Concert Calendar: August to November

The concert season kicks off with hot festivals and tours galore


Saturday, August 1

Anton Kuerti Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building MacMillan Theatre 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires Irie Music Festival Queen’s Park 4 to 19 pm, Free. iriemusicfestival.com.

Charles Town Maroons World Routes: Island Soul Harbourfront Centre 8:45 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Leroy Sibbles World Routes: Island Soul Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Sunday, August 2

Eagles of Death Metal, Flash Lightnin’ Koolhaus 9 pm, all ages, $27.50. 416-870-8000.

Good Times Orchestra Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Tony Rebel World Routes: Island Soul Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Monday, August 3

The Decemberists, Heartless Bastards Koolhaus doors 7 pm, $30.50. 416-870-8000.

Fab 5 Irie Music Festival Queen’s Park 4 to 10 pm, free. iriemusicfestival.com.

Tuesday, August 4

Fleet Foxes Massey Hall 7:15 pm, all ages, $32.50-$39.50. 416-870-8000.

Ian Swensen & Mayumi Seiler Toronto Summer Music Festival Carlu 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Wednesday, August 5

Bert Jansch Horseshoe $tba. 416-598-4226.

Coco Love Alcorn Fresh Wednesdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock Massey Hall 8 pm, $69.50-$199.50. 416-872-4255.

Toronto All-Star Big Band Twilight Concert In The Park Applewood Homestead 7 pm, free. 416-622-4124.

Thursday, August 6

Cecilia String Quartet & Tokai String Quartet Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building Walter Hall 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Railroad Earth Lee’s Palace 9 pm, $15. 416-870-8000.

Taylor Mitchell Tasty Thursdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

True North Brass Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Friday, August 7

Funkadesi Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Saturday, August 8

Patrick Gallois, Cecilia Löfstrand Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building Walter Hall 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Rhythm Dhol Bass World Routes: Zaika: A South Asian Food Festival Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Sunday, August 9

Bageshree Vaze, Vineet Viyas Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Lykke Li Sound Academy doors 8 pm, all ages, $26.50. ticketweb.ca.

Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach, Saving Abel Molson Amphitheatre 6 pm, $27.50-$101.50. 416-870-8000.

York Jazz Ensemble Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Monday, August 10

Friendly Fires Lee’s Palace 8 pm, $15. 416-870-8000.

Tuesday, August 11

Gryphon Trio, Monica Whicher Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building Walter Hall 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Vandermark 5 Supermarket 9 pm, $20. 416-870-8000.

Wednesday, August 12

Jay Aymar Fresh Wednesdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

The Moody Blues Molson Amphitheatre 8 pm, $35.50-$85. 416-870-8000.

Thursday, August 13

Bryan Adams Massey Hall 8 pm, $69.50-$119.50. 416-870-8000. And Aug 15.

Cecilia String Quartet Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Friday, August 14

Bryan Adams Roy Thomson Hall 8 pm, $79.50-$119.50. 416-872-4255.

Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain of Salvation, Beardfish Molson Amphitheatre 6 pm, $39.50-$64.50. 416-870-8000.

Electric Prunes, Love California 66 Garage Revue Lee’s Palace 416-532-1598.

John Prine Massey Hall 8 pm, $47.50-$59.50. 416-872-4255.

Northern Cree Singers World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Ann Tindal Park 8 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Pavlov’s Dog Orchestra Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Saturday, August 15

Asani World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Ann Tindal Park 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Crystal Shawanda World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 8 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Jason Mraz, G Love & Special Sauce, Bushwalla Molson Amphitheatre 7 pm, $24.50-$44.50. 416-870-8000.

Sunday, August 16

Folia (Linda Melsted, Kiri Tollaksen) Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Orchestra Copacabana Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Tracy Bone & JC Campbell World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 2 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Monday, August 17

James Keelaghan Benefit for USC Canada Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $20-$22. 416-531-6604.

Tuesday, August 18

Foggy Hogtown Boys, the Breakmen Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $14-$16. 416-531-6604.

Wednesday, August 19

Gypsy Flame Band Fresh Wednesdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Thursday, August 20

Adrienne Cooper, Marilyn Lerner Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Molson Amphitheatre 7:30 pm, $29.50-$95.50. 416-870-8000.

Louise Kent Tasty Thursdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Friday, August 21

David Francey Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $27.50-$30. 416-531-6604.

Pearl Jam Molson Amphitheatre $39.50-$79.50. 416-870-8000.

