UPDATED: McKenna birthday and Gate closing parties will be essential travel for fans despite ice storm | TorontoMoon.ca 180415Su | Shows for Sunday, April 15, 2022

Mike McKenna at 70th birthday party -GARY 17

UPDATE:  The Mike McKenna birthday show has been rescheduled to next Sunday due to the weather.  Other show cancellations have also been received since this was posted.  If you want to check a show’s status, click the link in the club’s address field to go to Google Maps, where address listings also usually include phone numbers.

Weather forecasters, police and other well-meaning authorities are advising people, because of an expected ice storm, not to travel today unless it is “essential” to do so.  But for some die-hard Blues-Rock and Roots/Jazz/Blues music fans, that is exactly how they’ll regard attendance at either of two cavalcades of talent taking place in the east and west end of Toronto.

Fans of Mike McKenna have been loyal for 50 years now, since the iconic Blues-Rock slide guitar player was with Luke & The Apostles and The Ugly Ducklings and since, half a century ago this summer, he took out an ad seeking fellow players to start a new band, leading to the formation of McKenna Mendelson Mainline that autumn and a place in music history.

As I told you a couple of years ago on the occasion of his 70th birthday, McKenna was inducted into the Canada South Blues Hall of Fame in 2013, as we reported back then.  And, as I’ve also noted on several occasions, he is regarded by Blues players all across the world as a seminal influence emanating from his brilliance on MMM’s debut Stink album from 1969.

Danny B -Gary 17

Danny B -Gary 17

McKenna celebrates his 72nd birthday today at Black Swan Tavern with a musical party orchestrated by SongTown impresario Pete Otis that includes not only a reprise of George Olliver and Steven Ambrose sharing a stage (about which we told you a month ago) but also features numbers by legendary R&B/Jazz crooner and entertainer Danny B, plus Roots doyenne Debbie Fleming —all performing backed by McKenna’s all-star Slidewinder Band: Tom Robertson on second guitar, Hap Roderman on bass and Rob Kirkpatrick on the kit.

But wait, there’s more!  Taking place from 4 till 8 or so in the room at 154 Danforth Ave. near Broadview, the panoply of talents will also include guest harpist Jay Moonah plus mini-sets by dynamic Pop duo Amber & Alex, by songwriters Pat Little and Stephen Court and also one by Otis himself.  And incredibly, the cover charge for this all-star assemblage is just $10.

While fans at the Swan will be celebrating, it’ll be more like a wake —albeit a very lively, entertaining one— at Gate 403 on Roncesvalles Ave., where a plethora of artists who’ve performed in the room over the past 25 years (less a few months) will gather to say good-bye to the venue.

Julian Fauth holds out the tip jar for Ken Yoshioka at Gate 403 -GARY 17

The room at 403 Roncesvalles is closing after tonight’s 5 p.m. through 1 a.m. (or later?) parade of artists representing the many genres of music that have found a home in the toney yet casual space just south of Howard Park Ave.  The room has been sold and the new owner has no plans to continue live music, we’re told.

As I recounted in an article I wrote in 2015, the club has been vital in helping to lead the transformation of the strip along Roncesvalles from a dowdy, xenophobic ethnic enclave to become part of the hip Parkdale-Junction live music corridor

Through the years, as I’ve told you previously, it has consistently offered a wide array of live music that includes a heaping helping of Jazz but also lots of Blues, Roots and even Latin and other World genres —and most of the artists have been performing original material.  Blues songwriter Julian Fauth used his multi-year residency there, with its in-house grand piano, to develop and test-drive songs that ultimately won him a Juno award —and that’s just one example.

A family enjoys the atmosphere at Gate 403 on a Saturday afternoon, -GARY 17

It’s also been a welcoming kind of home=away-from home hangout for the local artists —and also for many area families.  Parents introducing their kids to the charms of live music have regularly been seen there on weekends and even for the 5 p.m. early shows nightly during the week —which, it must be added, have been way ahead of the curve for what venues need to do to succeed in today’s market.

Bill Heffernan, about whom I wrote yesterday as he hosted the final show of a 13-year weekly run there Saturday afternoons, summed up it’s special appeal in a post he wrote yesterday on social media.

Bill Heffernan hosting at Gate 403 -GARY 17

“It was a place where a single mother or father or a couple could bring their kids and let them roam freely, instilling in them a love of live music and all that goes with it, while the adults could kick back with some food and drink in a relaxed casual atmosphere,” he wrote.

About tonight’s show, Bill tells us to expect a star-studded stream of talents who’ve performed in the room over the past quarter century sitting in with the listed acts.

