Canadian artists performing at these live shows include The Beaches, Tooby and Lou Kala.
Music festivals around the world were canceled this year due to Kovid, but artists and venues still find a way to get their music to us. Case in point: these upcoming events featuring musical performances by Canadian artists that we can shake our living room, cocktails with straight hands.
SCENE and Universal Music Canada team up to launch SCENE Music, showcasing top performers and emerging artists through interactive programming, social distressed fan experiences and live events. On August 26 at 8 pm EST, SCENE Music’s inaugural show will be livestreamed from The Rec Room Toronto, headlined by Juno-winning rock band The Beaches. June-nominated alternative pop group Valley and Montreal-based singer / songwriter Soran are also scheduled to perform. The event will be in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, the country’s largest child- and youth-serving charitable organization. Here RSVP
Manifesto Canada, a multi-disciplinary festival celebrating diverse communities through arts, culture and media, is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year by partnering with Manifesto Jamaica for the historic 12-hour LiveStreamed festival. On August 29, the one-day festival is organized by Grammy-winning composer Kofi (the youngest artist and first woman to be awarded in the latest album category), who will be live-streaming their full concert from Kingston, Jamaica . The special event will also feature a slate of Toronto musicians including LU KALA, Dija SB and Osé, as well as a series of music and comedy performances streamed live from Toronto’s Great Hall. In the lineup: Nigerian-Canadian soul singer and rapper TOBi, Indigixer Tsimshian musician Joabi Okabe and comedian Anasimon George. The Manifesto 14 will run from 12 noon to 12 noon EST and will be hosted by body positive influenced Shashgai Rudock. RSVP for access to livestream here.
East York Days: Behind the Music
East York Days, an annual concert series presented by Toronto’s East End Arts Organization, is going online this year, behind a virtual series titled Behind the Music. Hosted by CBC Radio’s Errol Nazareth, a music journalist, the three-part series on Facebook Live will feature in-depth dialogue and music from the following Canadian artists: Andrea Ramolo and Louis Simao (on September 16), Jenna Marie Pinard and Jay U. And Daniel Basel (on 23 September) and Joan Morra and Amelie Lefebvre (on 30 September). Get stories of their music behind the East End Arts Facebook page every Wednesday at 7 pm EST.