Music City Summer Series in the Distillery District, Toronto

Hi there, MaplePosters,Once again this year I’ve got the good fortune to be booking the Music City
Summer Series in the Distillery District – a free series of concerts that
run on Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 8pm, from June – August (with a short rest
during Pan Am, when PANAMANIA breaks loose).

You can see the lineup below, or on our website
<>, and you
can check out the rest of the Distillery’s Summer programming over here
<>, where you’ll see
that I’ve quite foolishly booked myself a very busy Summer.

If you find yourself at loose ends in the big smoke on a lovely Wednesday
evening, why not grab a picnic dinner and join us on the cobbles for a
night of great music?

*The Double Cuts*

*Wednesday June 3, 2015*

Toronto’s most genial Western Swing band The Double Cuts draw from a
timeless repertoire that sets audiences smiling and ready to dance.

*The Dirty Dishes*

*Wednesday June 10, 2015 *Bringing a shine to every venue with their
beautiful harmonies and extraordinary energy, The Dirty dishes have been
touring the country breaking hearts and soothing souls at festivals and
events throughout Canada.

*The Boxcar Boys*

*Wednesday June 17, 2015, 6pm*

Delivering a veritable gumbo of old-style jazz and folk music, The Boxcar
Boys are a joyous acoustic celebration guaranteed to put a smile on your
face and a spring in your step.

*Suzie Vinnick* <>

*Wednesday June 24, 2015, 6pm *When Saskatoon native and Folk/Jazz/Blues
artist Suzie Vinnick takes the stage, she takes it from the footlights to
the rafters and owns it. Her powerful presence and skillful playing has
left a lasting impression on audience across the country.

*Canada Day in the Distillery District! **Kristine Schmitt and the Lonesome
Ace Stringband*

*Wednesday July 1, 2015, 6pm *Kristine Schmitt is a Toronto-based
singer-songwriter, specializing in material both drawn from and influenced
by music from the early part of the twentieth century. Whether it’s a
fifties country ballad, an old mountain tune, a salty twenties blues
number, a swinging thirties jazz tune, or belting out one of her own, you’d
better hang on tight!

*Red Moon Road* <>

*Wednesday July 8, 2015, 6pm *Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake,
Canada’s most energetic and endearing folk trio brings masterful
storytelling and a lush and lively take on modern roots music.

*Miranda Mulholland*

*Wednesday July 29, 2015, 6pm*

Canadian virtuoso fiddler and singer Miranda Mulholland’s music has a
subtle power and distinctive personality. Mixing Jazz, Folk, and Roots
music seamlessly, she thrives on diversity. a member of Great Lakes
Swimmers and Belle Star, her solo work reflects her skill and experience,
bringing her own unique style to the fore.

*The Young Novelists*

*Wednesday August 5, 2015, 6pm *Through their rich-but-rustic sound,
Toronto Roots/Rock outfit The Young Novelists deliver raw but elegant
instrumentation and stacked, multi-layered harmonies.

*Kaia Kater* <>

*Wednesday August 12, 2015, 6pm *An eclectic traditionalist, Kaia Kater
offers a unique take on Appalachian and Canadian traditional music through
banjo and voice.

*Melissa Payne* <>

*Wednesday August 19, 2015, 6pm *Part velvet, part gravel, Melissa Payne’s
voice stands out – her playing on fiddle and guitar a demonstration in
passion and graceful restraint, her songs stomp and holler like a heatbeat
leaving audiences enthralled.

*Patrick Brealey *

*Wednesday August 26, 2015, 6pm *Blending Folk, Country, and Blues, Patrick
Brealey is filled to the brim with swagger, tenderness, and charisma.
Whether through his clever songwriting or quick sense of humour, he
captivates crowds wherever he performs.

See you ’round the campfire!

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Music of the People: CFMA concert/film night

For everyone in the Toronto region, there will be a unique opportunity to see the wonderful Canadian Folk Music Awards’ 10th anniversary film, ‘Music Of The People’, created by Andy Frank and premiered only in Ottawa at last year’s Awards weekend.  The film is not just about the CFMAs, but is a testament to the entire Canadian Folk Music scene, in all its diversity.

PLUS!! Alongside the film will be concert performances by Fiddler/composer extraordinaire Anne Lindsey as well as mandolin genius Andrew Collins.


WHERE? – THE WOMEN’S ART ASSOCIATION, 23 PRINCE ARTHUR AVE. (St. George subway stop, then exit on Bedford and walk north one block)


Hope to see y’all there!