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CNE Bandshell Concerts 2019

The CNE is just around the corner in August. Lots to do there. In the evenings there are great Concerts held at the CNE Bandshell. The following is a list performers in 2019.  All Programming Subject to Change. Always confirm with the CNE when purchasing your tickets.

Fri Aug 16:
Spencer Burton
opens at around 7:30 pm
Burton Cummings and Band.

Sat Aug 17: Woodstock Tribute Weekend
A Little Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin Tribute – starts at around 2:30 pm
Green River Revival – a CCR Tribute band – 3:30pm
Everyday People – Tribute to Sly and the Family Stone – 4:30pm
The Last Waltz – a tribute to the Band – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 18: Woodstock Tribute Weekend continues
Abraxas – tribute to Carlos Santana – 2:30pm
Mars Hotel – a tribute to The Grateful Dead – 3:30pm
Mad Dogs and the Englishman – tribute to Joe Cocker and Leon Russell – 4:30pm
Woodstock 50th Anniversary Band – 7:30pm

Mon Aug 19:
– in the evening The Standstills
will open at 7:30pm
– then Rival Sons will hit the Bandshell stage. They have toured with the Stones and GnR     

Video Courtesy of the RivalSons YouTube channel

Tue Aug 20:
Ryan James opening at 7:30pm
Johnny Orlando

Wed Aug 21:
Jay Douglas Opening at 7:30pm
Ken Boothe

Thu Aug 22:
Tyler Shaw and Delaney Jane – starts at 7:30pm

Fri Aug 23:
Cory James Mitchell Band open at 7:30pm
April Wine – they have been performing for 50 years.

Video courtesy of the UniDisc Music YouTube channel

Sat Aug 24:
Jann Arden performs – starting at 7:30pm

Sun Aug 25:
Meghan Patrick and Aaron Goodvin – starting at 7:30pm

Video courtesy of the Meghan Patrick YouTube channel

Mon Aug 26:
Logan Staats – opens at 7:30pm
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Tues Aug 27:
Boy Story – a Chinese Hip-Hop group – starting at 7:30pm

Wed Aug 28:
Ossie Gurley and The Truth opening – starting at 7:30pm
David Rudder and The Contraband

Thu Aug 29:
Dave Sampson opening – starting at 7:30pm
Howard Jones

Fri Aug 30:
Jon Vinyl Opens – starting at 7:30pm
MAGIC!

Video courtesy of the MAGIC! YouTube channel

Sat Aug 31:
Gabriela Bee opens – starting at 7:30pm
Walk Off The Earth

Sun Sept 01:
nêhiyawak opens – starting at 7:30pm
A Tribe Called Red

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

 

 

CNE Midway Stage concerts 2016

We had already posted about the CNE Bandshell Concerts for 2016. The CNE Midway Stage concerts just became available. I love shooting bands on the Midway Stage. Great lighting.

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CNE Midway Stage Concerts 2016:

Aug 19    The Fraser Melvin Band 3pm and 6pm
Aug 19    Destroyer  7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 20    The Jade Monkeys   3pm and 6pm
Aug 21    Gyles  3pm and 6pm
Aug 21    Community Soul Connection 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 22    Gyles 3pm and 6pm
Aug 22    Strange Magic (ELO tribute band) 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 23    LMT Connection 3pm and 6pm
Aug 23    Sugar Heat   7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 24    LMT Connection 3pm and 6pm
Aug 24    Ferraro   7:30 and 11pm
Aug 25    Tony Paglia and the Nomads 3pm and 6pm
Aug 25    The Phil Naro Band 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 26    Tony Paglia and The Nomads 3pm and 6pm
Aug 26    Thriller Canada 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 27    Sons Of Rhythm 3pm and 6pm
Aug 27    The Rattles (The Beatles tribute band) 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 28    Sons Of Rhythm 3pm and 6pm
Aug 28    The Honeyrunners 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 29    Greg Wyard Band 3pm and 6pm
Aug 29    Groovestone 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 30    Greg Wyard Band 3pm and 6pm
Aug 30    Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band) 7:30pm and 11pm
Aug 31    Lost Patients 3pm and 6pm
Aug 31    Wednesday’s Engine 7:30pm and 11pm
Sep 01    Lost Patients 3pm and 6pm
Sep 01    The Weber Brothers 6:30pm and 10:30pm
Sep 02    Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats 3pm and 6pm
Sep 02    Shawn Brady and the Northern Sons 7:30 and 11pm
Sep 03    Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats 3pm and 6pm
Sep 03    Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute band) 7:30pm and 11pm
Sep 04    The Carpet Frogs 3pm and 6pm
Sep 04    The Proud Sons 7:30pm and 11pm
Sep 05    The Carpet Frogs 3pm and 6pm

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Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Photo of a Poster from the 1885 edition of what is now the CNE – Canadian National Exhibition

Back in 1879 the Toronto Industrial Exhibition was born.

