By Anthony Savonarota
Summer time marks the official start of all things fun in the sun. While dining away on patios and enjoying the great outdoors, be sure to catch these 4 concerts this summer!
1. The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors
Jun 29-Sept 4; Various Dates
If you have ever wanted to swim, sit on the boating docks, or relax by the harbourfront accompanied by a coalesce of energetic, synchronized, soothing voices, then is there ever a special kind of concert for you! The award-winning Waterfront Singing Ambassadors Program will be returning to Toronto for the sixth consecutive time this summer, and as always will be hoping to guide you through their music as much as entice you with it, literally. Besides performing impromptu a capella renditions of classic and modern summer chart toppers, W.S.A. also stated that they are happy to continue their additional assistance in providing directions and/or recommendations for all those who need it, free of charge and through singing of course. Find out more details here.
An especially ideal option for concert goers who loathe how rapidly compact everything becomes at the concession stand when everyone at a show seems to take their snack and/or bathroom break at the exact same time, this year’s Jerkfest will continue to bring some of the finest food around right alongside you whilst watching the performances, and allow you to entice yourself with Caribbean Culture at the same time! JerkFest is an annual festival which takes place around the second weekend in August every year. JerkFest celebrates the world renown jerk cuisine. It's a fusion of jerk food, pulsating music, family friendly entertainment and good vibes – all under the throbbing Toronto sun. Learn more here.
3. Open Your Roof Festival: Sundowners
Aug 29, 7:00 PM
Are you a music-lover but you have some friends or family less enthusiastic about attending regular concert shows? Well fear not, as you both can enjoy yourselves at the Open Your Roof Festival, since its lineup includes performers of both musical and cinematic quality, and all whilst under the stars! Open Roof Festival is a non for profit, outdoor music and film festival providing Toronto with a summer experience like no other, highlighting independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world. The Festival is a fun, unique experience that is more than just a party – it's an evening of shared experiences. Find out more about The Open Your Roof Festival here.
4. U In Your Element Concert Series
Aug 26, 7:00 PM
Do you love the intimacy local based concerts provide? Do you think the next generation deserves a chance to see them too? For those who want to help out the Toronto concert community as much as they want to rock out with it, then the U In Your Element Concert Series is the show for you this summer. Combining a philanthropic cause with an urban front, this metropolitan inspired musical showcasing will include a variety of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop/rap performers, all while contributing proceeds raised by the tickets sold to the Toronto Youth Centre and local food bank. U In Your Element is an entirely new concert, and 2017 will mark its inaugural year. For more information, check it out here.