Artists and bands, submit demos with at least 3 songs minimum, and video footage of you playing live. Video footage does NOT need to be fancy at all! That’s it. Hope to meet you soon!

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As many of you know, The Painted Lady is more than an solid spot to sip on good Kentucky bourbon. She is a promoter of music and art, and all things culturally affecting in Toronto, and continues to do so for almost 10 years now.

And know that we’re into all of the arts here. In summer 2017, we featured here at our venue, the Toronto Fringe Festival’s production of Aristophenes’ classic comedy, ‘Lysistrata’. It ran for 2 weeks, and was sold out every night to rave reviews. And deservedly so, as it featured a very talented cast and crew who had the vision to suitably use our Music and Burlesque venue to complement and put a heightened twist on a classic play, both in terms of audience engagement and intimacy.

We’ve hosted book launches (prose and poetry), networking parties of various kinds, cabaret magicians, all manner of Burlesque, sketch and stand-up comedy nights as well. When the right production comes along, it’s a win/win for everyone, especially the audience. So get in touch, and let us understand your vision for that special showcase…

Certainly, we’re into all genres of music. We are music-focused. We are a serious showcase venue. There is not one bad seat in the house. The sightlines are excellent everywhere here. And the sound is sublime. We take part in all major music market festivals. Since opening in 2008, we’ve been an official venue for CMW (Canadian Music Week), NXNE (North By NorthEast Music Festival & Market), TD Toronto Jazz Festival, INDIE WEEK and more. And every Monday, like clockwork, we produce ‘OPEN MIC MONDAYS’ – arguably the best Open Mic in the city, thanks to all involved.

See you soon!



Stag/Staggette, Bday, Wrap Party, Launch Party, Release Party, Christmas party? Regardless of the type of event, let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll help you put a mad-fun night together!

The Lady has you covered:


  • LIVE camera feed to monitors for viewing.
  • A KILLER P.A. featuring top equipment with a ‘to-die-for’ room sound.
  • 32 channel LIVE RECORDING to industry standards.
  • Plenty of raw power: 600 Volt, 3 phase, 400 Amps
  • Experienced JUNO Award Winning F.O.H. (FRONT OF HOUSE) Engineers
  • Excellent sounding backline in a truly excellent showcase venue
  • Full technical specs available upon request
  • 111 capacity