Every Saturday night, the Sounds of Summer music series comes alive at downtown Markham from July 21 through to Sept. 1. Grab your friends and get ready to indulge, savour, and dance.  The series features three streams of free, live-music programming: Music Hot Spots at 9 (nine) restaurants, an eclectic mix of live artists from DJs to bands; DJ Night@ the Carousel from 8 p.m. till midnight on Aug. 25, an open-air dance floor with DJ Deltoro and T. Dot Bangerz hip-hop brass band; and the DTM Music Festival running Aug. 4, 11, 25 and Sept. 1, featuring a live-music stage at the Origin Plaza from 6-11 p.m.

Music Hot Spots & TD Markham Jazz Hot Spots

Chura (traditional Okinawan music) – Kiu Japanese Restaurant, Aug. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

Toronto R& B singer-songwriter Aion Clarke – Draco Lounge, Aug. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Vocalist Lilly Mason – Demetres, Aug. 11 from 8-11 p.m.

game.set.trap (trap jazz) –  Go for Tea, Aug. 11 from 9 p.m. to midnight

Miles Finlayson Trio – Terre Rouge, Aug. 18 from 6-9 p.m. (TD Markham Jazz Hot Spot)

Photo: Deltoro is a Markham DJ and producer who fuses Latin rhythms and eclectic contemporary sounds for a high-energy dance floor.