“I think, other than the frontline “names” it’s the friends component that will make this show electric,” he told us in an email, “as all of us have had so many fine local musicians sit in on our shows.

Howie Moore takes in the vibe at Gate 403 in 2012 -GARY 17

“Too numerous to name will be all of the other front liners and sidemen and women who will be showing up to collaborate with the feature acts.  Also of note there will be multiple Juno Award winners, as well as Maple Blues Award winners and nominees, and critically acclaimed Jazz and Folk artists,” he predicted.

The formal set list includes: Julian Fauth with Ken Yoshioka & Friends; Chris Staig & Shelley Coopersmith & Friends; Bruce Griffin Trio; Donne Roberts; Bill Heffernan & Friends; Evan Desaulnier Trio; Arthur Renwick & Friends; and Michelle Rumball.  [See set times in listings.]

For this show, as has always been the case at the room, there won’t be a cover charge but you can expect there’ll be a prominently displayed donations jar, with all proceeds going to the musicians, who will now have one less place

Luckily for both of these momentous events, it appears at this writing at 8 a.m. as if the expected storm may not be as severe and dangerous as initially predicted.

The latest forecast calls for temperatures to hit by a couple of degrees above zero by 3 p.m. or so, while the likelihood of precipitation falls to about 20%.  Hopefully that eventuality makes the absolutely necessary travel to these two shows relatively hazard-free for the throngs who will be there no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.

-Gary 17, 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)

*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

4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on www.560cfos.ca)

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

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



10:30am-1:30> Blues brunch with Robert Davis @ Southern Accent, 839 College St.

11am-2pm> Musika Klez Ensemble 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> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

3> Taiko Plus with Esprit Orchestra @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $

3> Toronto Symphony Orchestra @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical (Beethovn); $

3:30-6:30> Beverly Taft Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

4> Luan Phung Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz; $5

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

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

5> Clockwise; The James Clark Institute; The Beat Club @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~indie Pop; $pwyc

5> The Phil & John Show @ Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

6-7:30> Lana Carillo @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz/Pop; $20

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

7> The Darkness; Diarrhea Planet @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

7-9:30> Sounds of Brazil @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Latin Jazz; $

7-9:30> Jessica Lalonde @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

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

7> Lil Berete @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original;  $

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

7> Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Roots-Rock

*7-12> Billy Bishop Trio @ Reverie At The Park, 569 College St. ~Roots-Rock

7-10> Jaryd Stanley for Post-WWF CN Tower Stair Climb celebration @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W.

7:30> Abbot/Roblin/Zurawinski @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz

7:30> John Dupuis @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~pianist

*7:30> set by Fresh Mistake followed by open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8-11> Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room with Wayne “Neon” Smith & many more @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~eclectic song sharing; 0$

8> Rock Camp for Grownups showcase @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~eclectic Rock; $pwyc

8> open mic with Jonathan Macey @ Roses New York, 135 Fort York Blvd.

8> Music City North presents “Soundtrack of The City” closing night open mic @ The Paddock, 178 Bathurst St. ~eclectic indie; $10/wrstbnd

8-12> Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz; 15

8> 3teeth; HJo99o9 (Horror); Street Sects @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

8> Panqueque; Kashka @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.

8-10:30> Roots slam open mic with Dwayne Morgan @ A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St. ~spoken word

8:30-10> Three Little Maids @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz/Pop; $20

9> Josh Clemenger @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

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

10-12> Music City North presents “Soundtrack of The City” with Myer Clarity; Dustin Wareham; Markus Moses Jackman @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $10/wrstbnd

10-4> Music City North presents “Soundtrack of The City” with Pat Wright @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~eclectic indie; $10/wrstbnd

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

10> Makeshift Island with Kevin Breit @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~original Jazz; $

10> Jack Marks @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly

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



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

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

4-8> SongTown presents Boogie Party 17 & Mike McKenna’s Birthday Bash & with host band Mike McKenna & Slidewinder & featured guests Danny B,  George Olliver, Steve Ambrose & Debbie Fleming + sets by Pete Otis; Pat Little; Stephen Court, Amber & Alex, David Morrison, Terry Blankley @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/R&B originals & covers; $10

4> Opera Revue with Danie Friesen and Colin Frotte @ 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 OConnor Drive

5-8:30> Hogtown Country Band @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly

7> Why Don’t We @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

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

8> Beverly Glenn-Copeland & Indigo Rising; Tryal; Loom @ Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St. ~original Roots; $24

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



2-4> Dowswell-Martyre @ Village Vinyl Music Emporium, 2925 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~songwriters; $0

4-8> Lost Patients Trio @ Firkin on the Bay, 68 Marine Parade Drive ~Rock/Top 40 covers

4-7:30> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Maria Aurigema & Michael Fonfara @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Blues/R&B

5-9> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Browns Line ~60s dance-Pop/Rock

4> “Spring Fling BBQ” Crued; Pazzo Racing; Social-Strife; The Burnout Kids; InHaitus InHaitus; Eklectic; more @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic Rock/Metal/Punk; $

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



4> Bill Craig @ Muckish Irish Pub, 74 Hymus Ave. ~Roots-Celtic; $0

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

*8-12> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek & Paul Evans @ Al Mac’s, 2459 Kingston Rd.



