Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Photo c/o Toronto Botanical Gardens
I've seen concerts in a lot of unconventional venues, but I can't think of any more picturesque than the Toronto Botanical Gardens, where a free summer concert series is underway. 

The Edwards Summer music series "Gardens of Song" presents a new artist every Thursday, for free, in the lush, vibrant grounds of the Botanical Gardens. It's a chance to see great range of artists, from the piano-pop of Darrelle London, the classical Annex Quartet, the heartbreaking country ballads of Whitney Rose, or the indie rock talents of Bry Webb.

Shows are each Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. until the end of August. Admission is FREE, and you're welcome to bring your own chairs, with stools available with a refundable $5 deposit. 

This year offers an excellent line-up:
June 24 – Choir! Choir! Choir!
July 4 – Trent Severn
July 11 – Darelle London
July 18 – Matuto
July 25 – Annex Quartet
August 1 – Whitney Rose
August 8 – The Strumbellas
August 15 – Alanna Gurr
August 22 – John Southworth and the South Seas
August 29 – Bry Webb
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The Toronto Botanical Gardens can be found at Leslie St and Lawrence Avenue, and is accessible by car, TTC, foot, and bike. Directions and Hours


phjoshua said...

I totally dug Choir! Choir! Choir! & Trent Severn in the first 2 weeks of the season!

Added bonus: Q&A sessions after performances.