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Huge dance party BBQ coming to Sherbourne Common

Dance parties and barbecues aren't exactly rare in Toronto, but here's one that's shaping up to be massive - and the food is free. You don't even have to risk mystery corn dogs this time.

San Francisco deep tech house label Dirtybird are bringing their BBQ skills to Toronto as part of their first ever food-and-bass summer tour. The September 6th Fool's Gold party may have been moved to Muzik Poolbar (yeah, weird), but luckily you can party at Sherbourne Common on September 7th instead. With free food.

Next weekend dance fans and gloomy back-to-schoolers can munch and move (was that dirty?) their cares away to Dirtybird's Claude Von Stroke, plus Justin Martin, J. Phlip, Christian Martin, and more at the east end waterfront spot for $25 all inclusive, San Francisco style (okay, when I lived in SF all I did was hang around in parks eating snacks free of charge - but I also paid $450 per month to live in someone's dining room).

This party looks to be a little more than a little barbeque or DJ tour, anyway. Hundreds are expected to attend, and Dirtybird, which started out with "friends, a BBQ and a sound system in a park" then gave birth first to a label and now to their first international tour, are bringing their longtime personal chef from San Fransisco up to cook the grub. The catch? This is Toronto - the free food will run out fast. The dirty bird gets the worm, and all that.

Dirtybird BBQ is Sept 7 at Sherbourne Common. Find tickets here.

Photo by Diamond +Schmitt Architects


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