SoundClash Music Award Finalist: The Jessica Stuart Few

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.

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Elliott Brood: A little bit of country, a lot of rock and roll

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.

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Get your dancing shoes out, Dancing on the Pier is back

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!

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Nine Rivers City: Outdoor photography exhibition now open

After months of hard work and planning, Nine Rivers City is officially open. On the night before public opening, June 20th, we celebrated with a private preview and reception. The evening included opening remarks by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority CEO, Brian Denney, Adam Menkes, who spoke on behalf of Menkes, exhibition curator Pat Macaulay and of course William Boyle, CEO of Harbourfront Centre.

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Treat Me Right: Keys N Krates bring the bass to Harbourfront Centre

Keys N Krates spent considerable time perfecting their special blend of rap-trap-electronic music to be played live on stage. Having toured/performed alongside artists including Major Lazer, Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, Bassnectar and Skrillex to name a few, the Toronto-based trio – Tune (drums), Matisse (keys) and Flo (turntables) – are bringing their unique sound to Harbourfront Centre during our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations.

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Nine Rivers City: Almost there

We’re just days away from the opening of NINE RIVERS CITY and our team is working around the clock! The images are arriving from the printers and they look amazing. We have just three days to install everything, but no worries – those incredible portraits are in good hands. Come down on Friday, June 21 and help us celebrate this fantastic exhibition in our new location in the Exhibition Common.

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Dive into Ritmo Y Color, a diverse Latin American experience

Ritmo y Color showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today’s diverse Latin American communities. Now in its ninth edition, the festival features some incredible grooves from the likes of Chilean superstars Chico Trujillo, the Canadian debut of 3Ball MTY and Toronto singer Amanda Martinez among others. among others. To top it off, there’s mouth watering food (think Empanada Throwdown), family activities, tons of awesome Latin dance, workshops and more.

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Nine Rivers City: Christopher Manson

For the exhibition NINE RIVERS CITY, Christopher Manson spent months traveling with a group of Toronto and Region Conservation archeologists, photographing them on their day-to-day activities. He photographed the landscape they were researching and documented the procedures they followed from their controlled digs to the cleaning and analyzing of found artifacts.

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Delhi 2 Dublin: Did someone order a party?

Vancouver’s Delhi 2 Dublin originally formed for a performance at the 2006 Vancouver Celtic Festival and has since played top festivals in Canada, the U.K., the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. Their self-titled debut album reached #3 on the Canadian world music charts, and had worldwide radio play.

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Nine Rivers City: Surendra Lawoti

If you’re driving east out of Toronto, there’s a bridge over a river that you cross, which is for many the dividing line between the city and the country. This dividing line is the Rouge River, starting at the Oak Ridges Moraine and flowing down into Lake Ontario. It’s one of many rivers that bisect Toronto. For the exhibition, NINE RIVERS CITY, the artist, Surendra Lawoti, chose the Rouge River to research and explore.

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