Performers 2021

Holly Clausius

Hot off the release of her debut EP 'Sunflower', Holly Clausius is a queer artist blazing a trail of her own. Her original voice can be as sharp as a sewing needle and as smooth a cup of chamomile tea. Holly currently resides in Toronto, Ontario and is a full time musician/music teacher. Placing 2nd [...]

Holly Clausius2021-06-08T21:39:13-04:00

Cale Crow

Cale Crowe has always felt a musical passion, sparking from childhood with his first guitar at age 12. He performs with an acoustic guitar and a looping pedal, creating stories that reflect snapshot moments of his own experience for the world to see. Crowe’s musical journey helped him escape the tribulations of awkward adolescence (and [...]

Cale Crow2021-06-08T22:13:41-04:00

Quisha Wint

Quisha Wint is a familiar face as she has lent her voice in singing our national anthem for many prestigious events hosted by the City of Markham. Quisha has sung with musical greats and actors such as Maestro Fresh Wes, Paul Schaffer, William Shatner and Johnny Reid to name a few! She and her [...]

Quisha Wint2021-06-08T17:33:57-04:00

Ron Hawkins

Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada's greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter of Canada's legendary Lowest of the Low, Ron Hawkins has enjoyed many accolades through the years: In 1996, 2000 and again in 2005, Chart Magazine honoured the group's 1991 debut album, Shakespeare My Butt, with spots [...]

Ron Hawkins2021-06-08T16:57:44-04:00

Fred Penner

Fred Penner is a gentle man with an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself. This musical master brings more than 40 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that blends the many genres of performing and communication. Fred continues to grow and create music for his generations of “Fred Heads.” [...]

Fred Penner2021-06-08T16:13:28-04:00

Aliya Kanani

Host and Master of Ceremonies for our 44th Markham Village Music "Virtual" Festival Aliya Kanani is a Toronto-based comedian best known for her playful and mischievous personality. Her solo show, "Where You From, From?", sold out at the 2019 Just for Laughs Festival, 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and 2020 World Fringe in Perth. [...]

Aliya Kanani2021-06-08T15:38:48-04:00

Tennyson King

Tennyson King is a nomadic indie folk musician from Hong Kong and Canada. Despite being grounded from tours due to COVID, Tennyson has been productive with his time. He released the singles ‘Wild Rose’ & ‘Garden Of Truth’ in collaboration with guitarist Daniel Rougeau (Kaia Kater) and Shawn Mendes’ bassist Dave Haskett.  The singles [...]

Tennyson King2021-06-09T00:12:22-04:00

Shane Joseph

As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Shane Joseph has spent years playing in various GTA-based acts as a drummer, bassist, and as a singer/guitarist. As well, he spent the last few years hosting a long-running weekly acoustic open mic at King Henry’s Arms in his hometown of Richmond Hill. Now he will step out from the [...]

Shane Joseph2021-06-08T23:10:00-04:00


Sagen resides in Sandford, Ontario working as a Funeral Director at a funeral home in Markham. His experiences within his career have been extremely influential in his songwriting. Sagen started performing at a local open mic hosted by local producer and fellow musician Kevin Ker (Future History), where he was encouraged to attend weekly and [...]