During the past two years, I’ve had my favourite summer job ever – programming the Summer Concert Series at the Island Cafe on Ward’s Island, where I grew up and continue to spend most of my summer time. This job basically consists of booking some of my favourite Toronto musicians to play on an outdoor stage on the Cafe’s garden patio. I get to enjoy a meal with my musical friends, and introduce them to the wonderful Island community.
In response to the success of last summer’s concert series, we decided to expand on the format this year and host our own little festival to showcase the talents and creations of Islanders, Cafe staff, and other Toronto friends. Finally, this labour day weekend, our project is ready for its debut! I’m proud of our little baby! While I’m not performing at the festival, I will be around all weekend, so come visit me!
Island Cafe presents:
Long Weekend Arts Festival
Aug 31st – Sept 3rd
A pay-what-you-can weekend of live music, performance, artists, artisans, and food on Ward’s Island!
Saturday Sept 1st – 4:30-8pm – performances featuring Island Cafe Staff, Dale Morningstar, and a live jam by the Sandbar Stringband
Sunday Sept 2nd – 2-6pm – Artists Market featuring Island artists and artisans
Monday Sept 3rd – Our final festival day, featuring:
Brunch en Blanc @ 9am (an all-white brunch to celebrate the end of summer, and our last chance to wear white! Dress to impress!)
2-6pm – Artists market
For updates and exact times see torontoislandcafe.com or http://www.facebook.com/events/398850803497144/?context=create
The Cafe is located on Ward’s Island, directly in front of the Ward’s Ferry Docks.
Schedule here: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ferry-schedule.htm
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