Into the Cosmos

Written by Joe Taylor

June 06, 2016

I went to Richmond Hill to understand how a music store can put on a Musical Festival. When I arrived, there was a cavalcade of Music vendors, food trucks, and a megastore called Cosmo. There was a stage at the back of the building with a beer tent as well. There were five performers for the main stage. Serenade Duo brought both flute and guitar to play a beautiful blend of world music.

Then Mark Woodled an orchestra of string instruments played by an array of talented children. The enthusiasm of those kids when they left the stage was a great moment, because we know there will be more amazing music in our future.

Brass Transit turned on an older crowd of die hard Chicago Fans. Sticking with mostly Chicago’s 70’s hits, and playing a few of their 80’s hits, they please the crowd with a flawless performance of the original band that sounds exactly like the original band. Oh, BTW, the drum solo was killer. You can catch them again on July 28th at

Yukon Blonde came on next, and put a happy face on the younger crowd that showed up to sway to this British Columbian pop sensation. The Indie rockers put on a high energy show that delighted everyone in the crowd. I think they may have picked up some new, older fans.

Then the crowd just seemed to grow exponentially, waiting for the super popular, Big Wreck. They did not disappoint, with songs like That Song, Albatross, Blown wide open and The Oaf. The crowd love every minute of it and Ian Thornley joked about how they were patient during their little jamming sessions. Overall the audience was super happy that they got to try out a few new flavours of music, thanks to the great staff at Cosmo Music.

Check out this Megastore located at 10 Via Renzo Drive or online at

View images from the performance below:

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