25th Riverdale Share Concert another star-studded affair | TorontoMoon.ca 171203Su | Shows for Sunday, December 03, 2021

Danny Marks with Dala at 2016 Riverdale Share concert -COURTESY


Murray McLauchlan, Danny Marks, Kim Stockwood and Julian Taylor are just some of the headliners who will perform at this afternoon’s Riverdale Share Concert at the Danforth Music Hall in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, 147 Danforth Avenue.

This year’s concert, which starts at 2 (doors at 2:30), will feature 20 performances in all. The full slate also includes Washboard Hank, Mia and John Sheard, Desna Children’s Dance Company, with emceeing by Mike Tanner, Music Sector Development Officer and front man for the Circumstantialists band.

Many of the artists will be backed by an all-star Riverdale Share Band house troupe of eclectic talents that includes three guitarists, three violinists, three horn players, three keyboardists and two drummers.  It’s comprised of Tom Leighton, Steve Briggs, Russ Boswell, Wendell Ferguson, Danny Greenspoon, Patrick Hornsby, Bruce Moffett, John Adames, Kevin Turcotte, Scott Marshall, Gord Meyers, Anne Lindsay, Aaron Dell and Jonathan Marks.

Among the stage attractions are Masini McDermott, Micah Barnes, Tim Bovaconti; Me & Her, Mia Sheard, Nicola Adilman, David Gale, Theresa Nova, Randy Vancourt, Fade Awaays, Torrent Productions theatre group, Frankland Junior Choir, Densa School of Ukranian Dance, Bain & Bernard comedians and Spraoi.

Longtime participant Tabby Johnson was supposed to take part again but had a scheduling conflict, however will return next year, organizers say. But local politicians representing diverse affiliations, such as local MP Julie Dabrusin, MPP Peter Tabuns, Councillor Mary Fragedakis and Mayor John Tory will also likely take part again and help the big room’s audience sing a couple of Christmas tunes.

Speaking on why he has been involved with The Riverdale Share Concert on several occasions, well-known Canadian singer and songwriter Murray McLauchlan stated in a press release: “To help families in need when they are most in need is not just an obligation but an honour.”

Held every December, The Riverdale Share Concert is a fun-filled, diverse holiday celebration for the entire family. Over the years over $250,000 has been raised from the concert to support east-end, non-profit organization such as the Blake Boultlbee Youth Outreach Service (BBYOS), East York Foundation Seniors Christmas Dinner, Kennedy House Shelter, Ralph Thornton Community Centre and the South Riverdale Child Parent Centre to name a few.

Support from many local organizations and companies, such as the new title sponsor, Meridian Credit Union and long-time supporter Big Carrot as well as Canadian Tire helps to cover show production costs and means 100% of ticket sales revenues are donated to local community programs. This year’s goal is to raise over $50,000 and truckloads of food for families in crisis in the community in one afternoon.

Admission to the Concert is $25.00 at the door plus a non-perishable food item,

More information on the 100 per cent volunteer-run Riverdale Share Concert, co-proudced with the Ralph Thornton Community Organization, is available at riverdaleshare.com, @RiverdaleShare and Facebook.com/RiverdaleShare.

-Gary17, TorontoMoon.ca
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*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)

4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival Host Ted Rusk will take us on a blues cruise to points near and far @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on www.560cfos.ca)

5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM

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

9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @  http://www.bluesandrootsradio.com/ ~ artist interviews and tracks

9pm-midnight> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @ https://m.mixcloud.com/WorldofMusicSFonMuthaFM/


11am-2pm> Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ; $5 (music only)

*11am-2> The Mercenaries @ Drake One Fifty, 150 York St. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0

noon-3> Royal Conservatory of Music student recitals @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

1> Tamarack’er Down @ Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W. ~ Celtic-Canadian orchestra

2> Mayhemingways; Little Fire @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots-Rock

2> Francine Kay @ Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $

3:30-6:30> Club Django @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Django 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. ~New Orleans Jazz

4:30-7:30> Matthew Pullicino @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St. ~Jazz

5> Monk’s Music @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~vibraphone Jazz

5-9> Shane Pendergast @ Cloak and Dagger, 394 College St. ~East Coast/Celtic Rock

6> Kevin Breit @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Fusion Jazz

6-7:30> Kent Sheridan @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Blues; $20

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.

7> Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience @ Rebel, 11 Polson St.  ~tribute to Led Zeppelin; $

7> Bob Wegner recording release for Changing Of The Guard @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~songwriter; pwyc

7-9:30> Klezkonnection @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Klezmer Jazz; $

7-10> The Rhythmaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.

7> The Elwins recording release; Jukebox The Ghost @ Mod Club, 722 College St.

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

7> Minha Lua @ Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St. ~new Fado interpretations

7:30> Jason Kenemy @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8> open mic with David McLachlan @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St.

8> Evie Wilder; Michael Liswiski; Karen Chung; Daniel Hanna @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~songwriter; $7

8-12:30> Jazz is PHSH @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $20

8> The Tea Party (fifth of five nights); Ascot Royals @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

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

8:30-10> Charlotte Moore with John Hughes @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz tribute to Sondheim; $20

8:30> Lecrae @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

9> Ben Oginz; Ryecroft @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.

