Gord and I went to the third annual Queen West Music Fest at Trinity Bellwoods Park this afternoon.
It was a free festival showcasing indie music in Toronto and was a fundraiser for the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation.
It was a licensed event so you could buy beer. You could also buy a burger from Hero Burgers or a pulled pork sandwich from Lou Dawg's.
We got there about 4pm and found a spot on the lawn. The first band we saw was Miss Emily. She was good and reminded me of Adele and Amy Winehouse.
There was a good sized crowd.
Gord had a couple beer. I stuck to my program and had a bottle of water.
Then Lazybones came on. They were a combo of roots-folk, bluegrass, country and "hillbilly reggae" and were very good. You've gotta love a band that has a banjo, mandolin, accordion and washboard! They interacted well with the crowd.
Even the kids liked dancing in front of the stage.
The final act was The Heartbroken. They are a country group that has been nominated for a 2011 Canadian Country Music award for best group and were good.
There was still a big crowd even at the end (7pmish).
It's the first time we've gone and it won't be the last. It will be on our calendar for next year.