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2017

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  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017

    Good Bones open for Chris Birkett

    9 pm

    120 Diner (120 Church Street, just south of Richmond)

    Blair will play a 35-minute opening set of songs old and new with his trio, Good Bones, featuring Topher Stott on all manner of percussion, and Jim Nielsen, on upright acoustic bass.

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017

    Acoustic Guitar Project: The Simplicity of a Song

    8 pm

    Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Avenue #3, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2G5)

    Along with Suzie Vinnick, Julian Taylor, Keith McKie, and curator Rosanne Baker Thornley, Blair will perform the song he wrote for the Acoustic Guitar Project's Toronto chapter, plus a bunch more.

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017

    Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing & Tell

    8 pm

    Temerty Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

    Bluebird North is a songwriters-in-a-row-trading-songs-and-stories event that has been showcasing Canadian songwriters since 1995. The January 28 edition features Skye Sweetnam & Matt Drake, Nefe, and Jessica Mitchell, along with host Blair Packham.

  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    19
    Feb
    2017

    Winterfolk

    various

    Various locations in Toronto's Broadview and Danforth district.

    An indoor, wintertime folk festival! See http://www.winterfolk.com/ for more details

     

  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017

    Blair Packham & Patrick Ballantyne

    7pm

    C'est What?
    67 Front Street E.
    Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
    http://www.cestwhat.ca

    Blair Packham & Patrick Ballantyne joined by special guests the Oh Chays!

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    Lights Out with Mill Street

    8:30pm

    Jersey Giant, 71 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1T9

    Mill Street asks you to join us for Earth Hour, Saturday Night March 25th. At 8:30 pm Mill Street Brewery will host “Lights Out with Mill Street” – candle lit parties that join the community in a symbolic environmental effort. Catch live acoustic performances over candle light by bands from Indie Week!

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    The Old Winery

    8PM

    The Old Winery, 2228 NIAGARA STONE ROAD, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON

    Make a dinner reservation and enjoy live original music in this beautiful wine bar.
    For more information, please contact The Old Winery at 905-468-8900.

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017

    Bluebird North

    7:30pm
    Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
    Canadian songwriters DALA, Washboard Hank, and Ivana Santilli come together with host Blair Packham to perform their music and tell us about the inspiration, the songwriting process, and the stories behind the songs.
    Doors 7:30, show at 8 pm. Tickets from rcmusic.ca.
  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

    CD Release: "Unpopular Pop"

    7:30pm

    The Pilot, 22 Cumberland Street, Toronto

    7 pm doors, 7:30 pm music, with special guests The Jitters.

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017

    Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square

    5:00pm-11:00pm

    Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada

    Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square!

    From June 30 to July 3, Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square will bring Canada's rich cultural fabric to life through an incredible mix of music, dance, circus, and street arts. Blair Packham will host the Canada 150 Stage's opening night on June 30th.

    The dynamic music program features two stages showcasing current urban, indie, roots, pop and world music by emerging and established artists from across the city, all regions of the country, and around the world – reflecting Toronto's kaleidoscopic character, cultural diversity and creative energy.

    A hospitality area offering food and beverage will be available for the public throughout the day. A nightly fireworks show will end the evening at 10:55 pm.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    OK Friday

    4:00pm-8:00pm

    Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 240 8 Line S, Oro Station, ON L0L 2E0, Canada

    Featured at OK Friday, which takes place at Burl’s Creek (home of Wayhome and Boots and Hearts festivals)\

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017

    SongStudio Faculty Concert

    8:00pm-11:00pm

    Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X6, Canada

    Host/performer for the SongStudio workshop's faculty concert, also featuring Steven Page and Rik Emmett.

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017

    Moonshine Cafe

    8:00pm-11:00pm

    Moonshine Cafe, 137 Kerr St, Oakville, ON L6K 3A6, Canada

    A full evening of music with fellow songwriter Patrick Ballantyne.
  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    Shelter Box Benefit

    6 pm (Blair is on at 8 pm)

    Brooklin Community Centre, 45 Cassels Rd. East, Brooklin, ON.

    A dinner/concert benefit for Caribbean hurricane relief featuring Blair Packham, as well as Jim Parker, Wooly, Chantal Rouette, 2 Cute 4 Country, Sonia Gravendick, Donna Flynn, Mike McAvan, Dale Russell & Artemis. Tickets $30--includes a Caribbean meal! For more information, contact stargazerforty@hotmail.com

     

  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017

    M Factor Music Industry Showcase

    7:30 pm doors open

    The Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

    Music from around the corner and around the country. It's a showcase AND an open mike afterwards. Two featured artists start the night off, and then the stage is opened up to anyone with a song to sing or a story to tell.

     

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017

    International Pop Overthrow!

    8 pm

    This Ain't Hollywood, 45 James St N, Hamilton, ON

    The long-running, globe-spanning International Pop Overthrow is hitting Hamilton, Ontario, for the first time. It's all about catchy, smart and sometimes smartass songs, with jangly guitars and lots of harmony vocals. Blair will be appearing nearly naked, er, nearly solo, with longtime (Platonic) companion Jim Nielsen, the Abnormal Norwegian, on bass and harmonies.

  • Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017

    "Unpopular Pop" Listening Party

    8:30 doors/9 pm start C'est What, 67 Front Street East (downstairs; at Church), Toronto, ON Blair will spin songs from his latest album ("Unpopular Pop," released May 2017, and talking about its songwriting, production, and special guests), because he believes it deserves to be heard over a nice, loud sound system instead of your average $15 earbuds. He'll also preview a few new songs "live," before and afterwards. No cover/PWYC
  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017

    SongBird North

    8 pm (doors 7:30) Royal Conservatory of Music, Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON The Bluebird North has a new name: "SongBird North," and this will be the first edition of the 2017/2018 season. Guests TBA. For more details about tickets, etc., check rcmusic.ca or watch this space.