The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation Live at the Linsmore Tavern on a Monday Night!

November 27, 2021 6:52 am


After being the very first band to play in front of an audience in almost 2 years, the Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation is making a very quick turnaround and will be returning to the Linsmore Tavern’s (1298 Danforth Ave) stage on Monday December 6! The TWAC was the most popular monthly residency show at the Linsmore Tavern prior to the Lockdown and has been captivating audiences at at the Linsmore since 2014! Always performing to a packed house, the Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation absolutely killed it at the Linsmore Tavern’s re-opening show and we wanted to get them back real soon! Featuring Marty Morin, The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation (TWAC) comprise of some of the best musicians in all of Toronto coming together for their love of Tom Waits and paying Tribute to him and his music! Arrive early for a good seat, because all of their shows have been at capacity and there are not many seats! The show starts at 8pm, there is no cover! This is the best show you will find in Toronto on a Monday night!

Deuxpeche Mode: Tribute to alt.80s hits, LIVE at the Linsmore Tavern!

December 9, 2021 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
This is going to be a really fun night and something for all of you ’80s alt-rockers, as the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) welcomes back Deuxpeche Mode! The show starts at 8:30pm, $5 cover!
Interpreting alt.80s hits the way they were never meant to be interpreted — with sax, axe and vox — Deuxpeche Mode is like no other duo. You tease your hair, they’ll blow your minds. Expect to hear Pet Shop Boys, Tears For Fears, Gary Numan, Soft Cell, The Jam, Men At Work, The Smiths, Depeche Mode (OF COURSE), The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Idol, The Church, Buzzcocks, and so much more
• Taran Tennant 🎸axe 🗣️ vox
• Gary Gahan 🎷 sax 🗣️ vox

Molson Canadian’s Blues Sunday w The Jerome Tucker Band back at the Linsmore Tavern!

December 5, 2021 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


It’s BACK! We got so many request’s to bring back our Molson Canadian Blues Sunday Series and it we are kicking it off with a bang, with the Jerome Tucker Band! The first Sunday of the month is Sunday December 5th and every first Sunday of the Month, the Linsmore Tavern’s, Molson Canadian Sponsored, Blues Sunday Series features the Jerome Tucker Band! If you have not seen Jerome Tucker and his amazing band before, make sure you come out and see his high energy Funky Rhythm and Blues Band with a blistering Groove!!! You will be hooked once you see them play and you will get to see them live every first Sunday of the month!

Jerome Tucker Is a music writer, producer, performer, vocalist, bassist who has lived in Chicago and played and shared the stage with Chicago’s most elite Blues artists. In addition to this, He has also lived and played and performed in the “deep south” Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida. He isn’t into “name dropping.” Prefers to live by the idea that it isn’t where or who you have played with before, but what are you doing today?” The company he has kept and still keeps includes the likes of Dickey Betts, Gregg Alman, Larry McCray, Steven McCray, Buddy and Phil Guy, Byther Smith… The list really DOES go on…. Now living in Toronto heading “The Jerome Tucker Band” Is clearly setting a new trend in soul music. Band Members include: Carl Harvey Guitarist, Rob Neal Christian, Sax , Keys and Flute. Richard Greenspoon, Drums. Kingsley Ettienne Hammond B3. Neil Brathwaite Sax. Seriously worth a listen!
Come out on to the Linsmore Tavern on the first Sunday of the month and see Jerome Tucker part of Blues Sunday and listen to his unique blend of Chicago Blues, with some funk! Only the best in blues music at the Linsmore Tavern every Sunday, so don’t miss it! No Cover!

Loud Almighty & Never Johnny Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

December 3, 2021 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday Dec 3 the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is thrilled to welcome back two local killer bands for their Second Annual (give or take a global pandemic) “Drunk Before Christmas” Party!
Two bands with nothing in common but a string of unpaid bar tabs!
First up are local heroes and city-wide favorites NEVER JOHNNY bringing their great combination of cool grooves with a side order of Fender guitar crunch to the stage.
Stick around for your friendly, neighbourhood rock n’ roll thugs LOUD ALMIGHTY with punked up B-sides, as they crash and bash their way through some of your faves!
The more whiskey you have, the better we sound!
The show starts a 9:00 PM, $5 at the door.
Don’t miss the best damn party of the year!

Pearl Jamming, The Ultimate Pearl Jam Tribute w The Foragers Live at the Linsmore Tavern!

December 17, 2021 9:00 am - 11:59 pm

There is a ton of buzz already surrounding this evening, as the Linsmore Tavern welcomes for the very first time, Pearl Jamming, The Ultimate Pearl Jam Tribute! On Friday December 17th, Pearl Jamming will be hitting the stage and kicking off the night will be The Foragers featuring Dale Harrison, Kojo Ferguson and Tony Smith! We know that there are ton of Pearl Jam fans out there, who need to see this amazing show as Pearl Jamming will deliver!

Pearl Jamming, The Ultimate Pearl Jam Tribute is here! These 5 fanatics recreate the sonic beauty of Pearl Jams’ studio albums while bringing the energy and creativity of their legendary live shows to life! Sing along as we perform hits like Alive, Betterman, Daughter and so many more! Enjoy a night of tunes “from Ten to Gigaton”

The Foragers is a funky blend of jazz fusion born from The mad mind of Tony Smith. Groovy, Snarky Puppy-like solos spill from Tony’s telecaster, as Dale Harrison, a drumming legend of Headstones fame, holds down the rhythm section. The Foragers are joined by Kojo on bass. Ain’t nobody who swings it more deeply than Kojo. With their album receiving radio play from Jazz FM you won’t wanna miss checking them out!
This going be a great party with incredible live music! Tickets will fly for this show, so make sure you get them now. The show will start at 9pm, tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or online at


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Juno Award Winner Shelley Hamilton presents a Nova Scotia Kitchen Party at the Linsmore Tavern!

