Celebrate Here 2012 at the BIG on Bloor Festival

There will be two main performance stages at the BIG on Bloor Festival, 2012 The Nestlé Stage in front of the high school at 1141 Bloor Street West, and Duffy’s Stage beside Duffy’s Tavern at Margueretta and Bloor, and smaller stages in schoolyard at Dufferin and Bloor.  Other performances will be offered in various locations throughout the festival in local store, restaurant and bars, as parades, busker stations and as part of table stations.

Nestlé Stage
Bloordale Collegiate

1141 Bloor Street West
Saturday, July 21

1:00 pm Opening ceremonies,  BIG on Bloor Awards Andrew Cash MP, Jonah Schein MPP, Ana Bailao, Councillor, Spiro Koumoudouros Bloordale BIA
2:30 pm Folkloric Dance Portuguese
3:00 pm Arashido Taiko Japanese drumming group plays traditional & original songs
3:45 pm Honey Novick song/poems – inclusive, fun, for children of ALL ages and the poetry group from Savards
4:30 pm Andrew Cash Juno award-winning singer/songwriter and MP Davenport riding
5:15 pm Kohen Hammond Trio Local jazz trio exploring modern music well keeping the tradition of jazz alive.
6 – 9 pm Vanessa Andrade A lively collection of diverse performers, presented by ephin Toronto
Sound Improvement (nic)
DONAL WARD McARTHY The minimal aesthetic of tech house combined with lush guitar textures and vocals filling out the sound
Shawnee Talbot
Adam Bomb Freedom Writer

Nestlé Stage
Bloordale Collegiate

1141 Bloor Street West
Sunday, July 22

12:00 pm Opening Ceremonies Welcome
12:15 pm Folkloric Dance Portuguese
12:45 pm  The Horables Traditional Klezmer music, polkas, ragtime, gypsy dance & Django style jazz
1:30 pm the pairs Toronto-based trios original compositions are a unique fusion of pop, rock, psyche country and blues
2:15 pm Darbazi With repertoire ranging from sacred chants to exuberant drinking songs, Darbazi seeks to broaden the awareness of Georgia’s heritage for abundant food and wine, hospitable spirit, and polyphonic songs.
3:00 pm Cassandra Henry Enchanting R&B singer/songwriter
3:45 pm The Stormalongs The Stormalongs are a trio of working-class men who play alternative garage rock with style and substance.
4:30 pm Ahkinoah Izarh AHI presents his BLUEBLACKmusic, the deepest of all Blues.
5:15 pm The Starfires Spontaneous, engaging sonic experience – trad, rock & jazz forms

Duffy’s Stage
Margueretta and Bloor
Saturday, July 21

1pm Dave Soloman, Acoustic
2 pm James Carroll,  Acoustic
3 pm Eastbourgh, Folk
4pm Seam,  Folk
5pm Snake and Crane, Eastern
6pm John Bridgens, Acoustic
7pm Drumhand, Percussion
8pm Harmanauts, ska

Duffy’s Stage
Margueretta and Bloor
Sunday, July 22

Noon to 6 pm Dave Soloman presents an afternoon of surprises