Category: Music Festivals

Ozzy Osbourne to perform his 1983 classic “Bark at the Moon”, during the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 at the Moonstruck Festival

Ozzy Osbourne to perform his 1983 classic “Bark at the Moon” during the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug 21 at the Moonstruck Festival in Carterville, Illinois.

Video is courtesy of the Ozzy Osbourne YouTube channel

The Who, Metallica, P!NK, Muse, Gorillaz, Lady Antebellum, Backstreet Boys, Kendrick Lamar, Melissa Ethridge, Men Without Hats, Arkells, The Strumbellas, A Tribe Called Red, The Beaches and many more Bands. July 6 to July 16 2017

Posted by Vincent Banial

The music world converges on Québec for the FEQ’s 50th.

Video courtesy of the Festival d’été de Québec YouTube page.

The Who,    Metallica,    Pink,    Muse,    Gorillaz,    Lady Antebellum,    Backstreet Boys, Kendrick Lamar,    Melissa Ethridge,    Men Without Hats,    Arkells,    The Strumbellas, A Tribe Called Red,    The Beaches    and many more Bands, from July 6 to 16 2017.

$95 for 11 days of music.

Below is the official News Release with lots of detail:

Québec City, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Who, and the delightfully original Gorillaz virtual band members will be headlining the 50th Festival d’été de Québec along with Kendrick Lamar,   P!nk,   Metallica and Muse. More than 100 new names have been added to the 50 released earlier this month, including pop star Nick Jonas and the Canadian indie rock duo Death from Above 1979.

“Québec is known as a rock music town and this genre is almost a FEQ trademark. So we needed to lay on the rock for our 50th. After Paul McCartney, in Québec for its 400th anniversary in 2008, The Rolling Stones, who came to the Festival in 2015, we are especially pleased to bring a leader of the “British Invasion”, the legendary band The Who, to Québec for the very first time. This is musical history in the making!” said general manager Daniel Gélinas.

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Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham
If you want to see The Who this summer, plan on coming to the FEQ, the only festival anywhere in Canada they’ll be playing, for the July 13 opening show of their farewell tour. Ever since 1964, they’ve shaped the entire rock music scene with hits like My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Baba O’Riley, Won’t Get Fooled Again or I Can See for Miles and with their many albums.

As for Gorillaz, this will be their first time in town and their only show in Québec. The British band, expertly directed by Damon Albarn (Blur), brings out its fifth album, Humanz, in late April. A one-of-a-kind musical performance and experience to put on your agenda for July 15.

News that the Backstreet Boys were playing the Festival has sparked quite a buzz. Jonas Brothers fans are in for an awesome evening on Sunday, July 9, with actor, singer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Jonas of “Jealous” fame opening. And in one of her few 2017 shows, pop diva P!nk is sure to draw huge crowds on Saturday, July 8, while multiple Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar will give his first Festival appearance, and only show in Québec, on July 7.

FEQ 2016 Emerging Artist award winners the Dead Obies are opening for this paragon of hip-hop. Country pop fans will be giving a warm welcome to Lady Antebellum, winners of 10 Academy of Country Music awards, onstage with rising star Kelsea Ballerini on July 10, with Gabrielle Shonk opening the show.

Folk takes centre stage with the Cowboys Fringants and Lisa LeBlanc, who’s slated to kick off the show on July 11. Expect both to show up with lots of friends.

Local metal bands Voivod and Metalord has been tapped to warm up the crowd at the Bell Stage for an iconic band in FEQ history, Metallica, in a heavy metal night to remember on July 14!

Long awaited by Festival fans, UK band Muse wraps up the 11 intensive days of music with the rock band from Los Angeles, Mondo Cozmo (Joshua Ostrander) in a fitting climax to this anniversary edition.

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WTFEST.CA Music & Arts Festival Sat June 25 in Brantford

WTFest.ca is back. We covered their awesome festival in 2015. Reminded me so much of the Festival of Friends. Very well organized. Plenty of room. Great stage and good sound. The weather was perfect to boot.

