Club Scene: Music fans invited to take part in special jam session

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Add a little music to your Saturday afternoon by making your way over to the blues jam with the Robbie Antone Band.

This special afternoon set from 4 to 8 p.m. will feature a handful of brave blues talents, as they make their way to the open-mic stage.

You can expect to hear from a few special-guest performers, but really, anyone is welcome to belt out a tune or two.

If you’re tempted to try something new, or have been working on honing your craft, why not share it with this weekend crowd? You’re welcome to bring along your guitar, harmonica, horns or bass if you so choose.

The Robbie Antone band — named the best blues R&B group at the 2012 Jack Richardson Music Awards — will back you up with a full drum kit and maybe a few encouraging words.

You’re welcome to sing, play, watch and partake in this special Blues Jam. Make your way to the 765 Old East Bar & Grill at 765 Dundas St.

And if you need an extra reason to head over, they have an all-day weekend breakfast special.

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If you’re looking for back-to-back events, you can follow-up the blues jam with a trip to Norma Jean’s. That’s where you’ll find the local band Juice belting out classic rock and blues tunes.

Make your way over to find lead vocalist Kimberly Noftle taking the stage, alongside Chris McCreanor on drums, Trevor Wilkins on lead guitar, Angela Sheppard on bass, and Michael Gervais on guitar.

Frontwoman Noftle started playing piano when she was just three years old, picked up the flute at 12,and then stepped off the musical path to work in health care.

Now, she’s re-connecting with her first love, writing her own songs, and performing live.

To see what Juice is all about, head over to Norma Jean’s Saturday at 9 p.m. Cover is $4.

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As we approach the end of August, there’s all the more motivation to soak up every last bit of summer sunshine.

That’s where the Springbank Garden Concerts series can help you out. Simply make your way over to the Guy Lombardo Pavilion Sunday afternoon for your chance to hear from a String Quartet.

And this Quartet has had quite a few memorable experiences — playing for Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Al Gore and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to name a few.

Expect to hear everything from classic standards to familiar pop-rock songs.

Catch this Springbank Garden Concert at 285 Wonderland Rd S. Sunday. This accessible show runs 2 to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

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