If you haven’t yet heard, Buddy Guy has confirmed that he will return to Toronto this spring! Legendary blues artist, Buddy Guy has become something of a Massey Hall institution, with this being his ninth annual appearance at the Grand Ol’ Lady of Shuter Street. Buddy Guy was also recently announced to be one of the latest recipients of Kennedy Center Honors, an award given annually for “lifetime achievement in the performing arts.” The Honors themselves will be held on December 1 and taped for a television broadcast to be aired later in December on CBS. All the details are over on the New York Times Arts Beat blog. Buddy Guy hits the Massey Hall stage on Saturday, April 20, 2012. Tickets for our FriendsFirst Members are available starting Wednesday and to the general public on Friday.
Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival featuring Sarah McLachlan and K’NAAN (Thursday), Jann Arden (Saturday), and Johnny Reid (Sunday): The third annual iteration of the Festival returns to Toronto this week and includes three concerts at Massey Hall. If you aren’t familiar with the Canada’s Walk of Fame, you can read all about its history here and come check it out next time you’re in the Roy Thomson Hall neighbourhood. The organization celebrates Canadians “who have excelled in music, sport, film, television, as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation.” Over the course of this week, performances at Massey Hall include Sarah McLachlan, K’Naan, Jann Arden, and Johnny Reid (who just won Fans’ Choice Award at the CCMAs for the fourth time in a row – you can see him perform at the Awards show here).
Joe Rogan (Friday): Joe Rogan returns to Massey Hall hosted by Just for Laughs. Rogan, known for his ‘colour commentary’ during Ultimate Fighting Championship games and as the host of Fear Factor, is one funny fellow and comes to Toronto to share with us, CONTINUE READING >