THE CABBAGETOWN BIA ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE
THE 38th ANNUAL CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
September 4 – 14, 2014
LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES!
September 6 – 7, 2014 • FREE ADMISSION • RAIN OR SHINE
The Cabbagetown BIA is proud to present the 38th annual Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts, set for September 4 – 14, highlighting live outdoor music and entertainment on Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7. Over the two days, the festival will close down Parliament Street from Wellesley Street south to Gerrard Street East to showcase the very best of what the community has to offer. Pedestrians will enjoy delicious food prepared by local restaurants, music by Toronto’s finest talent, live theatre performances, one-of-a-kind artisan vendors, buskers and more!
The festival officially begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues Sunday at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the festival hosts an opening ceremony at the TD Bank, on the corner of Parliament and Carlton Streets. “This years festival will see bands up and down the streets, children’s zones, artist vendors and every conceivable amusement for all ages,” says Lido Chilelli, festival programmer and co-ordinator.”
This year’s exciting line-up of musical performers will include the sounds of jazz, R&B, funk music as well as all your favourite oldies from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. With over 30 bands performing at 13 participating venues, the weekend promises to bring an eclectic mix of artists sure to satisfy everyone’s musical tastes. Some of our featured artists include: Johannes Linstead, Puente Del Diablo, Nightfly, Neil Chapman, Quincy Bullen, Toronto All Star Big Band, Project Phoenix, Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm, Go Freddy Go, St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, Imbayakunas and more to follow! For a full schedule of these performances please find below.
To add to the excitement, there will also be a children’s fun zone supplied by Astro Amusements and a sports zone featuring Little Kickers Soccer Camp, Pan American Games Village and Maple Leaf Sports. The festival will also host well-known Toronto buskers like Silver Elvis and Johnny Scat.
This year, the famous 35th Annual Blair’s Run is taking place on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., which brings runners from local streets and all over the GTA in support of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.
In addition to all of the extensive programming at the festival, the Cabbagetown BIA will also host community events leading up to and after the festival. These include; One Night in Cabbagetown Dining Experience on Thursday Sept 4, The 22nd Annual Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival~on Friday Sept 5 and Cabbagetown Tour of Homes on Sunday Sept 14.