Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. | June 23 through August 25, 2016
Come enjoy 10 concerts by an eclectic roster of popular artists, set in the natural beauty of the gardens, rain or shine. (indoors in case of extreme weather). Some seating available or bring your own.
FREE Admission. General seating.
The concerts will take place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn in Edwards Gardens. Come early to find a spot on the Garden Cafe patio which also overlooks the concert venue. The Garden Cafe will be serving a farm-fresh supper menu along along with local wine and craft beer.
On Thursdays you can also take a free guided tour of the gardens, departing from the main entrance at 6 p.m. or rent a handheld audio tours ($5, available in the Garden Shop) for your own personal tour. Be sure to bring the family for local shopping and dining at the organic farmers’ market (2 to 7 p.m.), Garden Cafe and Garden Shop (extended hours on concert evenings).
Here is the lineup for this year. Click on the musician/group for more information.
June 23 Michael Dunston Trio – smooth jazz captained by a Toronto icon
June 30 Club Django – 5-piece Django Reinhart-style gypsy jazz/cabaret
July 7 Jason Wilson and The Perennials – 6-piece “global-roots” band
July 14 Rant Maggie Rant – 6-piece Celtic group
July 21 Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto – 5-piece Italian folk/jazz/cabaret
July 28 Johannes Linstead ~ Guitar of Fire! – 5-piece band grounded in Spanish tradition
Aug 4 Baarbad Ensemble – 4-piece Persian heritage group
Aug 11 Stef Paquette – French-Canadian folk/roots trio (pr note: Stef is a Radio-Canada radio host)
Aug 18 Darrelle London – indie singer/songwriter, duo with violinist
Aug 25 The Imbayakunas – 5-member Andean roots (Quechua, Aymara) band
(Courtesy of SVPMedia.ca)
In The News:
- InsideToronto by Dominik Kurek: Enjoy beauty of nature and music at Toronto Botanical Garden
- SNAP North Toronto: Gardens of Song: Jayme Stone-The Lomax Project
- SNAP North Toronto: Gardens of Songs presents Michael Lalonde Quartet
- SNAP North Toronto: The Edwards Summer Music Series presents Autorickshaw
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