Jenn Grant, Kacy & Clayton, and Zaki Ibrahim join previously announced acts July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson, The Rural Alberta Advantage and a highly anticipated reunion from Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair of the Northern Touch All-Stars.
CBC Music today announced that JUNO Award-nominated artist Jenn Grant, Saskatchewan folk duo Kacy & Clayton and South African-Canadian singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim will join the country’s largest all-Canadian lineup of artists for the CBC Music Festival at RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 26. Limited tickets are still available through Live Nation at cbcmusic.ca/festival for $39.50 + fees; admission for children 12 and under is free.
Set times for the Main Stage, q Stage (hosted by Tom Power) and Festival Stage are now available via cbcmusic.ca/festival, as well as the schedule for the popular CBC Kids Stage where A Tribe Called Red, The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Jerry Cans will perform a second, pared-down performance in the Kids’ Zone, hosted by CBC Kids’ Cottonball, Tony and Victor.
New this year, CBC Music will present a fifth stage, the River Bar Stage, showcasing emerging acts from around the Greater Toronto Area, including R&B artist TOBi; pop singer JXCK KXLLY; soul/R&B singer-songwriter Alcordo; and indie-folk duo Moscow Apartment. For the first time ever, CBC Music Festival will also feature a CBC Comedy Stage, with a full lineup of comedic actors and stand-up comedians including comedian Sophie Kohn; comedian Martha Chaves; comedian Jeremy Woodcock; actress and comedian Rakhee Morzaria (Note to Self); an appearance by actress Dani Kind from CBC’s Workin’ Moms; and more.
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.