Photo of "Billy Talent" Photo credit Vincent Banial

Billy Talent with be the Headliner for the 2016 version of WTFest.ca .

Saint Asonia

The Standstills

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Monster Truck

Ascot Royals

Bands from all over

Photo of "The Standstills". Photo credit Vincent Banial

I caught The Standstills performance at their Record Company’s party at the Gibson Showroom. The Drummer is a blonde Beauty who knows how to play the sticks.

Click on this link to visit the official WTFest.ca Festival website to get your tickets.

Click on this link to view all our prior coverage of WTFEST.ca 2015, inlcuding posts with concert pics.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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NXNE free concerts at Yonge Dundas Square

NXNE started off it’s 2016 edition with a concert last  night (June 13) at The Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St West, near Spadina, in Toronto.

Two days from now, on Thursday Jun 16, the free NXNE concerts at Yonge Dundas Square, will start at 4pm. Same for Friday and Saturday, except on Friday when the concerts will start at 5pm.

Thursday Jun 16:
4pm   Sydney Delong
5pm   The Lionyls
6pm   Fast Romantics

Friday Jun 17:
5pm   Frisky Kids
6pm   Long Range Hustle
7pm   Ferraro
8pm   Jane’s Party

Sat Jun 18:
4pm   Hungry Lake
5pm   No King For Countrymen
6pm   Taylor Knox
7pm   LGS
8pm   Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs
9pm   Zeus

Click on this link to visit the Sydney Delong website

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Click on this link to visit The Lionyls website

Click on this link to visit The Lionyls Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Fast Romantics website

Click on this link to visit the Fast Romantics Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Frisky Kids website

Click on this link to visit the Frisky Kids Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Long Range Hustle website

Click on this link to visit the Long Range Hustle Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Ferraro website

Click on this link to visit the Ferraro Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Jane’s Party website

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Click on this line to visit the No King For Countrymen website

Click on this line to visit the No King For Countrymen Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Taylor Knox website

Click on this line to visit the Taylor Knox Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the LGS website

Click on this line to visit the LGS Apple iTunes page

Click on this line to visit the Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs website

Click on this line to visit the Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs Facebook page

Click on this line to visit the Zeus website

Click on this line to visit the Zeus Facebook page

Click on this link to visit the Yonge Dundas Square website, if you are new to Toronto.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Canadian Music Week concert list for Saturday May 02 2015

Canadian Music Week is almost upon Toronto. I’ll try and post more concert lists for each day of CMW.

The following is a list of Canadian Music Week concerts, held at assorted Toronto clubs and venues, for Friday May 02 2015. Continue reading

Canadian Music Week concert list for Friday May 01 2015

Here is a list of Canadian Music Week concerts, held at assorted Toronto clubs and venues, for Friday May 01 2015. Continue reading

Photos of Platinum Blonde performing at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto on Friday Aug 22 2014

NXNE 2015 Toronto June 17th to 21st. Preliminary list of Bands & Musicians to perform

 
NXNE will be back in TO on  June 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.
 
The following is just the preliminary list of Performers which was released by the folks preparing NXNE 2015 – many more will be Performing:
 
A Place To Bury Strangers / Action Bronson / Aidan Knight / Alice Glass (DJ Set) / Amen Dunes / Anamai / Angel Olsen / Baths / Best Coast / Betty Who / Bishop Nehru / Blonde Redhead / Cathedrals / Coliseum / Deafheaven / Dilly Dally / Dinner / Glass Animals / The Gories / HEALTH / Heems / Ibeyi / Iceage / Jacco Gardner / K.Flay / Kate Tempest / Liturgy / Lower Dens / Lydia Ainsworth / Majical Cloudz / The New Pornographers / No Joy / Odonis Odonis / OM / Pentagram / Rae Sremmurd / Real Estate / Ryley Walker / San Fermin / Son Lux / Tink / Ty Dolla $ign / UNiiQU3 / Vince Staples / White Lung / Zola Jesus

We will keep you posted as more performers confirm.


Yonge-Dundas Square will again host NXNE concerts on Sat June 20 and Sun June 21. So far The New Pornographers, Best Coast and Dilly Dally will perform on Sat June 20.

