August 25

Sean Jones-“Soul In The City”@Casa Loma-Monday, August 23rd,2021.

By Sally Warburton

You’re out listening to LIVE music!  This was how Sean Jones started his R&B show on August 23. It’s been a long time but once Jones and his nine-piece band started we knew it was worth the wait!  A great collection of original songs as well as 90’s inspired R&B music. The setting at Casa Loma is lovely. Before the concert you have the chance to visit the gardens with beautiful flowers, greenery and amazing fountains. Take photos of Casa Loma itself and get one of the best views of Toronto and the CN Tower to the south.  

The concert stage is held in a huge see-through tent area. Guests sit at tables and can order drinks, dinner or snacks. Service, food and drinks are all excellent. Tables separated for social distancing… and to allow for dancing for those who get totally into the music…which was the majority! 

The charismatic Sean Jones became the first artist in 2015 to have a regular gig at Casa Loma. Since then Monday nights are Soul in the City at Casa Loma in the summer. This year due to COVID restrictions lessening late in the summer, only two Monday night Soul in the City evenings were scheduled last minute. Sold out within ten minutes! Much fewer people due to limitations. Nick di Donato CEO and President of Liberty Entertainment Group welcomed the guests and introduced the group. Then the music began! At Sean Jones’ concerts young talent is invited to join him on stage. Always fantastic. And this night was no exception. This was the perfect opportunity for emerging artists Claire Davis, Elise LeGrow and Gary Beals to shine. And shine they did! These amazing and dynamic singers each sang two songs with Sean Jones and his R&B  band. 

Excellent R&B music. Uplifting vibe. Live music. Fun people. Beautiful castle venue. Delicious food. Refreshing drinks. An amazing evening at Casa Loma. Soul in the City with Sean Jones.

We would like to thank Strut Entertainment for the invitation.