Published Aug 28, 2013The summer festival season is coming to a close, but Toronto music fans will be treated to a final hurrah via the Junction Music Festival. Taking place September 21, the last day before the autumnal equinox, the free all-day event will feature headlining sets from the likes of folksters Cuff the Duke, rock crew Zeus and R&B-inflected Polaris Music Prize nominee Zaki Ibrahim.
A press release further notes that second annual event, being held in Toronto's Dundas West neighbourhood, will feature bands playing across five outdoor stages, as well as in 25 participating local businesses, from traditional music venues to cafes and bookstores.
"My dad was born and raised in the Junction on Clendenan Avenue, so we have a long family history with this area of Toronto," Cuff the Duke's Wayne Petti said in a statement.
The festival is primed to promote local independent music, ranging "from funk to punk to jazz and latin," with other artists attached to the event including Soul Motivators, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Derek Miller & the Bliss Fiasco, Annabelle Chvostek, Joel Schwartz, the Cautioneers, Persian Rugs, Jessica Bundy and John T. Davis.
You can see more details about the lineup over here.
In addition to the performances, the festival will feature music workshops, and it's hinted that local restaurants will unveil music-inspired menus for the day. The event kicks off at noon, with all of the outdoor portions being all ages. Venues may be subjected to 19+ regulations.