Free Summer Concerts

Jazz in the Plaza

Make the most out of summer and join us for the “Jazz in the Plaza” series of FREE concerts every Tuesday in July & August from 7-9 pm. Rain or Shine, enjoy a variety of Jazz musicians at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

July 3
Sophia Perlman
Since completing her studies at Humber College in Toronto, Sophia Perlman has become a fixture of the Ontario jazz and blues scene. Her musicality, old-soul voice and skill as an improviser have made her a first-call featured singer with some of the top ensembles and musicians in the country.

July 10
Alex Samaras
Toronto-based vocalist Alex Samaras is quickly becoming one of Canada's leading vocalists in the jazz and new music scene. Alex studied vocal performance in the jazz program at the University of Toronto and particpated in the International Workshop in JAzz and Creative MusicBanff Center's Program.

July 17
Sari Featherstone
Sari Featherstone has been a working entertainer for the past 46 years. Her career started in Musical Theatre; she did solo shows throughout the GTA and later joined a traveling show band out of which came her own very successful show group called Shazam. Since she started to sing professionally at the age of 18, she has never stopped working in the entertainment business.

July 24
Ernesto Cervini Quartet
Drummer-composer Ernesto Cervini is making a name for himself as a consummate bandleader and in-demand collaborator, praised for his deep musicality and infectious energy. After releasing three quartet discs, Cervini made his latest venture a sextet album, with Turboprop released by Anzic Records in 2014. He is also a member of Myriad3, alongside keyboardist Chris Donnelly and bassist Dan Fortin and was nominated for a Juno Award and an Indie Music Award.

July 31
Lori Viola
Lori Viola is a seasoned and dynamic vocalist who has been captivating audiences with her expressive vocal stylings . Along with her musicians who are one of Toronto's finest, she continues to perform at corporate functions, major hotels, piano bar/lounges, pubs, festivals and private functions across Ontario and the U.S. A versatile performer, Lori's experience encompasses Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Dance, Swing, Rock n Roll, Italian and Latin American music.

August 7
Beyond the Pale
For 20 years Toronto’s Beyond the Pale has been making its distinctive brand of boundary-busting Eurofolk fusion. Inspired by Klezmer and Balkan styles but influenced by everything from jazz and classical music to bluegrass, newgrass and reggae, Beyond the Pale’s music traverses a vast and exotic musical landscape, bound by no particular idiom and shaped by many. Their stellar musicianship, meticulous dynamics, adventurous compositions, and inventive arrangements of traditional material make them one of Canada’s most innovative acoustic ensembles.

August 14
Amy Cervini
Amy Cervini is a jazz-honed singer who has the big ears and free spirit to reach far and wide for great material, whether it’s from Cole Porter or Leonard Cohen, Nellie McKay or Willie Nelson. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1977, Cervini studied classical piano as a teenager in an advanced program at Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music. While attending the Etobicoke School of the Arts, she focused on the saxophone and performed with the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

August 21
Melissa Stylianou
Jazz singer Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts since the turn of this century, from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies to top festival stages. The New Yorker has described Stylianou as “an affecting jazz singer with a taste for choice material,” and her previous albums have seen the vocalist put a personal spin on songs from Björk and Joanna Newsom to Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, not to mention her own lovely original compositions.

Artists and start times are subject to change.

Concerts in the Park at Mill Pond

The concerts take place Thursday evenings in July and August at Mill Pond Park. There are also some musical afternoons on Sundays at Richmond Green Park. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or cushions to sit back and enjoy the Concert in the Park series.

Concerts at Mill Pond from 7-9 p.m.

July 5
British Legends

July 12
The Dreamboats

July 19
The Willbury Legends

July 26
Practically Petty

August 2
Richmond Hill Has Talent

August 9
The Good Brothers

August 16
Chicago Transit

August 23
last concert! Abba Mania

Richmond Green Park Amphitheatre

Sundays, 1 - 2 p.m.

July 8
Richmond Hill Concert Band and the Music of Disney

July 22
James Funnyhat

August 5
Sitar Fusion

Activities and start times may change. Richmond Hill will photograph and record the event for promotional purposes. Richmond Hill promotes a smoke-free environment and follows Richmond Hill's Smoke-Free Policy and the Ontario Smoke-Free Act.