The Return of East York Days – A Free Outdoor Concert Series in East Toronto

East York Days is a celebration of east Toronto community featuring live music by local musicians, an artisan marketplace, and tasty food trucks.

TORONTO, July 24, 2019 – East End Arts is pleased to present East York Days, a free outdoor concert series held at The East York Civic Centre (850 Coxwell Avenue) on Wednesday August 7th and Wednesday August 28th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each night. In collaboration with Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 14), the City of Toronto’s City Hall Live Program, and hosted by Errol Nazareth, the CBC host of Big City Small World, East York Days will feature live music by local musicians, an artisan marketplace, and some of Toronto’s favourite food trucks!

This is East End Arts’ second year presenting East York Days, after a successful pilot in 2018 with Councillor Mary Fragedakis. Entry into the event is free, while voluntary donations will support East End Arts’ arts programs for youth in our community. Attendees are also encouraged to please bring non-perishable items for donation to the Bethany Food Bank. All are welcome to attend this family-friendly, outdoor summer concert series, and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the musical lineup!

“East York Days’ mission is to bring community residents, business owners and the arts together to celebrate what makes East York so special! I’m very proud to support and present so many fantastic east end musicians, and I look forward to welcoming east Toronto community members to this exciting outdoor music series for its second year,” says Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth).

“City Hall Live is a music showcase series that spotlights Toronto’s vibrant and varied musical talent. Since 2016, we’ve provided performance opportunities for 140 acts attended by approximately 45,000 people. Toronto’s east end is filled with diverse and talented musicians that we are thrilled to include in the East York Days series line-up,” says Jaclyn Tam, Special Events & Music, City of Toronto.

CONCERT LINEUP

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 6-9 pm

8:00 pm: GRACE – Headliner
GRACE is an all-female funk/soul band from Toronto.

7:00 pm: Donné Roberts – Opening Act
Donné is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Toronto who performs mainly in Malagasy, his mother tongue from Madagascar.

6:30 pm: The Music Project – Special Performance
The Music Project is a non-profit music school that serves children in grades K-12 in Toronto’s east end.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – 6-9 pm

8:00 pm: LeBarons – Headliner
LeBarons are a 100% independent alt-country band from Toronto.

7:15 pm: Zeca Polina – Opening Act
Zeca is a Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer.

6:30 pm: Mimi O’Bonsawin – Opening Act
Mimi O’Bonsawin is an Award winning, Contemporary roots songwriter that is inspired by her French Canadian and ¬Abenakis heritage.

6:00 pm: The Music Project – Special Performance
The Music Project is a non-profit music school that serves children in grades K-12 in Toronto’s east end.