There are a lot of ways to engage your loved one to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to my way of thinking none of them compares to going out for dinner or for later drinks to a venue that offers live music.
In restaurant/bistro type dinner show settings you can pretty much count on the performers (lots of smooth Jazz, romantic Pop happening tonight) being willing to oblige requests that they know and to work hard to establish a mood conducive to you and the apple of your eye having a satisfying evening.
Other shows may feature songwriters or bands that share their inner longings and experiences with contemporary dating and love and give you a whole new way of looking at a relationship.
Yet other shows may be more party, sensual and dance oriented and there you can pretty much be guaranteed the groups are going to want to do their very best to move your bones and get you and your special interest moving your grooves in sync.
There’s lots of choices of live music styles across central Ontario tonight so whatever your favourite phonic flavour, take your heart’s desire to a live music show (or who knows, maybe you’ll find a new him or her at one!) and let the magic suffuse you together.
SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, February 14, 2022
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically. For KEY to listings codes and schemata see note at end of shows list.
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ONLINE / ON AIR
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 @ www.thatchannel.com ~songwriter interviews & performances
3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
8> Ken Wallis show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
10> “Under The Radar” with Stevie Connor @ www.BluesandRootsRadio.com
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL – Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
4-8> Danny Blue; Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~songwriters; $0
7> “Sounds For Silence” fundraiser for soundproofing with Polka Dogs; Unclassic Classics; Hex; Jazz United Band; Tiki Jazz Collective; Stella Walker; more @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick St. ~eclectic indie/Jazz; $
*5-9> open jam @ Steve’s Music, 415 Queen St. W.
6> Greg Cockerill @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~solo piano Jazz; $-
6-8> Doriann Forrester and Phil Disera @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6-9> Tony Paglia @ Tundra Restaurant in Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W. ~smooth Rock/Pop
6> The Sonny Balcones @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Swing Jazz
6:30> Noam Lemish Trio & guests @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7> Men I Trust; Michael Seyer @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> Prince; Alex Goyetch; Alexandra Willett; Indoor Cat; @ B-side Lounge, 669 College St. ~songwriters; $5
7:30> John Pizzarelli and Freddy Cole @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~tribute to Nat King Cole; $
7:30> Moneka Arabic Jazz @ Art Square Gallery & Café, 334 Dundas St. W. ~Worldbeat fusion; $?
8> Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan conducting and singing @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical; $
*8-12> Joe Bowden’s Nothin’ But The Blues @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Blues
8> open mic @ 1 Tonamara Smokers Lounge, 202 Spadina Ave.; $10/free for performers
8> Juilliard Quartet with Marc—André Hamelin @ Music Toronto/Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E.
8> David August @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8> The Blue Suits, Harvey Lamb, Keira & Myke, Sebastien Wen @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~love songs; $
8:30-10> Whit, Sam & Stu @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
9> The Hillbirds; Carmen Toth @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E. ~original Rock/Pop; $
9> Chris Lord Band featuring Rob Minderman @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~original Blues; $0
9> D Boy; Bike Thiefs; Big School @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Punk/Thrash; $
9> Rory Taillon; Brooklyn Doran @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $
*9> Mopral @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Worldbeat fusion
9> Miles Finlayson Electric Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz; $10
9-11:30> John Alcorn and Alex Samaras @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
9> Lebarons; Hamilton Traditing Col. Christopher James Culgin; Flight Risk @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W. ~Blues
9> open mic with Brad Cooper @ Originals, 1660 Bayview Ave.
9:30> Aubrey Brandt; Nothing Man; Los Mocos @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~eclectic indie; $pwyc
9:30> Marika Galea Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*9:45> Stacey Kaniuk @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Pop; $
10> Sam Polley and The Old Tomorrows @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
9> Vic Lawrence Orchestra “Valentines Dance” @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~smooth Pop $0
10-2> Marc Joseph Band @ Grace O’Malley’s 14 Duncan St. ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $5
10-2> Jay Sussman @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~contemporary Rock
10> Collette Savard and The Savants @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
10:30> open jam @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~acoustic Pop
416 – TORONTO EAST – Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
3> Two For The Road Duo @ The Goose & Firkin, 1875 Leslie St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-9:30> The Usual Suspects @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~beebop Jazz quartet; 0$
8-11> Linda Carone @ Bar Hop Session, 681 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz
8-10> open mic (signup at 7:30) @ The Dock on Queen, 916 Queen St. E.
