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Broadview Danforth Beats 2024


Rudy Ray

Raha Javanfar Band

Ori Dagan

Fat Quarter Band

Joanne Powell

Linda Carone

Suzi & Doug

Fraser Melvin Band

Tim Bovaconti Band

Graham Nicholas Band

Toronto Jazz Collective

Alex McCulloch Band

Chloe Watkinson Quartet

All Angels Jazz Band

Quality Building Supplies

Hammond Morgan

Adam Beer Colacino

Roast Chicken Ramblers

Kyle Sullivan

Alan Zamaitis Trio

Fergus Hambleton

Jessica Stuart Trio

The Del Fi's

Ricky Toledo Band


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 Date 337 Danforth Ave Parkette
6pm - 9pm
156 Danforth Parkette
6pm - 9pm
348 Danforth Carrot Common Courtyard
1pm - 4pm
Thu Jun 6 Rudy Ray Fraser Melvin Band  
Fri Jun 7 Raha Javanfar Band Tim Bovaconti Band   
Sun Jun 9      Graham Nicholas Band
Thu Jun 13 Ori Dagan All Angels Jazz Band   
Fri Jun 14 Rudy Ray Quality Building Supplies   
Sun Jun 16      Hammond Morgan 
Thu Jun 20 Rudy Ray Ricky Toledo Band  
Fri Jun 21 Ori Dagan Fergus Hambleton  
Sun Jun 23       Roast Chicken Ramblers
Thu Jun 27 Fat Quarter Band Jessica Stuart Trio  
Fri Jun 28 Rudy Ray The Del Fi's  
Sun Jun 30       Alan Zamaitis Trio
Thu Jul 4 Rudy Ray  Toronto Jazz Collective  
Fri Jul 5 Chloe Watkinson Quartet  Alex McCulloch Band  
Sun Jul 7       Alan Zamaitis Trio
Thu Jul 11 Ori Dagan  All Angels Jazz Band  
Fri Jul 12 Rudy Ray  Tim Bovaconti Band  
Sun Jul 14       Alan Zamaitis Trio
Thu Jul 18 Rudy Ray  Fraser Melvin Band  
Fri Jul 19 Ori Dagan  Roast Chicken Ramblers  
Sun Jul 21       
Thu Jul 25 Joanne Powell    
Fri Jul 26 Rudy Ray    
Sun Jul 28       
Thu Aug 1 Ori Dagan    
Fri Aug 2 Linda Carone    
Sun Aug 4       
Thu Aug 8 Rudy Ray     
Fri Aug 9 Ori Dagan     
Sun Aug 11       
Thu Aug 15 Raha Javanfar Band     
Fri Aug 16 Rudy Ray     
Sun Aug 18       
Thu Aug 22 Rudy Ray     
Fri Aug 23 Fat Quarter Band     
Sun Aug 25       
Thu Aug 29 Suzi & Doug     
Fri Aug 30 Rudy Ray     
Sun Sep 1      
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:37

Faces & Places on the Danforth: John @Blackswantavern1972

We kick off February with Bill and John of @Blackswantavern1972

The Black Swan was opened by a couple of Australian guys back in 1972, but this location has had an active tavern license since 1902, originally under the name of Hotel Commerce. One of the very few remaining taverns left in Toronto. Bill & John came to work for their father and uncle, who took over ownership in 1984. In 1986 they became managers, by 2001 their uncle and father retired and they stayed on and maintained ownership. The things they love most about the community is its vibrance, the variety in businesses and the relationships they have with all their patrons.

Bill & John have also been involved with a great music initiative for the past 16 yrs called Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival, which we have posted on back in Dec. Their long time presence as a known Blues venue in Toronto was an obvious factor for them being one of the hosting venues. They have regular shows at their place, as they have 3 levels to dedicate to performances. They have since expanded their musical repertoire to meet audiences’ tastes. They don’t serve a lot of food appart from their seasonal Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich, pickled eggs and chips which sell very well. The space was never adapted to accommodate a full kitchen. The music is the major draw here & has served them quite well. They are proud to be one of the last few known taverns in Toronto, and wish to preserve that history as long as they can.

They look forward to this year’s Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival taking place on the weekend of Feb. 16th - 18th. They say it is worth experiencing all the wonderful talents that will be attending. They have seen a great many come through, some of which who have moved on to become well known musicians in the music industry. Apparently there are about 150-200 musicians playing this year, and 5 venues along this stretch of the Danforth that will be hosting them. Tickets and wrist bands will be on sale soon, so look out for further announcements highlighting this event!!

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