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June 29, 2010
City hosting free summer entertainment at Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
The City of Toronto will host free musical and theatre performances throughout the summer at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.

Each Tuesday night, "Tuesday Night Live!" will have audiences keeping time and singing along to live music, and there will be chances to win tickets to see the hit musical Jersey Boys. Thursday nights, you can win a free child’s birthday party from Creative Club for Kids. Every other Thursday, families can enjoy activities and games at Family Fun Theatre.

“The Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre offers pure entertainment enjoyment for people of all ages during the summer months,” said Councillor Mike Feldman (Ward 10 York Centre). “Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff have lined up a wide variety of top-notch talent, including concerts, comedy and dance. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the free events.”

Tuesday Night Live will feature a variety of musical genres. All performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. Schedule:
July 6 Mega City Big Band - big band sounds from the '30s and '40s
July 13 Garrison Creek - Toronto-based bluegrass band
July 20 Royal Canadian Legion Band, Branch 344 - swing, classical, Klezmer and Spanish music
July 27 North York Concert Band - a fun concert for all ages
Aug. 3 Folk Theatre - Russian Style! - colourful costumes, Russian folk music and dance
Aug. 10 Dan David Band with Eliyahu and David - two bands on one stage, Celtic rock and pop with Klezmer influence (This performance will end at 8:30 p.m.)
Aug. 17 Casablanca Orchestra - hits from the '30s to the '90s
Aug. 24 Rythme Umurisho Toronto - drumming group from Burundi.
Aug. 31 Gypsy Flame Show Band - Gypsy (Roma and Klezmer music)

As part of the Family Fun Theatre on alternate Thursday evenings, parents and children can take part in free family-friendly activities that begin at 5:30 p.m. Performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. Schedule:
July 15 The Ben Show - featuring a local comedian, busker and juggler
July 29 Rythme Umurisho Toronto - drumming group from Burundi.
Aug. 12 The Ken Lewis Trio - calypso music
Aug. 26 Duffle Bag Children's Theatre's version of Peter Pan

In the event of rain, activities and performances will take place at the Earl Bales Community Centre in the park. The amphitheatre’s performance hotline is 416-392-3846, or visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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