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Canada Day partiers at Q107 Woodbine Park celebrations, 2013 -Gary 17

Canada Day partiers at Q107 Woodbine Park Picnic, 2013 -Gary 17

Happy Birthday Canada, you don’t look a day over 140!


Canada celebrates its 147th birthday today and it’s always a bonus payday for musicians, who get hired to perform at special events across the country as part of the festivities. Hopefully the rain ends early because there are a ton of outdoor events featuring great bands all across the GTA.

Enjoy and remember, do not drive if you’ve had too much to drink. We want everyone reading this to still be around for the 158th birthday next year.


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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Noon-10 p.m.> Toyin Dada; Slime Dogs; Mid Life Crisis; Skip Tracer; Scrumpy Jack; Jagger Tanner Band; New Hollywood; Cathy Young (6:30-8) for Toronto Ribfest @ Centennial Park, Renforth Ave. @ Rathburn Ave., Etobicoke North

Noon-10> Michael White; Pretzel Logic; Rikki Nicks; Desire; Who Made Who; Elton Rohn; Queen Flash for Q107 Canada Day Picnic @ Woodbine Park, Coxwell Ave. @ Eastern Ave., TO East

Noon-10 p.m.> Canada Day celebrations with many act, including Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus @ Lakeview Park, Simcoe St. S. @ Lakeview Ave.,  Oshawa

1-4> Timeless @ Ajax Legion (RCL #232), 112 Hunt St., Ajax

2-6> Midnight Jewel feat. Brian Potts on bass @ Robinson Ave. Legion, 2 Robinson Ave., Scarborough ~Rock/Top 40

5-9> Whatever Sticks feat. Sue Martin @ Elgin Park, Elgin Ave. @ Concession 7, Uxbridge ~Pop Rock

6> Home Town Bluegrass @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~Bluegrass

6-11> KABOOM @ The Loaded Dog, 1921 Lawerence Ave. E., Scarborough ~Rock

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

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

7-10> Bebop Jihad @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

7> Art Lajambe @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

7:30> Paul Jones @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~acoustic Blues

*8> open stage with host Iain Leslie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*8:30> Django Jam @ Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~Django Jazz

8:30> Matthew Ballantyne; Orion’s Time; Sarah Katz; Jason Le Blanc @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~songwriters; $6

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Culchainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

**9> open mic with host Jody Ferrer & 10 p.m. feature by Christian Mabanga Stone Sg @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Danny Marks & Alec Fraser Blues Night @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

*9> open mic with host Nikki Lemonbeat @ Kitch, 229 Geary Ave., TO West

9> Massey-Harris @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Country Bop

9> The Treasures @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

**9> Ababe Music presents She Said She Said; The Roncy Boys; Chris Harper Band; Innocent Guns @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket

9:30> Ms. Debbie & The Don Valley Stompers @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough

*9:30-2> karaoke with Krista Frank @ Legends, 774 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

*9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jennifer Brewer @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

9:30> Jazz jam @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*9:30> jam with Derek Downham @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

9:30> Cutler Boyd @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~orig. & cover Reggae/Funk

10> Peripheral Vision @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

*10-11> Nik Beat’s Howl radio show @ CIUT 89.5 FM, ~spoken word & music

*10-2> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop

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

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