fin Furey @ B-side Lounge, 669 College St. ~Irish Roots/Rock

8> Funny Funk; Monica Selene opens @ Supermarket, 268 August Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul

8> Quirks; Detours; Slivers; With Control @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

8> Dopethrone; Sons of Otis; Jahgernaut @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

8-12> Ken Taylor; David Huzyk; Your Pal Bill; Beard of Shame; Miller Marshall @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. ~Roots-Rock; $0

8> London Stone; Jammer’s Waffle House; Excuse Me; Band Against Humanity @ Hard Luck Bar, 812 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

8> Carmela Antonio; Naranie; Effie Sky @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

8> Eve Peterking @ The Boat in Kensington, 158 Augusta Ave. ~contemporary original; $

9> Chris Lord Band @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.  ~original Blues; $0

9> Little Rambunctious @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W.

9> Jeremy & Jenn @ Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Ave.  ~acoustic Pop covers; $0

8> Ollie Del Mastro; Claire Hunter; Keaton Beyer @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $6

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues

9> open mic with Brad Cooper @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave.

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St.

9:30> Tim Ries @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> Brendt Diabo @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

10> Mike Sedewick’s Blues Revue featuring Frank Cosentino @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0

10-2> Marc Joseph Band @ Grace O’Malley’s 14 Duncan St. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $5

10> Masaru; Neon Eagle @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

10> Gary LaRocca @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~fingerstyle Roots/Jazz guitarist

*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop

10:30> Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. ~Blues-Rock; $


416 – TORONTO EAST – Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

7-9:30> Jordan Glick’s The Usual Suspects @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~instrumental Jazz; 0$

7> Franklin Ave. Swingtet @ Hirut Cafe, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz

7> celebration of life of John “Snappy” Sabourin @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E.

7> Indie88 5th birthday party with The Elwins; Metric; Dizzy @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

8-12> open mic with Amber Durette & Gary Edward Allen @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave.

8-10> open mic (signup at 7:30) @ The Dock on Queen, 916 Queen St. E.

8> Brad Alexander @ The Beach House, 1953 Queen St. E. ~piano Pop/Jazz/requests; $0

8-10> Jazz open stage with Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave.

*8:30-10:30> The Delfis @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.

9> Peter Elekas Band & guests @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.

*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.



*6-10> Danny Mann @ @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

6:30-8:30> James Victor @ Grappa Restaurant, 690 The Queensway ~smooth Rock/Pop

7-9> Ukulele night with Chris Wilson @ Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W.

7-11> open mic @ Fair Grounds Café & Roastery, 3785 Lakeshore Blvd. W.

7> Abigail Williams; Ghost Bath; Giving Up @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

7:30> Arlene Smith Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Home Smith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; min table charge

8> Dedbeats @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock

9:30> Bryan Tyrell @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W. ~Pop

*10-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. ~Rock/Pop



*8:30-12:30> jam with Copy Machine @ Watts Restaurant, 1 Eglinton Square

9:30> High Rollers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Pop Rock


416 – TORONTO WEST – Ossington to Etobicoke

6> Thomas Stajcer; Graham Nicholas @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.  ~songwriters; $10

7-10> 14th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show with Kathryn Rose, Danny Marks, Barbra Lica, Paul Reddick, Ginger St James, Blair Packham, Helen Stewart, Laura Hubert, Julie Michels, Caitlin Hanford, HOTCHA! feauturing Beverly Kreller, Sonya Jezebel Cote, Samantha Windover, Michael Brennan, Lena Cote, Heather Morgan & house band Nichol Robertson on guitar, Denis Keldie on keys, Dennis Pendrith on upright bass, Ted Hawkins on drums with special guest Shelley Coopersmith on violin @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.  ~tribute to Patsy Cline; $ fundraiser for Arstcan Circle

8> Gnarly Horse (recording release for Maybe I’m Certain ep); Gregory Pepper; Girlongirl; Desire Lines @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W.  ~contemporary original; $10 includes ep

*8-12> open mic @ Bloor Bar Café, 1050 Bloor St. W.

