A Summer Celebration of
Music, Dance, Food & Film

Friday, July 15th


Join us in the Square from 6pm to 11pm


Our July 15th music programming is brought to you by our Music Programming Partner Toronto Downtown Jazz!

Toronto Downtown Jazz is proud to present incredible Jazz Acts in the Square and on the Main Stage.


Performances in the Square – 6:30pm

Magnolia Brass Band

Magnoli-YEAH!

The Magnolia Brass Band of Toronto is a traditional New Orleans style street parade band, playing around southern Ontario for over forty years.

If you ever saw “Tremé,” or the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die,” you’ve seen a brass band! The brass band tradition in New Orleans goes way back – brass bands have played at parades, festivals and every sort of party, since before the beginnings of jazz.

New Orleans brass bands are led on parade by a Grand Marshal, who dances ahead of the band carrying the iconic umbrella. The great tradition of the Second Line has you joining the parade to dance and strut along with the band. Second Liners might be fans, friends, strangers… just anybody who feels the spirit.

The Magnolia Brass Band was founded in 1980 by Patrick Tevlin and legendary trumpeter Kid Bastien, and is part of that tradition. In fact, the Magnolia has performed many times at New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival.

And yes, they do play at funerals.

Hitmen Drumline

The Hitmen drumline has drumlines across Canada and the United States. We have performed for the Toronto Raptors, The San Diego Padres, The Vancouver Canucks, The Edmonton Oilers, The Calgary Flames and the Toronto Football club among a number of other sports organizations!

hitmendrumline.com

Main Stage Act – 8pm

Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons first broke onto the Canadian music scene with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The band was one of the first indie acts to break out on MuchMusic. This band was genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny, and best of all, could really PLAY. All their eye catching, crowd pleasing stunts were backed up by incredibly solid musicianship and real ground-breaking playing.

Over the course of their illustrious career The Shuffle Demons have released ten CDs, two hit videos, won several music awards, done numerous tv and radio appearances and toured nationally and internationally including 25 cross Canada tours, 5 US tours, 17 European tours, as well as tours of The Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa playing on big festival stages, theatres and clubs.

The band continues the tradition today with a great line-up of players that includes Juno Award winner Richard Underhill -alto sax & vocals, Kelly Jefferson and Matt Lagan – tenor saxes and vocals, Mike Downes – bass and vocals, and Stich Wynston -drums and vocals. Expect the same exciting, no holds barred performances that feature wild romps in the crowd, free jazz moments, danceable funk, poetry, killer solos and more. We are a crowd pleasing, full on musical group that backs up our stage antics with some phenomenal playing by some of Canada’s most talented musicians. We play a mix of jazz, funk, rap, hip-hop and world music, wear spectacular hand painted suits and love to parade through the audience, a perfect festival, theatre or club act.

www.shuffledemons.com


Buskers: 6pm


Nemesis

The duo of Canadian Beatbox Champion Scott Jackson and Electric Violin pioneer Dr.Draw come together to form Nemesis. The goal of the duo is to push the limitations and boundaries of the human voice paired with the electric violin. With sounds ranging anywhere from Middle eastern influenced folk music to old school hip hop to Mongolian chant this is a high energy show not to miss!

Bella Magic Gaia

Bella Magic is a versatile variety artist who combines a unique blend of dance with circus skills to create a hypnotic and enchanting performance. She has performed across the country, headlined Canada’s Wonderland, appeared on Canada’s Got Talent, and performed for many private celebrity events like Justin Bieber’s Dad’s birthday.

Open your minds and heart to a world of wonder and create beautiful illusions with Bella Magic.

www.bellamagicshow.com


Film


Sing 2: 9:30pm

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

Trailer

IMDB

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