Local Top 10 Favorite Places for Performances in Toronto by Musician Kristen Karma

Kristen Karma is a Pop Artist from Vancouver Canada who is now located in Toronto Canada. She has opened for Grammy Award Winner AKON and has played two VIP After Parties for Lady Gaga in 2013/2017. She’s released her new single Party Heroes which charted at #17 on the iTunes Canada Pop Charts, and continues to WOW audiences with her infectious music and energetic live performances.

Best places for Live Music:

1. The Mod Club (@ themodclub)

The Mod Club has been and continues to be a staple music venue in Toronto. Having played this venue twice, the sound, atmosphere and sound never let the performers down and continues to cater to top notch performances every time.

2. The Hideout (@thehideouttoronto)

The Hideout is one of the venues that you need to check out if you’re ever in Toronto. The overall vibe of the venue is dark rocker-goth-chic with hand painted artwork, and a decent sized stage. For the most part they have Rock acts playing the venue but it’s been known to slot in other genres as well.

3. The Cameron House (@thecameronhouse)

The Cameron House (back room) is a smaller but intimate stage with top notch sound. Its a decent sized room built for smaller crowds decorated with eclectic art pieces, a fully stocked bar a great staff.

4. The Horseshoe Tavern (@horseshoetavern)

I’ve been to the Horseshoe a few time and they have a really nice set up. It’s a big stage in a smaller venue that stretching into an area at the front for the Bar and the back which is used for performances. The sound has always been amazing, and great for photographers as the lighting is extremely welcoming.

5. The Piston (@thepistonbar)

The Piston is small venue at 100 capacity with the heart of a bigger venue. It’s a little tucked away in the back of a bar where you might miss it if you’re not careful. It packs a punch with the sound and lighting rig thats set up and a stage that any performer would be happy to step onto.

6. The Rivoli (@rivolitoronto)

The Rivoli is another notable venue located on Queen Street in the heart of downtown Toronto. It’s often used for showcases for various different events going on and doesn’t disappoint. It’s got a large sound and full stage with the Rivoli Logo int he back which is a staple for any performer.

7. Guelph Concert Theatre (@guelphconcerttheatre)

The Guelph Concert Theatre is a perfect size for bigger touring acts with a capacity around 1000 people. It’s got the feel of an area packed into a smaller venue. It’s located about an hour outside of Toronto.

8. The Painted Lady (@paintedladyossington)

The Painted Lady is a small chic and cozy place to play. Only a small audience is needed for this stage really to shine amongst the crowd. Its great sound for acoustic and intimate shows.

9. C’est What (@cestwhatto)

This is a cozy place for intimate performances. It’s got a fairly large seating area but it’s the the stage that packs a big full sound. It’s a decent size that can accommodate a full size band or perfect for acoustic performances.

10. The Cavern Bar (@thecavernbar)

The Cavern is a do-it-yourself sound stage with a constant flow of crowds in and out. It’s located near a hostel which means there are always guests coming down to experience new music all throughout the night. its a 47 capacity venue that packs a punch when it comes to sound and volume. Every time I’ve been there it’s always packed and is a great started venue for new bands.

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