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.
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.
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.
Various locations in Toronto's Broadview and Danforth district.
An indoor, wintertime folk festival! See http://www.winterfolk.com/ for more details
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!
Sat06May20177:30pmRoyal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ONCanadian 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.
The Pilot, 22 Cumberland Street, Toronto
7 pm doors, 7:30 pm music, with special guests The Jitters.
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.
Moonshine Cafe, 137 Kerr St, Oakville, ON L6K 3A6, CanadaA full evening of music with fellow songwriter Patrick Ballantyne.
Fri03Nov20176 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed08Nov20177:30 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.
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.
Sat25Nov20178:30 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
Sat02Dec20178 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.