We have the first confirmed booking for refurbished El Mocambo

After years of work and tens of millions of dollars of investment, Toronto’s venerable El Mocambo still isn’t open yet. But that day is coming.

This just appeared online Wednesday afternoon.

From the press release:

Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Music Canada Liveare excited to announce the 4th Annual Live Music Industry Awards at The World Famous El Mocambo (462/464 Spadina Ave, Toronto) on Friday, May 10th for Happy Hour from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. Purchase tickets here.

Nominations for the Legends of Live award, which recognizes an artist who has made a great contribution to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and concerts, are currently open. Past winners include Billy TalentThe Tragically Hip, and Blue Rodeo. You may submit your nominations here.

This doesn’t mean this will be the first engagement for the Elmo’s new life–I understand that they’re still looking for a big name to play that–but it’s the first event announced for the new space.  

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “We have the first confirmed booking for refurbished El Mocambo

  • December 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    At least there’s some progress and cohesion with Michael Wekerle. There was so much press and optimism with Sam Grosso, in the end it seemed like he was way over his head

  • August 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    El Mocombo
    When is this place opening up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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