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“Organizers of the 2013 Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto are pleased to announce a rich line-up of outstanding musical acts who are among the more than 100 top buskers from Canada and around the world performing August 22-25 in the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood (Queen to College Streets and surrounding areas - including Trinity Square Park and Yonge Dundas Square) for four wild days of fun for all ages.

Scotiabank BuskerFest includes a wide array of street performers - from acrobats and magicians to comedians, fire-manipulators, stiltwalkers, and more. Among the talented acts are musicians from Canada and abroad, many for their first time at the festival!

Rock & Blues
After Hours, Toronto’s favourite a capella quartet. The boys continue their long-standing tradition of street-corner performance, singing four-part harmonies that often leave audiences forgetting there is no instrumental band on stage.

Alissa Vox Raw, the Toronto-based one-woman doo-wop band in a box is an incredible performer who finds new and creative ways to express traditional a capella styles with just a loop station and her voice. An entire choir seems to emerge, bringing a new twist to old soul. First time at Scotiabank BuskerFest.

Turbo Street Funk, a GTA-based band that plays crowd favourites on trombone, saxophone, tuba, French horn, guitar and drums. Get down and street funky! First time at Scotiabank BuskerFest.

deVah Quartet, who performed at the launch of the 2015 PanAm Games. This all-female, electric string quartet from the GTA lays down heavy grooves as they perform original and cover rock music.

Dr. Draw, an electric violinist from Toronto. This virtuosic, high-energy performance will leave you mesmerized. - at=23

Motion Device, a rock band from Bolton, ON. These rockers make it a family affair with 11-year-old lead singer Sara and her teenage bandmates: brother David, sister Andrea (who suffers from Epilepsy), cousin Josh and family friend Alex.

Scott Jackson, Toronto’s master beatboxer (2012 Canadian Beatbox Champion and finalist on Canada’s Got Talent), delights audiences with his incredible vocal talent.

Old-Style Contemporary
Gabriel Angelo, aka MasterBlaster G - The San Francisco Trumpet Kid. Gabriel is not your average 14-year-old! He is an impressive trumpet-playing, tap-dancing wunderkind who will knock your socks off! His charisma and talent have already landed him on national television’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. First time at Scotiabank BuskerFest.

Daniel Champagne, Australia’s acoustic guitar virtuoso returns to the Scotiabank Buskerfest. His distinctive percussive style and smooth voice are sure to please.

Heather Chappell and Vince Peets, partners in both music and life. These Toronto-based singer-songwriters have been composing, performing and recording together for over a decade. This engaging duo (plus a plethora of pretty penny whistles, a romping red guitar and a purple accordion named Violet) keep audiences entertained with their mix of original folk/roots songs and lively traditional jigs and reels. Heather and Vince both live with epilepsy.

TRIBU, a Toronto-based musical act from the Kichwa nation of the Imbaya community in Ecuador. Incorporating traditional flute instruments with world beats, TRIBU offers an innovative take on Andean music.

Arashido Taiko, a Traditional Japanese Drumming (Taiko) group whose name means “The Way of the Storm.” Their name springs from the energy and passion that these Toronto area performers put into all their performances. First time at Scotiabank BuskerFest.
The Saw Player Tree, an artistic and magical act from Italy that is the creation of international performing artist Mario Levis. “The Saw Player Tree” is a story told by an image - a song, a musical performance, a paradox. First time at Scotiabank BuskerFest.

Scotiabank BuskerFest
in support of Epilepsy Toronto
Thursday, August 22 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood from Queen Street to College Street

Festival Preview with performances in Yonge-Dundas Square, Trinity Square Park and on Gould at Victoria St.:
Thursday, Aug 22: Noon - 6pm

Festival in Full Swing (Full road closures in effect from Thursday at 6pm onwards):
Thursday, Aug 22: 6pm - 11pm, Friday, Aug 23: Noon - 11pm,
Saturday, Aug 24: 11am - 11pm; Sunday, Aug 25: 11am - 8pm

Admission is by voluntary donation to Epilepsy Toronto

For information, visit:”

Category: Theatre
Start Date: 2013-08-23
End Date: 2013-08-26
Venue: Yonge Street - Toronto - between Gerrard and Queen

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