Orangeville closing Broadway for live music for first time today | 160604Sa | Shows for Sat. June 04, 2022

Google Earth view of Orangeville from #9 @ #10


With 66 shows scheduled at several local restaurants, pubs, businesses, parks and community centres —and even eight acts on the town’s main street, which, for the first time in the event’s history will be closed to vehicle traffic for the day— Orangeville turns Blue today as the 14th annual edition of the city’s Blues and Jazz Festival hits the peak of its schedule starting at noon.

The free event, as we originally told you in 2010 [subscribers can see the article in our Vault section] is traditionally the first outdoor summer season community music festival of the year in Ontario.

The weekend actually kicked off on Thursday, offered more than a score of shows last night and will also continue tomorrow afternoon.

But with a beautiful Saturday forecast by meteorologists, so many superb musical options (not all of them really Blues or Jazz —but hey, this is about celebrating talents, not satisfying purists) and Broadway Ave. filled to overflowing with pedestrians enjoying live acts on the street and at so many impromptu stages, today will certainly be the prime time to be there.

With a plethora shows in a multitude of venues, rather than list them here may I suggest that if you’re considering an outing to the area (some of the neighbouring villages and hamlets like Alton and Mono Mills also have events) that you plan your excursion by checking out the festival’s extremely well designed website, which includes a full listing of the shows plus maps and bios and more.  It’s easy to use and very professionally presented —a model for any organization staging similar undertakings.

I’ve written a bit about my time in Orangeville in previous articles about the festival, but no doubt it’s changed a lot since I was a resident nearly 25 years ago now.  Certainly its recognition and celebration of live musical talent has grown by leaps and bounds since then (when I used to perform in local bars as “Alton John” —yuk yuk) as this stellar annual event demonstrates.

It’s a great day for a road trip and you couldn’t really do much better than to head up Highway #10 past the big sky views over the rolling hills of Caledon until you hit #9 then take a left.  You’ll find yourself in a little piece of paradise with nearly as much musical talent in one place as you’d encounter on a day trip to Heaven.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Saturday, June 04, 2022

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.

Names of subscribers appear in bold, are underlined and, where applicable, include a live link to their websites. Advertisers’ listings are in larger, highlighted type, include live link to website and also have ad icon included in listings.


*12-3> The Sinners Choir @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

1:30-4:30> Words & Music with hosts Linda Stitt & Peter Solmes with guests Michael Katz; Rita Visser; Kim Michele, more @ Vino Rosso, 995 Bay St. TO ~eclectic original mix

3> The Hot Five Jazzmakers @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~traditional Jazz; $5

3-6> Sugar Daddies Sextet @ The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St., TO ~Jazz

3:30> Matt Lagan Big Band Ensemble @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

4> Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~vintage Rock/Tex Mex originals

4-7> The Way Back @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~$

*4:40-7:30> The Happy Pals @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~New Orleans Jazz

*5-8> Blues & Troubles @ Déjà vu Bar, 389 College St., TO ~Blues

6-8> Cohen, Cohen & Willert @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10/pwyc

6> Rattlesnake Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

7:30> Eric St. Laurent Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~ Jazz; $

8> Stalking Irony @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO

8:30> Lodan @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO

8:30-11:30> Steve Ross & The Blue Mambo Swing @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Swing Jazz; $

*8:30-12:30> All Star Band feat. Joe Bowden & Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

8:30> The Pack A.D.; PS I Love You; Greylands @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~$17.50

9-12> Ryan Cassidy album release with featured guest Brownman Ali on trumpet @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W., TO ~Jazz sax; $

9> Brother Levon; Old James; Kush416 @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~Funk/Soul/Rock; $10

10> Oliver Pigott; LambLion @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~Roots-Pop songwriter; $

9> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party album release @ Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 103 Bellvue Ave., TO ~original Roots-Rock; $

9> Who Stole The Cookies @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd., TO North

9> Russell Leon @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~songwriter

9-11:30> Coldjack @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $

9-2> Hop Hop showcase @ The Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave., TO ~Hip Hop; $

9> The Kents album release with guests Kasador; Rebelle; Cheap Flights @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $10

9> The Operators; The Capital; That Was Then; Surf Cactus @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie; $

9:30> Pop Cherry @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~classic Pop Rock; $

