By Alex HudsonJust in case you thought your summer schedule already was chock-a-block with festivals and concert series, here's another one that will be coming to Toronto in August. The SummerWorks Performance Festival just unveiled its Music Series lineup, which will be taking place from August 9 to 19.
While the festival focuses primarily on theatre, there is also no shortage of stellar musical acts. Performers include former Constantines member Bry Webb, Doug Paisley, Hawksley Workman, Buck 65, Sandro Perri, Evening Hymns, the Magic, Aline Morales, Maylee Todd, and Dan Werb of Woodhands.
Some of these acts will be making unconventional appearances alongside artists from different performance-based disciplines. For example, Workman will be performing what a press release calls a "work-in-progress collaboration" with theatre director Christian Barry called The God That Comes, which is said to be "an original one-man-band rock'n'roll cabaret."
Elsewhere, Buck 65 will take the stage with dance artist Ame Henderson, while the Magic will team up with Todd, Werb and film/theatre director Jordan Tannahill for a "space-disco-pop party inspired by variety dance shows from the '70s and '80s." Finally, Evening Hymns will be accompanied by a video/art installation from designer Sean Frey.
Music Series tickets cost $15 to $20, and you can get more information over at the SummerWorks website.
Music Series dates:
Thursday, August 9 Opening Party featuring performances by Chrome & the Ice Queen, Warm Myth, OG Melody, Sheldon Holder and DJ Get It/Got It/Good
Friday, August 10 The Magic, directed by Jordan Tannahill featuring Maylee Todd and Dan Werb (Woodhands)
Saturday, August 11 The God That Comes, performed by Hawksley Workman, directed by Christian Barry
Monday, August 13 Through the Gates - Musical Works in Concert
Tuesday, August 14 Blood Ties - Musical Works in Concert
Wednesday,August 15 Buck 65, in collaboration with Ame Henderson
Thursday, August 16 Sandro Perri and Aline Morales
Friday, August 17 Evening Hymns, designed by Sean Frey. Opening by FIVER
Saturday, August 18 Bry Webb and Doug Paisley
Sunday, August 19 Closing party featuring performances by Rival Boys and DJ Caffrey.