Tag: summer music

Summer Jams

“Summertime and the living is easy…” But maybe not so easy to find a place to play music.  Many regular open stages and jams take a break over the summer in anticipation of people being away and to give their hard-working hosts and volunteers a reprieve from their duties.

But their are a few that just keep on going. So if you are in the mood to play music here are some summer events to check out. If you have a summer jam you want to promote post the info on the Open Stage Adventure FB page.

  • London Bluegrass Music Association

Thursday night jams 7 – 9 pm

Pine Knot Golf and Country Club at Dorchester

The club boasts a good restaurant and bar, as well as numerous locations to jam.  Further details: www.londonbluegrass.org

  • Elora Acoustic Café – Fri Aug 9th

Open Stage followed by feature performer, David Ross MacDonald; doors open 7:30, $5 cover

Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street

https://www.eloraacousticcafe.com/shows.html

  • The Moonshine Café (137 Kerr St, Oakville)

Sun Aug 11th – Ukulele Night 7 pm

Tuesdays – Acoustic Open Mic 8 pm until close

http://www.themoonshinecafe.com/

  • Corktown Uke Jam (Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St E, Toronto)

Every Wednesday 8-11 pm: workshop 8-9 followed by group jams, theme nights and open stages, depending on the date; Sign up for the open stage ahead of time on-line.

For sign up details & theme night dates: http://torontoukes.com/

  • Open Stage at Frank’s Pasta & Grill

426 King St E, Cobourg

Wednesdays 7 – 10:30 pm

Musicians, Artists, Comedians, Vocalists & Poets – All are welcome

Hosted by Nelson Denis

http://frankspastagrill.com/club-scene

Elora Acoustic Café – featuring Adrian Jones

The Elora Acoustic Café will carry on presenting an open stage and feature performer throughout the summer. The open stage sign up sheet has been filling up quickly so come early if you want time to play.  This week Adrian Jones – a man of many pedals – provided the feature set.

Into its second year, the EAC is still attracting new talent. This week we were treated to some great youth talent. I’ll echo the sentiments of host, Steve Royall, in hoping they come back again sometime.