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Free outdoor live music in Toronto for summer 2017

Free outdoor live music in Toronto this summer will fill your ears, soul, and dancing feet with all kinds of sounds. From classical music in gardens to hip hop and house in parking lots, you can find music all over the city. 

  • Free events you don't want to miss
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    • June 1 - August 31
      Bands playing this beautiful downtown park include the joyous Lemon Bucket Orkestra and the Pan Fantasy Steelband.
      St. James Park
    • June 22 - August 31
      Make your lunchtime a bit more musical with free concerts in front of the Roy Thompson Hall all summer long. Big names like Jim Bryson and Madison Violet will perform. 
      David Pecaut Square
    • June 23-25
      Franco Fete moves to the Harbourtfront for three days of arts programming for Toronto's French and French-loving community.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • June 23
      Pride Toronto will throw a disco party with the legendary DJ Purple Disco Machine and a performance by Boney M! This will be a guaranteed dance party.
      Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto
    • June 23
      Celebrating LGBT Middle Eastern culture with this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime lineup featuring Abjeez, Shiva, Wake Island and DJ Arabesque to whip the crowd into a dancing frenzy.
      Wellesley Stage
    • June 24
      This free community festival celebrate Canada's National Aboriginal Day with traditional dancing, drumming, a feast, giveaways, and a kids area. The concerts start at 6 p.m.
      Fort York
    • June 25
      Celebrate 19 years of Black queer, trans and intersexed magic with a massive dance party and concert from artists like Zaki Ibrahim, Cakes Da Killa and Eveylyn "Champagne King."
      Wellesley Pride Stage
    • June 29 - September 17
      Enjoy free classical music shows in this beautiful water-side garden almost every Thursday and Sunday all summer long.
      Toronto Music Garden
    • July 1
      This concert at Humber Bay Park West stars Most People, The Magic Guelph, Basia Bulat and so many more. There's a free bike tour that leaves from Bellwoods to get you there at 3 p.m.
      Humber Bay Park West
    • July 7-30
      For the month of July, the Beaches and Riverside neighbourhoods will echo with the sounds of jazz, blues, hip hop, R&B and reggae on stages, in parks and right on the street.
      The Beach
    • July 14-16
      Explore the music and culture of the St. Lawrence River basin through this super entertaining weekend-long showcase of East Coast music featuring Tuns, Lisa LeBlanc and Boogat.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • August 18-20
      Check the next wave of Canadian talent in hip-hop and dance music, featuring free shows from artists like Austra, Dead Obies and Rae Spoon.
      Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
    Lead photo by

    Jason Cook

Lead photo by

Jason Cook


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