July 14, 2016

Toronto Urban Roots Festival announces 2016 Club Bonus Series shows: Sheepdogs, The New Pornographers, Matt Mays, Okkervil River, Lee Harvey Osmond, Skinny Lister, Modern Space and more

I've said it before and I'll say it again, TURF is the festival that I've grown to look forward to above all others every summer. One of the big aspects that separates TURF from other festivals is the inclusion of the Club Bonus Series. It's a chance to catch many of the festival acts on club stages and catch longer performances from some of the best bands at the fest.

The TURF team has just announced this year's Club Bonus Series line-up. Tickets for the individual shows go on sale tomorrow (July 15) at noon or you can purchase a TURF Master Pass that will get you into everything - the festival and the club shows. Those tickets are available here.

This year's Club Bonus Series line-up includes:

Sheepdogs - Wednesday, September 14th @ Lee's Palace

Margo Price & John Moreland - Thursday, September 15th @ Lee's Palace

Dwayne Gretzky play The Tragically Hip (1 of 2 sets) - Friday, September 16th @ Lee's Palace

Okkervil River & Lee Harvey Osmond & The Deslondes - Saturday, September 17th @ Lee's Palace

The New Pornographers & Marlon Williams - Sunday September 18th @ Lee's Palace

Matt Mays & Modern Space - Thursday, September 15th @ The Horseshoe Tavern

The Felice Brothers & Julien Baker - Friday, September 16th @ The Horseshoe Tavern

The Mekons & Skinny Lister - Saturday, September 17th @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Corb Lund (2 sets) & Wild Child - Sunday September 18th @ The Horseshoe Tavern

In case you missed them, check out my posts on the first line-up announcement and the second line-up announcement. They then added Ween and one of my absolute favourite bands, The Hold Steady, to the main festival line-up.

Here is some music from some of the acts that I'm most looking forward to seeing at the TURF Club Bonus Series this year:


Okkervil River

Lee Harvey Osmond

The New Pornographers

Matt Mays

Modern Space

The Mekons

Skinny Lister. This band is incredible live. I caught their most recent show at The Horseshoe and it was amazing. Check out my pictures here.

Margo Price

John Moreland

The Felice Brothers

Julien Baker