Contributed by Your Cabbagetown BIA
The Cabbagetown BIA is proud to present the 38th annual Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts, set for September 4 – 14, highlighting live outdoor music and entertainment on Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7. Over the two days, the festival will close down Parliament Street from Wellesley Street south to Gerrard Street East to showcase the very best of what the community has to offer. Pedestrians will enjoy delicious food prepared by local restaurants, music by Toronto’s finest talent, live theatre performances, one-of-a-kind artisan vendors, buskers and more!
The festival officially begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the festival hosts an opening ceremony at the TD Bank, on the corner of Parliament and Carlton Streets. “This years festival will see bands up and down the streets, children’s zones, artist vendors and every conceivable amusement for all ages,” says Lido Chilelli, festival programmer and co-ordinator.
This year’s exciting line-up of musical performers will include the sounds of jazz, R&B, funk music as well as all your favourite oldies from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. With over 30 bands performing at 13 participating venues, the weekend promises to bring an eclectic mix of artists sure to satisfy everyone’s musical tastes. Some of our featured artists include: Johannes Linstead, Puente Del Diablo, Nightfly, Neil Chapman, Quincy Bullen, Toronto All Star Big Band, Project Phoenix, Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm, Go Freddy Go, St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, Imbayakunas and more to follow!