Rebel Rhythm, Huelepega Soundsystem Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Saturday, August 22

Great Big Sea, Spirit of the West Molson Amphitheatre 7:30 pm, $39.50-$62.50. 416-870-8000.

Tanya Tagaq Gillis World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Tjupurru World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Lakeside Terrace 3 pm, free. 416-973-4000. And Aug 23.

Sunday, August 23

Ina Henning, Eugene Laskiewicz, Joseph Macerollo, Alexander Sevastien Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

MegaCity Big Band Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Mihirangi World Routes: Planet IndigenUS Harbourfront Centre Ann Tindal Park 3 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Wednesday, August 26

Dirty Dishes Fresh Wednesdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Thursday, August 27

Blue Rodeo Molson Amphitheatre 7:30 pm, $20-$79.50. 416-870-8000.

Eliana Cuevas Tasty Thursdays Nathan Phillips Square noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Nagata Shachu Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Friday, August 28

Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes Massey Hall 8 pm, $49.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.

Salaam Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Saturday, August 29

The Hsu-Nami World Routes: Taiwanfest: A New Journey Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 3:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Jane’s Party Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $5-$12. 416-531-6604.

Sunday, August 30

Aiyun Huang Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, Honor Society Rogers Centre $15.50-$95.50. 416-870-8000.

Thursday, September 3

Aerosmith, ZZ Top Air Canada Centre 7:30 pm, $59.50-$199.50. 416-870-8000.

Winona Zelenka Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Friday, September 4

Cassava Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Kid Rock Molson Amphitheatre 7:30 pm, $27-$71.50. 416-870-8000.

The Sauce Boss World Routes: Hot & Spicy Food Festival Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000. And Sep 5.

Saturday, September 5

O.A.R., Brett Dennen Koolhaus 8 pm, all ages, $28.50. 416-870-8000.

Sunday, September 6

The Killers Molson Amphitheatre 8 pm, $26.25-$69.50.

Thursday, September 10

Caribou Vibration Ensemble! Opera House 8 pm, $15. 416-870-8000.

Wednesday, September 16

U2, Snow Patrol Rogers Centre $32-$252.50. 416-870-8000. And Sep 17.

Friday, September 18

Maxïmo Park Lee’s Palace 10:30 pm, $17.50. 416-870-8000.

Sunday, September 20

Sanssouci Quartet Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Wednesday, September 23

Quartetto Gelato Concert Party Old Mill Inn 8 pm, $39. 416-236-2641.

The Sunparlour Players Serenades In The Square Yonge-Dundas Square 12:30 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Friday, September 25

Obituary, Goatwhore, the Berzerker, Krisiun, Warbringer Opera House doors 7 pm, all ages, $28.50. rotate.com.

Ornette Coleman Massey Hall 8 pm, $69.50-$89.50. 416-872-4255.

Saturday, September 26

Classic Albums Live Abbey Road Massey Hall 8 pm, $39.50-$49.50. 416-872-4255.

Wednesday, September 30

The Good Lovelies Serenades In The Square Yonge-Dundas Square 12:30 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Pink, the Ting Tings Air Canada Centre 7:30 pm, $47.50-$73. 416-870-8000.

Porcupine Tree, Kings X Queen Elizabeth Theatre 8 pm, all ages, $35. 416-870-8000.

Friday, October 2

Fever Ray Koolhaus 9 pm, all ages, $34. ticketweb.ca.

Saturday, October 3

April Wine Music Hall 8 pm, $39.50. 416-870-8000.

The Backyardigans Sea Deep In Adventure Ricoh Coliseum $23.25-$46.50. 416-870-8000.

Keith Urban Air Canada Centre 7:30 pm, $20-$84.50. 416-815-5500.

Wednesday, October 7

United Steelworkers Of Montreal Serenades In The Square Yonge-Dundas Square 12:30 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Friday, October 9

Kylie Minogue Air Canada Centre $59.50-$119.50. 416-870-8000.

Wednesday, October 14

Christina Martin Serenades In The Square Yonge-Dundas Square 12:30 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Saturday, October 17

Fred Eaglesmith Cadillac Lounge $30. 416-536-7717.

Wednesday, October 21

Lance Elbeck Concert Party – Fiddle On Fire Old Mill Inn 8 pm, $39. 416-236-2641.

Monday, October 26

Metallica Air Canada Centre $56-$86. 416-870-8000. And Oct 27.

Wednesday, November 4

Grand Salon Orchestra, Barbara Sadegur Concert Party – Vera Lynn: We’ll Meet Again Old Mill Inn 8 pm, $39. 416-236-2641.

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