9:30> Lady Kane @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/Soul/R&B; $10

9:45> Ted Warren Commission @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*9:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> Ride The Tiger @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/Soul; $

10> The Bernadette Connors Band @ Bier Markt Esplanade, 58 The Esplanade, TO ~Pop Rock

10-2> The Rattles @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Beatles hits

10> The Cunninghams @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10:30> Strome-Danckert Duo @ Fionn MacCool’s Esplanade, 70 The Esplanade ~Pop Rock

9:30> The Dearly Bereft; The Don Campbell Band @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock


*3:30-6> Johnny Wright @ Outriggers, 2232 Queen St. E., TO East ~R&B

6-8> Thelonious Hank @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Country

7-9> Mushkat @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Pop Folk

8> Mudpunch @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Blues Rock duo

*8:30> open mic with host Jenn Kee @ The Grover Pub, 676 Kingston Rd., TO East

9-12> Lucas Stagg @ The Feathers, 962 Kingston Rd., TO East ~songwriter

9> Stiletto Flats featuring Elana Harte @ The Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave., TO East ~retro & classic Rock

9> Carrie Chesnutt @ Old Nick Pub, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Blues/Soul/Jazz

9> The Swinging’ Blackjacks @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Rockabilly

9> Dan Kosub Duo @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

9:30-11:30> Lindy Vopnfiord @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots songwriter

9:30> Tommy Youngsteen @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Springsteen tribute; $15

10> Herve Basset Duo @ An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

10:30> Fiction @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd., TO East ~Pop Rock


*3-6> Danny B Band @ Blue Goose, 1 Blue Goose St., Etobicoke South ~R&B/Blues

**4-8> The Essentials with guest singer  Kat Lovett @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Etobicoke South ~Rock-R&B

*4-8> The Meteors with guest Tony Paglia @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Blues/Rock/R&B

7:30> Nathalie Kraemer Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; minimum table charge

8> Little Peter and the Elegants @ Winston Churchill Legion, 150 8th St., Etobicoke ~50s/60s dance party Rock ‘n’ Roll; $10

8> Groove Nights @ Old Mill Inn (Dining Room), 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~eclectic Pop Rock; minimum table charge

8> Lynch Mob @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~Rock; $

9> The Silverbacks @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

9:30> Community Soul Project @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40; $

10-2> Confidential Sources @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Etobicoke South ~Rock/R&B/Funk

10> The Flying J’s @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St., Etobicoke ~Pop Rock


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

8> The Bombadils with opener Taivi Alexander & Garth Douglas for Acoustic Harvest @ St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Roots; $25

9-1> Colin Amey @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~ Pop Rock

9:30> Rock jam with Tommy Rocker Band @ Centro Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

*9:30-2> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Winners, 2181 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough

9:30> G Wood @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Rebel Joe @ Kornerstones, 1601 Birchmount Ave., Scarborough ~Rock/Top 40

10> Strictly Sabbath @ Smiling Jacks, 3482 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough ~Sabbath tribute


*12-3> Julian Fauth’s Blues Brunch @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

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

**2-6> open mic with guest host Philomene Hoffman @ Magic Oven, 347 Keele St., TO West

**5-8> Bill Heffernan’s Saturday Sessions with featured guest David Celia @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. TO West ~Roots/Country/Pop

5-8> Dan Mock and Kristin Cavoukian @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots songwriter

*5-8> Blues jam with Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St., TO West ~Blues

6:30-11> Glen Hornblast Band with guests including Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy Duo @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots/acoustic Pop covers & originals

7:30> Osypa Blue Crime @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

9-1> Keiko Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Bad Luck Woman and Her Misfortunes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country

9:30-1> The Junction City All-Stars featuring Dave McManus, Julian Fauth & George Baumann & guests Roots ‘n’ Branches @ The Cat, 3153 Dundas St. W., ~Blues/Pop/Rock

9:30> Cowboy Buddha Band @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz Rock

9:30> Ragwax @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West

9:30> Shred Penner @ Brazen Head Pub, 165 East Liberty St., TO West ~Pop Rock

10-2> Hot Wax Meltdown @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Rock

10> The Galactic Scoundrels @ 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas St. W., TO West

10:30> Ola Fresca @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Salsa; $15


noon-11pm> Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival with 66 shows in many venues @ Orangeville, Ontario [see article]

