2014 Cabbagetown Festival

In Cabbagetown

The 38th annual Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts, Toronto’s longest running community festival, is back Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7. Presented by the Cabbagetown BIA, this year’s festival will see bands up and 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 onSaturday September 6 andSunday 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 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the festival hosts an opening ceremony at the TD Canada Trust Bank, on the corner of Parliament and Carlton Streets with the Toronto All Star Big Band, Global News, Weekend Anchor and Health Reporter Crystal Goomansingh and Cabbagetown's honorary Queen Air Farce Comedienne Luba Goy. “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.

 

Chilelliand 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.

 

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*

THE SNOW QUEEN...or...SLIGHTLY FROZEN

            A panto-style comedy for all ages, adapted and directed by Kim Sprenger.

            Prince Rupert is going to marry his Cabbagetown sweetheart, Sophia - or      so he thinks! The Snow Queen and Jackie Frost have other ideas - and   that's no snow job! Featuring Wendy Akerboom, Roselyn Kelada-Sedra,           Kayla Whelan and Holly Wyder.

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 Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street across from Riverdale Park. For further information please contact  www.facebook.com/slightlyfrozen

 

 or call 416-653-5870.    Tickets are $5.00 per person and are available at the Chapel.

 

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.         Toronto Area Big Band

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.         One King

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 9:00 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

                                One King

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: will take place in 2015

 

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“What I have always loved about this festival is that there is something for everyone and the sheer diversity of the festival speaks to the diversity of Cabbagetown,” said Frank Bernardo, Chairman for the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (BIA). “It exemplifies what makes Cabbagetown unique and why it is a great destination for families, tourists and business.”

The festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony in the afternoon and continues Sunday at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a closing ceremony. Over the two days, Parliament Street from Wellesley Street south to Gerrard Street East will be closed for pedestrians to enjoy the one-of-a-kind artisan vendors, delicious food and buskers including Silver Elvis and Johnny Scat. 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 be offering a strong line-up of Toronto’s finest talent including: Johannes LinsteadPuente Del Diablo, Nightfly, Neil ChapmanQuincy BullenToronto All Star Big Band, Project Phoenix, Patrick Tevin's New Orleans RhythmGo Freddy GoJR ConnectionImbayakunas and more to follow! Carlton Street from Parliament to Berkeley Streets will also be closed both days to host the entertainment throughout the weekend.

This year, the famous 35th Annual Blair's Run is taking place on the 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.

Festival coordinator, Lido 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.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2014 CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

 

FRIDAY,SEPT. 5

The 22nd Annual Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival 

Doors open at 7pm, screening international shorts 8pm-10pm

Cash Bar

$15 at the door

Location:Winchester Street 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 10 a.m. – 3 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 call  416-653-5870. For details visit: www.facebook.com/slightlyfrozen

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

Opening Ceremony

The festivities will take place on the northeast corner of Carlton Street and Parliament Street at mid-day.
 

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

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

Blair’s Run

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Race time is 9:30 a.m. 

The 35th annual 2 km 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. Registration is $20.
 

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