On Sunday, Action Bronson, Ty Dolla $ign and Heems will perform at Yonge-Dundas Square.


Pentagram with Coliseum will perform at The Opera House (735 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON) on June 20.


Glass Animals with Son Lux will perform at The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON) on Jun 17.


Click on this line to view all confirmed shows so far, that you can get Advanced Tickets for.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

CNE Concert Photos – Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 29 2014

Tim Hicks and his bandmates put on an “AMAZING” concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 20!!!

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 29 2014

This was the best band that I have ever had the luck to see and hear performing at the CNE Bandshell Stage! Tim Hicks and his boys know how to entertain!

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

I was apprehensive about shooting this concert. Tim Hicks is supposed to play on Country Music Radio Stations.  Little did I know. This was “not” a Johnny Cash type of Country Music. Tim Hicks is as a good a Rock Band as they are a Country Band.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Superb Guitar solos. Their Bass Player is an extraordinary showman. Tim has a powerful voice and easily worked the audience.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Their Drummer pounded out the beat. Seriously great muscians.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

I am not a Country Music fan, but I really enjoyed the Tim Hicks concert. Great to listen to. Fun to watch their performance.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

The only stupid beef that I had, was with Tim’s baseball cap. The front brim would cast a shadow on his face…

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Tim Hicks closed the show with multiple blasts from assorted Dry Ice funnels. They blasted funnels of fog onto the stage. Really neat effect. Wish that I had brought two cameras with a wide angle zoom on it.  Hard to capture a full stage with a long lens.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Because of the Tim Hicks concert, I plan on buying a video camera in the near future.  Video is great when something spectacular happens. I would have loved to have captured their closing song on video. Heck the whole Tim Hicks concert would have been great to capture on video.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Tim Hicks spoke about playing for a long period as the “house band” in a Toronto bar. These guys are ready for the “big time”. Superb players who also have a great visual performance. Concerts are about “BOTH” sight and sound. Tim Hicks and his band knows about that, in spades.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

 

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

 

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Click on this line to visit the official Tim Hicks website, to learn more about the band.

Click on this line to visit the official Tim Hicks Facebook page.

Click on this line to visit the official Tim Hicks YouTube channel and view some great music videos.

Click on this visit to visit CLiK CLiK Vic’s gallery of Tim Hicks concert pics. I will add more pics to that gallery, during the first week of Sept.

Click on this line to visit the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) official website to stay up to date with what concerts will be held at this year’s CNE.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

CNE Concert Photos – DESTROYER concert at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

Photo of DESTROYER performing at the CNE MIdway Stage on Aug 22 2014. Photo credit CLiK CLiK Vic.

DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

On Aug 22, DESTROYER fans filled the area around the CNE Midway Stage.

Photo of DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014. Photo credit CLiK CLiK Vic.

DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

This band puts on great concerts. They know how important visual impact is.

Photo of DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014. Photo credit CLiK CLiK Vic.

DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

I caught their last show, which was impressive. After their set, members of DESTROYER went out into the audience to chat with their fans.

Photo of DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014. Photo credit CLiK CLiK VIc.

DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

Earlier this year, DESTROYER had played their 1,000th concert. Not many bands reach that milestone.

Photo of DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014. Photo credit CLiK CLiK Vic.

DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

If you get the chance to catch one of their live performances, don’t miss it….

Photo of DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014. Photo credit CLiK CLiK Vic.

DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 22 2014

Click on this line to visit the official DESTROYER Canada Facebook page.

Click on this line to visit the official concerts list for the CNE Midway Stage.

Click on this line to visit the official DESTROYER Canada website.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

CNE Concert Photos – Paul James Band at the Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIcPhoto  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

On Aug 18 2014, the Paul James Band performed at the CNE Midway Stage, with multiple sets.

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIcPhoto  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

The Paul James Band is made up of talented musicians. What sets them apart from most other bands is Paul James, their Lead Singer, Guitarist and Front-man. Paul is a great musician, who knows how to entertain and work the audience.

