CABBAGETOWN

ART & CRAFTS

34th Annual Sale

Friday, September 8, 2023, 1 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2023: 10 a.m. - 6.p.m.
Sunday, September 10, 2023: 10. a.m. - 6 p.m.


Welcome to the 33rd Annual Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts show weekend will take place in the beautiful Riverdale Park West, September 9 - 11. Historic Cabbagetown is in the heart of downtown Toronto and the park is the oldest and prettiest in Toronto.

With 180 artisans showcased in the park, you are sure to find a work of art or craft for your home or a gift for someone special. Meet artists in person, learn about their work, and what inspires their creativity.

And there is more to enjoy...
 

Performances by Jazz Greats:
Saturday and Sunday, noon – 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.
The DUNCAN HOPKINS TRIO led by Jazz Bass Virtuoso DUNCAN HOPKINS, featuring:
Renowned Guitarist REG SCHWAGER (September 10 and 11)
Saxophone Luminary CHRIS GALE (September 10)
Trumpet Giant KEVIN TURCOTTE (September 11)
Biographies on the musicians further down the page.


Entertainment for kids with JENNIFER KRUK:
Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 a.m. - noon and 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Jennifer's "Let the Good Times Roll Family DJ Show" is an interactive musical DJ program of dancing, sing-a-longs, trivia, prizes, and games with the kids!

Great food by local Cabbagetown restaurants on Saturday and Sunday:
   El Nahual Tacos
   Haldi
   Mis Amigos

Toronto Public Health's Let's get T.O. VACCINATED will be holding a COVID-19 Vaccination clinic during show hours. It will be located at the southeast corner of the park. Click here for details.

Visit the Parkscape Promenade for more family fun activities and live music, Sunday, September 11, 12 noon - 8 p.m., on Parliament Street between Carlton and Winchester streets.
Click here for details.

 
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More about our all-star line-up of Jazz musicians:

DUNCAN HOPKINS, double bassist, composer, and arranger, has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years. In that time, he has worked with such luminaries as Norma Winstone, Rob McConnell, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert, Mark Murphy, Bobo Stenson, Dianna Krall, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Watson, Sam Rivers, Harry Allen, and Edward Simon to name but a few. Duncan was a member of Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass and the highly distinguished Canadian Jazz Quartet for ten years before moving to Europe.

His newest projects include the Eurocentric Elysian and his newest jazz quartet featuring two of Canada’s best guitarists in Reg Schwager and Ted Quinlan.

Duncan has toured extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Brazil, and the United States. He can be heard on over fifty albums and numerous CBC, BBC, and NPR recordings. He is a long-standing member of the jazz education group the Global Music Foundation and continues to be Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.

REG SCHWAGER (guitar) has been a fixture of Toronto’s jazz scene for more than 40 years. He has toured extensively across Canada and worldwide with George Shearing, Diana Krall, Peter Appleyard, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass, Emilie-Claire Barlow, and many others. He appears on over 80 albums with such artists as Junior Mance, Gary Burton, and Mel Tormé. He has written and arranged hundreds of jazz compositions and has released several recordings as a bandleader. He has been recognized four times as the National Jazz Awards’ guitarist of the year. And in 2022 was named a member of the Order of Canada "for his indelible contributions to the Canadian jazz scene as a leading guitarist and composer".

KEVIN TURCOTTE (trumpet) has been universally recognized as one of Canada’s major trumpet talents for nearly three decades with an impressive list of recording and touring credentials as a prominent player with the elite of many Canadian jazz ensembles. He has performed on over 75 recordings and in countless club and concert appearances. He has toured extensively throughout North America as well as with the Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra on the band’s 1991 Russian tour, in South America with Time Warp, with Don Byron in Italy. He played the trumpet parts on the soundtrack for a feature film "Born to be Blue" about the life of the legendary Chet Baker. The film, starring American actor Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker, was released in 2016 to rave reviews. Kevin Turcotte is also a dedicated jazz educator, with lengthy teaching tenure at the University of Toronto, and a long-time adjudicator for MusicFest Canada. He is currently on the faculty of York University in Toronto as Jazz Brass instructor.

CHRIS GALE (saxophone) is a Toronto-based, nationally-recognized saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator whose driving style and rich tone can be heard on hundreds of recordings. As leader and a sideman, Gale has performed around the globe in theatres, clubs, and festivals, impressing crowds with his lyrical sensibility and soulful approach. Gale’s diverse musical career has led to performances with Randy Brecker, Jeff Healy, Arkells, Ron Sexsmith, Brandi Disterheft, Michael Kaeshammer, Colin James, Blue Rodeo, Johnny Reid, Oliver Jones, Powder Blues Band, and Jarvis Church. Chris is also a long-standing member of The Worst Pop Band Ever, Hector Quartet, and Gordon Mowat’s Skeleton Crew.

Directions

Map and directions to Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale.

Festival

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Riverdale Farm

Open all year round daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.

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