St. Francis Centre

Upcoming Events

“This is the New World” featuring Patricia Cano

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 (incl. HST), available for sale at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, Ajax Community Centre, Audley Recreation Centre, McLean Community Centre, online (see link below), or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS).

Performing in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, Canadian singer/songwriter Patricia Cano’s music covers traditional Samba, South American and Afro-Peruvian music, with Jazz, Folk and Blues influences. She has recently performed at Luminato in Toronto and the Festival Musique Multi-Montréal in Montreal.

General admission seating.

Cash bar available.

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“La Buena Vida” featuring Rob Tardik

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 (incl. HST), available for sale at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, Ajax Community Centre, Audley Recreation Centre, McLean Community Centre, online (see link below), or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS).

A multi award-winning guitarist and Billboard Top-10 charting artist, Rob’s virtuoso ability allows him to play virtually any musical style including Latin, World, Pop, and Jazz. He is a rising star in the Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz music scene, and has won many awards including the prestigious Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year Award in 2010.

General admission seating.

Cash bar available.

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Music by the Bay Live presents Doyle Bramhall II

August 15 at 8pm
Advance tickets $80

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall II has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered.

Bramhall II was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock & roll sounds that are indigenous to Texas; the state of his birth. His father, Doyle Bramhall, played drums for blues legends Lightning Hopkins and Freddie King and was also an accomplished songwriter and vocalist. Bramhall was a life-long collaborator with childhood friends, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, composing such signature classics as “Change It” and “Life By The Drop”. When Doyle was 18, he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Full bio can be found at www.musicbythebaylive.com.


Music by the Bay Live presents Philip Sayce

September 18th at 8pm
Advance tickets $45

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

At 21 Philip Sayce caught the attention of Jeff Healey, and spent the next 4 years as second guitar alongside the guitar master. Following the lead of a number of talented Canadian artists, Sayce chose to move to the U.S. all the while staying true to his personal quest of following what moves him. Primary among his various L.A. ventures was joining multi Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge’s band in 2003. He would go on to tour and record with Etheridge over the course of the next five years while continuing to perform and record with his own band.

Combine the head turning guitar skills with expressive vocals delivering on a variety musical style and you get the whole picture – an artist following his heart, making that emotional connection. Be part of that connection with Philip Sayce and Music by the Bay Live at St. Francis Centre in Ajax.


Music by the Bay Live presents Chuck Jackson & The All Stars

October 31st at 8pm
Advance tickets $45

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

Chuck Jackson is the sort of openhearted, friendly guy who builds an instant rapport with audiences. He came to Downchild as their singer 24 years ago after a long career with a number of top Canadian bands. An Award Winning musician, who rates Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding and Junior Wells as major influences, Jackson’s also an excellent songwriter and harmonica player. With Downchild he has been nominated for 4 Junos and has been nominated 7 times and won the Maple Blues Award, Male Vocalist of the Year twice. He was also honoured in 2002 with the Toronto Blues Society’s prestigious Blues With a Feeling Award for his achievements during a distinguished career. In 2012 Chuck received the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2013 was inducted to the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame and Mississauga Legends Row.