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Yonge-Dundas Square 2014: Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS
TORONTO (ONTARIO) June 2, 2014
Discover a wide-range of indie artists at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) this summer during Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS! Every Friday night from 8-10pm, an eclectic mix of musicians and bands from across the world will be performing at YDS.
Bringing the energy to Toronto for the first session of Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS, on July 4 is Australia’s Melbourne Ska Orchestra. After more than a decade of sold-out shows and electrifying festival appearances, they are bringing their vigour to YDS for audiences to experience.
On July 11, taking the stage will be Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case who have been wowing critics and fans since their 2010 debut release Honey for Bees with a melodic roots-rock sound, which embraces folk, pop, and country.
On July 18, eight-piece rock n’ roll cover band, Dwayne Gretzky, made up of members of Sweet Thing, Al x, Our Lady Peace, Sheezer, Dustin Bentall & the Smokes, and July Talk, will make their triumphant return to Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS, all while ripping the best songs ever written.
On July 25, fiercely independent road warriors, Wild Child, will add Toronto’s YDS to their growing list of stages, which already includes Austin City Limits Music Festival, Wakarusa, Firefly Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Virgin Mobile presents Osheaga, and Savannah Stopover, that have helped the band step into the spotlight.
On August 1, hailing from Toronto, KC Roberts & The Live Revolution, will feel right at home on the YDS stage. Known for their energized stage performances they were quickly recognized by the Toronto Independent Music Awards in 2007 as Best Live Act.
The Beer Garden, provided by the Hard Rock Cafe will be open for every Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS from 4pm-11pm. And for those on the search for some respite from the hectic pace of life, YDS also transforms into a quiet oasis on scheduled fountain days. And there is always free WIFI for Virgin Mobile Canada members. Select WIFI@YDS and enter your Virgin Mobile Canada phone number to hop online.
Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS
Live Evening Concerts, Friday from 8-10 pm, Free Admission
July 4 – September 5, 2014
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
“…one of the most interactive and captivating bands around” – The Music
Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case
“feel-good music that will actually put you in a better mood” – The Muse
“Classic rock, couched in the drive and charisma of a certain hockey great.” – The Grid
“…indie-folk powerhouse destined for national acclaim.” – ELMORE Magazine
KC Roberts & The Live Revolution
“…when it comes to serving up funk in this part of the world, they're the best candidates for the job.” – Exclaim!
Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs
“Raw rock energy and guitar grit, blending the sounds of rootsy Canadiana with the perky sass of Elvis Costello” – Exclaim!
“The end result: a really tight band with an impeccable performance.” – CBC
“…they’ve already gelled quite nicely into a crack live ensemble…the eager young group shone as bright as a supernova.” – Exclaim!
“Unapologetically loud, engaging and playful, Bella Clava are an indie rock gem.” – Examiner
“Her dark, hazy blues sound strikes a great balance between accessible and off-kilter” – NOW Toronto
“…an energetic, varied and melodic sound with a real Britpop flair” – New Canadian Music
Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE presented by Virgin Mobile!
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit YDSquare.ca.
All programming is subject to change
About Yonge-Dundas Square: YDS is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and as an event venue that can accommodate events of various sizes. You'll discover a wide range of activities on the Square: community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions – events that appeal to residents and tourists alike and provide a showcase for local businesses. YDS Board of Management is an agency of the City of Toronto.
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