DJ Just Jenneh
Jul 1 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jul 1 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Just Jenneh is an emerging DJ from Toronto, Canada taking the world by storm. Through her carefully curated mixes and diverse sets, her ability to seamlessly fuse various genres has quickly made her a fan favourite around the city and online. With the help of YouTube and mentorship from fellow DJs, the self-taught artist aims to cement her footprint in the music scene and entertainment industry.
Fridays @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us on Fridays for live music that celebrates music era’s from the 60’s to now! Motown, RnB, Soul – we’ve got it all!
Jul 2 @12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VC2 Cello Duo is an innovative ensemble that captivates audiences through its performances of classical masterworks, unknown gems and boundary pushing music. Comprised of cellists Asmahl Arulanandam and Bryan Holt, the pair present artistically challenging yet accessible programs and have been called “a tight unit, with excellent intonation and expression” (CBC Music). Both wear many musical hats as freelance musicians in Toronto, performing with many of the city’s leading arts organizations. The duo seeks to take a place at the forefront of the Canadian chamber music world by ringing their unique brand of cello-fueled music from coast-to-coast.
This performance is presented in partnership with Big Lake Festival.
Jul 2 @8:00 PM - 10:00PM
TRP.P (pronounced “TRIP-ee”) is a Toronto duo, breaking barriers in the Hip-Hop/R&B scene. Composed of Truss (producer, singer/songwriter) and Phoenix Pagliacci (siner/songwriter), the dynamic duo met in 2015 and have been collaborating in music and life ever since. In 2017, they released their self-titled debut EP, followed with their sophomore release 2TRP.P in 2019. Their modern twist on 80’s/90’s inspired R&B gives way to powerful lyrics, which often champion queer love, justice and their communities. Currently, TRP.P is working on their second full-length album, which is slated for a summer release, followed by a culminating tour.
This programming is presented in partnership with City Hall Live.
Jul 3 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Big Smoke Brass is a leading voice in Canada’s brass scene. BSB will bring an energetic performance to Union Summer with their lively repertoire.
Jul 3 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Master drummer Amadou Kienou hails from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa, once part of the vast ancient Mandingo Empire. A descendant of the Dafin people, Amadou was initiated as a djeli or griot (an oral historian), one of a long line of griots whose role is to preserve and transmit their people’s history, culture, and values.
Nowadays, bringing the traditional to the contemporary, Amadou delights international audiences with his unique polyrhythmic expression of emotions and memories.
This programming is in partnership with Small World Music
Jul 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acclaimed guitarist, singer, song writer, band leader and producer, Jack de Keyzer rarely sits still. For 46 years or roughly a couple million miles , de Keyzer has been hitting the road , air and studio to bring his brand of guitar driven blues around the globe. With 12 records, 1 DVD , 2 Junos and 7 Maple Blues Awards, de Keyzer delivers the goods wherever, whenever he performs. His latest recording Tribute (2020) features twelve rousing new original blues, rock and soul songs and pays tribute to the great blues and rock guitar masters, singers and song writers de Keyzer has been influenced and inspired by through the years.
This performance is presented in partnership with Toronto Blues Society.
Jul 4 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A “creative mastermind” are the words that can be used to best describe Toronto’s Agile. A DJ, producer and songwriter; the multi-award-winning artist’s style is as diverse as the city he represents. His proven ability to captivate a crowd has made him one of the country’s most sought after DJ’s, earning the notoriety to play across Canada, the U.S., Asia and the Caribbean. With his eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, Soul, Afrobeats, House, Rock, Pop and Nu Soul, Agile has become a staple in the Toronto music scene, having DJ’d for the Toronto Maple Leafs “Rivalry Series,” two years in a row, and previously for a Major League Soccer All-Star Game. In addition, he has established his own residencies with DJ parties such as The Main Ingredient, Nostalgia, and All Vinyl Everything.
Jul 5 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Singer, Composer, Percussionist and Band leader Marta Elena belongs to a younger generation of Cuban musicians who are happy to honour the island nation's Afro-Latin
musical roots. Her professional performance started at the age of 18, singing as part of the famous Cuban chorus Company of Zarzuelas and Operettas. After touring worldwide as part of a female band, she decided to establish in Canada to pursue her musical career. Inspired by the style of great Cuban singer Celia Cruz, Marta Elena's performance is an exploration of Cuban music with multiple styles and variations based on the patrons of the Golden Age.
Jul 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We’ve got all your favourite Y2K Party songs queued up for a fun night of Musical Bingo hosted by Arianne Tong/ See if you have what it takes to be the musical bingo champion and win some prizes! Arianne Tong is a comedian and writer for The Beaverton website and YOHOMO. She is an IHeartJokes Award Nominee and produces and hosts the weekly live and virtual game show Question Everything Trivia (@qetrivia). She needs one more hour of sleep at night. Follow @summeroftong for spicy tweets and pictures of her dog.
For our full artist lineup, please see our event calendar here.