This past Monday we were fortunate enough to see Juno Award-winning artist, Sean Jones bring back his popular Soul In The City series to Casa Loma. Guests were allowed to wander through the castle and gardens all night, with a $1 from each ticket sold being donated to Kids Help Phone.
Backed by a seven–piece band, including saxophones, Jones performed amazing renditions of a variety songs from various artists and eras, including Superstition, Soul Man, It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over, Something In The Way She Moves and Love Man. However, it was Micheal Jackson‘s The Way You Make Me Feel, and Prince‘s Kiss during the 2nd half of the show that had guests dancing in the aisles under the glass pavilion and all throughout the garden.
Special guests included TV personality/singer/songwriter Jacelyn Holmes who did a soulful version of Ring Of Fire and Toronto’s own Vanessa Legacy, who gave us the chance to hear her powerful vocals while performing Change Of Heart.
There’s just something magical about wandering around the lit-up castle grounds at night with soulful music playing in the background. Not to mention the great food and drinks! If you haven’t attended a performance at this unique venue as yet, what are you waiting for?
Soul In The City starring Sean Jones runs every Monday evening 7:30pm from now until August 29th, 2016.
By Kat Harlton
Photos by Tiffany Shum