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Photo of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Photos of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Concerts are not only about the sound. People can listen to  a radio, to hear sound. They go to “see” and hear the musicians. A great performance must include visual components. The Paul James Band offers up superb sound, along with fun to watch performance. Great stuff and not commonly seen.

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Photo of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Yes, I really enjoyed their set. It was simply awesome!!!

 

Photo  of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Photo of the Paul James Band performing at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 18 2014. Photo credits CLiK CLiK VIc

Highly recommended band. You MUST SEE the Paul James Band perform live whenever you get a chance…

Click on this line to visit the official Paul James band Website.

Click on this line to view the Paul James Band Wikipedia page.

Click on this line to visit the Paul James Band YouTube Channel with great music videos.

Special Thanks go out to Vincent Banial for shooting the photos of this concert.

CNE Concert Photos – Kailash Kher concert at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014

International Super Star Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performed to a packed audience, at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 17 2014.

 

Photo of Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performed at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Great concert. Interestingly the audience was a mix of older and younger fans. True stars area able to cross the generational divide.

 

Photos of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performed at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

The show was in a way a mix of the old rustic India and the new Modern India.

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

I was surprised when he ask female fans to join him on stage. It looked liked the Security guy were also surprised. The Audience loved that gesture.

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Click on this line to visit the official Kailash Kher  website.

 

Click on this line to visit the official Kailash Kher Facebook page.


Click on this line to visit the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) official website to stay up to date with what concerts will be held at this year’s CNE.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

CNE Concert Photos – Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 15 2014

Here is our Gallery of CNE Concert photos,

from the Down With Webster concert

held at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014.

Photo of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

PPhoto of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014 Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

 Click on this line to visit the official band website for Down With Webster.

Click on this line to visit the official Facebook page for Down With Webster.

Click on this line to view the official Down With Webster iTunes page.

Click on this to view our CNE Concerts list for CNE Bandshell concerts in 2014.

Click on this line to visit the official CNE website.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates.

CNE Concert Photos – Wednesday’s Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage – Aug 15 2014

Photo of Wednesday's Engine in concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Wednesday’s Engine in concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Wednesday’s Engine performed on the Midway Stage at the CNE.

Photo of Wednesday's Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Wednesday’s Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

I dropped by after the Down With Webster concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 15.

Photo of Wednesday's Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Wednesday’s Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

The Lighting guys at the Midway Stage are again doing a superb job.

Photo of Wednesday's Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Wednesday’s Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

IMHO the lighting on the Midway Stage is way better, than the lighting on the CNE Bandshell Stage. No dark shadows being cast onto the Musician’s faces…

Photo of Wednesday's Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Wednesday’s Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Wednesday’s Engine is made up of extremely good Musicians. Great band to kick back and listen to, while partaking in a few Brewskys with friends.

Photo of Wednesday's Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Wednesday’s Engine concert at the CNE Midway Stage 2014. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Click on this line to visit the Official Website for “Wednesday’s Engine”.

Click on this line to visit “Wednesday’s Engine” official Facebook page.

Click on this line to view our CNE Midways Stage  Concerts listing for 2014.

Click on this line to view our CNE Bandshell Stage Concerts listing for 2014.

Special Thanks go out to Vincent Banial for shooting the photos of this concert for Uniquely Toronto.

CNE Concerts 2014 – Midway Stage

Photo of the CNE Midway at nigt

The CNE Midway at night. Photo courtesy of The CNE

I was down at the CNE grounds earlier today to get our Media Pass. Final touches were being done. Tomorrow The EX opens for another historic season.Music has always been a theme at the CNE. Along with the Bandshell Stage, you can catch more great bands and musicians at the Midway Stage.

So here is CNE Midway Stage concert listing for 2014: Continue reading

Platinum Blonde to rock the CNE Bandshell stage on Fri Aug 22

Photo of Platinum Blonde. Photo Credit CLiK CLiK Vic

Platinum Blonde. Photo Credit CLiK CLiK Vic

On Fri Aug 22, the CNE Bandshell will host Platinum Blonde, one of Canada’s hottest bands of the 1980s.. You’ll get to hear ‘Crying Over You” and Standing in the Dark” and many other favorites, performed live.

