Published Jun 24, 2016As part of its weekend festival programming this summer, Toronto's Harbourfront Centre is set to bring the sounds of the St. Lawrence to the provincial capital this July with the inaugural Shield to Shore festival.
Taking place from July 22 to 24, the fest promises to showcase the contemporary culture of the unique Canadian region through music, storytelling and more. Festival highlights include performances from Great Lake Swimmers, Melanie Brulée, the Elwins, Vishtèn, and Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.
"At Shield to Shore we follow the St. Lawrence River from Upper Canada to the Atlantic, showcasing the contemporary culture of the region through music, comedy and more," Harbourfront Centre artistic associate Alex Bordokas said in a statement. "The festival includes an East Coast Comedy Revue featuring some of Atlantic Canada's best comedians — the outrageous Nikki Payne, the hilarious Tim Steeves and Merv Hartlen, and hosted by the up-and-coming Ryan Dillon."
The inaugural edition of the festival is free of charge. Further information and a curatorial statement on Shield to Shore can be found through the Harbourfront Centre's event website here.