Perfect weather and great musical lineup portend super TOD weekend - 140808Fr Shows


Perfect weather and great musical lineup portend super TOD weekend


You couldn’t ask for much better weather for an outdoor street festival than what’s forecast over the next few days as the 21st Krinos Taste Of The Danforth event kicks off tonight.

Sebastian Agnello & Peter Verity -Gary 17

With three free stages featuring live entertainment (anchored by the Showcase Stage a little east of Broadview Ave.) the extravaganza of food, music, carnival attractions, family activities, socializing, charity and other special events (including two world-record setting attempts) runs tonight through Sunday evening.

As usual, Danforth Ave. between Broadview and Jones Ave. is closed off to vehicular traffic as thousands of people amble along the thoroughfare to sample the cuisine and other aspects of Greek culture –as well as those of many others now represented in the increasingly cosmopolitan area.

Musical highlights on the Showcase stage include Elana Hart (who hosts the weekly M Factor Mondays at Old Nick adjacent to the stage) tonight at 7:45; Hey Lucy (which appears most Fridays downstairs at Black Swan on the north side of the street) at 8:15 Saturday; and the Julian Taylor Band (fronted by the host of the Monday open stage at Dora Keogh and a hot, hip songwriter with a new album just released) Saturday at 9:30 and to close the weekend with a 6:45 p.m. set Sunday; and Sebastian Agnello and Peter Verity teamed up as a duo (the two iconic songwriters and longtime pals each have a Monday and Tuesday night residency respectively at the Swan) for a set at noon on Sunday.

A grab-bag of performers also appears on the Celebrity Stage plus, don’t neglect the Astro Original Greek Yogurt Stage (what a stupid name!) that features Greek performers who may not only delight you but also open your eyes about the variety of styles this sub-genre has to offer these days.

For full schedules and other details visit the event’s website. Or, just get to the area via the TTC, dive right in to the stream of bodies undulating along the street and have yourself a wonderful time!

-Gary 17,

LISTINGS for Friday, August 08, 2021:

Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). 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.

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1-11> Kitchener Blues Festival with various artists on various stages in downtown Kitchener,

*3-7> acoustic jam with John Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

*4-6> Hogtown Syncopators @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*5-8> Kensington Kitchen Party with host Kevin Jollimore of Sin City Boys & guest musicians @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St., TO ~Pop Rock with heart

*5-7> open mic with The Foolish Things @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~original Pop

*5-7> Ronnie Hayward Trio @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO E. ~Blues/Roots

5-8> Doc. Barrister Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

5:30> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

6> Krinos Taste Of The Danforth with live performances on three stages on Danforth Ave. between Broadview Ave. and Jones Ave., TO East

6> Ken Yoshioka Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Blues

6:30> Lester McLean Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

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

8> Patrick Brealey @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

8> Mimico Bill & Friends @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~Roots-Rock; $5

8:30> Lodan @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~eclectic acoustic duo

8:30> JAZZ.FM91 World Music Festival 2014: Eastern Europe Nomadica @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~world Jazz; $35/-

Linsmore 1408059> Tungsten @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~classic Rock

9-1> Plaza Ratz feat. Kevin Huckell @ Centro’s Pizza, 3406 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~classic Rock

9-11:45> Cadre @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~Roots Rock

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

9> Taxi Chain @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Celtic Rock fusion

9> Glen Gary + 2 other acts @ Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St., TO ~eclectic; $pwyc

9> Jeff G & The Four Heads @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO ~classic Rock

9-1> Danny Marks Trio @ Monarchs Pub in Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Blues/Rock/eclectic

9> Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars; Whitney Pea; Jesse Mackay; DJ Red for Niagara Takeover Night @ Club 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W., TO West ~indie

9-1> The Heart Attacks featuring Johnny Max @ Legends On The Queensway, 1184 The Queensway, Etobicoke South ~Blues/R&B; $5

9> Fried Angels @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South

**9-1> Acoustic Affect with Alexander Quail, Carter Benkhe & guests Maxine Young & Taylor Brockelsby @ Lake Affect, 1 Port St., Port Credit

9-1> Better Daze @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St., Oshawa

9> David James Band @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country

*9:30> David Macmichael & Chris Mills @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt Pop originals and covers

9:30> Michael Keith live recording @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West ~songwriter

9:30> Phil & John Plugged In feat. Phil Naro @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/Top 40

9:30> Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarb. ~classic Rock/Top 40

9:30> Good Dogma with Bob Strome @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

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

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

*9:30> open mic @ Big Daddy’s, 460 Elgin Mills Rd., E, Richmond Hill

9:30> Sjaane Glover @ Shakers, 580 Kerr St., Oakville ~

9:30> Virginia Wolf @ Gator Ted’s, 1505 Guelph Line, Burlington

9:30> Hell Bent Rockers @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

9:30> Pop Machine @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9:45> Jody Ferrer;Bear Empire; Lonely Deer @ Rancho Relaxo, 300 College St., TO ~indie; $5

9:45> Brian Charette Organ Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~NYC Jazz

9:45> Dee Dee & The Dirty Martinis @ ReservoSouthside 140805ir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

10-2> Tamin’ Thunder @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South ~classic Rock/R&B/Dance

10-2> Al Reilly’s Catalyst @ Spot One, 289 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton ~classic Rock

10-2> The Scoundrels feat. Jonny Rock @ Shangri-La, 305 Charolais Blvd., Brampton ~Rock

10> Dave Murphy Band @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Rock/Funk/R&B

10> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen Street West, TO

10-2> Lucas Stagg Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO W. ~Country/Rockabilly

10> Megan Marshall & Friends @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10-1> Angie Gunn @ Bar Radio, 615 College St., TO ~Roots; pwyc

10> Bon Jovi Forever @ Stewart Maguire’s Landing, 15 Allan Drive, Bolton ~Bon Jovi tribute

10-2> Coming Of Age @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock

10> The Muddy Jack @ The Red Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~

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

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