NOW MagazineMusicThe Horseshoe Tavern is hosting a drive-in concert series this summer
Stars, Sadies, Skydiggers and more to perform at CityView Drive-In as perk for historic Toronto music venue
The Horseshoe Tavern has had some tough times throughout the pandemic.
Like other concert halls in Toronto, the iconic waterhole has been mostly closed for in-person music since last March. But the historic Queen West bar tried to get by, hosting its first live concerts in more than seven decades. But even these have been repeatedly postponed due to Ontario’s foreclosure restrictions.
“As owners and artistic programmers, it’s really, really frustrating,” owner Jeff Cohen told NOW on the last report. “We feel beaten.”
But they’re not throwing in the towel on live music this summer in one form or another. In July, the Horseshoe will present a concert series at Toronto’s concert hall, CityView Drive-In. The three-show series is called Chill-O-Rama and will run July 15-17 with bands from Toronto who are no strangers to the Horseshoe.
The Jim Cuddy Band and Arc Sound perform on July 15, Stars and Ellis take the stage on July 16, and Skydiggers, Sadies and Elliott Brood close on July 17.
“Chill-O-Rama financially supports groups, their teams, local technicians and videographers, as well as theaters while the scene is dark and locked, for a full year of COVID-19,” the location said in a statement.
The concerts will take place live on the CityView stage. You can purchase a ticket to watch from your car or a ticket for a live broadcast through Vimeo. He will be available to monitor both types of tickets for 10 days after each show.
Live tickets cost between $ 13.50 and $ 22.50. Drive-in tickets cost $ TBA and go on sale Wednesday, May 12. You can get them at horsehoetavern.com where you can also find live Horseshoe Hootenanny concerts with all their up to date listings.