8-11> Sil Simone Trio for Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival @ Holbrooks Grill, 35 Broadway Ave., Orangeville ~Blues-Rock covers & originals

8> Jesse Webber @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener ~Pop

9> The Great Canadian Swampstompers feat. Ted Rusk album release @ Avalon Jazz Lounge, 229 Ninth St. E., Owen Sound ~original Roots Rock

9> Mandippal @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph, 494 Edinurgh Rd. S., Guelph ~Pop


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

8:30> Lachey Cuban Band @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9> Morgan Davis @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~Blues

9:30> The Stephanie Gregg Band @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie

9:30> Gob @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

10> Casper Skulls; Chastity; Deathsticks @ The Spill, 414 George St., Peterborough

10> Aye Teeth; Beef Boys @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

*3-5> The Grace Trio @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

*4> PRJ @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa ~Blues

*9-1> karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax

9> Ben Hudson @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

9-1> Waterdown Blues @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

9-1> Bianca Rollo Band @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Red Velvet @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~Rock

10> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

10-2> Two For The Show @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 36 Kingston Rd. E., Ajax ~Pop Rock


8-11> The Second String Project; Ambedo @ Yogi’s Bar, 1285 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill ~Pop Rock

9-1> Stone Urchin @ Oscar’s Roadhouse, 1785 Queen St. E., Brampton ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9> Southern Nights @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop

9> Laura Lee’s Tequila Rockinbirds @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket ~Rock/Pop

9:30> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Spot One, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~melodic 60s Pop Rock; $10

9:30> Skip Tracer @ Jake’s Boathouse Brampton, 59 First Gulf Rd., Brampton ~Pop Rock

9:30> Lauren & The Lovelies @ Aw Shucks, 15230 Yonge St., Aurora ~Pop Rock

10> The Jagger Tanner Band @ Village Inn, 2 Holland St. E., Bradford ~Rock

*11> DJ Ozne (Enzo Simone) @ Britannia Pub, 7359 Yonge St., Thornhill


**2-4:30> Davidson, Dicresce & Nero host jam with guests @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

**2> Brant Parker Band with guest Robin Banks @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~Blues

*2-6> jam w. Tom Finocchio @ Sam’s Place, Barton-Chestnut Sts., Hamilton

**2:30> special guest Steve Strongman with The Mighty Duck Band (Season Finale) @ The Golden Pheasant, 244 Ontario St., St. Catharines ~R&B/Blues

**2:30> Blues Matinée @ Coach & Lantern (upstairs), 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Blues

8> Blues With A Feeling celebration of the life of King Biscuit Boy featuring Fathead & many guests @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $30

8> Flash Johnson @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Rock/Top 40

9> Hell Bent Rockers; Devil In The Woodshack @ Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St., Hamilton

9> The MacLean’s @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton ~saucy Pop Rock/Roots

**9> Niagara Rhythm Section with guest Lance Anderson @ The Old Winery, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-On-The-Lake ~R&B/Blues

9:30> What The Folk album release @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

9:30> 351 Cleveland @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~Rock/Top 40

905 WEST

**2-6> Sil Simone Band with special guest Mark Crissinger @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Blues

**2-6> Saturday Blues Sermon with James Anthony & special guest Jeanine Mackie @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

*3-7> jam with Michelle Deneault & Redder @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St., Port Credit

*3-7> open stage jam @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*4-8> Big Bob Hammon and the Mississauga Delta Bues Band @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

8-12> The Wanted @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Country-R&B fusion; $7

9> Urban Sky @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington ~Pop

9> Tone Deaf @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

9:30> Soul Funkshun featuring Dave Girdlestone @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview Ave., Burlington

9:30> Bill Nadeau @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Stone Monkeys @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Pop Rock

9:30> Tomahawk Love; Trove @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

9:30> Kimberley Wetmore Band @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington ~Rock/R&B

9:30-11:45> Bare Blue Sea @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

9:30> Killin’ Time Band @ Jersey’s Bar, 1450 Headon Rd., Burlington ~Rock/Top 40

10-2> Sonny Boy Mick @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40; $

10> Reid Henry Band @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock

10:15> The Doubts @ Failte, 201 City Centre Dr., Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40

10:30> Dirty Pioneers @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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