Summer Jamz: A Queer & Trans Cover Band Show!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014 – Saturday, May 31st, 2014

  • Time: 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Location: Bike Pirates
  • Address: 1292 Bloor St West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S9, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)
  • All Ages: Yes
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Scent-free, Gender-neutral Washrooms

It’s that time of the year again. Summer Time in the City. Well, no, not really. But we’re wishing and hoping for summer, and we’re thinking some sweet summer tunes might bring it on a bit faster. Perform your favorite summer jams and let’s make one amazing summer night in spring.

School’s (Almost) Out for Summer. It’s time to party. Let’s melt those icy winter hearts, dig out your dancing shoes and heat up the dance floor. Here comes the sun and the summertime lovin’. Are you ready for this?

Before you know it, summer’s almost gone. Cruel summer. Forget your short summertime sadness. We’ll start the summer party as early as we need to.

What is this you ask? A cover band show is a place we create for you to bring yourself and your friends together, play music, sing songs, have some good old DIY fun!


Friday May 30th Doors at 8PM. Bands at 9PM Location: Bike Pirates!

ACCESSIBILITY: * There is a ramp to get into the space, a gender neutral bathroom is on the main floor and is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible TTC station is Dundas west and it is 13mins away from the venue. Active listeners will be around to talk and support folks during the show. * The space will also be scent free. We encourage you to please read this document for more tips on how to achieve fragrance-free-ness! * We’ll be projecting lyrics of songs up on the wall * ((More ASL info to come)) * Our event will serve alcohol * Our event will feature loud music. * Our event is held in a bike shop. We encourage you to bring your kids, but please let us know if you need support with this. Please email us if you have any suggestions or questions regarding the event’s accessibility!

We aim to create a safer space for folks, but ask that people treat each other and friends with respect.

$5 at the door or pay what you can. No one will be turned away for lack of funds (seriously, no one will be turned away)

Proceeds from the show go to the International Trans Women of Colour Network Gathering and Abundant Bodies at the Allied Media Conference. Check out the details here:

PS if you want to bring your kids let us know!!!!!

Why a cover band show??

We are bored and tired of straight cis-gendered white dudes taking up the majority of space at shows. We want more rad folks to sing and play their hearts out. For too long we have been excluded. It’s time for our glittery selves to shine.

This space is prioritizing queer/trans people of colour, black, indigenous, women, disabled people and all those that are underrepresented and alienated from the music scene. Let’s build our own beats to break down barriers and help create a music scene that aims to be safe, inclusive and empowering. Have no shame in your skill level. You can do it!

Post a facebook comment to find friends to build bands, or contact us at for assistance finding people to play with, borrowing instruments and finding practice space.


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