Toronto's SummerWorks Music Series Gets the Wooden Sky, Maylee Todd, Justin Rutledge, Absolutely Free

Toronto's SummerWorks Music Series Gets the Wooden Sky, Maylee Todd, Justin Rutledge, Absolutely Free
Last year, Toronto's SummerWorks Performance Festival staged some unconventional gigs for its Music Series, and it will be launching a similar program next month. The festival runs from August 8 to 18, and it will offer some unique shows.

Many of these concerts are unlike anything we've ever seen before and feature a visual or theatrical element. A press release notes that they include:

● A "travelling concert" by the Wooden Sky, who will go on a mini-tour of the Shaw and Ossington area on August 16, ending at the Black Box Theatre.

● "Maylee Todd's Musical Planetarium" on August 17 at the Great Hall will feature a synthesized version of her album Escapology along with live projections and kaleidoscopic visuals.

● Absolutely Free will offer an "all-night mini-concert experience for one audience member at a time." This runs every five minutes at the Great Hall/Black Box Theatre on August 8.

● Out of the Woods with Justin Rutledge mixes theatre and music, as a couple fight to save their doomed relationship while being serenaded by the songwriter. This takes place at the Black Box Theatre on August 11.

● Snowblink will "[team] up with scenographer Trevor Schwellnus to create an interactive atmospheric performance." Dubbed "Snowblink's Original Touch," this takes place at the Black Box Theatre on August 14 and will conclude with a slow dance party.

● The Bicycles will star in a "top-secret presentation" called "Young Drones."

SummerWorks Performance Festival is self-described as the largest juried performance festival in Canada. In addition to the Music Series, it includes a handful of musicals and lots of theatre. Learn more over at the event's website.