Toronto East Rotary Presents


850 Coxwell Avenue
East York Civic Centre
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Noon – 9 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
See you next year!


A Great Day Of Music & Family Fun!

Toronto East Rotary presents the Toronto Blues Festival! Saturday, June 24, 2023, at the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue. It’s going to be a great day for the entire family! FREE Music and entertainment from noon until 9 pm. Bring your appetite for great food, a beverage terrace plus, take in some great musical performances. Browse our Marketplace full of vendors. Got kids? We’ve got special activities for them too. There’s a lot to see and do at the Toronto BluesFest.

What is Toronto East Rotary?

As a service organization, Toronto East Rotary has been helping improve the lives of many in Toronto East for nearly 60 years. Organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters, youth programs, and family shelters have benefited from the financial support provided by funds raised by Toronto East Rotary. Find out more or learn how to join us at our website.

Scheduled Performance Times *

Long & McQuade Youth Stage
– UTS Big Band 12:00 pm
– Daniel-Raum Family Trio 1:15 pm
Root Down Trio 3:00 pm
The Blues Miners 4:00 pm
Gene Hardy Trio 5:00 pm
Left Turn 6:00 pm
Danny Marks & The BLUZ.FM Allstars 7:00

* All times are approximate and subject to change.

The Bands

We’ve got some great groups lined up for this year’s event.

First up is the Long & McQuade Youth Stage featuring some great up and coming musicians.
We are very pleased to present the Daniel-Raum Trio and the University of Toronto Schools Big Band.

Danny Marks & The BLUZ.FM Allstars are headlining again this year. The Blues Miners are also with us again having debuted on our stage in 2022. Finally, we’re lucky to have Gene Hardy Trio performing for the very first time at the festival. Rounding out the acts Left Turn featuring Juliet Ann and Mike Sedgewick.

It’s going to be a great day!

7:00 pm

5:00 pm

4:00 pm

3:00 pm

LEFT TURN featuring Juliet Ann and Mike Sedgewick
6:00 pm

The Long & McQuade
Youth Stage

Daniel-Raum Trio – 1:15pm

University of Toronto Schools Big Band – 12:00 pm

Become A Vendor In Our Marketplace

Our Marketplace is an important part of BluesFest. It provides an opportunity for some of our local artisans or businesses to provide the public with an opportunity to display their creations and services. It is also an opportunity for local organizations to engage the public about what they offer to our community. This is a great opportunity for the public to purchase items – whether it be food or that special piece of jewelry – and to get to know our community partners.

If you are interested in participating in the Marketplace at BluesFest, click here.

You can also download the vendor application form here.

Become A Volunteer

If you’re interested in gaining experience in running live shows and festivals or need volunteer hours as a student, consider becoming a volunteer for the Toronto BluesFest. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy some live music and get some fresh air this summer! For more information, click here to contact us.

Join The Toronto East Rotary Newsletter.

Keep up to date with BluesFest news and what’s happening in the Toronto East neighbourhood.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about the Toronto BluesFest? Please, send us a note!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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