Panamania at Nathan Phillips Square had me falling in love with Toronto all over again. To help kick start the evening, Canadian athletes paraded their medals and the crowd cheered.
The celebration continued with bright lights, fantastic music, and an eclectic and diverse crowd enjoying each other’s company and a beautiful summer evening.
Over six hours, the hot afternoon sun blossomed to sunset and then the colourful lights of the stage and city shone well into the night. The crowd danced as a cool breeze kept people from overheating.
Five different bands shared their unique sounds and Rob and I listened to acapalla, bluegrass, flamenco, bomba, and Latin Jazz.
Too windy for fireworks to close the show, but otherwise a perfect evening!
6:00 p.m. - The Dead South – bluegrass & folk from Saskatchewan
7:30 p.m. - Amanda Martinez - "flamenco soul"
8:30 p.m. - Plena Libre - a bomba group from Porto Rico
9:30 p.m. - Spanish Harlem Orchestra - 2 time Grammy winners from NYC