Virtual Concert Series: Summer Music in the Park

Our annual Summer Music in the Park is underway with an ongoing digital concert series! Typically taking place within the Village of Yorkville Park, this year we’re streaming the performances on Instagram. Taking place Thursday afternoons until September 9th, we invite you to log on to the Bloor-Yorkville Instagram and enjoy a variety of free concerts. Local artists and musicians will be performing live from various Bloor-Yorkville locations. Check out the July, August, and September schedules below!

Chris Platt Trio performing at the Village of Yorkville Park

Streamed Music Performances on Instagram

July 2021 Performances:

River North, July 1
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

River North is a Mississauga-based duo comprised of award-winning musicians Matty Zaddy and Heather Christine. They will be streaming from 99 Yorkville Avenue – Terrace on July 1st for a special Canada Day All Canadian Set. River North combines soulful acoustic guitar and moving vocal harmonies to create a smooth mix of original and popular music. They’ve previously been featured on CBC Radio 2 and have toured the East Coast of Canada.

Rob Tardik, July 15
12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Rob Tardik is a multi-award-winning guitarist and contemporary pop/jazz/world/fusion instrumental artist. He’s had 5 U.S Billboard singles, two of which went to the top 10, and has spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Wave.FM charts in Toronto. Rob will be performing live with outdoor seating at the ROM’s new Performance Terrace.

Candice Sand, July 29
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Candice is a Canadian Pop singer, songwriter, and recording artist who takes the stage for 100+ performances annually. Her performances include both original song writing as well as arrangements of Pop, R&B, and Top 40 hits. Candice will be live streaming from Yorkville Village.

August 2021 Performances:

David Leask, August 12
12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Originally from Scotland, David Leask is a powerful singer-songwriter who bridges the influences of Scotland with the fresh possibilities of life in Canada. David’s music draws from Celtic roots, Americana and country, topped up with pop sensibility that brings to mind the talents of Van Morrison, John Mayer and Foy Vance. Six of David’s albums have been critically acclaimed. He will be performing live with outdoor seating at the ROM’s Performance Terrace.

Melissa Lauren Trio, August 26
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Toronto based singer and songwriter Melissa Lauren has smoothly made the transition from veteran swing “crooness” to songwriter.  Her unique style of music mixes old school jazz, Do-wap and blues, with Indie pop inflections and sounds; very much a product of her early musical training meeting her adult musical encounters. Her latest project, The Little Ones is an audience-crafted collection of songs. Curated after a series of house concerts and a Canadian Tour, the repertoire or “playlist” consists of the songs that resonated most with listeners. Melissa Lauren Trio will be streaming from Eataly at Manulife Centre.

September 2021 Performances:

Angela Turone, September 9
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Angela Turone is a vocalist and pianist who is quickly establishing herself on the Canadian jazz scene. She was featured on a 2013 recording from the U of T Jazz Orchestra, singing alongside Juno Award-winning Canadian saxophonist Mike Murley on his composition “Minas Mist”. Angela has performed at Toronto’s top jazz venues including the Jazz Bistro, the Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, and the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto. She has also performed in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the Prince Edward Country Jazz Festival, and the Niagara region’s 2017 Twilight Jazz Series. Her performance will be streamed from the Terrace at 99 Yorkville Avenue.

Be sure to check the official Summer Music in the Park event page for more details!