Beer Garden
Great Lakes Brewery Beer Garden
What's better than relaxing in a park while watching a great busking show? How about relaxing in a park while watching a great busking show and enjoying a Great Lakes Brewery beer!?

BuskerFest is teaming up with Great Lakes Brewery for the first time to host a Beer Garden, right in the centre of the festival's action, under the Gazebo.

Friday, August 30th featuring Lemon Bucket Orkestra @ 9pm
Lemon Bucket Orkestra are Toronto's original guerrilla-folk party-punk massive. The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past 8 years have performed all over the world from WOMAD in New Zealand and Pohoda in Slovakia, to Festival D’Été in Québec City, and Luminato in Toronto. The Guardian proclaimed that their performances are "gorgeously sung and passionately played" and The New York Times declared them "charismatic...handsome and ambitious.”

Saturday, Aug 31 featuring Wild Man Jazz Band @ 9
The Wild Man Jazz Band plays traditional jazz in the New Orleans style. Combining raucous stage performance with top-tier musicianship, this group has audiences jumping and swinging the night away, always captivated by onstage improvisations and unexpected performance antics. The Wild Man Jazz Band brings the high energy of a rock 'n roll show to the vintage sound and aesthetic of a traditional New Orleans jazz orchestra.

Sunday, Sept 1
featuring Mike Nagoda and the Spectrum Blues Band @ 8:30pm
LGBT Bluesman Mike Nagoda queeries the Blues with raw, emotional tunes about same sex love and heartbreak. Mike released his first album “Parliament” in 2014 with Grammy winning label Ropeadope Records and is currently working on his sophomore album “Outside the Box” for Ropeadope with Juno and Grammy winning producer Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie). Armed with two slides, and backed by the Spectrum Blues Band, Mike brings soulful, searing Blues to the GLB Beer Garden.

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