8-12> Liane Fainsinger Trio @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~smooth Rock/Pop/Jazz
8-10> Jazz open stage with Artie Roth & Steve Koven @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave.
8> Groove Connection @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/R&B/Jazz Rock; $0
*8:30-10:30> The Del Fi’s @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Rock/Pop; $0
*9:30-2> open mic night with Matthew Isaacs & free drink for performers @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E.
*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave.
*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
416 - TORONTO ETOBICOKE
7:30> Cal Dodd & Tom Szczesniak Trio @ Old Mill Inn (Home Smith Bar), 21 Old Mill Rd. ~Jazz; ; $0 (min table charge)
8> Kimberley Wetmore Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock/R&B
8> Bon Jovi Forever; Loonie Tunes @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~classic 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
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
9:30> Dino & The Dogs @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
416 – TORONTO WEST – Ossington to Etobicoke
6> Payadora and Elbio Fernandez @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Valentines Tango; $
6> Khari Wendell McClelland @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~Worldbeat; $
7-9> “Four Chords and the Truth” with Jessica Mitchell @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $
7-10> Hilario Duran Trio @ Bloom Restaurant, 2315 Bloor St. W. ~Latin Jazz; $
*8-12> open mic with Annette Shaffer @ Bloor Bar Café, 1050 Bloor St. W.
8> Kalya Ramu Quartet @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0
8> Analog Hybrid; Techno Westerns; Koza @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $
8-12>music workshop and open mic @ Tail of The Junction, 3367 Dundas St. W.
8:30> Queen West County Line & guests @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. ~Country Rock/songwriters; $?
8:15> Blues jam with Paul Jones @ Café Embargo, 1521 Queen St. W.
8:30> Wintergarten Orchestra @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~original Jazz; $35
9> Bossa Tres @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
9> “Not My Song” with Monica Selene; Tara Kannangara; Robin Dann; Angel Apricot; Cass Beau; Katie McBride; Jonathan Wu; Emily Rose @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $
9> Superbody; Labradoodle Dumb Stupid Liars; Tort @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Punk/Hard-core; $
*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> Shhrys; Momo Valentine @ Shameful Tiki Bar, 1378 Queen St. W. ~Pop covers & originals
9> Hayley Ryerson & Graeme MacGillivray @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~ol’ time/traditional Roots/Celtic fiddle duo
9:30> “Opry Double Feature” on 2 floors with Ian Daniel Kehoe, Nyssa, Bria Salemna, Whimm, Deliluh [Upstairs]. Persons, SlashNeed, DJ Bile Sister, Yovska and Lady Kunterpun @ The Owls Club, 847 Dovercourt Rd. ~tribute to Country greats; $?
10> Sean Clark & guests @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~cheesy love songs; $5
10> Angie Hilts Band @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~songwriter; $
519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity
6> Dave Menard @ Strykerz Kitchen, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
*6> acoustic jam with Dave Pike @ TWB Co-operative Brewing, 300 Mill St., Kitchener
6:30-9:30> The Ault Sisters @ Manhattan’s, 941 Gordon St., Guelph ~smooth Pop/Jazz; $?
