Live Music @ Bar Hop Session
Every Thursday (@ 8pm) and Saturday (@ 9pm) join us at our 681 Danforth Ave. location for an evening of live music. Sip suds, enjoy tasty eats and listen to local and inspired, emerging musicians perform their hearts out.
Check out the upcoming line-up below!
THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 @ 8PM
Stay tuned for deets about Matt Campbell!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 @ 9PM
Lauryn Macfarlane is an emerging singer-songwriter born and raised in Peterborough Ontario. Growing up on a unique combination of country and blues music, from a young age Lauryn was exposed to artists like Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Rait and Tracy Chapman. Since growing up and developing her own musical taste, Lauryns favourite artists include Ben Howard, Kacey Musgraves and Arkells. Lauryn is currently working on her first EP at Oak Recording Studio in Toronto with Damon de Szegheo with plans to release in 2018.
the swingin’ blackjacks
thursday october 11 @ 8pm
The Swingin’ Blackjacks deliver a satisfying blend of Rockabilly and Jumpin’ Blues. Their musical recipe is carefully selected cover tunes and original songs mixed with high-energy performances and a love of the music they play.
The trio has appeared regularly at local Toronto roots/blues havens as well as appearances at the Grand Bend Rockabilly Blues Festival, Orillia Spring Blues Festival, Barrie Waterfront and Distillery Blues Festivals, the East End Rockabilly Weekend, the Bop n’ Bowl Rockabilly Weekender, the Durham West Blues Festival, CITY TV’s Breakfast Television, CKLN 88.1 FM, and CIUT 89.5 FM.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 @ 9PM
Already hailed as a master storyteller by outlets ranging from No Depression to The Globe and Mail, and recently nominated best solo artist of the year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Lucky’s Everywhere A Man Can Be is his most powerful statement to date.
"Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice - He carries himself like a younger Richard Buckner or a heartier Doug Paisley and often receives comparisons to songwriters such as Gordon Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson. He sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes Van Zandt or the Rio Grande.” - Exclaim.ca
thursday october 18 @ 8pm
Tamica interprets classic blues/rnb/funk/soul tunes to make them her own and aspires to translate a roots sound and to keeping' the Blues alive.
- Peak to Shore Music Festival with Jerome Godboo
- Repeat performances at the Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival (2015, 2016, 2017)
- Collingwood Jazz and Blues at the Station 2015 and season opener in 2016
Saturday october 20 @ 9pm
Nathan Bottomley is a singer-songwriter with a variety of musical influences ranging from Springsteen to Ed Sheeran.
Playing festivals, bars, weddings, and special events all across southern Ontario, he incorporates an assortment of acoustic pop/rock and contemporary music into his shows. Recently Nathan has played in the Peterborough Live Music Fest, and Lindsay’s first Music Festival, as well as a variety of both public and private events.
thursday october 25 @ 8pm
Jon showed an interest in music at a very young age, his talent started to grow during drum lessons at the age of 12. By 16 he was playing in clubs in the Toronto area. Eventually he picked up the guitar, started singing and became the front man for a number of bands in the Toronto area demonstrating a unique ability to relate to his audiences.
Most notably Jon had his original song Hero played as the grand finale at the 150th anniversary concert of the royal regiment band of Canada. Currently performing many shows in the GTA, Jon’s shows are like campfire music without the fire, so sit back and enjoy a very diverse song list of your favourite tunes.
saturday october 27 @ 9PM
Thelonious Hank plays your father's country, rock n' roll, and jazz. They don't use set lists and they take requests all night long. Toronto’s Jazziest Country band.
On its 10 tracks, Walk Between The Rain Drops covers a dizzying array of musical styles, from classic country, rockabilly, R&B and Roy Orbison-style balladry—basically anything within the range of the two legends who inspired the group’s name, Thelonious Monk and Hank Williams.