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2018

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  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    Blair Packham & Friend

    8:30 pm start

    120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto, ON.

    Blair will play a fabulous near-solo set, and then the evening will be capped off with one of his illustrious singing/songwriting friends (TBA).

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Roland Songwriters Circle

    7 pm start (doors 6:30)

    Roland Inspirations Centre, 1179 King Street West, Unit 001, Toronto. Phone: (647) 361-2080 (located around the back)

     

    It's a songwriters circle featuring host Blair Packham and special guest Stephen Stanley. Ex-Lowest of the Low singer/songwriter Stanley is a great lyricist, with songs that evoke longing and nostalgia, pain and pleasure. Participants will perform/play their songs and receive feedback (if desired) from the group leaders and other attendees.

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Blair Packham & The Impossible Dream

    9:30 pm

    Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

    Blair and the Impossible Dream turn Irish for the evening, at the venerable Dora Keogh at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    Acoustic Guitar Project Toronto

    8 pm

    23A Morton Road, Toronto, ON.

    Live@theDairy presents the songs written for the Acoustic Guitar Project (Toronto) 2018.Featuring Fergus Hambleton, Lyric Dubee, Angela Saini, Ken Yates, and Arlene Bishop.

    Blair was part of this group in 2017 along with Suzie Vinnick, Julian Taylor, Keith McKie and curator Rosanne Baker Thornley, and Blair will sing his AGP song "Where Does the Time Go?"

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    SongBird North

    8 pm (doors 7:30)

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

    Where songwriters sing and tell. Featuring songs and stories by the best songwriters you've heard of, and some that you don't yet know. Host: Blair Packham. Featuring DANNY MARKS, ANDREA RAMOLO, and MISS EMILY.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Blair Packham & Friend

    7 - 10 pm

    120 Diner, 120 Church Street (at Richmond), Toronto, ON

    Blair will play a fabulous near-solo set, and then the evening will be capped off with one of his illustrious singing/songwriting friends (TBA).

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Lights Out with Mill Street

    8:30 - 9:30 pm

    Opera Bob's Public House, 1112 Dundas Street West, Toronto

    In celebration of Earth Day, Mill Street Brewery presents Lights Out, a series of concerts around the city of Toronto (and across the country) performed entirely acoustically, without any amplification. The hosting venue, Opera Bob's, will turn off all electrical devices during Earth Hour (8:30 pm - 9:30) as Blair Packham performs two sets of original and engaging material.

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018

    Roland Songwriters Circle

    7 - 10 pm

    Roland Inspirations Centre, 1179 King Street West, Toronto ON M6K 3C5

    Have your song critiqued by Blair and his special guest (TBA). It's a nurturing, warm environment in which to play something finished or even something you're just working on now. Acoustic guitar and voice, piano and voice, or playback from your phone!

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    The Impossible Dream @ Castro's Lounge

    4 - 7 pm

    Castro's Lounge, 2116 Queen St E, Toronto

    The Impossible Dream makes everything possible, especially with a few afternoon drinks at your side. Blair Packham, Jim Nielsen (upright bass), and Topher Stott (cocktail drums) provide the music and laughs, and Castro's provides the drinks.

  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018

    SongBird North Vancouver

    7:30 pm

    The Roundhouse Theatre (Corner of Davie & Pacific, Vancouver, BC)

    SongBird North: Where Songwriters Sing & Tell, with host Shari Ulrich. This will be edition # 108 of the Vancouver songwriters-in-a-row series sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Canada. Blair is very happy to be back in Vancouver yet again to sing his songs and tell his stories, and to be reunited with old friends.

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    SongBird North

    8 pm (doors 7:30) Royal Conservatory of Music, Temerty Theatre, 2nd floor, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON. Where songwriters sing and tell. Featuring songs and stories by the best songwriters you've heard of, and some that you don't yet know. Host: Blair Packham. Guests TBA.
  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    Blair Packham at the Old Winery

    9 pm

    The Old Winery, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

    Blair sits in with Steve Goldberger and company at Niagara-On-The-Lake's beautiful Old Winery restaurant. Steve has been hosting Fridays and Saturdays at this lovely restaurant and booze-a-teria for years now, and playing music with him there is always fun. Electric, acoustic, original, cool covers—they do it all.

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    The Impossible Dream @ Sauce

    4 - 7 pm

    Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave, Toronto.

    Making everything possible, Blair Packham & the Impossible Dream will make you laugh and cry (and possibly itch, if you get too close). It's a Saturday matinee at Sauce, the east end's hippest hangout, which is always boozy good fun.

  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018

    Impossible Dream at Dora Keogh

    9 pm

    Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

    Blair, with bandmates Jim Nielsen (bass) and Topher Stott (drums) will entertain, delight and annoy you, for three sets!

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018

    Timothy's Pub

    4 pm

    Timothy's Pub, 344 Brown's Line, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3T7. Telephone (416) 201-9515

    The Jitters bass player Matthew Greenberg joins Blair, guitarist Tim Johns and drummer Terry Martell  in playing a bunch of old favourites for your dining, drinking and dancing pleasure. It's quite a scene at Timothy's on a Saturday afternoon—you should check it out! No cover.

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    SongStudio Faculty Concert

    8:30 pm

    Hugh's Room Live. 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON. (416) 533-5483 for tickets.

    Featuring mentors from the 2018 SongStudio songwriting workshop, Blair will be joined by Marghie Evans, Allister Bradley, Dayna Manning, Bill Mcketrick plus one more VERY special guest whose name we are not allowed to announce. (Clue: he has headlined numerous appearances at Massey Hall over the years...)

