August 28, 2012
- HEADLINING PERFORMERS INCLUDE TOM COCHRANE WITH RED RIDER, DJ CHAMPION, JILL HENNESSY AND ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARD RECIPIENT MELANIE FIONA -
- ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS INCLUDE: SUZIE MCNEIL, THE HEARTBROKEN AND LINDI ORTEGA -
(Toronto, Ontario) August 28, 2012 – Canada’s Walk of Fame together with National Premier Partner RBC announces three days of free programming featuring musical performances at Nathan Phillips Square taking place September 21 – September 23 as part of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, presented by SHOP.CA.
The Festival’s free programming spotlights a talented collection of Canadian performers including headliners such as JUNO and Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and this year’s Allan Slaight Award recipient Melanie Fiona; legendary singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane with Red Rider; alternative country artist Lindi Ortega; singer-songwriter Jill Hennessy and Montreal multi-instrumentalist DJ Champion. Other notable performers include pop rock recording artist Suzie McNeil and indie rock band The Heartbroken. Emerging artists include pianist, singer, and son of Blue Rodeo’s front man Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy, under the Devin Cuddy Band, rising country artist Kira Isabella, and pop-indie gem Darrelle London.
*Media note* For a full schedule and list of Festival performers, including those previously announced for the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, visit canadaswalkoffame.com
“This year’s free Festival programming promises to be an exciting line-up of Canadian talent,” said Peter Soumalias, Founding Director, Canada’s Walk of Fame. “We are strong supporters of emerging artists and proud to have a hand in launching the careers of growing musicians.”
Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival will also include programming for the Urban Mic series at Toronto Eaton Centre’s Urban Eatery from September 20 to September 23. Urban Mic is a live music experience aimed at profiling the city’s wide range of musical talent.
Below is the full list of performers at Nathan Phillips Square:
Friday, September 21:
-The Abrams Brothers
-Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
*More performers TBD
Saturday, September 22:
-The Devin Cuddy Band
-Bad Bad Not Good
Sunday September 23:
In addition to the free programming at Nathan Phillips Square, Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival will present three free performances at Monarchs Pub at the Delta Chelsea Hotel: Guitar Stars Show featuring The Jack De Keyzer Band with Joe Mavety (September 20), Topper (September 21) and DJ Supreme (September 22).
The same weekend Canada’s Walk of Fame will dedicate stars to six inductees on Saturday, September 22 at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre. The Awards show will be broadcast on Global and SliceTM in October (date/time TBA). For a list of this year’s inductees along with bios, visit canadaswalkoffame.com
As part of the mandate to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities, the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival is supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
Financial support has also been generously provided by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
About Canada’s Walk of Fame
Established in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame (CWOF) aims to educate, inform and inspire through the permanent celebration of achievements in Canadian music, sport, film and television as well as the literary, visual and performing arts, and science and innovation. In 2010, CWOF expanded to include a festival of music, comedy and film featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers. The annual celebration culminates in a televised awards special that honours Canada’s finest stars from the world of arts, entertainment and sports. Each inductee is immortalized, their names forever cemented into the sidewalks of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees to date along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com.
About RBC and the Arts
RBC sponsors a wide-range of grassroots and local initiatives that contribute to the cultural fabric of our communities. Proud to support events and passions that resonate with our clients, RBC provides opportunities for up-and-coming artists through programs such as the RBC Canadian Painting Competition; the RBC Emerging Visions Program; and the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition, part of our commitment to the world’s top public film festival – the Toronto International Film Festival®. As one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization, RBC employs approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 51 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
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