A weekly feature that highlights the 10 best music happenings in Toronto. Here’s what’s on this week, June 27 to July 4.
Scene on the Plaza Hosted by the Gardiner Museum, a weekly afterwork mixer offers a party outdoors and exhibitions of ceramic art inside. This week’s musical guest is the effervescent Maylee Todd. Fridays (to July 25). 6 to 10 p.m. $15 to $20. 111 Queens Park, gardinermuseum.on.ca.
Shine On: The Music Of John Lennon Imagine jazzy interpretations of Lennon compositions, rendered by an ace ensemble led by the avid fusionist Michael Occhipinti. June 27, 8:30 p.m. $22.50 to $25. Hugh's Room, 2261 Hugh’s Room, 416-531-6604 or hughsroom.com.
Toronto Jazz Festival: Oliver Jones Trio The well-aged Montreal pianist gives two sets per night. June 27 and 28, 8 and 10:30 p.m. $35. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Digital Dreams Canada’s largest electronic dance festival is expected to draw 80,000 fans to take in international DJs on four stages. June 28 and 29. $119.75 to $141. The Flats at Molson Amphitheatre, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca. or digitaldreamsfest.ca.
Jolie Holland The woozy-woodsy-jazzy Americana singer and founder of the Be Good Tanyas celebrates the release of her latest album, Wine Dark Sea. June 29, 8 p.m. $16.50. Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., ticketfly.com.
WorldPride: Tegan and Sara The twin-sister singer-songwriters are having the pop-music year of their lives. June 29, 6 p.m. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. St. E., www.worldpridetoronto.com.
White Lung The female-fronted punk-rock trio from Vancouver is making noise, in more ways than one. June 29, 8 p.m. $10. Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., ticketfly.com.
John Sebastian Say “welcome back” to the magic-loving, Woodstock-crashing, Lovin’ Spoonful-founding Welcome Back singer, who we tease a lot because we got him on the spot. June 29, 8:30 p.m. $60 to $65. Hugh's Room, 2261 Hugh’s Room, 416-531-6604 or hughsroom.com.
Edgefest Concert Series: Sheepdogs, Monster Truck, Matt Mays Is there anything more true north than the wheat-field rockers Sheepdogs playing Echo Beach on Canada Day? July 1, 4:45 p.m. 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Toronto Urban Roots Fest The second-annual TURF boasts green space and headliners Neutral Milk Hotel, Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Lewis, July Talk, Black Joe Lewis and Gary Clark Jr. July 4 to 6. $67.50 to $107.50 (three-day pass, $149.50 to $329.50). Garrison Commons, 100 Garrison Rd., torontourbanrootsfest.ticketfly.com.
Mariposa Folk Festival July 4 to 6. Orillia, Ont., 705-326-3655 or mariposafolk.com
Lady Gaga July 9. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
Jay Z and Beyonce July 9 Rogers Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
Katy Perry July 18, 19 and 21. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
Beaches International Jazz Festival July 18 to 27. beachesjazz.com
Toronto's Festival of Beer July 25 to 27, Bandshell Park, beerfestival.ca
Bruno Mars July 26 and 27. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
Lorde Sept. 12. Echo Beach, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
The Weeknd Sept. 21 Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
Sharon Van Etten Oct. 7. Opera House, ticketfly.com.
Bahamas (with Barr Brothers) Nov. 21 (on sale, June 27, 10 a.m.), Danforth Music Hall, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
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