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    SongStudio Student Gala

    8 pm

    Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON. Telephone (416) 533-5483

    This is always a very special evening: the participants of the SongStudio workshop are selected to perform their songs, often for the first time ever, with a stellar band, led by guitarist Rik Emmett. Blair will co-host the evening and sing a few songs himself, but mostly about the students, whose creations are consistently marvelous. It's a reliably magical and inspiring night of new music, and it's open to the public and free!

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Impossible Dream at The Old Nick

    9 pm

    The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4K 1N2, Canada

    Blair and Jim Nielsen (The Dangerous Dane) are joined by David Steinberg, the best drummer any lawyer could claim to be. With every tom-tom fill, the writs will be flying! The cease-and-desist letters will not cease! Be there to see if Litigious David ends up suing everyone in the room!

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018

    The Circle Sessions (Dublin)

    8 pm

    Downstairs at the International Bar, 23 Wicklow St, Dublin 2, D02 VH59, Ireland

    Blair joins fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Arlene Bishop in appearing at the legendary Circle Sessions in the basement of the International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin.

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2018

    Supporting Steven Page (Dublin, Ireland)

    8 pm

    Whelans, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2, D02 H527, Ireland. Telephone +353 1 478 0766 

    Blair opens the show for ex-Barenaked Lady Steven Page at Dublin's legendary Whelan's. Blair will be solo, while Steven will be accompanied by Craig Northey (Odds) and Kevin Fox. 30Euro in advance. whelanslive.com for tickets.

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    Songwriter Sessions @ Hugh's Room Live

    8:30 pm

    Hugh's Room Live, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X6. Telephone (416) 533-5483

    A songwriter-in-the-round event featuring Samantha Martin, Lynn Harrison, Sam Weber, and Blair Packham. Tickets at https://hughsroomlive.com/event/songwriter-sessions-september-11/

  • Tue
    16
    Oct
    2018

    Songwriter Series Barrie

    8 pm

    Donaleigh's Temple Lounge, 28 Dunlop St E, Barrie, ON L4M 1A3. Telephone (705) 252-7733

    The Songwriter Series is curated by music journalist/promoter Chas Hay and veteran songwriter Brett Caswell. This edition features Damhnait Doyle, Mark Kumula, and Blair Packham. Tickets and details atwww.songwriterseries.ca

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Blair Packham @ Basso

    8 pm

    Basso Pizzeria
    320 Queen St E
    Toronto ON M5A 1S8

    Great pizza, great music in an intimate setting: the backroom at stylish Basso Pizzeria, on Queen Street East just west of Parliament, in Toronto.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    "Lizzy's Place"

    7 pm

    House Concert at "Lizzy's Place," a cool and intimate listening environment...

    It's a sort-of private/kinda-public house concert at "Lizzy's Place" in the Bayview/Sheppard area in Toronto. Call Veronica at 416-707-2828 or email veronica@vkartproman.com. Here are more details for advance tickets: https://artery.is/showcases/up-and-close-and-personal-blair-packham

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    The Impossible Dream at the Old Nick

    8 pm

    The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Avenue, Toronto ON, M4K 1N2

    Fun at The Old Nick, with The Impossible Dream (Jim Nielsen and Topher Stott) playing Blair's sad-sack, earnest little pop songs as well as a select handful of lovely, sometimes surprising cover songs. Lots of jokes. Irritating jokes, repeated too often.

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018

    The Living Room

    8 pm

    The Living Room @ The Farm Rehearsal Studios
    5058 Major Mackenzie Dr. E L6C 1K6

    Blair lit up The Living Room back in Oct 2016. He has been our most requested performer ever since. With a new album on his belt, we look forward to a full house and another fantastic evening of stories and song! There IS music north of Eglinton! As always: doors open at 7, music at 8 pm. $20 cover. For advance tickets & Reserved Seating call 905-927-9875

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Condition Human

    8 pm

    CineCycle
    129 Spadina Ave
    Toronto ON M5V 2L3

    Condition Human is an event shining a light on mental illness and the arts—not just music, but poetry, film-making, painting, sculpting, dance, and so on. Blair will sing one song, and many other people from other artistic disciplines will speak up and perform.

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018

    SongBird North

    8 pm

    Temerty Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music, 2nd floor, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON

    An all-star lineup featuring the excellent Indigenous singer/songwriter Lacey Hill and soulman Sean Jones trading songs and stories with host Blair Packham. The third guest (for those watching closely) is still TBA, but will assuredly be an exciting addition to this lineup. Tickets sell fast for this event, and the shows often sell out in advance. Click here for tickets.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Blair Packham @ Sauce

    4 - 7 pm

    Sauce. 1376 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1N9

    Sauce is a Victorian front parlour with a cool, boozy, secret-speakeasy vibe. The matinees are so much fun, especially on a chilly December Saturday like this one. Join Blair and Jim Nielsen as they work their way through an interesting and fun songlist. Hank Williams, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Patsy Cline, Kirtsy McColl and Procol Harum will all get a try, along with Blair's own songs, which are both heartbreaking and kinda funny.

  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    Riverdale Share

    3 pm

    Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

    The 26th Annual Riverdale Share is a community-based benefit show that provides an excellent afternoon of wide-ranging entertainment, and annually raises significant amounts of money for very worthy charities at an often-difficult time of year. Blair is amongst this year's list of performers, with the rest to be TBA. Oh, other than Santa--he'll definitely be there! For more details as they emerge, click here.