Invite: Steelband Festival Jul.12 + Outdoor Music & Theatre Performances Jul.15-Aug.28, 2014

generation steelband festival 2014

New Generation Steelband Festival

Saturday, July 12, 3 pm – 8 pm

Free Admission

250 FORT YORK BLVD Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Work: (416) 392-6907

Here are the highlights of this festival.

  • Ten Bands – Caribbean Food – Fun!
    • “A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands, the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan, and the joyous Farmer’s Rhythm Section.”
      • Other participating bands performing include CCAH Steel Orchestra, Gemini Pan Groove, JK Pan Vibrations, Malvern Praise on Pan, Silhouettes Youth Steel Orchestra, St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, Symphonyx Steel Orchestra and the Farmers Rhythm Section.
    • All performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York.
    • There will be great Caribbean food.
    • FREE all ages pan workshops.
    • Plenty of opportunities for audience participation – dance, dance, dance!

Please click here for more info about the festival and steelbands.

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park. Image by City of Toronto.
Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park. Image by City of Toronto.

Music and Theatre Performances at Toronto’s Earl Bales Park

FREE Admission

July 15 – August 28, 2014: “Tuesday Night Live and the Thursday Night Family Fun Summer Series”

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The following news release provides the itinerary for both the Tuesday Night Live music and the Family Fun summer series of theatre performances in Earl Bales Park:


July 10, 2014

Music and theatre this summer at Toronto’s Earl Bales Park

The City of Toronto presents free outdoor music and theatre performances throughout the summer at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.

“Come out and enjoy big bands, bluegrass, jazz and family friendly movies and theatre in Earl Bales Park this summer,” said Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre). “Tuesday Night Live and the Thursday night Family Fun summer series both provide great entertainment opportunities and a chance to get out and enjoy Toronto’s summer nights. My office is fully committed to growing the arts in Ward 10 and ensuring there are no barriers to enjoying local talent.”

Tuesday Night Live
The weekly Tuesday Night Live series features various musical genres. Performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

July 15 – Russian Folk Theatre: colourful costumes, Russian folk music and dance
July 22 – The Octokats: summer jazz band
July 29 – North York Concert Band: music from pop to light classics, featuring Canadian composers
August 5 – The Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band (Branch 344): 35 musicians with flutes, clarinets, tubas and percussion featuring broadway, marching, jazz and concert music
August 12 – Danny’s 11: a nine-piece jazz/swing band with two vocalists
August 19 – The Hand Me Downs: bluegrass band
August 26 – Casablanca Orchestra: broadway show tunes and great hits from the ’30s to the ’90s

Family Fun
The Family Fun summer series, held on two Thursday nights each month, features family-friendly activities, stage performances and movie screenings. Performances/screenings run from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 10 and 24, and from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on August 7 and 28.

July 10 – DuffleBag Theatre: The Three Musketeers
July 24 – The Ben Show: an interactive comedy juggling stunt show
August 7 – Family Movie Night: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
August 28 – Family Movie Night: The Muppet Movie

All performances will take place rain or shine.

More information is available by calling 416-392-3846 or visiting

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