Music festivals around the world were cancelled this year due to Covid, but artists and venues are still finding a way to get their music to us. Case in point: these upcoming events delivering music performances by Canadian artists that we can livestream right from our living rooms, cocktail in hand.
SCENE and Universal Music Canada have teamed up to launch SCENE Music, showcasing top artists and emerging performers through interactive programming, socially distanced fan experiences and live events. On August 26 at 8pm EST, SCENE Music’s inaugural event will be livestreamed from The Rec Room Toronto, headlining by Juno-winning rock band The Beaches. Juno-nominated alternative pop group Valley and Montreal-based singer/songwriter Soran are also scheduled to perform. The event will be in support of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, the country’s largest child- and youth-serving charitable organization. RSVP here.
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On Aug 26 we’re streaming live from @therecroomca with @TheBeachesBand @ThisIsValley @soranatole! Join us at 8pm ET for chances to interact with the show and win exclusive prizes from SCENE. We’re better together, even when we’re apart. #BetterTogether — RSVP at scene.ca/Music
Manifesto Canada, a multi-disciplinary festival celebrating diverse communities through arts, culture and media, is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year by partnering up with Manifesto Jamaica for a historic 12-hour livestreamed festival. The one-day festival on August 29 is headlined by Grammy-winning musician Koffee (the youngest artist and first woman to be awarded in the Best Reggae Album category), who will be streaming her full concert set live from Kingston, Jamaica. The special event will also feature a slate of Toronto-based musicians including LU KALA, Dijah SB and Osé, as well as a series of music and comedy performances streamed live from Toronto’s Great Hall. On the lineup: Nigerian-Canadian soul singer and rapper TOBi, Indigiqueer Tsimshian musician Joby Okabe and comedian Anasimone George. Manifesto 14 will run from 12pm to 12am EST and be hosted by body-positive influencer Sashagai Ruddock. RSVP for access to the livestream here.
East York Days: Behind the Music
East York Days, an annual concert series presented by Toronto’s East End Arts organization, is going online this year with a virtual series titled Behind the Music. Hosted by a music journalist, CBC Radio’s Errol Nazareth, the three-part series on Facebook Live will feature in-depth conversations and music from the following Canadian artists: Andrea Ramolo and Louis Simao (on September 16), Jenna Marie Pinard & Jay Yoo and Denielle Bassels (on September 23) and Joanne Morra and Amélie Lefebvre (on September 30). Get the stories behind their music each Wednesday at 7pm EST on East End Arts’ Facebook page.
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Exciting Program Announcement! This year you’re invited to join @eastendartsto and the host of CBC’s Big City Small World, @errol.nazareth, for an updated version of our annual concert series, East York Days: Behind the Music! While we may not be able to gather at the East York Civic Centre this summer ☀️, we are keeping the spirit of local music alive and well with a fun, new digital twist ! September 16, 23 & 30 from 7-8pm each night, tune in to our Facebook Live where @errol.nazareth will chat with an incredible lineup of musicians to get the captivating stories behind the songs! See where some of your favourite live acts create the tunes you love to groove to, hear about their process, and let the dulcet tones of our host, Errol, bring you back to the cool vibes of VH1 circa 1997 , (ok maybe not quite, but even better!), where we really dig into the stories and ideas Behind The Music ! More info can be found on our website! And stay tuned for more information on the lineup of fantastic artists !
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