Red Bull Sound Select has been throwing shows in Toronto for a few years now – 38 to date – but if you’ve been looking at Montreal’s more sustained, well-curated Red Bull Music Academy festival and wondering “why don’t we have something like that,” now we do. Today, the sugary energy drink company/local music incubator is announcing the lineup for 3 Days In Toronto, a new multi-day series that will run from October 19-21.
Lest you think Red Bull is just swooping in and putting its banner behind an already established tour, 3 Days In Toronto features 100 per cent local talent, with each show centred around a unique format.
On Thursday, October 19, OVO artists Majid Jordan will collaborate with choreographer Siphesihle November of the National Ballet of Canada for a one-off dance performance piece at the Great Hall. The show will also feature R&B singer Allie, producer Chris LaRocca and NJs Nino Brown and Dre Ngozi.
On October 20 at Massey Hall, BADBADNOTGOOD will take advantage of their status as the city’s house band and put on a Family Tree performance (basically their version of The Last Waltz). They’ll collaborate (and apparently improvise) with other artists throughout the night, including their pals Charlotte Day Wilson and River Tiber and other unnamed “special guests,” which, given their penchant for collaborating with rappers, jazz musicians and producers from all over the spectrum, could really be anyone.
The series will culminate on October 21 at the Phoenix with a Toronto rap showcase curated by Jazz Cartier, who will host the event. Tory Lanez headlines alongside collective CMDWN and viral rapper Killy.
At the Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Massey Hall (178 Victoria) and the Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), October 18-20. $20 per show. RedBull.com/3DaysinTO.
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GAME OF THRONES Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi Air Canada Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $39.50-$125. ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com. October 14.
Deliluh, Deeper The Baby G 9 pm. $8. October 15.
The Roots Rock Sound Of Queen West: Whitney Rose, Lori Yates, Johnny & the G-Rays Horseshoe doors 7:30 pm. Free. nowtickets.ca. October 18.
3 Days in Toronto: Majid Jordan, Allie, Chris LaRocca, Nino Brown, Dre Ngozi The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $20. 3days.redbullsoundselect.com. October 19.
3 Days in Toronto: BADBADNOTGOOD with appearances by Charlotte Day Wilson, River Tiber Massey Hall doors 7 pm. $20. 3days.redbullsoundselect.com. –October 20.
3 Days in Toronto: Tory Lanez, Killy, CMDWN, Killa Kels, Hosted by Jazz Cartier Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 9 pm. $20. 3days.redbullsoundselect.com. -October 21.
imagineNATIVE + RPM: The Beat: Mob Bounce, Kayla Briët, Ziibiwan, DJ Kookum Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $tba. imaginenative.org. -October 21.
X Ambassadors, Born Cages Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $49.50. ticketfly.com. October 23.
Nik Turner’s Hawkwind Velvet Underground doors 7 pm. $18.50. ticketweb.ca. -October 25.
Dean Lewis The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12.50. -rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. -October 26.
Boo You Horror – Halloween Bash Round Venue 10 pm. $10. eventbrite.com. October 27.
Hotnuts Halloqween: Macy Rodman, Mister Wallace, DJs Produzentin, Das Hussy The Garrison 10:30 pm. $10. October 28.
Kasador The Baby G doors 8 pm. $12. ticketfly.com. October 28.
Black Collar Union, Phantom Atlantic, Foolproof, The Maysides, The Castor Troys Rivoli 7 pm. $10-$13. ticketfly.com. October 29.
Trailer Park Boy Leigh Macinnis’s Halloween from Hell: The Knees Up, Portland TV, The Nude Dogs, Cherry Hooker Horseshoe 9 pm. $8.50. ticketfly.com. October 31.
Jo Passed, Rooftop Love Club, LA Cops The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. -rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. October 31.
Dutch, Canyun, Catholic Wilt The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. November 2.
J.I.D., EARTHGANG Adelaide Hall doors 8 pm. $20. ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com. -November 2.
Brian Fresco, ElceeTheArtist Adelaide Hall doors 7 pm. $10-$15. ticketfly.com. -November 3.
Friendship, LIttle Kid, Poor You The Baby G doors 8 pm. $7. November 14.
Mauno, Jaunt, Luna Li Smiling Buddha doors 8 pm. $10. soundscapesmusic.com, rotate.com, ticketfly.com. November 15.
Whimm, Ice Cream, Que Lastima, Invisible Out The Baby G Whimm album release. Doors 9 pm. $10. November 17.
Paco Osuna Coda 10 pm. $25-$30. codatoronto.electrostub.com. November 18.
Michael Rault Smiling Buddha 9 pm. $11.50. ticketfly.com. November 22.
Glorious Sons Phoenix Concert Theatre Fourth show added. Doors 8 pm. $25. ticketfly.com. October 19 & 20, November 23 & 24.
Teenage Head Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm. $17.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. November 25.
XAVIER OMÄR The Great Hall doors 8 pm, all ages. $15. On sale October 6. ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com. November 29.
Jeremy Fisher Rivoli doors 9 pm. $15. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. December 1.
Scale The Summit, Angel Vivaldi, Andy James Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $27. soundscapesmusic.com, -rotate.com, ticketfly.com. December 6.
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Juanita Stein, F. Scott and The NIGHTHAWKS Dakota Tavern doors 6 pm. $13.50. ticketfly.com. December 9.
Jingle Ball: Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Jessie Reyez Air Canada Centre 6 pm, all ages. $tba. ticketmaster.ca. December 9.
The Pick Brothers Band, Lost Cousins Mod Club doors 7:30 pm. $15. -rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. December 22.
August Burns Red, Erra, Born Of Osiris, Ocean Grove Danforth Music Hall doors 6:30 pm, all ages. $24.50-$34.50. ticketmaster.ca. January 6.
Lana Del Rey Air Canada Centre doors 7 pm, all ages. $49.50-$150. ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com. January 15.
Walk The Moon Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $35-$45. ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com. January 16.
George Li Koerner Hall 7 pm. Starting at $35. rcmusic.com/concerts. February 4.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, CROWN THE EMPIRE Rebel doors 5:30 pm, all ages. $39.05-$54.05. -ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com. February 5.
Mumiy Troll Queen Elizabeth Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $46.50-$75. ticketfly.com. February 8.
Valerie June Queen Elizabeth Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $23.50-$27.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. February 11.
ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS Massey Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $70.25-$230.25. ticketmaster.ca, –livenation.com, masseyhall.com. February 17.
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