Yonge-Dundas Square is hosting a FREE concert series this summer

Jun 27 2019, 12:11 am

Not only is Yonge-Dundas Square hosting free movies and free yoga this summer, it will also be the site of free concerts.

The Square’s free indie concert series kicks off on Friday, June 28 and will run for ten weeks until August 30.

With the launch of Chevrolet’s new music discovery program, Chevy Music, this year’s series is set to be the biggest and best yet.

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So, who’s playing this summer?

Friday, June 28: The series will kick off with CTV’s The Launch Season 1 winner Logan Staats, electronic duo Wake Island, and soulful multi-instrumentalist Janette King.

Friday, July 5: The Square will host an evening of R&B and hip hop on Friday, July 5 with performances by Mississauga-based rapper Keita Juma, R&B producer collective Locals Only Sound, and R&B singer-songwriter Surauchie.

Friday, July 12: This week will be #FolkFriday at Yonge-Dundas Square with the Celtic sounds of Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie, the countrified rock of the Devin Cuddy Band, and the serenading songs of Kandle.

Friday, July 19: This Friday will kick it country-style with performances by brother and sister country duo The Beresfords, the reigning Chevy Music Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase winner Kris Barclay, and modern, gritty country duo Sons of Daughters.

Friday, July 26: New music will take over the Square with performances steeped in indie rock by headliners Common Holly and Skye Wallace, plus groovy Canadian duo Garçons.

Friday, August 2: This Friday will host an evening of beautiful beats by: the Caribbean Acoustic Ensemble featuring Hayes ‘Kaili’ Thurton, Danny Rebel, Ross Whiteman, and Wayne Stoute, who formed this group specifically for this show; Jamaican Canadian reggae singer Carol Brown with Reggaddiction; and the Moses Revolution lead by Calypso and Soca musician Anthony Mose Lewis.

Friday, August 9: Tonight will include performances by Montreal MC Naya Ali, Afrofuturist DJ Shash’U, and Francophone hip hop artist Rymz.

Friday, August 16: The beat will drop for a night of dancing in the Square with appearances by free form beat manipulator Korea Town Acid, Blk riot grrrl rapper Myst Milano, and electronic beats from Ian Campeau aka DJ NDN (co-founder and former member of A Tribe Called Red).

Friday, August 23: Get ready to bop with performances by singer-songwriter Madison Olds, the infectiously catchy Lo Lo, and the irresistible duo Neon Dreams.

Friday, August 30: The finale of the series will feature hot Latinx acts including dynamic Brazilian singer Aline Morales, Afro-Cuban quartet OKAN, and Mexican Canadian pop duo LOLAA.

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Indie Fridays

When: Every Friday, June 28 to August 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free

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