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CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2014

CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2014

THE 38th ANNUAL 

September 4 – 14, 2014
LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES!
September 6 – 7, 2014 • FREE ADMISSION • RAIN OR SHINE
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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!

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The festival officially begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues Sunday at 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! For a full schedule of these performances please find below.

To add to the excitement, there will also be a children’s fun zone supplied by Astro Amusements and a sports zone featuring Little Kickers Soccer Camp, Pan American Games Village and Maple Leaf Sports. The festival will also host well-known Toronto buskers like Silver Elvis and Johnny Scat.

This year, the famous 35th Annual Blair’s Run is taking place on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., which brings runners from local streets and all over the GTA in support of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.

Chilelli and his team will be bringing a festival to remember this September. Lido is a household name in the world of festival and event organizing. He is the founder of the Beaches International Jazz Festival (which now attracts a million plus visitors) and organizes numerous events throughout the province.

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In addition to all of the extensive programming at the festival, the Cabbagetown BIA will also host community events leading up to and after the festival. These include; One Night in Cabbagetown Dining Experience on Thursday Sept 4, The 22nd Annual Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival on Friday Sept 5 and Cabbagetown Tour of Homes on Sunday Sept 14.

SCHEDULE OF THE 2014 CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
One Night in Cabbagetown Dining Experience
Begins at 7 p.m. until closing time
Now in its third year this event has proven to be a crowd favourite. Experience Cabbagetown’s restaurants and pubs. A $10 ticket gets you four tasty and delicious samples at your choice of participating venues. For details, visit: One Night in Cabbagetown

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5
The 22nd Annual Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival
Begins at 7 p.m.
Location: Winchester St. Theatre, 80 Winchester St.
Films from around the world and around the corner. Purchase tickets early, it always sells out! For Advance Tickets, purchase at the Cabbagetown BIA office (237 Carlton Street) between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further details visit: www.cabbagetownshortfilmandvideofestival.com.

Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale in Riverdale Park
Begins at 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6 6:10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7 7:10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The juried Arts and Crafts Show returns for its 25th edition to Riverdale Park. For complete details visit:
www.cabbagetownartandcrafts.org

Cabbagetown Theatre Company*
7:30 p.m. performance
Saturday, Sept. 6 Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7 Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
*Shows run 30 minutes.

Live theatre for families of all ages staged in the beautiful chapel at the Necropolis, on Winchester Street across from Riverdale Park. For further information please contact info@cabbagetowntheatre.com or call 416-653-5870. For details visit www.cabbagetowntheatre.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
Opening Ceremony
The festivities will take place on the northeast corner of Carlton Street and Parliament Street at 1 p.m.

Children’s Fun Zone
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A special place just for kids – to have fun and express their creativity, returns to Parliament and Gerrard Streets after its successful inaugural year. A children’s fun zone is presented by Astro Amusements, “The finest in midway entertainment for festivals, fairs and street parties!”

The Riverdale Farm Fall Festival
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
From a day-long corn roast to a chicken calling contest – enjoy the delights of the Riverdale Farm. For details visit:
www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/riverdale-farm

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Nettleships Hardware, 576 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Warren James
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Silver Elvis
Esso Gas Station, 581 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hudu Rising Blues Band
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Samba Squad
Pizza Pizza, 560 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Inspired Souls
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Inspired Souls
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Turks
Winchester Hotel, 51A Winchester Street
12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Imbayakunas
LCBO, 512 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Quincy Bullen
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Project Phoenix
Starbucks, 492 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Buskers
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Jim Heineman
TD Bank, 493 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. TABB
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Johannes Linstead
Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Snooky Tymes
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Erin McCallum
The Warehouse Mission, 252A Carlton Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Warehouse Mission Band
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Johnny Scaggs
Epicure, 473 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Jazz Biscuits
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Puente Del Diablo
House of Parliament, 454 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Go Freddie Go
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Nightfly
Wing Machine, 443 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Cabbagetown Steve and The Code Green Band
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. ZedHead with Neil Chapman and The Fogman
Local Guest, 424 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Best of Local Guest
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sara B and the Booth Boyz
420 Smokehouse, 420 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Discovery of the Arts Combos
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm

NOTE: bands and times are subject to change without notice. All performances rain or shine.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
Blair’s Run
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Race time is 9:30 a.m.
The 35th annual mini-marathon kicks off the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts activities with an early morning run to raise funds in support of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Nettleships Hardware, 576 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Warren James
Silver Elvis
Esso Gas Station, 581 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Hudu Rising Blues Band
Samba Squad
Pizza Pizza, 560 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Inspired Souls
The Turks
Winchester Hotel, 51A Winchester Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Imbayakunas
LCBO, 512 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Quincy Bullen
Project Phoenix
Starbucks, 492 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Jim Heineman
TD Bank, 493 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Johannes Linstead
Dr. Draw
Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Snooky Tymes
Erin McCallum
The Warehouse Mission, 252 A Carlton Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Johnny Scaggs
The Warehouse Mission Band
Epicure, 473 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Puente Del Diablo
House of Parliament, 454 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Go Freddie Go
Nightfly
Wing Machine, 443 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ZedHead with Neil Chapman and The Fogman
Local Guest, 424 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Best of Local Guest
Sara B and the Booth Boyz
420 Smokehouse, 420 Parliament Street
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm
Discovery of the Arts Combos

NOTE: bands and times are subject to change without notice. All performances – rain or shine.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
Cabbagetown Tour of Homes
The 2014 tour features several whimsical beautiful interiors. This year, this self-guided tour also steps into the history of public housing in Toronto. Begin and finish at any home on the tour. While strolling the shaded sidewalks, enjoy the variety of exceptional front gardens. A glass medallion in the garden indicates a previous winner of the friendly garden competition called Streetscapes in Bloom. Take a break at the local restaurants many offering special deals to ticket holders. Other special offers from local retailers also appear on the ticket: www.cabbagetownpa.ca.

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