Published Jun 30, 2016This week's Can't Miss Concerts, from June 30 to July 6, is here to help you ring in the nation's birthday in style. Sets from Hey Rosetta! and dvsn are sure to provide some Canada Day fireworks, while neo-soul icon Maxwell and our weekly wave of festivals keep the party going throughout the following week. Read on to see our picks for the best shows this week and check out our complete Concert Listings for more must-see concerts and events.
6ix apostles dvsn embarked on their first headlining tour this month, taking the smooth, after-hours sounds of their debut Sept. 5 to live audiences across Canada and the U.S. Now, they're back home to stick the landing before heading back out on the road with Drake and Future. Check them out at one of the dates below.
06/30/2016 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
07/01/2016 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
FVDED in the Park
EDM heads on the West Coast can look forward to this Canada Day weekend, when big-top, bass-heavy stars descend on Surrey, BC for its annual FVDED in the Park festival. With heavy hitters that include Jack Ü, Zedd and Travis Scott, festivalgoers will be faded (or FVDED) whether they take a special extra something or not.
06/02-03/2016 Surrey, BC – Holland Park
Newfoundland indie-rockers Hey Rosetta! are set to link up in their hometown this week as part of Canada's Big Birthday Bash mini-festival in St. Johns. If you're an east-coaster with a penchant for catchy melodies with orchestral flair, this show is just what the doctor ordered.
06/30/2016 St. Johns, NL – George Street
Neo-soul standard bearer Maxwell is set to return with blackSUMMERS'night this week, his first album in seven years. If singles "Lake By the Ocean" and "1990x" are any indication, we should be in for another slinky, sexy offering from the Brooklyn soul man. Celebrate the return of Maxwell at one of the dates below.
07/04/2016 Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre
07/05/2016 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Montreal Jazz Festival
The legendary Montreal Jazz Festival returns this week with a lineup that welcomes a mixture of jazz giants and contemporary pop and rock. Leading the charge this year are soul queen Lauryn Hill, fusion mastermind Chick Corea, minimal techno auteur Pantha Du Prince, soul-jazz luminary Taylor McFerrin and Brian Wilson, who will be performing the seminal Pet Sounds in its entirety. With a cast of characters this diverse, there's no reason not to check out the largest jazz festival in the world.
06/29-07/09/2016 Montreal, QC – Multiple Venues
Partner burst on to the scene this year with a sound that seamlessly meshed hilarious, slacker-friendly power pop with a queer power undercurrent. The Sackville, NB duo continue their tour this week, stopping off in Montreal before heading back to their home province. They'll have you on the same page.
07/04/2016 Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien
07/06/2016 Fredericton, NB – ReNeu Boutique
Shake! Fest 3
Shake! Fest reconvenes in Victoria this week for its third iteration, featuring an all-star ensemble of 25 bands from across Canada. Highlights include fuzz-pop regents the Courtneys, Calgary rising stars Lab Coast and Victoria garage-rockers Slam Dunk — that is, if you even need an excuse to enjoy the ocean vibes of Victoria.
06/30-07/02/2016 Victoria, BC – Multiple Venues
Toronto Jazz Fest
Toronto Jazz festival continues this week with a marriage of old and new talents. Highlights this year include legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, disco kings KC and the Sunshine Band and new school fusion master Robert Glasper. With talent this strong and a number of free concerts on the docket, this is definitely one to be excited about.
06/24-07/03/2016 Toronto, ON – Multiple Venues
Head to Exclaim!'s full Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.