The TD Toronto Jazz Festival kicks of June 20, 2013 with a lineup that is already shaping up to be one of the best in the 27 year history! Featuring more than 350 concerts over 10 days at 40+ venues, the Toronto Star Stage returns to Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto - and then extends out to more than 40 venues throughout the city. Larger venues include the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, Koerner Hall and the Enwave Theatre at Harbourfront Centre.
On Friday, June 21, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will present its first-ever FREE-FOR-ALL FRIDAY where admission to the entire Festival is on us! Visit any participating club, venue or restaurant that day and enjoy the music free of charge.
Motown's legendary Smokey Robinson brings his classic hits to the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with a FREE concert! Feel the Motown sound move through the tent as it powers up the downtown core on Friday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m., at Nathan Phillips Square. Renowned for such hits as "Shop Around," "You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me," and "Baby That's Backatcha" and for his work as founder and frontman of the popular Motown vocal group, The Miracles, Robinson is not to be missed. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will bring his catalogue of Motown hits with him as he kicks off summer.
Motown vocalists Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will join Robinson for the "Heat Wave," with a hot show that will have Festival-goers "Dancing in the Street" to a blend of jazz, blues, R&B, pop, doo-wop, rock and roll and soul!
Jazz will play throughout the city on June 21st for FREE, with various locations playing host to many talented performers throughout the day and late into the night. From the clubs, to the patios, to Nathan Phillips Square, travel the city and get your jazz on without a ticket. To see the complete schedule of events for FREE-FOR-ALL-FRIDAY visit torontojazz.com.
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The best choice for enjoying the TD Toronto Jazz Festival is to stay at a Downtown Toronto hotel. This way you are within walking distance to the heart of the festival at Nathan Phillips Square as well as steps from the more than 40 clubs and stages hosting live music.