Smokey Robinson - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, TO Jazz Festival Free Concert

TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

On Friday, June 21st at 8:00 PM legendary Motown performers Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will be performing in a Free Concert at the Toronto Star Stage in Nathan Phillips Square. This is part of the Toronto Jazz Festival!!

SMOKEY ROBINSON

MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS

At 7:00 PM let's meet in front of Starbucks located at the southwest corner of Bay and Queen. The address is 394 Bay Street and it's the TD Bank Building.

If we can get together quickly we can hopefully grab some decent spots for our group. If you cannot make it by 7:15 PM I will be leaving my cell phone # to all attendees so that you will be able to find us in Nathan Phillips Square. It will be best to text me if you're late just because of the potential noise level of the concert. The number to text is [masked].

There is a $2 fee for this event. Please have exact change for Alex when you arrive. If you haven't met me (Alex) yet, I look like my picture and I will be wearing my faded Blue Tilley Hat.

For TTC directions (probably The Better Way in this case) call [masked] and dial O to speak with a live operator for specific directions from your location. 

We look forward to seeing you there!!

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  • Carol

    I really enjoyed Smokey AWESOME!!- dancing so much -I didn't realized my camera was upside down while taping his song. Not sure if this link will work. http://sdrv.ms/12YhiRV­

    June 23, 2013

    • Debra K

      It worked, Carol. You can hear the crowd singing along! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

      June 23, 2013

    • Carol

      It was crazy awesome in the tent!

      June 24, 2013

  • Beverley Richards

    I didn't enjoy Martha Reeves as much as I thought I would.

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      Hi Beverley, Sorry that we didn't have the chance to really meet. Hopefully next time when we're not in a crowd of thousands of people.

      June 22, 2013

    • Beverley Richards

      I think I will come alone as my friend was late and we missed meeting up with the crowd. I will pick a less crowded outing for the next meeting, I will be meeting you all soon!

      June 24, 2013

  • Jackie

    Thanks Debra one of the oldies they are the best.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Debra K

    I hope this is allowed! One more shot of Smokey! Enjoy!
    http://vimeo.com/24706618­

    June 23, 2013

  • Jenny Hong

    What an awesome show, Smokey really know how to work
    a crowd and you can sing along with all his songs
    A long wait in the line up for a wrist band but totally worth it.

    June 22, 2013

  • Rob W

    Great concert thanks for organizing, loved Martha and when smokey sings .... Awesome :)

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • vicky

    Thanks to the meetup I learned about Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves. Nice music- Alex you put a lot effort organizing this event for free - This is amazing - Thanks again
    It was wonderfull to meet old and new members - cool people

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • wayne

    I really enjoyed the show and meeting up with the group. I had a good laugh with Debra and Lynne at the show.
    Cherrs Wayne

    2 · June 22, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      Thanks for the beer, Wayne. I owe you one.

      1 · June 22, 2013

    • Debra K

      Lynne and I owe Wayne one as well for getting two loud, drunk, obnoxious guys away from us. You're our hero, Wayne!

      2 · June 22, 2013

  • Rachelle

    Anyone going from Finch Station- or Promenade Mall- would really like to go with someone

    June 21, 2013

    • Jennifer Badani

      I'm going to Shops on Don Mills to see the TD Jazz festival Saturday evening.

      June 21, 2013

    • Jennifer Badani

      Did you want to come along?

      June 22, 2013

  • Jennifer Badani

    I'm going to Shops on Don Mills @7:00pm
    to see Alan Herington. Plays Brazilian
    type of music.

    June 22, 2013

  • Lynne

    It was so amazing to them - brought back a lot of memories. The performances were awesome. Loved seeing Martha and the Vandellas, and Smokey was...well...smokin'!

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Diana Solomon

    I was disappointed that we could not see the musicians as they were in a tent and we had nowhere to sit

    June 21, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      The Jazz Festival could have planned this way better, Diana. Unfortunately we had no control over the situation. Just listening to these legends was good enough for me though.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • ursula zack

    Was there but I was late. Met some nice girls and had fun keeping time to the music

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      Sorry we didn't meet you there, Ursula. Hopefully next time.

      June 22, 2013

  • Shirley

    It was great to come out Friday night to
    Meet with people. Alex, thanks for organizing it!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Carmen

    Great.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      After I left you guys I got lost in a sea of people. Then I finally met up with some of our other members. I probably should have stayed with you, David and Marie-Rose a bit longer. :)

      June 22, 2013

  • Jackie

    Had a good time.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      Sorry we didn't see you there, Jackie. Way too many people in one spot!! At least I've got you on the attendee list now. :) Hope to see you soon!!

      June 22, 2013

  • Elly G.

    Great evening! Really enjoyed hearing some of my favourite Motown tunes live from a couple of Motown lengends!!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jackie

    Had a great time had to stand on the bridge and watch the performance on the screen the sound when Martha was speaking was a bit low but overall the performance by both artists was great
    and love that Smokey got Christine and Theresa on stage to get that little competition going.
    I wish I was one of those Gals. Smokey continues to be a good performer, Martha and her gang
    does a great job as well those women don't move too shabby either.
    Sorry I didn't connect with the group. But Thanks Alex for your efforts.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Alex Smith

    I enjoyed the show last night. It brought back a lot of memories, especially when Martha Reeves sang Jimmy Mack. For a few minutes I felt like a 13 year old kid from the Bronx again. It would have been nice if they had been able to at least take the top off of the tent where Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson performed. This way the entire crowd would have been able to see them. There was a sea of people at Nathan Phillips Square and as we've experienced in the past, our large group turned into many small groups. So I apologize if I didn't get to meet any of our new members that came out for the first time. I did meet a few but it was too brief. This is not a typical meetup for us.

