Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Canada's Walk Of Fame FREE Festival Line-Up

Canada's Walk of Fame is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization. Located in Toronto, Canada, they have chosen as their mission to engage Canadians in celebrating those who have excelled in music, sport, film, television, as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation.

Howie Mandel is this year's host~!!

The concerts and movies mentioned below are all being offered for FREE...all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself~!!

Thursday, September 29th:

9 p.m. - Layla Zoe @ Monarch's Pub

Layla Zoe has been called "the Reincarnate of Janis Joplin" and deemed Canada's "Darling of the blues." She is a young powerful vocalist who was born in British Columbia, Canada but now calls Montreal her home after a recent move.

Friday, September 30th:

12 p.m. - Liam Titcomb @ David Pecaut Square

A folk festival rug rat, singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb grew up backstage. Liam was signed to Sony Canada when he was 15. Now 23, Liam is a seasoned and respected musician. Even before the release of his first album (age 17) he was touring across Canada with established acts like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James.

12:30 p.m. - Warren Flandez @ David Pecaut Square

Warren Flandez grew up in northern Canada listening to the soulful strains of Al Green and Marvin Gaye. Overcoming severe asthma and ignoring a singing coach who said he didn't have what it takes, he's now perched on the edge of stardom - and about to go into the studio with Warren Riker, 2-time Grammy winning producer for Lauryn Hill and the Fugees. 

1:00 p.m. - Sean Jones @ David Pecaut Square
“Magnetic”, “Capitivating” and “Genuinely soulful” are just a few of the accolades describing Sean Jones; a performer whose international stock is on the rise. His interpretive performances of R&B and Soul classics have wooed fans from across Canada and the US.

2:00 p.m. - MOVIE:  Ace Ventura:  Pet Detective @ David Pecaut Square

To be a Pet Detective, you have to understand both the criminals and animals. Ace Ventura goes even further... He behaves like a criminal animal. When a football team's mascot (a dolphin) is stolen just before the Superbowl, Ace Ventura is put on the case. Now, who would want to steal a dolphin, and why? 

6:30 p.m. - Dru @ David Pecaut Square
Singer, songwriter and dancer, Dru (Andrew Grange) grew up in Toronto and has passionately pursued his music career since 1993. The R&B/Soul Juno Award and MuchMusic Video Award winner’s major influences include Marvin Gaye, Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo and Jay-Z. 

7:15 p.m. - Nightbox @ David Pecaut Square
Nightbox believes the invention of the drum kit has improved humanity's standard of living more dramatically than penicillin, sliced bread, and the wheel combined. The five band members have dedicated their life’s work to the primal bliss that rhythm brings, and their labours have consistently borne joyous, funky fruit.

8:00 p.m. - The Parachute Club @ David Pecaut Square

The Parachute Club was formed in the summer of 1982 when Billy received a call to play a party for Toronto’s Film Festival. Lorraine and Billy decided to put a new band together – including the now-famous chef Greg Couillard on percussion – for the party and it received such an enthusiastic response that they thought it would be fun to play a few more gigs.

9:00 p.m. - John Kay & Steppenwolf @ David Pecaut Square

With sales in excess of 20 million units worldwide (and increasing annually) and songs licensed for use in 37 motion pictures and 36 television programs (as of this writing), the group continues to focus on the future. 

9:00 p.m. - Toppers @ Monarchs Pub
A classic rock band playing the top tracks from the sixties and seventies. All three players spent many years touring with Jeff Healey. Alec Fraser-bass, Mike Daley-guitar and Sean O'Grady-drums. Topper are a classic rock band who know over a thousand songs!

10:00 p.m. - Skratch Bastid @ David Pecaut Square
In 2010, The Bastid has become one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs and respected producers but don’t think it happened overnight. From his humble beginnings a decade ago as a teenager in Halifax- pumping out mixtapes from his bedroom and earning a loyal following already back then- he slowly spread his skills first at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam and now around Canada and the world as a widely recognized go-to guy for party-rocking. 

 Saturday, October 1st:

 12 p.m. - Taya Marquis @ David Pecaut Square

As of 2011, Taya Marquis has followed her passion for writing and has continued to do so, however this time, it's for herself. Marquis is currently working diligently on her own EP set to debut in 2012.  Tastefully to excite your ear buds, Taya Marquis promises to deliver flavorful club vibes, and delicate love songs that are empowering to anyone who loves and lives life to the fullest!  

1:00 p.m. - Carleton Stone @ David Pecaut Square
The charismatic performer and soulful songwriter honed his reputation for his sweat-drenched live shows in Maritime indie clubs. Carleton Stone's 2009 independent album garnered an East Coast Music Award nomination (Rock Recording of the Year) and two Music Nova Scotia nominations (New artist/group Recording and Pop/rock artist/group recording).

2:00 p.m. - MOVIE:  Austin Powers:  International Man of Mystery @ David Pecaut Square

Austin Powers is a 60's spy who is cryonically frozen and released in the 1990's. The world is a very different place for Powers. Unfortunately for Austin, everyone is no longer sex-mad. Although he may be in a different decade, his mission is still the same. He has teamed up with Vanessa Kensington to stop the evil Dr. Evil, who was also frozen in the past. Dr. Evil stole a nuclear weapon and is demanding a payment of (when he realises its the 90's) 100 billion dollars. Can Austin Powers stop this madman? or will he caught up with Evil's henchman, with names like Alotta Fagina and Random Task? Only time will tell! 

