Free Performance By Smokey Robinson One Highlight Of 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival

Last year, OTM took in some of the treasures of the annual Jazz Festival and we’re stoked to announce that this year’s festival line-up also boasts some treats, including an entire day of free performances.  Now that’s what the music-loving wallet ordered!

On Friday, June 21, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will present its first-ever FREE-FOR-ALL FRIDAY! Visit any participating club, venue or restaurant that day and enjoy the music free of charge.

One wise suggestion for that day:  Motown’s legendary Smokey Robinson on Friday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m., at Nathan Phillips Square. Renowned for such hits as “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” and “Baby That’s Backatcha” and for his work as founder and frontman of the popular Motown vocal group, The Miracles, Robinson is not to be missed.

As a delicious bonus, Robinson will be joined by Motown vocalists Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.  Be ready to dance in the streets — er, Square!

For more details on the festival, including the complete schedule of free performances, head on over to the Toronto Jazz Festival website for details and stay tuned to OTM, because you know we’ll be there to savour the sweet sounds of summer.

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