As a member of one of Toronto’s best wedding bands that also happens to play many clubs around the city, I thought I would share my thoughts on the best placed so see live music in Toronto.
Some of our friends to our south may think our great city doesn’t have as much talent but I think they would be surprised at the awesome level of talent this city has to offer. Remember, we are the home of some of the greatest music legends of all time. Neil young, Joni Mitchell, Rush, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Anne Murray, Bryan Adams and many more I can’t even think of. So since Toronto is the Mecca of Canadian talent and entertainment (um, not hockey! Sorry, fellow Leaf fans), it’s only fitting we put some focus on the best spots for live music in the big smoke. Of course, I haven’t been everywhere in town, but I’m open to suggestions if you know somewhere I haven’t discovered as of yet. These are some of my favourite spots to see great live music in Toronto:
This is kind of an epic spot in the city to catch literally every type of music known to man. Whether it be reggae, rock, soul, funk, top 40 pop and even original artists, this is a smallish room yet big enough to groove in and always loaded with the best musicians and vocalists in town.
The Supermarket (Kensington)
Always seems to represent top acts exclusively. Personally, this is my favourite place to hang out in the city on Sunday nights for the biggest and most talent loaded open mic in the city. Hosted by Steve York and Tony Rabalao, these great artists have been able to bring out the best in the city week after week to create and incredible night of music.
A classy ambience and a few nice looking women and you’ve got yourself a killer night out at this spot. They seem to only offer the best of Toronto’s cover bands who will never let you down.
I’ve seen pretty much all of my favourite local talent performing here. JP Saxe, Dane Hartsell, Dale Luarca, Shamaka, and of course the Elevation Band and our monthly gig we play there.
I think this place is a bit newer on the scene but every time I’ve been there it’s been raging with all different types of music and really great artists. Located on Queen Street, this will certainly be a raging good time any night of the week, especially those patio summers.
So that’s my list, I know there are more but those float to the top of my mind. If you want to share others please put them in the comments section below the post.
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