Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Wednesdays

Wednesdays, July 3 to August 28, 2019; Hendrie Park

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Jazz in the Garden

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park

An RBG tradition continues with another stunning lineup of entertainment returning to the Hendrie Park stage. Get set for some award-winning jazz and blues musicians in our lovely garden setting.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

Cold drinks and BBQ menu available for purchase on-site. NOTE: No outside food or alcohol allowed. Performances run rain or shine. See the event FAQ for more details.

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Admission and Tickets

Already attending RBG throughout the day? Garden Music Nights performances are included in your General Admission or Membership!

Only joining us for the evening? Your Music Nights show ticket includes access to the gardens after 5 p.m.

Visitor Ticket Price
Adult $13.50 (includes HST)
Senior*/Student** $11.25 (includes HST)
Child age 4 to 12 $7.50 (includes HST)
Child under age 4 FREE
Above pricing includes access to RBG properties after 5 p.m. See for full-day admission.

Tickets available online (see artist lineup for links) or at the door.

  • *RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age
  • **Student includes anyone showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Prices include applicable taxes
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • Performances run rain or shine!

2019 Summer Lineup

We put together a great lineup of artists for you this year! We're bringing back some favourites from previous years as well as welcoming some fresh faces. 

Miss Emily

July 3

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Blues

In the 1990’s a 12 year-old Emily Fennell was making her way around Southern Ontario, singing at county fairs and winning competition after competition. Her music spans genres, crosses barriers and creates bridges. Her voice soars to emotional heights and reaches down into the grittiness of the soul. Her performances are foot-stomping, heart-wrenching adventures in rhythm, blues, jazz and rock and roll. For 15 years Miss Emily has captivated listeners across Canada, the US and the United Kingdom with her unique combination of passion and talent.


Faith Amour

July 10

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Jazz

As a girl raised in church choirs in the suburbs of Toronto, studying classical piano, organ and composition, Faith found her creativity unleashed in university when her innate spontaneity, creativity, and outside the box nature drew her straight to jazz.


Bywater Call

July 17

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Blues

Harnessing the sounds of southern soul, gospel and blues, the 7-piece band features powerful lead vocals and slide guitar. In 2018, Bywater was named the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Winner at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and following that placed runner-up in the Road to Memphis competition to represent Toronto at the International Blues Challenge.


Kristen Violet May

July 24

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Jazz

In 2017, the CBC voted Kristen as one of the “35 under 35 best Canadian jazz artists” for her sultry, powerful vocals. Her original music blends modern atmospheric R&B, pop, 60’s guitar with soul / trip hop and draws influence from Tarantino and James Bond soundtracks.

Avery Raquel

Avery Raquel

July 31

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Jazz

Calling her sound contemporary soul, Avery hopes her music and words resonate with a wide audience as she shares her experience of love, loss, and happiness. Avery has delivered winning performances across North America that have included the Berklee Global Jazz Institute,Toronto Jazz Festival, Burlington Sound of Music Festival and Oakville Jazz Festival as well as the national anthem in front of 43,000 people at a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game.

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August 7

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Blues

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. All band members agree that the real thrill of playing in MonkeyJunk is just that — playing, especially live, where the music’s ecstatic sway on crowds is right there to behold.


Spencer Mackenzie

August 14

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Blues

‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. His debut album ‘Infected with the Blues’ earned rave reviews and  had consistentl international airplay, hitting the Top 50 Roots Music Report Blues Charts!

Danielle Bassels

Denielle Bassels

August 21

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Jazz

Toronto born singer, songwriter, and bandleader Denielle Bassels was working in Switzerland when she began singing in bars to earn extra money and extend her stay. Denielle went on to perform across Europe, including the Cuilly and Lausanne Jazz Festivals in Switzerland and Paris. Denielle wanted a deeper personal foundation to create from so, returning home, she hired a vocal coach and started formal music training at Humber College in Toronto. Her style is a blend of sultry gypsy swing with electronic nuances that merge the old romanticized swing era with the cutting-edge artistry of modern day music.


Angelique Francis

August 28

6:30 to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park | Blues

Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted musician with talent that is way beyond her years. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer/songwriter and composer has wowed audiences across the globe with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals.

Over the past few years Angelique Francis has established herself as a bona fide star on the Canadian Blues, Soul, Jazz and Folk scene. In June of 2018 she released her independent album “Kissed By The Blues”. The CD weaves through a variety of styles from Blues to Soul and Classic R&B. The acclaimed album showcases Angelique’s signature powerhouse soulful vocals, commanding Bass/guitar hooks and infectious Blues infused melodies.


Country and Roots Tuesdays

Looking for more music in the gardens? Join us Tuesday evenings during Garden Music Nights for an incredible lineup of country and roots performers. See the lineup at

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Event FAQ

Have a question about RBG's Music Night series? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158 or send a message at

Admission and Tickets >>

Garden Music Nights performances are included in your daily General Admission and are FREE for card-holding RBG Members. General admission tickets are available to purchase online at, or in person upon arrival at RBG Centre.

Did you know your General Admission gives you access to all five garden areas for the day? Come to RBG early in the day and experience Rock Garden, the Arboretum, Laking Garden and Mediterannean Garden before joining us in Hendrie Park for the main performance!

Looking to just join us for the evening? Get your tickets for individual Garden Music Night dates online at or These event tickets only allow access to RBG properties after 5 p.m. the day of the event.

Inclement Weather >>

The RBG summer music series performances are held rain or shine! Some seating is available under the tent, but these spots fill up quickly so be sure to dress for the weather.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in Hendrie Park. Parking is included, and available at RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. in Burlington. Access the garden through the main building, through the Atrium, and down to the Hendrie Park Tunnel. The concert takes place in the Rose Garden tent, and is accessible via paved pathways.

RBG Centre is accessible by Burlington Transit. For more information about arriving at RBG by bus, visit

Seating Arrangements >>

All seats are general admission, and first-come first-served. Chairs are provided but fill up quickly. If you are arriving after the show has started there is a chance all the chairs may have been taken, so please bring your own lawn chair.

Food >>

No outside food or drink permitted at this event. The Greenhouse Café will be offering a BBQ menu and licensed bar items available for purchase at their tent near the performance area starting at 5:30 p.m., one hour before the perfrormance begins, and concludes at 8 p.m.

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Accessibility >>

RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. The Garden Music Nights stage is located in Hendrie Park, and is accessibly by paved pathways with a ~350m walk from the Hendrie Park Tunnel.

For convenience RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan at the RBG Centre and Rock Garden Visitor Centre kiosks. Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended that guests bring their own wheelchairs.

Seating is provided for this event. There are a limited number of accessible seating areas marked for the performance. Please be mindful of these and if you do not require accessible seating, please choose another seat.

Pets / Service Animals >>

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the music series but must remain leashed at all times. Any pets found disrupting the event or other guests may be asked to leave.

Personal animals (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted in RBG's indoor spaces, except to access the Hendrie Park tunnel through RBG Centre.

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two female country artists playing on stage in the Rose Garden tent

Country and Roots Tuesdays

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