4:00 p.m. - Shawn Hook @ David Pecaut Square
EMI Canada recording artist Shawn Hook makes it look easy. Nothing can conceal the energy bursting from within the British Columbia native. With critically acclaimed full-length album “Both Sides,” songs on hit shows such as MTV’s The Hills and ABC’s Eli Stone, a co-star role on Fox’s television show “Bones” and a Guinness World Record under his belt, Shawn is a force to be reckoned with.

5:00 p.m. - Carl Dixon @ David Pecaut Square

Carl Dixon showed an aptitude for reading and music by age 3.  He began music studies at age 4 on piano, followed in later years by guitar, drums and percussion, and voice. 

6:00 p.m. - Elisapie Isaac @ David Pecaut Square

"There will be Stars" is the new work of Inuk singer, composer and filmmaker Elisapie Isaac. This, her first solo recording, is the much anticipated follow up to the internationally acclaimed, award winning duo Taima which she co-founded with guitarist / composer Alain Auger in 2001.

 6:45 p.m. - Hello Beautiful @ David Pecaut Square

Armed with a ferocious live show that whips audiences into a frenzy, Hello Beautiful draws from their many inspirations to deliver an assault of guitars, rhymes, and melodies. This particular blend of Punk, Hip Hop, and Pop Rock was the creation of high school friends, their love of music, and an unbridled enthusiasm to make some noise.

7:30 p.m. - Ashley MacIsaac @ David Pecaut Square
Ashley MacIsaac was just days into recording his first album in five years when tragedy struck: his prized fiddle, a German Student make — the same instrument he picked up at age eight, the same one he played throughout his teens, had used on all his recordings, the same one he thrilled audiences with across the globe, the fiddle he knew inside and out – broke apart, right in his hands.

9:00 p.m. - Trooper @ David Pecaut Square
It goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, sold-out shows across Canada, a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Band of the Year. Universal Music acknowledges them as "one of Canada's top five selling bands of all time" and the Vancouver Sun has called them "Canadian rock heroes of the first order ... the best performing band in Canada".

9:00 p.m. - DJ Supreme @ Monarchs Pub
DJ Supreme has been spinning tunes and entertaining crowds for over 20 years.  His professionalism, creativity, extensive music portfolio and ability to cater to ALL musical taste ensures a night of pure energy and enjoyment for all.  Let the music move your soul…

10:15 p.m. - Grandtheft @ David Pecaut Square

Grandtheft is a Producer/DJ based out of Montreal, Canada and is one half of the Team Canada DJs duo. Known well for their live party-rocking and their acclaimed remix cd series "Classic Material", GT and Team Canada DJs have rocked a bunch of the best clubs worldwide.

Sunday, October 2nd:

12:00 p.m. - Lizz Melody @ David Pecaut Square

From Mississauga, Ontario, 17 year old Lizz Melody started singing even before she could talk.  Along the way she learned piano, guitar and songwriting.  In 2009 she was a finalist on YTV’s The Next Star, and since then has written original songs and given amazing interpretations to cover songs.

1:00 p.m. - Liz Coyles @ David Pecaut Square

Born and raised in the beautiful London, Ontario, music was something I was always interested in and connected to but not something I ever envisioned as a career path. One day I picked up the guitar and taught myself how to play. 

2:00 p.m. - Stacey Bulmer @ David Pecaut Square

Stacey Bulmer graduated from Sheridan Institute's Music Theatre Performance program in 2009, and is now a performer in the theatre and music industry.

3:00 p.m. - Lindi Ortega @ David Pecaut Square

With her arresting vocals and unique brand of alt country, a genre she describes as “a roadside motel love affair between old school outlaws and country darlings”. The concert will be a collection of songs that aims to speak to the desperado in all of us.

4:00 p.m. - The Heartbroken @ David Pecaut Square

Toronto’s The Heartbroken might as well be a bandage for bleeding hearts and souls around the world. It is a visceral reaction to the blows of life and love, a moment to enjoy being on the ground, because you know you are going to be that much stronger when you get back up.

5:00 p.m. - Suzie McNeil @ David Pecaut Square

Suzie McNeil is a seasoned performer who was first introduced to the world stage as the last woman standing in the 2005 CBS hit reality series Rockstar:INXS which topped TV ratings in US, Australia, Europe, the Philippines and Canada.

6:30 p.m. - Jully Black @ David Pecaut Square

It’s dance, it’s Urban, It’s Rock, it’s DURBAN ROCK!

7:15 p.m. - Serena Ryder @ David Pecaut Square

Serena Ryder has already left an indelible impression in Canada, where her album If Your Memory Serves You Well has been certified Gold and contributed to her winning the 2008 Juno Award for Best New Artist.

8:00 p.m. - MOVIE:  The Proposal @ David Pecaut Square

For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew - he agrees if she'll promise a promotion. A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other the next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma's 90th, so Margaret goes with him - to Sitka, Alaska - where mom, dad, and grams await. Family dynamics take over: tensions between dad and Andrew, an ex-girlfriend, Andrew's dislike of Margaret, and her past color the next few days, with the INS ready to charge Andrew with fraud.