July 3, 2012
(Toronto, Ontario) Tuesday, July 3 – Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today a star-studded lineup of Canadian talent for the third annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, presented by SHOP.CA. Returning September 19 to September 23, the Festival, which covers five days of music, comedy and film, will feature some of Canada’s most popular performers, including Randy Bachman, Sarah McLachlan, K’Naan, Jann Arden and Johnny Reid.
“Now in its third year, the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival is a dynamic component of our overall celebration of spectacular Canadian talent,” said Peter Soumalias, President and Founding Director. “This year’s headliners offer diversity in musical genre and appeal to a broad audience. We are proud to reveal this fantastic line-up and promise even more announcements to come.”
Tickets for Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival headliners begin at $49.50 and go on sale Thursday, July 5. To purchase, visit canadaswalkoffame.com or call the theatre box offices: 416-872-4255 (for Massey Hall concerts) and 1-855-622-2787 (for Winter Garden Theatre).
The first night of the Festival’s headlining acts takes place on Thursday, September 20 with two performances. Multi-platinum guitarist, singer and songwriter, Randy Bachman, takes the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre, while eight-time JUNO Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan and three-time JUNO Award-winning hip hop artist K’Naan come together for an intimate evening performance at Massey Hall.
On Saturday, September 22, multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning artist Jann Arden performs at Massey Hall and “One Night Only” with two-time JUNO Award-winning multi-platinum, singer and songwriter Johnny Reid on Sunday, September 23 also at Massey Hall.
“We are proud to be the presenting partner of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, to recognize the tremendous creative talent in this country – both established and up-and-coming,” said Drew Green, founder and ceo of SHOP.CA. “As Canada’s premier shopping site that is built by Canadians for Canadians, we relish this opportunity to celebrate some of our country’s greatest artistic achievements together.”
Additional announcements on Festival programming beginning September 19, with a spotlight on emerging artists, to come.
The Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival is an integral part of a series of signature events that include the Red Carpet Induction Ceremony, the televised Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards, the Inductee Ball and the national broadcast on Global and Slice™.
As part of a 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.
For current information about the Festival and Canada’s Walk of Fame, visit canadaswalkoffame.com.
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 worlds 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.
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