GRACENOTES: Summer In The City with Grace

GRACE has returned from a very successful mini tour of Southern Ontario and are ready to rock you, Toronto! This Saturday July 15 head on down to The Duke at Queen and Leslie. The dance floor is waiting for you... The Duke has one of the city's best patios- great for a pre gig bevvie. 

Tales, vids and pix from the mini tour in Stratford, Barrie and Collingwood coming in our next blog. To hold you over, check out a couple clips from our Collingwood gig on our VIDEOS page.

Stay funked...

GRACENOTES: Summer is Upon Us and GRACE is Touring!

Well, we finally have some weather to cheer about as GRACE embarks on a mini tour of Southern Ontario music fests! This is a great opportunity for out of town fans to catch us!

Our first stop is in beautiful Stratford for the Stratford Blues Festival. GRACE does a set from 3pm-4pm Sunday, June 25 at this family friendly event located at Veterans Drive Band Shell. This will be our first visit to the town on the river but hopefully not our last. We would like to thank the wonderful Michael Northcote for sponsoring us!

Next is another first for GRACE, the Barrie Promenade Days in downtown Barrie. We will be the closer at 8:30 pm Friday June 30 at Barrie's largest and longest running streetfest! 

We round out the mini tour with a return to one of our fav spots, The Station for Collingwood Jazz and Blues at The Station summer music series. This will be our 3rd summer performing at this wonderful event. Get there early to get a good spot!

GRACE at Collingwood Jazz and Blues at The Station July 2016

GRACE at Collingwood Jazz and Blues at The Station July 2016

Not to worry, home base audience! We return to Toronto with our summer gig at The Legendary Duke Tavern July 15th. Check our Shows page for all show details.

GRACE would like to wish everyone a Happy Pride Month! See you soon and Stay Funked!

GRACENOTES: Happy Holidays from GRACE

GRACE wants to wish our amazing audiences a very happy holiday season! Thank you for making 2016 a very successful year for us. The year saw us back at the Beaches Jazz Fest a return visit to the amazing town of Collingwood, Pride at the Duke, fun times at The Eton House and a very cool lake side gig at the Balmy Beach club.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

GRACENOTES: Getting Funked Up With the Ladies of Grace

The Fall is upon us and GRACE has been funkin out. October saw a triumphant return to The Duke with a packed house. The incomparable Colina Phillips joined us- what a treat! Check our VIDEOS page for some clips! It was great to see so many of our regular supporters and to see new faces in the crowd. We even had audience members who traveled from Boston to see GRACE! Word is spreading....

GRACE with Colina Phillips

GRACE with Colina Phillips

GRACE rhythm section

GRACE rhythm section

 

GRACE is back at The Eton House November 19 (check our SHOWS page for details). This will be your last chance to see us in 2016, so mark your calendars at prepare your dancing shoes. We can't wait to see you! Til then...Stay Funked

GRACENOTES: What a hot, busy summer we had! Fun in the Fall..

It was one hot summer for GRACE.

July saw the ladies of GRACE return for 3 hot, funksoulicious filled nights at the 28th International Beaches Jazz Festival.  Thanks to all who came out and shook their groove thang on our outdoor dance floor. The crowds were huge for GRACE, with dancers as young as 5 years! Thanks to BSO for having us out front of their store for the second year and thanks to our wonderful sound crew who supplied, lugged, guarded, set up and did sound for us for 3 nights. Could not have done it without you. You all helped to make it an incredible success.

Setting up...

Setting up...

GRACE

GRACE

GRACE

GRACE

September saw us back at our regular haunt, The Eton House and at the waterfront Balmy Beach Club performing for 2 retired judges. Thanks to Paul for recording a live Facebook video at the Balmy Beach Club, which has over 2000 views and counting! You can view it here gracemusicto

Sound check up at the Balmy Beach Club

Sound check up at the Balmy Beach Club

Next up, GRACE is very excited to be asked back to The Duke Oct 15th. This will be THE party of the fall. Can't wait to see you there!! Best patio in the East. 

You can also find details on our SHOWS page.

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GRACENOTES: GRACE IS BACK at the 28th International Beaches Jazz Fest

It has been a busy couple months for the ladies of GRACE.  Pride gigs at the Eton and The Duke(check our video page for clips from this fab gig) and a trip to Collingwood to headline Jazz and Blues at The Station. A great outdoor gig- with temps in the high 30's....it was a hot one, folks! We had them up dancing in the grass. Check out the pics and vid clip below

GRACE at the Station, Collingwood- great crowd!

GRACE at the Station, Collingwood- great crowd!

Janelle and Mae singing to the crowd

Janelle and Mae singing to the crowd

Yes, we played in front of CN railway cars...

Yes, we played in front of CN railway cars...

Coming up this week, GRACE is back playing the 28th Beaches Jazz Fest. July 21-23, 7-11pm. We will be doing 4 sets each night. Location details on our shows page. Come out to all three! Great music, great food trucks- it's one of the best summer music events in the city. We look forward to seeing you dancing in the street!

GRACE at the 27th Beaches Jazz Fest last year

GRACE at the 27th Beaches Jazz Fest last year