A free family event at the Distillery District, it celebrates the tradition of festive gathering at an all-day public Block Party with food, drink, music and dance. Whether Carnaval, São João, or any one of the myriad of the country’s festivals, outdoor daytime street parties are a beloved part of the Brazilian cultural landscape. Dance the forró or samba and swing to a set of talented DJs and musical acts.
We’re pleased to be part of an exciting new venture presented by out friends at Roy Thomson Hall – Live on the Patio. Every Thursday this summer, starting on the 25th of June, the newly renovated and thoroughly swank outdoor patio off King St. at RTH will be animated by some of the most exciting acts from in town and beyond. With sets starting at 6:30 it’s a perfect opportunity to drop by for a drink and some tunes to start the evening.
That’s just a start – we haven’t even talked about the coming insanity of July and Panamania. With two major music venues – Nathan Philips Square and the Pan Am Park on the CNE grounds, this summer will see more live music in town than I can ever recall. Some of our favourites and friends, from Calle 13 to La Bottine Souriante; Choc Quib Town and Bajofondo to A Tribe Called Red, it’s going to be nuts. Just stay out of the HOV lanes!
We’ll be back soon with a fall festival update. Enjoy the sounds!
Small World Music supports our community partners and family of world music artists performing around the greater Toronto area. Visit the Small World Music site to learn more about all the great events happening in the city.
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Small World Music Society is a charitable organization and presenter of culturally diverse music, supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as community and corporate partners.