Gather friends and family and come celebrate Canada Day at Harbourfront Centre this weekend. We have an event packed weekend with concerts, interactive performances and vendors bringing different cultures and tastes to the waterfront.
Toronto band Grounders is a group of five friends who combine their talents to create a sound that is simultaneously natural and charmingly idiosyncratic. With the production help of Marcel Ramagnano at BoomBox Sound in Toronto, the band has neatly distilled their two years of playing everything from boozy hole-in-the-wall gigs to packed POP! Montreal shows. As one of the six finalists for this year’s SoundClash Music Award, Grounders will be hitting The Redpath Stage Saturday July 13th from 7:30-8pm.
Skip the same old movie theatre experience this summer and try something new – watch films under the stars at Harbourfront Centre! All films are free and are screened every Wednesday night from July 3 – Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m. on the WestJet Stage (rain or shine).
Say hello to the new generation of young Mexican artists: 3Ball MTY. The group, comprised of DJ Erick Rincon, DJ Sheeqo Beat and DJ Otto, formed in 2009 and have accomplished a lot in a short period of time, including 40 million views on YouTube for their “Intentalo” music video and a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist.
June 23rd marked the official opening our new public space, Ontario Square. With the Ontario boreal forest as its inspiration, Ontario Square is the perfect spot for relaxing in the midst of 500 quaking aspen trees, taking in a daytime performance, or enjoying a quiet moment in the evening. The opening celebration included a performance by the Metis Fiddler Quartet, a traditional welcoming by Ojibwe Nation Elder Jacqui Lavallay and opening remarks from The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Harbourfront Centre CEO, William Boyle and Tenio Evangelista, President of Harbourfront Centre’s Board of Directors.
Harbourfront Centre is attempting to set (another) world record this Canada Day! With your help, we can get into Guinness for the world’s largest dance freeze. Everyone of all ages/groups/skill levels are invited to come down and help us make this happen. You can even practice beforehand, too! During our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, Jade Hip Hop Academy will teach everyone the moves for the dance freeze. Then, with DJ Manifest on the wheels of steel, we’ll make dance history.
The Jessica Stuart Few (JSF) is one of the hottest groups to emerge from the Toronto eclectic indie folk scene. Inspiring the term “folk-jazz power trio”, Stuart brings the lyrical playfulness and vocal facility of Joni Mitchell to the unique sound of the traditional Japanese koto (13-string zither) alongside double bass (Dan Fortin), drums (Tony Nesbitt-Larking) and guitar. As one of the six finalists for this year’s SoundClash Music Award, JSF will hitting The Redpath Stage Saturday July 13th from 6-6:30pm.
Juno award-winning band Elliott BROOD brings a roof-raising rhythmic stomp and mandolin collision with luscious harmonies, piano and electric guitar, in a mix that is loud, heavy and straight up rock n’ roll. They’ll be here at Harbourfront Centre June 29th, rocking the WestJet Stage as part of our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations.
Say goodbye to your two left feet and learn to move to the rhythm of theToronto All-Star Big Band, showcasing the style and sounds of the roaring ’30s – the golden age for big bands, and The Ricardo Barboza Band, serving up salsa at its finest!