Summer in the City Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall Announce Over 50 FREE Summer Events

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Summer in the City
Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall Announce Over 50 FREE Summer Events

Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.) / Toronto
& Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas St. E,)/ Toronto


For information visit, call 416-593-4822
or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office (60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015//Toronto – This summer, The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is pleased to announce over 50 free events with its expanded Live on the Patio at Roy Thomson Hall series and Lunchtime Live!  at Yonge-Dundas Square. In both cases, the Corporation continues its legacy of presenting high quality artists from across Canada and around the world – only this time outdoors and free for all to enjoy!  The Corporation has also been invited to extend its partnership with Yonge-Dundas Square by curating the Indie Fridays series, presented by Virgin Mobile, and will screen Live at Massey Hall films each Tuesday evening as part of the City Cinema program. See the release from Yonge-Dundas Square here for more information on this exciting partnership.

The complete lineup of events presented in partnership with Yonge-Dundas Square run from May 18- October 12, 2015 and can be found at

The free summer music series, Live on the Patio, returns to Roy Thomson Hall with an extra night of music each week and an even bigger patio. Starting at 5pm, patio lovers can enjoy food by Barque Smokehouse, drinks and live music at this after work retreat. This year’s series is once again sponsored by TD.

Tucked just under street-level at King and Simcoe, the newly expanded patio, overlooking the Roy Thomson Hall reflecting pond, will accommodate more than double the amount of patrons it did last year. The patio is accessible via the PATH on the concourse level, and is now accessible by a new access bridge on the North-West side of the building, connecting David Pecaut Square and Roy Thomson Hall.

Roy Thomson Hall partners up with friends from the Music community to program a different musical theme each week, including “Brazilian Fusion & Salsa” in association with Lula Music and Arts Centre to present Mar Aberto SoundSystem and Lula All Stars, “Urban Montreal” in association with Bonsound to present Random Recipe and Pierre Kwenders, “World Rock” in association with Hillside Festival to present Tamikrest and Hanggai, “Vintage Rock” in association with Classic Albums Live, and more. A full weekly schedule curated in association with an array of community partners can be found on our website and is listed below:

In association with East Coast Music Week
Ten Strings and a Goatskin Thursday, June 25
Gypsophilia Friday, June 26

In association with Canadian Reggae World

Tasha T Thursday, July 2
Taj Weekes Friday, July 3
Breabach Thursday, July 9
Spiro Friday, July 10

In association with Bonsound

Random Recipe Thursday, July 16
Pierre Kwenders Friday, July 17
In association with Hillside Summer Festival
Tamikrest Thursday, July 23
Hanggai Friday, July 24
In association with Classic Albums Live
Classic Albums Live Band Thursday, July 30
Classic Albums Live Band Friday, July 31
The St. Royals Wednesday, August 5
The St. Royals Thursday, August 6
In association with Small World Music Society
Quique Escamilla Thursday, August 13
To be Announced Friday, August 14
Emma-Lee Thursday, August 20
The Slocan Ramblers Friday, August 21
The Massey Hall Band Thursday, August 27
The Massey Hall Band Friday, August 28
In association with Lula Music and Arts Centre
Mar Aberto SoundSystem Wednesday, September 2
Lula All Stars Thursday, September 3


For additional information on Live on the Patio, summer programming at Yonge-Dundas Square or any of the artists listed above and for high-resolution photographs, artist biographies, concert and photo accreditation requests, please contact:

The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Canada M5J 2H5 / / Join our online communities – visit our blog and stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter @SoundboardTO

The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, a charitable not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Governors, presents programming that reflects and is widely embraced by the citizens of Toronto and around the world. With public and private support, including from various organizations, foundations, and countless individuals across the globe, the Corporation preserves the legacy and founding vision of the Massey Family, who donated the iconic venue, Massey Hall, as a gift to the city in memory of their son, Charles Albert, himself a musician.

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