I found the bands that played at the Taste of the Danforth, a local food festival here in Toronto, were very distinctive.
The Taste of the Danforth is held every year on the second weekend of August and there’s always lots of food and music and it’s just a good time in the cities Greek Town. Since my wife and I live in this area of the city we try to go each year.
The first stage we came to is called Immortals Greek Stage at Jones and Danforth Ave at about 8:00 PM.
First we ran into this Greek band called Arkadia. The band was fun to watch but what got my attention was the drummer of the band. His on stage energy levels reminded me of the drummer who played with Carlos Santana, a Michael Shrieve, on the epic Woodstock Music & Art Fair Festival concert. I would definitely pay to see them live.
The next band we saw/heard was The Frank D’Angleo Band at the Celebrity Stage at Danforth and Logan beside Alexander the Great Park. This is the main stage at the event and it is setup perfectly. There is a licensed patio in front of the stage and of coarse it was packed! We were inside, what I feel is the best place on the Danforth to get a Giros, Alexandros.
This guy is a true entertainer. How he interacted with the large crowd in front of him was mesmerizing. He had a couple of backup singers and a good sized horn/sax section that gave me goose bumps up and down my arm when they were playing a few progressions during the show. Those in attendance can back me up on that one. We were there about 8:45 if memory serves me correctly.
So those are the bands that drew me in the most and I’m looking forward to next years program. Anyone else out there that went to the 2011 Taste of the Danforth that can chime in?
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