*7> open stage with Paul and Sue @ Commercial Tavern, off Notre Dame Dr. South, Maryhill-Breslau
*7-9> jam nite @ The Edge Wine Bar, 205467 County Rd. 109, Orangeville
7:30> F. Scott; Dru Jacey; more @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~musical rally
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*7:30> jam night @ Music at Green Gables, 189 Queen St. N., Kitchener
7::30> Arkells; Lord Huron @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, 400 East Ave., Kitchener ~contemporary original; $
8> My Living Room @ The Wooly Pub, 176 Woolwich St., Guelph ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*8-12> open mic with Mike Meacher & Vic Freitas @ Rhythm & Brews Brewing Co., 1000 Bishop St. N., Cambridge
8> Matt Weidinger; Mike Todd @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener ~smooth Rock/Pop
8> Silvia D and The Boyfriend @ Lana’s Lounge, 220 King St. N., Waterloo ~smooth Rock/Pop
*8:30-12:30> acoustic jam with Dennis Napper & Joe Lopez @ Fiddle & Firkin, 707 King St. E., Cambridge
9> Waves; Max Brannen; Node; @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St., N., Guelph ~Metal/Punk/Hard-core; $
*9> Brendan O’Halloran @ Taphouse/Trappers Alley, 98 Macdonnell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & original
9> Paige Warner @ Black Wolf Smokehouse, 139 Broadway Ave., Orangeville
9:30> Jeff Holdridge @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
9:30> Mackenzie Meyer @ The Stampede Ranch, 226 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph ~Country
*10-2> Mike Something @ Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop
5-9> Barry McMullen @ Chemong Lodge, 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth-Selwyn ~smooth Rock/Pop
*6> DC Guitarman & Bobby Slack @ Hunter Street Tavern, 211 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
6> Bethany Hougton @ Mckecks Tap & Grill, 207 Highland St., Haliburton
6> Jonah McLean Serendipitous Old Stuff Lounge, 161 Old Hastings Rd., Warkworth ~smooth Rock/Pop; $75 (includes dinner)
7> open mic @ Pappas Billiards, 407 George St. N., Peterborough
7-10> The Power of Love with Washboard Hank, Sweet Muriel * Sean Conway @ The Twisted Wheel, 379 Water St., Peterborough ~Roots-Rock
7> open mic @ Champs Sports Bar, 203 Simcoe St., Peterborough
7> open mic night @ The Church-key Pub, 26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Lukianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
7:30> The Collective with Donnie Meeker @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues; $5
*7:30-10:30> Sydney Riley @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
8> open mic with Jacques Graveline @ Dreams of Beans, 138 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*9> Tony Silvestri & Greg Caven @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
10> open mic with Gerald Vanhalteren @ The Coach & Horses, 16 York St., Lindsay
905 EAST – Pickering-Cobourg
*6-10> Sticks & Tones @ Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa, 214 Ritson Rd., Oshawa ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*7> open mic with Colin Campbell @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
8-12> open jam with Kerry Kalli Band @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering
*8-11> open mic night @ George & Orange Taproom, 67 Orange St., Cobourg
*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 @ Ballers, 1414 King St. E., Clarington
*9:30> jam with hosts Dan Walek & Steve Madden Band @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering
905 NORTH-EAST – east of Hwy #400
5:30-8:30> Sheri Weldon @ Boston Pizza Newmarket, 18199 Yonge St., Newmarket ~smooth Jazz
*6:45-11> Marshall Dane @ The Scruffy Duck, 357 Main St., Schomberg ~original Country/alt-Country; $?
*7-10> Kenny V @ Marlowe Restaurant, 155 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7-10> Dino Stakos @ Father’s Moustache Grill, 15570 Yonge St., Aurora ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-10> Erin & Paul @ Lion and Sun, 18947 Woodbine Ave., East Gwillimbury ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7-10> Frank & Joe @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jacksons Point ~Jazz
7:30> Dear Rouge; Claire Coupland @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill ~contemporary original; $
*8-12> Ward 5 acoustic open mic & jam with hosts Steffi Postol Goodfield & Matt Groopie @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
905 NORTH-WEST – west of Hwy #400
*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton
7> Jackob Franiczek @ Uncorked On Main, 72 Main St. S., Georgetown
*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton
8> Jackie Richardson & Micah Barnes @ Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton ~Blues/Jazz; $
8> jam with Linda Nusca Albertyn @ Sammy’s Grill, 15 Allan Drive, Bolton
*8-11:30> opne jam with hosts Ramblin’ Soul @ Stratengers Casual Dining, 212 Queen St. S., Bolton
905 SOUTH –Hamilton & vicinity
7> Steve Oros @ Stonewall’s, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton
8> Em & Joss @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton
8> Oxford Lakes; Proof Of Ghosts @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton
8> Mykul Love @ Vicar’s Vice, 2251 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*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> 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> Tomi Swick @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
10> Riddim Riders @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton ~Reggae
905 WEST –south Peel & Halton
*6:30> Bluegrass jam @ RCL #551 Waterdown, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
7-11:30> Druzie Valentine featuring Suzie McNeil @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Top 40 covers & originals
7> Kent MacMillan @ Bronte Sports Kitchen, 2544 Speers Rd., Oakville
7> Peter Marino @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington ~tribute to Elvis love songs
*7-11> jam with James Anthony Band @ Uptown Social House, 1900 Walkers Line, Burlington
8> Stephen Murphy @ Pluckers, 355 Plains Rd. E., Burlington ~acoustic Pop 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> “Valentines Ramble” with The Beat Heathens & guest Jake Chisholm @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Blues/R&B; $
*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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