8> Miles Finlayson Group @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $

*8> Jean Baptiste De Collier & Donn Dixon @ The Station, 2457 Bloor St. West ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8> Jake Clemons @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> The Sends; Cobra; TC Folkpunk @ Duggan’s Brewery, 1346 Queen St. W. ~indie; $pwyc

8:30> Luca Ciarla; Etnopolis @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Classical/Worldbeat; $30

9> John Wayne Swingtet featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Gypsy Swing Jazz; pwyc

9> Colin Story (recording release for Paddleboy ep) @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $15

9-12> open mic with Nick Densmore @ The Craft Brasserie, 107 Atlantic Ave.

*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West ~eclectic

9> The Mercenaries with guest Nicky Lawrence @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $

9> Meghan & Co. @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~eclectic Blues/Roots; $

9> Countless Numbers; The Bartops @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $pwyc

9:30> The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz

10> Bredren Live Version; The Dub Chronicles @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~contemporary original; $


519 EAST – Guelph & K-W to Owen Sound

3> Madison Galloway @ Seven Shores, 10 Regina St. N., Waterloo

4-11> Cambridge Fall Fair with Mike Koutsavakis hosting open jam @ Dickson Park, 30 Parkhill Rd. W., Cambridge

5> Tim Louis @ Bauer Marketplace, 187 King St. S., Waterloo ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

6> Norman Liota @ Einstein’s Café, 2 Grant St., Guelph ~fingerstyle guitarist

6> Dave Menard @ Strykerz Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener

*6> acoustic jam with Dave Pike @ TWB Co-operative Brewing, 300 Mill St., Kitchener

*7-10> Lucas Stagg @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock

*7-9> jam nite @ The Edge Wine Bar, 205467 County Rd. 109, Orangeville

*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

7:30> Tragedy Ann (recording release for Matches lp); Max Marshall opens @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~original Roots; $

8> Rob Dickson; Merival; Anne Wiebe @ ANAF Club 344 Guelph, 32 Gordon St., Guelph ~songwriters; $10

8> Soulstack  @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~ R&B/Soul

6> Jesse Parent; Twas Now @ Lana’s Lounge, 220 King St. N., Waterloo

8> World Rock Symphony Orchestra @ Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener ~Rock with four members of Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention; $

*8:30> acoustic jam hosted by Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge

*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge

9> Paige Warner @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville

9:30> 8 Second Ride @ The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country

*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop



7> open mic with Karl @ Barnstormer Brewing, 384 Yonge St., Barrie

7> open mic @ Champs Sports Bar, 203 Simcoe St., Peterborough

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

7:30> Country Legends Tour @ Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough ~tribute to Country greats; $

7:30> open mic @ Murphy’s Lockside Pub, 3 May St., Fenelon Falls

7:30> Stevben K Henry Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues; $5

7:30> Karla Crawford @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood  ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9> Atelier Ciseaux @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

*10> Bob Charters @ British Arms Pub, 29 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0

*10> Tony Silvestri @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough

10> open mic with Gerald Vanhalteren @ The Coach & Horses, 16 York St., Lindsay


905 EAST

7–9> Little Peter and the Elegants for Concerts in the Park @ Rotary Park, 194 Queen St., Bowmanville ~50s/60s rock ‘n’ roll $0

7-11> open jam kickoff night @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering

*7> open mic with Colin Campbell @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

7-10> open mic @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*7-10> eclectic open mic with host Kristen Hare @ The Birch Bistro, 84 King St. W., Bowmanville

*8-11> Rocky Dean Records’ open mic with hosts Brian Pisani & Matt Meraw @ Manantler Craft Brewing Co., 182 Wellington St., Bowmanville

*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg

8:30> Mellow Dee & guest @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~soft groove Pop/R&B

*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

9> Anvil @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~Metal /Hard-Rock Canadian icons; $30

*9-12> open jam night @ Brooklin Pub, 15 Baldwin St., Whitby,

*9-2> open mic with Rich With Sin @ Gravity Lounge, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

*9-1> open jam with host Courtney Bowles @ Down Omer, 522 Ritson Rd., Oshawa

9> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo

9> open mic jam with Dezz & Carol @ King’s Key Pub, 89 King St. E., Bowmanville

*9:30> jam with hosts Dan Walek & Steve Madden Band @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax


