September 12, 2023
Music News

Toronto’s Budweiser Stage gets a revamp for 2023

[A report by correspondent Elisa F.G. – AC]

Hate to break it to you Bryan Adams, but Summer of ’69 won’t hold a candle to the Summer of ’23. World tours, festivals, macro weddings, traveling, BBQ invites, even freakin’ LARPing is back now that we are further ahead in the pandemics timeline, and like the return of most things, you need a big entrance and a revamp of some sort, ala ’Racheal Lee Cook in She’s All That, slowly walking down the stairs after ditching the nerdy glasses and paint stained overalls.

Budweiser Stage has a fresh new look this summer as it readies to show itself off to fans come concert season. The Corona Oasis area, a pre and post show hot spot returns with new programming, making waiting around for your fave bands a little more enjoyable. Budweiser Stage’s massive overhaul to all it’s bars now offers even more drink options for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic bevy’s, including Flow Water as their new H20 provider – a big step in the direction of the venues move to eliminate single- use plastics, prioritizing sustainability and reducing their environmental impact.

Big venue, big changes, and of course big names, now that’s an entrance. Oh, and they added a KFC! This matters if you like to hang back after the show to gush with strangers about the mind-blowing performance you just saw, nobody wants to gush with a hangry fan. KFC, Cutwater canned cocktails and NÜTRL JUIC’d oh my!

North America’s premiere concert destination’s stage is all set to host over 70 shows including some of Canada’s (and the worlds) hottest acts, a breath of fresh air for all those patiently waiting the 2023 concert season. Internet videos and streaming music is all we had to tide us over for a few years so prepare yourself for a whole lot of noise if you are hitting Budweiser Stage this summer, it’s set and setting practically calls for it this year!

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Toronto’s Budweiser Stage gets a revamp for 2023

  • Wow! Nothing makes me want to go see a band here (except the music) less than everything you’ve mentioned in this article.


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