Today is the start of Canadian Music Week here in Toronto which runs from May 2-8, 2016. Canadian Music Week has become one of Canada’s largest music festivals. With a week-long of events that combines conferences, award shows and of course live music, there is lots to check out. Wristbands for the week are still available and are able to be purchased from the Canadian Music Week website. Prices for wrist bands range from $150 for VIP access to $75 for general admission. You can also purchase tickets for individual shows at different venues from the website.
This year’s line up is very exciting and includes many musicians. With bands and artists such as; Lights, Collective Soul, Meghan Patrick, ROMES, Tegan and Sara, The Sheepdogs, The Strumbellas and White Lung, to name a few, this year’s festivities are sure to be entertaining.
Today’s lineup includes Lights who is playing at The Danforth Music Hall along with DCF. Lights recently released her newest album that is very intimate and raw and will sound amazing live. Other artist’s playing includes; The Noise FM, Bike Thiefs, Patron Saint of Plagues and The Corks all at the Bovine Sex Club starting at 9pm. Over at the Cameron House starting at 7pm is Mermaids Exist, followed by Will Driving West and Alexandria Maillot. At the Drake Underground there is AlphaCub, Rozes and Max Frost playing.
If you head to Sneaky Dee’s you will find Breaching Vista starting at 7:30 followed by Stockholm Siesta, The Alpacas and July. Take a wonder over to Supermarket where The Glazzies, Sherlock, Secret Broadcast, Third Place and Blanche et Noir are all playing. That’s not it! If you head to The Central you will find, starting at 6pm, Crossing Jane, The Vasts, Machines Géantes, Daniel Greer and Killer Wails. The Paddock will have Tennyson Kin, Ivy James and Annie Sumi playing and don’t forget the Piston will also have Lightcraft, The Bloor Lees and Archie Powell & The Exports you can see live.
For more information on Canadian Music Week and tickets, artists and venues check out cmw.net. Try and get out to support Canadian Music and enjoy the live shows.