Dwayne Gretzky will be the opening act that evening.

Video is courtesy of the AFTERLIGT FILMS YouTube channel

Tom Cochrane to perform at the CNE Bandshell on Sat Aug 30

Poto of Tom Cochrane with Jeff Jones in concert. Photo courtesy of CLiK CLiK Vic

Tom Cochrane with Jeff Jones. Photo courtesy of CLiK CLiK Vic

Yes,  Life is a Highway so mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday Aug 30th. That’s when Canadian Rocker Tom Cochrane hits the stage at the CNE Bandshell.

Every year the Canadian National Exhibition features great musical talents on assorted stages around the CNE grounds. The CNE Bandshell stage gives fans an opportunity to get up close and more personal, while they  see and hear their favorite Bands and Musicians.

Photo of Tom Cochrane in concerts with Red Rider. Photo courtesy of CLiK CLiK Vic

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider. Photo courtesy of CLiK CLiK Vic

Tom Cochrane was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba. After a number of hit songs and a Juno Award, his name and music are known around the globe. You can read a good Bio on his iTunes page.

Click on this line to visit Tom Cochrane’s official website.

Click on this line to visit Tom Cochrane’s Facebook page

 

 

CNE Bandshell Concerts 2014

CNE Princess gates - historic photo courtesy of the CNE

CNE Princess gates – historic photo courtesy of the CNE

The CNE is set to open for another season of fun, games and concerts.  Last year we posted a listing of Bandshell concerts which was really well received, so here we go again.

CNE Bandshell Concert dates. All shows listed will start at 7:30pm:

Aug 15  Fri   Down With Webster. Outasight will be the opening act.

Aug 16  Sat   The Mavericks.

Aug 17  Sun  Kailah Kher.

Aug 19  Tue   Christopher Cross. Ash & Bloom will open.

Aug 20  Wed   The Mighty Diamonds. Jay Douglas and Paoblo Paul will open.

Aug 21  Thurs   Jose Feliciano

Aug 22  Fri   Platinum Blonde. with Dwayne Gretzky opening.

Aug 23  Sat   Gord Bamford. Tebey will open.

Aug 24  Sun   The Orchestra – made up of former members of Electric Light Orchestra. Francesco Yates to open.

Aug 26  Tue   These Kids Wear Crowns. Eleven Past One will be te middle act. Opening the night will be PRTY H3RO

Aug 27  Wed   April Wine with Bleeker Ridge opening.

Aug 28  Thurs  Hanson. Opening act will be The Seasons

Aug 29  Fri   The Hicks. Kira Isabella and Abrams Brothers will open.

Aug 30 Sat   Tom Cochrane. Autumns Cannon is the opening act.

Aug 31 Sun Rising Star Talent Competition Finals. Starts at 7pm

Click on this line to view of 2014 CNE Concerts list for the Midway Stage.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Disclaimer: All shows, dates and time listed above are subject to change without notice.

These Kids Wear Crowns will perform at the CNE Bandshell on Tues Aug 26th

Mark your calendars for Tues Aug 26th. That night These Kids Wear Crowns will perform with Eleven Past One and also Prty H3ro, at the CNE Bandshell stage.

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These Kids Wear Crowns is a great band from Canada’s West Coast, Chilliwack to be exact.

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The link above will take you to the pics from their 2013 concert in Vaughan. They are really good musicians, who also know how to work their audience.

Every year the The EX puts on a number of concerts at the CNE Bandshell. In a future post I will compile a complete 2014 concert list.

I wanted the first post about the 2014 CNE Bandshell concerts to feature a really great band, but also one which is not as well-known in Toronto.

The concerts will start at 7:30pm. but get there early.

Click on this line to view the CNE Bandshell show details from the official CNE site.

Click on this line to visit the Official site for “These Kids Wear Crowns”.

Click on this line to visit the Official Facebook page for “These Kids Wear Crowns”.


Video of These Kids Wear Crowns in the studio is courtesy of These Kids Wear Crowns YouTube Channel

 

Posted by Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

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