Practically Petty: Canada's Premier Tribute Band to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live!

Saturday December 10th, back by popular demand, the Linsmore Tavern is excited to welcome back Practically Petty: Canada's Tom Petty Tribute Band, an authentic tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Practically Petty has played some fantastic shows over the years at the Linsmore Tavern and it has been nearly two years since they have graced the Linsmore Tavern's stage! Seen across Canada, Practically Petty will take the stage at the Linsmore, recreating a live Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performance. You will recognize the music instantly, as soon as Gerry Parsons (TP) plays the first note on his guitar. To add to the authenticity and vibe of the show, you will hear the sounds of the legendary band coming from the legendary musical instruments known to create the Heartbreakers sound. Those who have seen the show, love it. Those who love TP&H, this is the tribute show to see!!!

As soon as you hear ONE note from Practically Petty, you know these guys are serious about being an authentic tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. From the sounds of the guitars, the likeness of Gerry to Tom, the outfits, and the overall GROOVE. To recreate a live Petty concert, there are three key ingredients: mojo, groove, and sound. We explore songs from their 1976 debut, all the way to 2014's "Hypnotic Eye," with some Traveling Wilburys along the way.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door!  You can purchase the tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!

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Blues Sunday in December at the Linsmore with the John Findlay Band!

Sunday December 11th, Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) features Juno Award Nominee John Findlay! That's right, every second sunday of the month the Linsmore will have Juno-nominated guitarist & vocalist John Findlay who brings his red hot brand of rhythm & blues, funk and swampy jazz to Toronto nightlife. Findlay, a veteran of the Canadian blues & jazz scene, has played with Katrina & The Waves, Blues Brother Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Marc Jordan and Sylvia Tyson to name a few. Currently the musical director for the Johnny Max Band, he was nominated for a Juno in 2012 as a producer & writer in the Blues & Roots category. There is some great buzz surrounding John Findlay's live shows, so come out and see what it's all about! This week he'll be starting at 7pm, No Cover and $5 Pints of Molson Canadian!

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Wild T & The Spirit Returns to Rock The Linsmore Tavern!!

Friday December 9th, one of the true legends in Canada's music scene is back with his band for an epic night of music! Guitar Legend and virtuoso Tony Springer and his band Wild T & The Spirit are making their way to the Linsmore to put on one of their incredible shows for the last time in 2016! Wild T & The Spirit has always put on amazing shows and the Linsmore is always at capacity! Tony Springer is truly an international legend and happened to be the guitar player for the late David Bowie! It's always a special show when Wild T comes to the Linsmore and to see Canada's best guitar player's in an intimate venue is something you don't want to miss!

For those that don't know, ‘Wild T & the Spirit’ is a power trio from Toronto, Canada that just plain rocks! Mixing the styles of blues, rock, funk & reggae, the band has thrilled & captivated audiences all over North America & Europe for the past 25 years!

The band has released 6 albums and have been added to many record compilations as well. Their renditions of some Hendrix classics have left their fans aw-struck! Over the years the band has performed thousands of club and festival shows and have been able to share the stage with such great acts as Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Doors, Joe Bonmassa, The Tea Party, Walter Trout, Kim Mitchell, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric Sardinas, and Uli Jon Roth…to name just a few! The band continues to rock everywhere they go!

Wild T - guitar/lead vocals
Guenther Kapelle - bass/vocals
Dave Langguth - drums

Tickets are on sale for $5 in advance and will be sold at the door for $10! You can purchase the tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right: BUY TICKETS!!

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Students for Change Open Mic Night!!

Thursday December 8th, the Linsmore Tavern are welcoming back the fine folks of University of Toronto for another amazing fundraiser!

Calling all singers, poets and comedians! Are you looking to showcase your talents? Come and take center stage at our Open Mic Night!  

Join us for an evening of live music, cheap drinks and raffle prizes! All proceeds will be donated to support women’s education in developing nations. 

The event is 19+. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact a member from Students for Change or go to the UTSU office to get your tickets. 

Linsmore Tavern is conveniently located near Greenwood Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line.

Performers include: The Bakers and Frankie Moyo.

Please sign up on the Google Form if you are interested in performing. HERE!

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