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Edwards Summer Music Series with Billy Newton-Davis
August 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Edwards Summer Music Series includes eight FREE outdoor concerts showcasing contemporary Canadian talent, within the beauty of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Hosted by award-winning broadcaster and environmentalist Anwar Knight.
The concerts take place Thursday nights at 7 p.m. from July 13 through August 31 within the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn in Edwards Gardens. Concerts are held rain or shine (they move indoors in the case of extreme weather).
Admission to the concerts is FREE. General seating is available on a first-come basis or guests are encouraged to bring their own chair.
ABOUT BILLY NEWTON-DAVIS
Billy Newton-Davis is a formidable presence in the Canadian music industry, receiving Junos for best R&B/soul recording for his first two albums Love Is a Contact Sport (1986) and Spellbound (1989), and more recently a Juno for best dance recording of the year for his work with deadmau5 on “All U Ever Want.” From 1991-93, he was a member of the a cappella pop sensation, The Nylons. Billy’s latest EP is a jazzy, bluesy, gospelicious offering recorded live-off-the-floor and features some of his favourite classics from the great American songbook called “Have We Met?”
Generously Supported by the Edwards Charitable Foundation.
Arrive early for greater enjoyment. Shop or dine at our weekly Farmers Market (3 to 7 p.m.) or sign up for a pre-concert guided tour of the gardens starting at 5:30 p.m. The TBG Bloom Cafe, which has a patio overlooking the concert venue, will be open for light bites, sweet treats and hot food from the BBQ. Drop into the Visitor Center to browse our Garden Shop for a curated selection of plants, garden goodies, and nature-inspired home decor, or Children’s Centre for FREE drop-in Family Activities (4 to 7 p.m.)