Dream Serenade moves to Roy Thomson Hall: Just Announced

Hayden's annual benefit concert gets City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, Owen Pallett, Weaves and more. Plus: shows coming from Teyana Taylor, U.S. Girls, Cher


In its first four years of existence, Hayden Desser and Christie Greyerbiehl’s Dream Serenade has become a Massey Hall institution, its stories wound up in the venue’s late history – with memorable moments from the National to Feist to Gord Downie. With Massey Hall now closed for renovations, the annual benefit for the Beverley Street School and services for children with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their caregivers has a new home for its fifth edition: Roy Thomson Hall

Still big and gala-like, if not even more so, this year’s event will bring singer/songwriter/organizer Hayden alongside guests City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Weaves and Iskwé. But though those are the names on the marquee, as always, expect some surprises. Not to mention the everyone-crammed-onstage singalong at the end, which is the city’s most guaranteed seasonal source of warm-and-fuzzies. 

November 17 at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe). 8 pm. $25-$125. On sale Friday (September 14). roythomsonhall.com.

More Just Announced Toronto Concerts

The Big Sound at The Great Hall doors 10 pm. $15. thebigsound.brownpapertickets.com. September 21. 

STEPHANIE NILLES, THOMAS DEAKIN DUO at Duggan’s Brewery doors 6 pm. Pwyc. September 23. 

JOYFULTALK, MIMICO, Invisible Out at Array Space doors 7 pm, all ages. $10. ShowClix.com. September 28. 

Mark “BBQ” Sultan, Andre Ethier, Pow Wows, Tommy & The Commies at Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $10.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 29.

Wu-Tang Clan at Rebel 9 pm. Free with RSVP. neverjaded.ca. September 30. 

Olivia & The Creepy Crawlies, A Fellow Ship, JJ & The Pillars, Moscow Apartment at Lee’s Palace doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. October 5. 

Pee Wee Ellis & Jason Wilson at Hugh’s Room Live Chat 8:30 pm, music 9:30 pm. $30-$35. hughsroomlive.com. October 6. 

Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com. October 7. 

Blaise Moore, Locals Only Sound at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $18. ticketweb.ca. October 11. 

Teyana Taylor at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm, all ages. $32.50 and up. ticketweb.ca. October 11. 

Paul Jacobs, Sauna, The Effens, Night Lunch at Monarch Tavern doors 9 pm. $9.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 12.

The Moody Tulips, Hildeguard, Nice Going, Boonie at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. October 13. 

Kingston All-Stars, House of David Gang, Pressure Drop DJs at Lula Lounge Record launch and legalization celebration. Doors 8 pm. $10-$15. October 17. 

TsuShiMaMiRe, Bad Waitress at The Baby G doors 8:30 pm. $10.50. ticketfly.com. October 18. 

Calpurnia at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $TBA. ticketweb.ca. October 20. 

Art d’Ecco at The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $12.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 25. 

Lightmares, Brian Ruryk at Duggan’s Brewery doors 8 pm. Pwyc. October 27. 

Foxtrott at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. November 3. 

Cub Sport at Adelaide Hall doors 7 pm. $17.50. On sale September 14. ticketmaster.ca. November 6. 

U.s. Girls at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 7. 

Rising Appalachia at The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $21.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 8. 

Elle King, Cordovas at Opera House doors 7 pm, all ages. $38.50-$58.50. On sale September 14. ticketmaster.ca. November 8.

Stiff Little Fingers at Horseshoe doors 8 pm. $38. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comhorseshoetavern.com. November 9. 

Teenage Head at Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 10. 

Current Joys (Solo) at Drake Hotel doors 7:30 pm. $14. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 11.  

Mac Ayres at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $18.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 12.  

Street Sects, Poster Boy at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. November 16. 

Dream Serenade: City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé at Roy Thomson Hall 8 pm. $25-$125. On sale September 14. roythomsonhall.com. November 17.

Smokey Joe & The Kid at Adelaide Hall doors 8 pm. $17-$19.99. ticketfly.com. November 22. 

Captain Tractor at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $17.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.comhorseshoetavern.com. November 24. 

Cute Is What We Aim For, Makeout at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm, all ages. $22.50. ticketmaster.ca. November 25.  

Didirri at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $16.83. ticketweb.ca. November 26.  

Fozzy at Rockpile doors 6 pm, all ages. $48.28. ticketweb.ca. November 28. 

Seaway, Trophy Eyes, Microwave, Can’t Swim, Hot Mulligan at Opera House doors 6 pm, all ages. $25. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. December 2.

Raleigh Ritchie at Mod Club doors 8 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale September 14. ticketweb.ca. December 9.  

Stars, My Brightest Diamond at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $37-$42. ticketmaster.ca. December 12. 

The Watchmen, Ron Hawkins at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $25-$35. ticketmaster.ca. December 14. 

NAO at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $29.50-$39.50. On sale September 14. ticketmaster.ca. January 29. 

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. January 30.  

Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Sadies at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $37.50-$40. On sale September 14. ticketmaster.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. February 16. 

PAUL BRANDT, HIGH VALLEY, JESS MOSKALUKE, HUNTER BROTHERS at Queen Elizabeth Theatre $TBA. livenation.com. February 18. 

Julia Holter at The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $21.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. February 26. 

José González & The String Theory at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $55-$69.50. On sale September 14. ticketmaster.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 26. 

WHY DON’T WE at Coca-Cola Coliseum doors 6 pm, all ages. $44.50-$79.50. ticketmaster.ca. April 9. 

Cher at Scotiabank Arena 8 pm. $TBA. On sale September 14. ticketmaster.ca. April 22. 

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