That name stayed until 1912 when the Toronto Industrial Exhibition was officially renamed the Canadian National Exhibition.

The photo is of a poster for the Toronto Industrial Exhibition from 1885. Neat time capsule.

Photo of poster from the 1885 Toronto Industrial ExhibitionPhoto is courtesy of the Canadian National Exhibition facebook page

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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Lets Go To The EX. Mark your calendars, The Canadian National Exhibition is coming soon

Lets Go To The EX 2015

Courtesy of The Canadian National Exhibition

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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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.

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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.

Photos of Theory of a Deadman in concert, at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Tyler Connolly on Vocals and Joey Dandeneau on Drums with Theory of a Deadman performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Tyler Connolly on Vocals and Joey Dandeneau on Drums with Theory of a Deadman performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

The CNE Bandshell saved the best for last. On Saturday Aug 31, Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman performed in the final concert of the 2013 CNE Bandshell concert season. Continue reading

More photos of the Big Wreck concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Brian Doherty on Double Neck Guitar with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Brian Doherty on Double Neck Guitar with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Since there seemed to be a lot of interest in the prior post of photos of Big Wreck in concert at the CNE Bandshell, I post processed a few more pics. Continue reading

Photos of Marshall Dane performing at the CNE Midway Stage

Photo of Marshall Dane performing at the CNE Midway Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Marshall Dane performing at the CNE Midway Stage. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

On Aug 28th Marshall Dane took over the CNE Midway Stage. His music melds country and rock into something rather special. Continue reading

Photos of Big Wreck in concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Ian Thornley Lead Singer and Guitarist along with Paulo Neta on Lead Guitar, both with Big Wreck performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Ian Thornley Lead Singer and Guitarist along with Paulo Neta on Lead Guitar, both with Big Wreck performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

On Aug 28 Big Wreck rolled into Toronto to play at the CNE Bandshell. During show setup I was amazed at the number of different guitars, that were being checked. Behind the Drummer’s pod, along the whole rear of the stage were racks of guitars. Continue reading

Photos of DESTROYER in concert at the CNE Midway Stage

Photo of Moe Rotondi on Bass with DESTROYER performing at the CNE Midway Stage

Photo of Moe Rotondi on Bass with DESTROYER. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Destroyer played at the CNE Midway Stage on Aug 24 2013. This stage is setup much like a huge outdoor bar. The Beer Garden has lots of tables to get together with friends and enjoy some great music. Continue reading

Photos of Dragonette in concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Dragonette in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Dragonette in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Sunday evening Dragonette took to the stage at the CNE Bandshell. So called “electronic” bands have caught on in a big way. For me it’s still unusual to not to see a guitar player or even a bass player on the stage. Continue reading

Photos of USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) in concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of USS in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of USS in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

USS is short for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. The band is made up of two guys. Ashley Buchholz is their main vocalist and guitarist. Jason Parsons handles the turntable, computer beat, background vocals and banter with the audience. At the CNE Bandshell concert there was also someone banging on Drums. Continue reading

Photos of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto

Photo of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Do you remember the following songs playing on the radio in the late 70s and early 80s: I Want To Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent and Cold as Ice. There were more songs, sixteen top 30 hits. The band was Foreigner. The voice singing those hits, was none other than Lou Gramm. Continue reading

Marshall Dane to perform at the CNE on Aug 28 at the Midway Stage

Photo of Marshall dane performing

Photo of Marshall Dane. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Marshall Dane recently performed in Toronto, where the photos in this post were taken. I mention that show because he was unable to walk four days before that gig. He was undergoing Physio Therapy. That did not stop him from showing up and putting on a great show, full of energy. Continue reading

CNE Bandshell Concerts listing for Aug 16 thru to Sep 02 2013

UPDATE Aug 2014 : The list in this post is from 2013. Click on this line to view the CNE Bandshell Concert listing for 2014.

The grande lady is about to return to Toronto. Yes, the CNE is almost here. I was going thru the list of Musicians which will be performing at the Bandshell Stage. Continue reading