Scene on the Plaza Summer Series

This summer, Yorkville’s Gardiner Museum launches SCENE ON THE PLAZA, a series of five outdoor after-work socials with music, food, drink and art. Kicking off on Friday, June 27, the Gardiner’s street-facing patio will play host to the weekly-themed art parties featuring live music and DJs curated by Do Right! Music, Wine by Southbrook Vineyards, Beer by Steam Whistle Pilsner, Food by à la Carte Kitchen Inc.

The series runs every Friday from June 27 until July 25, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Gardiner Museum has partnered with Do Right! Music to offer a line-up of exciting musical artists and DJs:

“Summer Camp”

Friday, June 27

featuring Maylee Todd, live PA and DJ set

Celebrate summer and WorldPride with the series launch of Scene on the Plaza! Experience a downtown version of summer camp, featuring the soulful dance floor rhythms of Toronto songstress Maylee Todd in a live performance and DJ set. Guests will also enjoy barbeque and free access to the Gardiner’s feature exhibition, Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu & Richard Milette, a Major Partner event for WorldPride Toronto. Dress code: shades of pink are encouraged.

“True Patriot Soul”

Friday, July 4

featuring The Soul Motivators and DJ John King

We pay tribute to our neighbours to the south and celebrate American Independence Day! The Soul Motivators, Toronto’s 9-piece live funk unit meets Do Right! Music’s label boss, DJ John Kong. Groove with the sounds of soul, afrobeat, the roots of funk and classic hip-hop breaks.

“Cantina Remix”

Friday, July 11

featuring DJ Felix and Gani of MILK.

Join MILK.crew DJ’s Felix and Gani – best known for their Sunnyside Pavilion sets – for some Latin-flavoured house music, in honour of the Gardiner’s Mesoamericas collection from Central and South America.

“Love Boat”

Friday, July 18

featuring DJ Paul E. Lopes and Jason Palma

DJ Paul E. Lopes and DJ Jason Palma, the host of CIUT’s Higher Ground radio show, transform the Gardiner into a ‘70s disco scene straight from an episode of Love Boat.

“British Invasion”

Friday, July 25

featuring DJ Katie Lavoie and DJ John Kong

The series wraps with a British fete featuring DJ Katie Lavoie and DJ John Kong. The duo sets the stage for “Swinging London”, spinning an all-vinyl set of soul, garage, and Brit-pop.

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