    We had a pretty decent turnout, I counted 56 members. If I missed anyone, please let me know and I'll add you to the list of attendees. Thanks to all of our members that came out last night!!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Kathie

    Great entertainment and great company as always. Six stars. :)

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Lori

    Loved Smokey. Liked Martha. Just glad they are still performing and I could see them live (on a screen) Very fun evening with Alex and others!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • JoAnne

    Great

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Adeline

    Smokey was great!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Joy

    Smokey was awesome. Wasn't crazy on Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The setup was awful, no stage and giving out wrist bands......what was that all about. Plus I thought the screens where to small for a crowd of that size. There is only one person to blame for the setup and the small screens and that is the organizers of the Jazz Festival. Just a suggestion for some of you that did not like the setup go on the JAZZ FESTIVAL WEBSITE AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS as it is the only was they will know that they didn't do a good job on the setup. Alex once again thanks for a good night.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Debra K

    A great night! Smokey was amazing. A special thank you to Wayne and Lynne for hanging out with me. Thanks to Alex for pulling this off. I'm so glad I attended this!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Ellis B.

    Both acts were good. However, I have to agree with the tent thing. In the 70s they never used one, and there was absolutely no need or purpose for it. Were they hiding from the raindrops? Hmmm, I don't recall feeling one all night!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Lisa A. P.

    perhaps we can also meet up after the concert, since it is not always poss to meet up and sit/stand together, with a very lrg group, etc. ie: There is a cool Firkin Pub nearby, on Yonge Street (east side), a short block North of Queen St.(it's also across from Eaton Ctr)~hope to see members there after the concert~for refreshments, and/or a bite to eat~(ps: they open up the front of the resto so that it's open air at the front)~

    1 · June 18, 2013

    • Lisa A. P.

      ?????

      June 21, 2013

    • Jennifer Badani

      Perhaps Saturday evening. Lighthouse band will be playing at Nathan Phillips Square Saturday evening.

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alex,I may be late and will try to contact you there.
    Yvonne

    June 21, 2013

  • Rachelle

    can't make it-have fun

    June 21, 2013

  • Brenda

    Sorry, can't make it, I will be at work for a long time tonight - something came up. Have fun

    June 21, 2013

  • Mark B

    i will be coming when the show starts with my toonie

    June 21, 2013

  • Silvana

    May not be able to make it after all. Have fun!

    June 21, 2013

  • Jennifer Badani

    Anyone going to the TD Jazz festival at Shops on Don Mills?

    June 21, 2013

  • Alanna

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend after all. Have a great time everyone.

    June 20, 2013

  • JoAnne

    I see the doors open at 7 and if the number of people on this list is any indication - my sense is there's going to be a crowd. If anyone wants to go a bit earlier - I'm thinking meeting and heading over at around 6:00 pm?

    June 20, 2013

    • Debra K

      I can be there for 6. I'm on vacation, so will hopefully be spending the day downtown.

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • Alex Smith

      Debra, I'll be out in front of Starbucks by 6:30. :)

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • maria alexander

    sorry, cannot make it, I have a client coming in after work.

    June 20, 2013

  • Janet

    Sorry Alex I cannot make it or the Cherry Walk tomorrow. see you next time, Janet

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only one day till the awesome Motown event. What a treat to see these legends in Toronto.
    Hopefully, tomorrow's event will put some more people in the mood to join us for our awesome trip in August.
    I will have flyers with the detailed itinerary as well as registration forms for the trip with me tomorrow.
    If you are considering joining us for the 24/25 August weekend, please come and talk to me. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
    The bus is slowly but surely filling up and once the 50 seats are gone - they're gone.
    A whole bunch of people have joined our group from the "outside" over the past couple of weeks, just so that they can participate in this fabulous trip. The word is starting to spread fast.
    This trip was specifically designed for our LBA40 group.
    Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to party for 2 days with your fellow group members. It will be a blast.
    Hope to meet many of you in person tomorrow.
    Looking forward to those great tunes.

    June 20, 2013

  • hugh sher

    Looking forward to it. Hope the weather stays nice.

    June 20, 2013

  • liz

    have something early sat so have to get beauty sleep lol

    June 20, 2013

  • Dave Burgess

    looks like I can't get out of work

    June 20, 2013

  • Elly G.

    Really looking forward to this...Love Motown!!

    June 20, 2013

  • Peggy

    Unfortunately I am not able to join the group for Smokey. See you next time.

    June 20, 2013

  • Debra K

    Lighthouse, one of the groups mentioned in trivia last night will be playing Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday - for free! Here is the link, and forgive me if it doesn't work!
    http://torontojazz.com/artist/l...­

    June 20, 2013

  • Lisa A. P.

    i will to meet the group later, as i cannot be there at 7 or 7:15 pm~thanks, and, pls see my note here below too~cheers

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Honestly? Why do many "unimportant comments" that every one needs to read? Please share with your friends or the organizer, unless its related to every one else. Please and thank you.

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Lisa A. P.

      a suggestion: it is possible to adjust your settings so that u are not bombarded with All comments~

      June 18, 2013

  • Diane

    What a fun night this would be. I hope to be there.

    June 18, 2013

  • Joy

    I am so looking forward to this. I saw him a couple of times a few years back. Ok all you Motown lovers I hope your practicing your motown dance moves for this great night. Look forward to seeing everyone there.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Ellis B.

      All a bunch of childish nonsense, and if you don't want to read the comments, just delete them without reading. Simple.

      June 17, 2013

    • Jeannie

      whoops! I just read your comment.

      June 17, 2013

  • Simone

    Playing make-up tennis match on Fri.

    June 17, 2013

  • Marnie Mancini

    Double booked! Too bad

    June 15, 2013

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