Best Live Show In The Past Year

Gold Winner James Taylor

Silver Winner Lauryn Hill at Halifax Jazz Festival

Bronze Winner July Talk at the Backlot Bash

James Taylor’s May 17 Scotiabank Centre show sold out within hours, which is not all that surprising considering he is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and has sold over 100 million records. He seems like a really nice guy but do you ever think he just dives straight into a pile of gold coins Scrooge McDuck-style? Tickets started at $97.50, guys! The mellow troubadour was promoting his #1 album Before This World and Halifax ate it up, crowning this stadium-packing set as the best live show all year.