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

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

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

2-6> Joel Saunders @ Golden Gecko Coffee, 282 Jane St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

2> 11th annual MJMS recitals & spring celebration @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Classical/Jazz; $

3-6> Whiskey Jack @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly

4:30> Shanika Maria; Jamie Milay; Salma Hindy; Bex and the Disappointment @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $

5-8> Final Concert before club closing with: (5-6) Julian Fauth & Friends; (6-7) Chris Staig & Shelley Coopersmith & Friends; (7-8) Bruce Griffin Trio; (8-9) Donne Roberts; (9-10) Bill Heffernan & Friends (10-11) Evan Desaulnier Trio; (11-12) Arthur Renwick & Friends; (12-1) Michelle Rumball @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~eclectic Jazz/Blues/Roots-Rock

**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

6> Jom Comyn & Rich Burnett @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.

7-9> Bryce Jardine; David Newberry @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters

7> poetry slam @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.

7:30-11> James Bayford @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Chordless Trio Jazz; $0

8:30> Martin Taylor @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~original Jazz; $35

8:30> Emily Burgess Band @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.

8:30> Laura Swankey; Elisa Thorn @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Classical/Jazz; $

9> Mr. Rick’s Café Americana @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.

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



10:30am-1> Kazoo! Fest pancake breakfast show with Hymns 57; Lee Watson; Joyful Joyful @ Boarding House Arts, 6 Dublin St., S., Guelph ~eclectic Gospel/Blues; $15

1> Kitchener Blues Festival Youth Legacy Showcase @ Bobby O’Brien’s Guelph, 90 MacDonell St. W., Guelph

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

4-7> jam with Sandra Bouza @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

7:30> Jack de Keyzer Band @ Busholme Inn, 156 Main St. (Hwy 24), Erin ~original Blues; $

9-11:30> Brendan O’Halloran @ McCable’s Irish Pub Guelph, 9 Wyndham St. N. Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

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



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

*2> open mic @ The Barn Co-operative, 121 Old Highway 26, Meaford

3> Christine Artrill and Mike Graham @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8> Sweet Roger; Nolan Hubbard; Brooklyn Doran; St. Homer @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~songwriters; $8

*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough


905 EAST

4> Pete & Sue @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4-6> poetry open mic @ Cork & Bean, 8 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4:30-8> Clan Hannigan @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic

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

*6> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

7-10> John Wayne Swingtet featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ The Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Gypsy Jazz

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

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



*11am> Robert Lee Trio @ Lil’ Brew Hops, 209 Main St. S., Newmarket ~Jazz

*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) @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill



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

5:30-8:30> Carmen Spada & Friends @ J. Red & Co., 341 Main St., Brampton ~Jazz

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

7:30> Walter Lemiski for “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots

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



11am-2pm> brunch with Reno Silva @ Royal Botanical Gardens, 1185 York Blvd., Hamilton ~~Jazz; $45 (includes meal)

1-4> Loretta Hale Big Band @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview St., Burlington

2> Stacey Kay and Hamilton Children’s Choir @ Mills Hardware, 96 King St. E., Hamilton

2-6> Sunday Blues with Brant Parker Band & guest Jake Chisholm @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young Street, Hamilton ~Blues; $7

2-5> Rocket and Rick @ Lou Dawgs Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton ~Blues

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

3-7> Bluze Cruze @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0

*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> Roberts & Shea @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

7-10> Rob Kirkham & Neon Rain @ 33 Bowen, 33 Bowen St., Hamilton ~Country

8> Jared and the Mill @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton

8> Lauren Knowles & Greg Keys @ Gallagher’s Bar, 117 John St., Hamilton

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 Group @ Augusta House, Hamilton, 17 Augusta St. ~Blues/R&B


905 WEST

*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz

2> Steve Sinnicks @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

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

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

*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5

4> Host Neil MacNaughton with guests @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville ~Roots-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

7> Folk Music Night open stage @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

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

8> Joe Rebello Band @ Caven’s Alley, 585 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga ~Blues/R&B

*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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