August 28, 2014
One of country’s music amazing contemporary stars. He has released five albums and sixteen singles. His 2010
album captured the hearts of fans and was certified triple-platinum. Eleven of his singles have reached
the top spot on the country charts. Some of his sterling hits include: “She’s Country,” “The Truth,” and the
monster hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (with songstress Kelly Clarkson). Additionally, eight more of his singles
have made it to the Top Ten.
For tickets: www.LiveNation.ca
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West
August 27, 2014
In the course of Chris Isaak’s career, he has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. Even his hair has its own fan club. And yet, this highly praised herald platinum-selling artist has never released a greatest hits album.
For tickets: www.masseyhall.com or call 416-872-4255
Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
Date: Wednesday August 27th. 7:00pm – 12:00am
The Fairmont Royal York is thrilled to invite you to take part in the second annual #twiff event. Step into the 1920′s and join us in the historical Imperial Room at this exclusive party with the best in #twiff2 cocktails, Tweets and Torontonians.
For more information: www.twiff2.eventbrite.ca
For additional details: www.fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/promotions/twiff2
Location: The Fairmont Royal York, Imperial Room — 100 Front Street West
August 26, 2014
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS announced their 2014 North American tour and the July 29th release of their first new studio album in four years on Reprise Records, Hypnotic Eye. The tour, featuring very special guest Steve Winwood, will begin in San Diego, CA on August 3rd. The tour includes already announced headline performances at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and at the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA. On Labor Day weekend, for the first time ever, the band will also perform at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Every 2014 Tour ticket will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ highly anticipated new album, Hypnotic Eye.
Hypnotic Eye was recently described by Rolling Stone magazine as “maximum rock & roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.”
Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster Outlets or call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
FREE Outdoor Movies – Watch a family favourite at Fort York.
August 26 – The Amazing Spiderman 2.
This summer, Scotiabank is presenting Cinema Under the Stars – a FREE outdoor movie series. On Tuesdays in August, residents of Toronto can watch a family favourite film at Fort York. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and sit back and relax under the stars. The first 300 people will receive free popcorn and the first 50 Scotiabank SCENE Debit and VISA cardholders to show their cards will receive a VIP seat. Movies being at sunset, so be sure to arrive early to secure a great spot! This is a family friendly event, no alcohol or smoking please.
Fort York — 100 Garrison Road
August 25, 2014 – August 27, 2014
August 24, 2014
At a live multi-media press conference from MILK Studios in Los Angeles, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK and Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS announced they will join forces this summer for The Carnivores Tour, with special guest AFI.
Fans were able to watch and participate in the hi-tech conference in real-time, through VyRT, an interactive social media theater that enables live events to be broadcast in high quality worldwide.
The Carnivores Tour, sponsored in-part by Infinity and promoted by Live Nation, will kick-off on Friday, August 8 in West Palm Beach at the Cruzan Amphitheatre and will hit 25 cities in every part of the country and will include three shows in Canada. The three multi-platinum bands will bring an unforgettable night of music featuring some of the biggest rock & alternative radio hits from the past decade.
In explaining the unusual name of the tour, co-lead singer of LINKIN PARK Mike Shinoda says, “Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that’s exactly the hunger this tour will feed.” Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS adds, ”We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It’s going to be the adventure of a lifetime.”
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
<p>Sunday, August 24, 3pm – Trinity Square
What if you were having a jam session and you’d invited Bessie Smith, Jimmie Rodgers, Ola Belle Reed, Hank Williams and maybe Cliff Edwards and Ray Charles were gonna come over a little later, and you needed a band? Well, Kristine Schmitt and her Special Powers would be happy to help out!
Kristine’s songwriting somehow manages to sound both vintage and immediate. Brand-new tunes with an old-time urgency, you’re never quite sure if what you’re hearing was written last week or whether it’s a tune that’s been around the block a few times.
And the band? Her Special Powers (Jay Danley, Sam Petite and Burke Carroll) take Kristine’s powerful, pure delivery and add crackerjack swing guitar and bass and a gorgeous layer of lonesome steel guitar. Fold in some rare and unusual old tunes and that session is gonna have to go all night long!
The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street
Registration 8:30 am – 11:00 am.
Event Activities run until 3:00 pm.
Now in its fourth year, Walk for the Children is a great day for families to spend time together and help raise significant funds for children in need of life-saving surgeries. Participants enjoy a day at the Toronto Zoo, trekking along a scenic 5K route. Stations are set up along the way where children can have their “explorer passport” stamped adding to the sense of adventure. The walk concludes at the Savanna picnic site with a BBQ lunch and children’s entertainment, games and activities. All proceeds from this event go to the Herbie Fund. The Herbie Fund’s mission is to bring children from around the world to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for life-saving or life-altering surgeries – surgeries that are not available to them in their home countries because of high costs and lack of medical expertise. Since its inception in 1979, Herbie Fund has changed the lives of more than 700 children from over 100 countries around the world. To register and begin fundraising, or for more information, visit www.herbiefund.com/wftc.asp.
Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue
August 23, 2014 – August 24, 2014
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that Steely Dan will hit the road again in 2014, taking their “Jamalot Ever After” Tour across the U.S. and Canada. At “Jamalot Ever After,” concertgoers can expect an evening of the same high-level of musical excellence.
Onstage, Donald and Walter will be joined by those same eight “brilliant” supporting musicians: Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet and keys, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone and Walt Weiskopf on saxophone, along with three “superb,” soulful songbirds: La Tanya Hall, Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle. Together, they will treat audiences to selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front St. East