Music at Harbourfront Centre

From chart-topping international acts to local buzz bands, world and jazz to hip hop and classical, there’s no stature or genre unfamiliar to Harbourfront Centre's stages. Some of the names who have performed in our Harbourfront Centre Theatre include Oscar Peterson, Julio Iglesias, Philip Glass, Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Slean, Dream Warriors, Murray McLaughlin, Jane Sibbery, and more. Our large, outdoor WestJet Stage has hosted Broken Social Scene, Rakim, Kid Koala, Thunderheist, Four Tet, and countless others. Small World Music, Live Nation and Art of Time are frequent partners or self-presenters in Harbourfront Centre’s numerous indoor and outdoor venues.

MAJOR PROGRAMMING & EVENTS

Summer Festivals

Family

Music

Free

June-September

This is the season to get hands on, to immerse yourself in wonder. This is the season to take a chance, be part of the crowd and do your own thing; to get lost in the new, the exciting, the rare.

Dancing on the Pier

Music

Free

June 26-September 4

Get your groove on and shake a tail feather for a swinging good time on the shores of Lake Ontario. Even if you're shy, live bands and dance-styles from around the world will have you on your feet in no time

DJ Deep Fried Fridays

Music

Free

June 27-August 29

Start your weekends off right every Friday as Toronto's hottest DJs are paired up with decadent deep fried goodies for the most sizzling party in town.

Summer Music in the Garden

Music

Free

July - September

Treat yourself to a series of 18 free classical music concerts this summer, featuring well-known artists exploring a diverse range of international themes and music styles.

Agnes Obel

Music

November 4 & 5

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel follows up February’s stellar sold-out performance at the Great Hall with a two-night stand at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Presented by Massey Hall.

The Poem/The Song

Music

November 7 & 8

Music inspired by the poem and poetry placed in a variety of contrasting musical settings. Performances include Margaret Atwood reading her poetry accompanied by a new musical suite.

Adam Cohen

Music

November 17

Three years after Like a Man, his stellar collection of love songs, singer songwriter Adam Cohen makes a pilgrimage to familiar grounds on the anticipated We Go Home. Presented by Massey Hall.

Nano Stern

Music

November 19

Rooted in the traditional music of his native Chile and inspired by that country’s legends Violeta Parra, Victor Jara and Inti-Illimani, Nano Stern has created a fusion of indie, folk, rock and jazz that is garnering him enthusiastic acclaim abroad. Presented by Massey Hall.

Jenn Grant

Music

November 20

From the wilds of Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, songstress Jenn Grant is the very definition of effervescence and beauty. Her iridescent voice and captivating songs light a room with prismatic sound and wonder. Presented by Massey Hall.

Amelia Curran

Music

November 22

Juno Award–winning Newfoundland songwriter Amelia Curran commandeers the Harbourfront Centre Theatre to unveil her anticipated new album, They Promised You Mercy. Presented by Massey Hall.

David Myles

Music

December 22

A committed chameleon, award-winning musician David Myles stands somewhere between James Taylor and Justin Timberlake. Presented by Massey Hall.

The Good Lovelies

Music

December 20 & 21

The good and lovely Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore are The Good Lovelies, sunny folk singers whose three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and winsome onstage banter have made them darlings of the festival circuit. Presented by Massey Hall.

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