December 2, 2021 8:00 am - 11:45 pm
The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) loves bringing in talented Original artists for shows! We can’t wait to welcome back one of our very favourites, Shelley Hamilton as she presents a Nova Scotia Kitchen Party hosted by Blood Harmony w special guests on Thursday December 2! The Juno Award winner played one of our last shows at the Linsmore Tavern and blew everyone away with her incredible voice and beautiful songs! That night was so special, that we really wanted to bring her back as soon as we could! Music fans, come check out this incredible and unique Country/Soul band, there’s no cover, the show starts at 8pm!
A Black Canadian woman breaking out into the new country scene? Not the norm, but SHE feels her time has come. An award winning artist (JUNO, ANSMA) SHE is as well working to acknowledge and preserve her history through music and song with the group “the Afro Métis Nation“ and their album “Constitution” released in 2019 ( that includes Canada‘s former poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke and Canadian folk icon Chris White among others.(
SHE decided to try her own spin on the Drake tune “Hold In We’re Going Home,”revamping it into a country/dance hall version sung from a female perspective with Stella Panacci. With musicians Ben Healey & Tim Bovaconti, the vision was born. “Hold On We’re Going Home” with video by Justin Carter, was released fall 2018, followed up with the album SHELLA with musical artist & writer Stella Panacci ( ). Their video “Emily” was released spring 2019, followed with the song “Settle”, performed by Shelley for CTV Morning Live in May 2019.
With the eclectic musical roots SHE had growing up in Nova Scotia, – from Anne Murray and “Sing Along Jubilee” to Joni Mitchell, Freddy Fender & the occasional kitchen party, her music gives tribute to her roots by writing and collaborating in this vein, and is truly excited to develop her own unique style in a genre that is now expanding to allow her to be a new face and voice in the genre.
“Some things were just meant to be. Shelley Hamilton has evolved …. a passion for creating music that embraces country, blues, soul and reggae. A perfect illustration … is a country version of Drake’s soul/R&B hit Hold On, We’re Going Home that features a reggae backbeat. Soulful vocals from Hamilton – an African Canadian who grew up in a Nova Scotia home with a father who loved country music – and the sweet harmonies … sell this track big time…”
Doug Gallant – three-time East Coast Music Award-winning music writer for The Guardian

Hell N Back The Ultimate Tribute to AC/DC Returns to the Linsmore Tavern!

December 18, 2021 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm

For Those About To Rock! Saturday December 18th, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is extremely excited to welcome back for the first time since 2020, Hell N Back and their Tribute to AC/DC! Get ready to be Thunderstruck, as Hell N Back will definitely deliver a high energy show just like the real AC/DC! Hell N Back have played a bunch of shows over the years at the Linsmore where they absolutely killed it in front of a capacity crowds, which was Rockin’ all night! We have been inundated with many requests to bring back this band and of course it’s very easy to oblige when they are as good as they are! Hell N Back has been around for a long time and they definitely know how to deliver a high-energy, precise Tribute to one of the most popular Hard Rock bands of all time whose career has lasted over 40 years, AC/DC! AC/DC fans get ready for a Hard-Rockin’ party at the Linsmore Tavern!

Formed in 2014 and calling the Greater Toronto area home, ‘Hell N Back’ have taken on the huge task of reproducing both eras of AC/DC. Embracing the musicians they respect and look up to, ‘Hell N Back’ deliver multiple sets of high energy rock and roll all while honouring the legendary Australian band.

The enthusiasm and knowledge of the music is undeniable, not to mention it’s always fun at the shows. Armed with a fierce dual guitar attack, strong rhythm section, and vocals that pay tribute to both eras, the inexhaustible vigor complements the music and presentation. With intensity and passion we respectfully reproduce a live AC/DC show.

With a varied, ever growing setlist and enough power exuding from the Marshall amps to keep any sized venue rocking into the early morning hours, there is something for every AC/DC fan.

This show is going to be a fast-seller, so get your tickets now! Tickets are only $8 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or at



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Southern Fried and their Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band and Southern Rock Back at the Linsmore Tavern!

December 4, 2021 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
On Saturday December 4th, the Linsmore Tavern is excited to welcome back, Southern Fried and their Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band and Southern Rock! For all the Southern Rock fans out there, this is exactly what you are looking for!! Southern Fried will be making their highly anticipated return to the Linsmore Tavern, where they will be paying tribute to two of Southern Rock’s most Legendary Bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band!!!
Established in 2003, these six Canadian musicians have been stunning audiences with a true experience of southern rock music and the original artists. This band has passion, plain and simple, as demonstrated in every performance. The members have dedicated themselves to accurately reproducing the music and the spirit of an undying era and the hard work has certainly paid off. Being hailed as simply the most authentic sounding Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute anywhere doesn’t come as a surprise! The band has become a fan favourite at fairs and festivals across the country, pleasing audiences with hit after hit all night long.
Tickets for this show is $8 in advance and $10 at the door! Tickets can be purchased at the Linsmore Tavern or right here at
” Southern Fried is a band that doesn’t make you choose between The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd ” – Flairboy, Q107 FM Toronto


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