Six concerts in Toronto worth a night off this March

(By: Angela McLean)

Spring is finally set to arrive this month and we’re ready to start adding fun, upbeat tunes back to our playlists—anything to help us forget the bitter cold winter. Thankfully, the artists set to bless Toronto with their presence this March boast discographies with many light and groovy tracks we can’t wait to shout the words to in person.

Make it a musical March with these six must-see concerts in Toronto.

Greyson Chance

Greyson Chance (Press photo)

Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3
The Drake Underground
Tickets for night one and night two start at $15

A pre-teen Greyson Chance first stepped into the spotlight in 2011 with his debut album, ‘Hold On ‘Til The Night,’ which produced the hit tracks “Cheyenne,” “Waiting Outside The Lines” and “Unfriend You.” His new material may be near unrecognizable, but it’s 100 per cent authentic, real and simply Greyson. Set to release his sophomore—or, more fittingly, his real debut—album on March 15, these two near sell-out Toronto shows will surely include some first listens of the new music.

Ella Mai

Ella Mai (Press photo: Jonathan Mannion)

Wednesday, March 6
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets available on resale

Ella Mai’s 2018 breakout single “Boo’d Up” was an undeniable hit, blowing up airwaves and consistently being on top of the charts. Her rising star status is carrying into 2019, with the R&B singer embarking on her first semi-global headlining tour. Her Toronto show is officially sold out, but there are still some tickets available through resale. Don’t miss your chance to score bragging rights for being at Mai’s ‘debut’ tour.

Yoke Lore

Yoke Lore at The Garrison in Toronto on Jan. 27, 2018 (Photo credit: Angela McLean/RUtv News)

Friday, March 8
The Garrison
Tickets start at $18.89

We’ve been fans of Yoke Lore for some time, catching up with the star at Toronto’s Garrison last January. Since then, he’s picked up international buzz, dropped a new EP, ‘Absolutes,’ and a new take on his 2017 release “Beige.” Returning to The Garrison this month, Yoke Lore surely has plenty of surprises up his sleeve.

James Bay

James Bay (Press photo)

Thursday, March 14
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets available on resale starting at $135

Hot off the success of his reinvented sophomore album ‘Electric Light,’ and recent collaboration with Julia Michaels on “Peer Pressure,” James Bay makes his long-anticipated return to Toronto this month. In addition to the new material, Bay will pull from his 2014 debut, ‘Chaos and the Calm,’ bringing with it his signature R&B-soul vibes. Get there early—Bay has also enlisted the support of singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, who also worked with Michaels on his hit single “Hurt Somebody,” to open the show.

Lennon Stella

Lennon Stella (Press photo)

Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets for night one and night two available on resale

It’s a little known fact that Nashville alum Lennon Stella is an Oshawa native, which will make her first sell-out Toronto shows extra special. Her debut EP ‘Love, me’ dropped last year and a full-length album is expected later this year. Get excited for the release—and likely get an exclusive taste of what’s to come—when she plays The Danforth Music Hall later this month.

Scott Helman

Scott Helman (Press photo)

Friday, March 29
The Danforth Music Hall
Tickets start at $37.30

Another GTA native, Scott Helman, just kicked off his first tour of 2019, which will take him across Canada into April with The Treble, RALPH and Myles Castello. His Toronto stop at the end of the month will be one of his biggest headlining sets in the city to date, spotlighting his new hit single “Hangs Up.” Prep for the show with his latest three-track EP, available on streaming platforms now.

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