905 NORTH-EAST – east of Hwy #400

*6-10> Sol de Cuba @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~Latin

*7-10> acoustic open mic/showcase with Steffi Postol Goodfield @ La Siciliana Gelato, 10255 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*7-10> Dino Stakos @ Father’s Moustache Grill, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*8> open mic with host Kevin Kerr @ The Duchess of Markham, 53 Main St. N., Markham

*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick


905 NORTH-WEST – west of Hwy #400

*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

7-10> Deux Def Dudes @ Shy Lounge, 5 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton ~smooth Rock/Pop

7> Kev Morse @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*7> The Hannah Brothers @ The Cellar, 78 Main St. S., Georgetown ~Jazz guitar

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

8> jam with Linda Nusca Albertyn @ Sammy’s Grill, 15 Allan Drive, Bolton

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan

*9> open mic with The Almost Cool Band @ St. George Pub, 7 Main St. N., Georgetown

*10:30> jam with Gary White & Friends @ Bryden’s, 270 Main St. E., Milton


905 SOUTH –Hamilton & vicinity

Noon-1> Mimi Shaw @ Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Country; $0

Noon-1am> Canadian Country Music Awards kickoff showcase with Drew Taylor; Abby Stewart; Leanne Pearson; Brad James; Blackie Jacket Jr.; Cory Gallant; more @ George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King St. W., Hamilton,  ~Country; $0

1-5> in the round showcases for Canadian County Music Week with Justin LaBrash, Melissa Livstone, Brenda Dirk; Drew Taylor, Desiree Dorian, Jacklyn Wills; Justine Blanchet, Justin Hogg, Ashlynne Vince, Renegade Station; Harlan Smith, Jordyn Pollard, Abby Stewart @ The Honest Lawyer, 110 King St., Hamilton ~Country; $?

2:30-5> CCMA Songwriters showcase with The Reklaws; Aaron Goodvin; Danielle Ryan’ Five Roses; Genevieve Fisher; JJ and Ty Hunter; Meghan Patrick; Emily Reid @ The Studio, 10 MacNab St. S., Hamilton ~Country; $

5-8> Augusta Ray @ George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King St. W., Hamilton,  ~Country; $0

6:30> Judy Brown @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~original Blues/R&B; $ (includes meal)

7> Wildbloom (recording release for album Wanderoot) @ Doors Pub, 56 Hess St. Hamilton ~original Rock/Pop; $

7-10> Charissa @ Shoeless Joe’s Hamilton, 1183 Upper James St., Hamilton ~Country

8> Kristan North; Man Made Hill; Freak Heat Waves; Barbaraic Slaptone @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Thrash; $

*8-10> open mic with The Vaudevillian @ Rust City Brewery, 27 King William St., Hamilton

*8-10> Josh Coulter @ Judge and Jester, 17 Main St. E., Grimsby

8:30> Chris Chambers @ Lou Dawg’s Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton

9-11> The Redhill Valleys @ The Diplomat, 43 King St. W., Hamilton ~Country; $

9-2> Association Country Musicians in Alberta showcase with Bob Donaldson; Krissy Feniak; Devon Cooper; Hailey Benedict; Renegade Station; Justin Hogg; Drew Gregory; Mariya Stokes; The Dungarees; Mandy McMillan; Prairie States; Karac Hendriks; Ben Chase @ The Honest Lawyer, 110 King St., Hamilton ~Country; $?

9> open jam with Tim Ninehouse and Mr. Jay @ George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King St. W., Hamilton,

*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Ancaster

10> Harte & Mazur featuring Elana Harte @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals


905 WEST

*7-10> Clarke County @ Montana’s BBQ Mississauga, 5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga ~Country

*7> Fraser/Daley @ Anchor Bar Burlington, 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington ~original Rootsy Blues

7> Scott Whittington @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

*7-11> jam with James Anthony Band @ Uptown Social House, 1900 Walkers Line, Burlington

*7:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown

7:45> open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

8> The Grady Brothers @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line

9> Doc Maclean; Albert Frost @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriters; $10

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock



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 purchasers (eg. seniors, students, members, etc.) /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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