9> Valentino; JMC; Chip Bondy recording release for ep @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0

9> Ethio Jazz Project @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

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

10> The Woodchoppers Association @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~improvisational Roots

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

10-2> Pat Wright solo @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~songwriter

**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.


11am-2pm> Lisa Marie Kruchak for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

2:30> Riverdale Share 25th anniversary fundraiser for needy families with Murray McLauchlan; Danny Marks; Julian Taylor; Kim Stockwood; Washboard Hank; & many more with all-star Riverdale Share Band @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~eclectic; $25 + non-perishable food item

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

4> A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E.

*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive

5-8:30> George Olliver & Gangbuster @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~vintage Pop/R&B; $10

7-11> Jerome Tucker Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$

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


2> Stacey Dowswell; Mark Martyre @ Village Vinyl Music Emporium & Café, 2925 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~songwriters; $0

4-7:30> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Steve Marriner & Curtis Chaffey @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Blues/R&B

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

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


3-7> jam with hosts The Repairmen @ Birchmount Tavern, Scarborough, 462 Birchmount Rd.  ~Blues-Rock

*7-11> open jam with host Gtar Live @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.


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

11> John MacMurchy & Dan Ionescu @ The Archtop Café, 2312 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz

*noon-3> Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues

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

1-3> Kristy Hagerman; Andrew Scott opens @ Coffee And All That Jazz, 72 Howard Park Ave. ~original Jazz; $0

2:30> Intensive Carolling with Chris Murphy and Ian Goodtimes fundraiser for Sunnybrook Neonatal Intensive Care Unit @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Christmas

3-4:30> “From Russia with Love: with various performers @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Classical; $25/-, kids free

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

5-8> Ivan Rosenberg @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots

5-8> Grateful Sunday @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~tribute to Grateful Dead

6> Son of Town Hall @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

6> Sons of Town Hall; Abigail Lapell opens @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.  ~songwriters; $

*7-10> “Another Bloody Folk Club” @ Yellow Griffin Pub, 2202 Bloor St. W. ~Roots

7:30> Penumbra @ Alchemy, 890 College St.

7:30> Jaws of Love @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.

7:30-10:30> Miss Emily @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.

8> Luke with Jordan; Kurt; Torin; Transit Cops @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie

8-11:30> Gregg Stafford’s New Orleans Stomp @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~New Orleans Jazz; $20

8> Ora Cogan; Dohn Valley; Praises @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

8:30> Còig @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~traditional East Coast Celtic/Roots; $30

9-1> Levi Collins Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave.

9> Lotus Wight @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Country-Blues

*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0


2> Jazz jam @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo

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

3> Big Band Theory’s “Big Band Christmas” @ Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ~Christmas; $

7:30-11:30> The Sadies; The Layrite Boys @ Dsrct, 10 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~Bluegrass; $

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

9> Traditional English Music Folk Sessions @ The Brownestone Gastropub, 39 Queen St. E., Cambridge

9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo

*10-2> open mic @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnell St., Guelph


*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford

3> Bluegrass Menagerie feat. Mathew Fines @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

3-7> Sheesham and Lotus @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough

905 EAST

*3-6> Chris Stapley & Earl Johnson @ Ridges Pub, 776 Liverpool Rd., Pickering ~acoustic Blues/Rock

6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

**7-10> “Underground Sundays” with 3 bands @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg ~indie; $0

*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues

*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock


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

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

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick

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

*6-10> open mic with host Brian Wride @ Col. McGrady’s, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

*7-10> Lynn McDonald @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop/Jazz

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

*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) with host Ben Crosby @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill


3> Ablett and Cooper @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown

*5> open mic with Crosstown Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown

*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton

7-11> open mic with Edward Bose @ 52nd Street, 30 Kennedy Rd. S., Brampton

7:30> Paul Shearer for “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~wind instruments


12-3> Union & Kay @ Rust City Brewery, 27 King William St., Hamilton ~Jazz

2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Jake Chisholm @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $7

2-5> Big Rude Jake @ Lou Dawgs Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton ~Blues

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

*4> open mic with Neon Moon @ Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St., Hamilton

4> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton

4:30-7:30> Alfie Smith @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~original Blues; $

*7> open mic @ The Wee Dram, 1831 Main St. W., Hamilton

7> “Hamilton Hometown Christmas” fundraiser for local kids’ charities with Rob Platsko, Trickbag; Sonny del Rio; Chris Clause; Jude Johnson; Brant Parker; Santa; many more @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $

7-11> Selfish Things; First Ghost; Carried Away @ Club Absinthe, 38 King William St., Hamilton ~indie; $

7:30> Espanola; Dan Edmonds; The Vikkies @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $

9> Jessica Moss; Ben Shemie; Hutchie @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~songwriters; $12.50

9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

9> open jam with Walker and Jamie @ The Pour House Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton

9> Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr @ Lionshead Pub, 137 John St. S., Hamilton

*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton

10> Chris Chambers @ Augusta House, Hamilton, 17 Augusta St.

10> open mic @ The Hub, 1141 King St. E., Hamilton

905 WEST

2-6> Michael Warren @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

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

3:30> James Anthony @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues

**4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock

4-7> Glenn Groves @ 5 West Brewpub, 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> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

**8-12> The Nomads with guest @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

7-10> Folk music open stage @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~admission with food bank donation

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

*10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington


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