Category Archives: Live Music

Mississauga Arts Council presents: Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope, Friday, May 8, 7:00 PM on Facebook Live @missartscouncil

Rise Up Mississauga is a Concert for Hope,” says creative producer Ron Duquette for Mississauga Arts Council, “we’re presenting top musicians, performing for their city, sharing the strength we are all showing. There is light at the end of the tunnel.”
 
Mississauga’s Mayor Bonnie Crombie will welcome viewers to this virtual concert on Facebook, “Members of our talented music community are reaching out,” she says. “Sharing their spirit with you as we all work to fight this terrible COVID-19 pandemic, by staying home and practicing measures to keep our families safe, while we flatten the curve of this virus.”
 
Crombie is joined by all City Councillors complimenting their residents and introducing inspirational songs like, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Patti Jannetta-Baker, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine, “Come Together” by the Dreamboats, “Imagine” by Arlene Paculan and “Stronger” by Queen Pepper, with Alessia Cohle, Jacelyn Holmes, Jeff Jones and Michelle Deneault and Stephanie Braganza. The memories made will include 2 new songs, written especially for this program, by Tom Barlow and David Leask. (all Performer Bios below release)
 
“Most people don’t know how good these performers are, and that is exciting for us to share,” says MAC’s ED Mike Douglas, “This concert will introduce inspirational artists to new audiences around the corner, and around the world.”
 
“When we heard about this Concert of Hope we didn’t hesitate to be a part of it.” said Craig McInnes, President of Teamsters Union Local 938. “Our truck drivers and courier delivery personnel are being recognized along with all the essential workers, for keeping our society going. We’re in this with you, and hope everyone enjoys Rise Up Mississauga.”
 
Watch Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 8, on Facebook Live on Mississauga Arts Council’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/missartscouncil/. Use the hashtag #RiseUpMississauga to join in on the excitement!

TD IRIE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 17TH ANNIVERSARY

JUNE 21 to 23, 2019

Celebrations begin with a two-day Festival at Mississauga Celebration Square, ending on the third day with the TD IRIE Boat Cruise in Toronto.

Join the celebration of music — from Reggae, Soca, African and dance from across the African and Caribbean Diaspora – the TD IRIE Music Festival is excited to welcome visitors to another great cultural experience with tasty tropical foods, arts and crafts, a licensed bar and more.

This exciting two-day festival runs from June 21 to June 22, 2019 at Celebration Square, next door to Square One in Mississauga. TD IRIE Music Festival is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

International headliners include living legend and Grammy nominated reggae and dancehall singer, Junior Reid. Best known for the classic tunes, “One Blood”, and “This Is Why I’m Hot”, Reid is a prolific solo artist and former lead singer for Black Uhuru. He performs along with dj/producer and Master Remixer,DJ Power, on Friday, June 21st at Mississauga Celebration Square.

Trinidadian Soca star, Farmer Nappy takes over the stage on Saturday, June 22nd. His catalogue of hits stretches back to his work with Machel Mantano and the band, Xtatik. Solo successes include “Big People Party,” “My House,” and his latest mega hit, “Hookin Meh”.

Canadian talents include Level Exodus featuring Jaxx with his new hit single, “Perform;” Canadian Caribbean icons Slim Flex, D’Enforcas Sound CrewDJ Carl Allen and more. Stay tuned for other performers to be announced.

Dance groups are essential to TD IRIE Fest’s presentation and will include the 2019 Summer Showcase by dance Immersion, a dance umbrella organization. Performers include: Artists in MotionMabinty SyllaRodney Diverlus,Shavar Blackwood and EDIFY: Elite Dance Initiative for Youth.

Dance Immersion is recognized for its exemplary work for 25 years in producing, promoting and showcasing dancers of the African Diaspora.

Our audience will be treated to a variety of dancers and dance companies reflecting dances from across the Diaspora from dance Immersion and other community dance companies.

Don’t miss the second annual IRIE Fest Jerk Food competition for the Best Jerk. The winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights for a year for their culinary excellence.

TD IRIE Boat Cruise, Sunday June 23rd

The IRIE celebration will continue Sunday afternoon aboard the Yankee Lady III with the annual TD IRIE Fest Boat Cruise. The cruise on Lake Ontario will feature Reggae, Soca, R&B/Soul and Afro Groove with some of the City’s top djs including Toronto’s legendary DJ Carl Allen; International Ambassadors of Caribbean Music and Canada’s #1 Soca Sound Crew, the D’Enforcas and Reggae & Dancehall Specialist, DJ Spida, who will keep the party jumping.

Tickets are $45.00 in advance and include a delicious Caribbean lunch. Tickets are available at TicketGateway.com. For more information visit: iriemusicfestival.com or call 905-799-1630.

RAISE YOUR HAND – A JANIS JOPLIN AND TOM JONES TRIBUTE CONCERT

COMING TO MISSISSAUGA FOR A VALENTINE’S LOVE-IN

Krista Blondin and Michael Theodore will be performing as Janis Joplin and Tom Jones for a ‘Valentine’s Love-in’, at The Army Navy & Airforce Veterans auditorium, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Lakeview, Mississauga, Ontario. 

Raise Your Hand: A Tribute to Tom Jones & Janis Joplin

Tom and Janis will bring the 60s and 70s back to life, transporting their audience to a time when freedom and love for all reigned supreme. The show, titled “Raise Your Hand”, will feature these two established entertainers, known for their sold-out tribute shows and standing ovations, when they take on the sight, sound and motion of two highly entertaining and adored musical icons.  

“Krista Blondin’s portrayal and recreation of Janis Joplin is second to none in the tribute business. She successfully made it feel like a Janis Joplin concert was directly in front of you.“

Andy Frost, Q107 Classic Rock

Janis Joplin and Tom Jones are both witty, funny, flirtatious, charming and down to earth souls, who largely sing about love (and often heartache in Janis’ case) making this a perfect concoction for a Valentine’s themed celebration. 

During the event, there will also be a photo booth/photographer, where audience members can have portraits taken with Janis, Tom, friends, and their Valentine sweethearts free of charge. Audience members are encouraged to dress in their favourite 60s and 70s outfits to get into the retro spirit.

Tickets are $25 (cash only) and available in advance by: 
Email request: tomandjanisraiseyourhand@gmail.com
The Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Club, 765 Third Street, Mississauga, ON L5E 1B8 905-274-3821 
Impressionable Gifts, Port Credit 74 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1E1 905-271-8999

Seating is general admission, first come first serve. 

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door, if still available.

Plenty of free parking.

To learn more about these two musical acts, visit their websites at: atomjonesexperience.com  blondinstage.ca