Published Jul 14, 2015The Toronto Urban Roots Festival will return to Fort York to close out the summer this year, and in addition to weekend-long programming from September 18 to 20, the fest is putting on a series of club shows throughout the week.
Following the initial Club Bonus Series shows, organizers have unveiled a second wave of shows that will take place at Lee's Palace. Royal Canoe, Murder By Death, Desaparecidos, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Will Butler will each headline sets throughout the week of September 16. You can see full details for these shows listed at the bottom of the page.
The first round featured show announcements from the likes of Cold Specks, Fishbone, Elliott Brood, Punch Brothers and Heartless Bastards, which will all take place at the Horseshoe Tavern.
Tickets for these shows are separate from standard festival passes, although a limited number of TURF VIP passes guarantee entry to the club gigs in addition to special access to the festival.
For full festival information, check out the official TURF website.
UPDATE: The third round of club shows has been announced. You can see the updated list below.
Club Bonus Series:
09/16 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (Royal Canoe)
09/17 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (Murder By Death, Restorations, CATL)
09/18 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe (Shakey Graves w/NQ Arbuckle & River & Road)
09/18 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (The Elwins, TBA, Steve Poltz)
09/19 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (Desaparcidos, Hop Along)
09/20 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Julian Taylor Band)
09/21 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (Will Butler)
09/22 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace (Rich Aucoin)