Entertainment Lineup2023-06-13T11:34:50-04:00

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Ahkenam Arts

SHOBHA'S TALENT AND CULTURAL CENTRE, popularly known as STCC Dance Academy, is an Indian dance school based at in Pickering. They offer free classes on Wednesdays and Sundays. STCC has become known as the school with a "Touch of Class, since its opening in 2001, under the guidance of Ms. Shobha Maraj Maeck, the founder and Artistic Director. It has become a second home to many aspiring artists, dancers, and lovers of the arts. It [...]

Bernadette Connors

Bernadette’s style is truly authentic and pays no attention to what conformities the industry demands. She had developed a dynamic and expressive vocal range, earnest and emotional lyrics, and playful interpretation of song-craft. Her full length album Monarch  was produced by Canada's own John-Angus MacDonald (Guitarist for The Trews) recorded during the pandemic. It touches on the magic of small town Ontario and highlights the importance of one’s local community. The project was truly a communal [...]

Black Creek Reign

Toronto based Reggae/Funk band Black Creek Reign has been active on the Toronto circuit for around 6 years now, getting their start at NXNE 2016. Since then, they’ve been racking up local accolades and playing notable venues such as the famed Horseshoe Tavern, Lee’s Palace, and The Painted Lady. Whether it was winning a battle of the bands at a sold out “Helping The Homeless” event at Revival, collaborating with local legend Danny Fernandes on [...]

Bollywood Blast

BOLLYWOOD BLAST It is our pleasure to welcome ladies from Swan Lake Village. The fitness classes are conducted by Ami.  Ami is self-inspired individual with a passion for dancing. As for everyone, fitness is essential for staying mobile and active, and can even help lower your risk or help improve certain health conditions. Certain physical activities and specific regimens can even make quality of life better by reducing falls and improving balance. Today, this group [...]

Carol C Dance

Carol C Dance Studio  is dedicated to promoting Chinese cultural awareness through the performing arts. Most importantly, we aim to educate younger generations of Chinese Canadians in the diversity of Chinese culture, as they discover the stories and history behind the dances they learn. Our dance program encourages community involvement and cultural awareness through year-round performances at local events, charities, and festivals around the York Region and Toronto areas. We have performed for events such [...]

Chief & Chieftess

Chief & Chieftess. Elevated to a higher vibration both musically and spiritually -fusing Blues, Reggae and Soul into their sound. After more than a decade the dynamic pair has grown more powerful and the chemistry still flows naturally. “Our sound is more confident now and we have more faith to explore new territories creatively" "All praises to the Most High."  

Chinese Collective Arts Association

Chinese Collective Arts Association (CCAA) is a non-profitable organization established since 2009, hosting a variety of performances, workshops, and events to offer opportunities for members to be exposed to various art forms of Chinese culture. Chinese dance classes are also offered for students ages 3 to adults, for Chinese Dance, Lion Dance, Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi, Beijing Dance Academy Examination Syllabus, Dance Competitions, Dance Technique, Gymnastics, and Acro. CCAA Dancers have previously performed at the [...]

Corsh Music

Corsh Music was founded in 2020 by a young musician couple Corey Chen and Shilu Wang. Corsh Music is dedicated to excellence in music performance, production and education. Corey Chen is an accomplished Jazz and R&B keyboardist and the founder of Corsh Music. Corey has been a featured performer at many music festivals. He also works as music director and keyboardist at many venues as well as TV and radio stations. Corey teaches piano and [...]

Dan The Music Man

Calling all kids and kids at heart ❤️ Are you ready for a musical adventure that will stretch your imagination, tickle your funny bone and warm your heart? Join one of Canada's favourite family performers, songwriters and recording artists, Dan the Music Man! Since 1995, Dan has dedicated his passion and talent for musical fun to enthusiastic young audiences nationwide. At a Dan the Music Man concert, the young and the young at heart merrily [...]

Farrucas Duo

The name of our group is called “Farrucas Duo”. We are a husband-and-wife duo (Laura Spada & Jorge Cuamacás) that experiments with the diversity of Latin sounds and instruments through our music; painting an exotic musical portrait for you to enjoy all year long. Farrucas Duo’s artistic taste is a “fusion” between two musical traditions; Mediterranean and Ecuadorian, blending together other several genres including Arab, Cumbia, Rumba Flamenco, Salsa, and Rock influences. Between recording new [...]

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta displays a remarkable aptitude for storytelling through lyrics which is characterized by a combination of vulnerability, authenticity, and personal experience. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Francesca has been playing guitar, piano and composing music since her youth. Subsequently, she has achieved acclaim as an award-winning artist, performing large stages at various music festivals, amusement parks, and venues throughout the province and has been the subject of multiple international reviews and articles from online magazines [...]

Glenn Marais & The MOJO

The Glenn Marais band put on an amazing show with precision instrumentation, tight vocal harmonies and amazing groove based rockin’, blues, reggae and funk improvisation. When the band gets cooking, they call it catching a ride on the mojo train and audiences love the improvisation and spontaneity of their shows. The band features Glenn Marais on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals, Manny DeGrandis on Bass and vocals, Jeff Saulnier on Drums and vocalsand Jesse Karwat [...]

Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. Mighty could not better describe Haviah’s craft of provocative challenges and uncompromising truths. Based out of Brampton via Toronto, Haviah has spent a lifetime developing her skills as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, and performer, culminating in a style of profound introspection and incisive socio-political critique. Her dynamic combinations of rap, song, and instrumental transition seamlessly from hip-hop to soul to [...]

Hayley Williamson

Hayley Williamson is an Anishinaabe Kwe from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. She is a Cultural Resource Advisor for Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services. She is recognized for her ability to connect with indigenous children, youth and families; lifting them up, helping them find their gifts and relearn their culture and traditions. She is a singer, drummer, and jingle dress dancer who comes from a long line of strong, passionate, Anishinaabe [...]

Hungry Lake

Hungry Lake is a psychedelic folk-rock band hailing from Toronto. Swirling guitars and synthetic soundscapes accompany earnest lyricism that sits atop a hypnotic rhythm section. With a new line-up and album on the way, the band is ready to set free their next evolution of strummers and bummers.  

Jim Dan Dee

Songs of struggle, loneliness, love and lust. Yet it is far from a typical Blues band. A heavy dose of Motown and just enough gritty Rock & Roll is there to keep the listener’s heart pumping. On stage Jim’s intensity is like a man possessed, his soulful baritone voice juxtaposed against cutting vintage guitar tones. Tying the melodies together is the silky-smooth saxophone of Bobby Sewerynek. The backbeat is solidly held down by Dwayne Lau’s [...]

Julia Middleton

Julia Middleton is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Whitby, Ontario. She has performed at numerous festivals and events across the GTA. She is also the anthem singer for the Oshawa Generals hockey team. In 2021, she performed in the Virtual Concert Reality (VCR) Shows which were streamed on Live City TV, as a way to bring concerts back to music lovers during the pandemic. She has co-written and recorded six original songs, available on [...]


Named for the sixth month of the year and a semiprecious stone said to protect anyone travelling by night or by water, Junestone is the innovative musical visions of Olivia Brown, Borys Franiczek, Ian Aisling, and Justin McHugh. Audiences are transported through endless floors of heavenly wonder as the band’s strikingly eternal love for jazz, funk, and indie alt-rock transfigures into psychedelic songs of fun and freedom. This music is for people who just want [...]

Kick Up A Fuss Cloggers

Kick up a fuss Cloggers under the direction of Angela Cameron have been performing at the Markham Music Festival for over 25 years. Angela is well known as a National and International Clogging Instructor for over 30 years. She has toured and performed at many venues and TV shows including the Tommy Hunter TV Show and she was part of an opening act for Billy Ray Cyrus and Glen Campbell. Angela has been instructing Cloggers [...]

Kud Bijana

Kud Biljana was established over 20 years ago. The dance group is under the umbrella of our church Sv.Dimitrija Solunski. The emphasis of the group is to hold on to our traditional Macedonian dance and song. Over the years we have had many wonderful teachers and students who practice on a regular basis. Kud Biljana is often invited to perform at many festivals, concerts and has also traveled across Canada and USA. We are very [...]

Laya Bhava Dance Academy

Laya Bhava Dance Academy is a school of Bharathanatyam, Indian Classical Dance. It was established in 1986 by our artistic director, Mrs.Kirupanithy Ratneswaran and follows the kalakshetra style. We have locations in Markham, Scarborough and Toronto. Our school trains students to learn this Indian classical dance and perform as well. Students from the age of 5 to 35 continue to learn dance. Our school provides yearly examinations for all students and offers high school credit [...]

Lazo Finn

Lazarus J. Finn (Lazo) began his music career at 15 years of age preforming extensive though out the Caribbean. Which lead him to relocating to Canada and created, produced Lazo Reggae and Lazomusic.com and performing live concerts all across North American for over decade. Lazo was chosen as the Top Reggae Performer of the Year from the internationally recognized Canadian Reggae Music Awards. Along with many Juno nominations, he garnered a Juno award in 2000 [...]

Los Moralitos

Los Moralitos Founded by Richard Morales, the band fusions tropical Latino rhythms using modern sounds. The first official gig was at the 2012 Markham Village Music Festival. The band has original music too and they are continuously experimenting with elements of other genres like pop and rock. They released a song dedicated to the City of Markham named “City of Friends”, a song dedicated to the City of Markham and the Pan Am Games of [...]


LST IN HLYWD is a modern rock/pop punk band born out of the Covid Pandemic. Toronto-area supercharged indie group of 18-20 that are laying down tracks that could easily slide into soundtracks for the summer of 2022. During Covid, Damian Rose decided to get creative, and LST IN HLYWD was born. This group utilized their Gen Z know-how, found ways to communicate, practice, and gain fans even before they’d ever stepped into the same room [...]

M.T. Walker

M.T. Walker is a highly acclaimed Canadian recording artist based in Aurora, Ontario. Formerly the front man for Toronto-based “Turn Off The Stars” (EMI), Walker is now taking the stage once again, this time to debut his solo work, which is rapidly gaining recognition among fans His sound has been described as a cross between Wilco and Ryan Adams, and echoes such Canadian greats as Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Blue Rodeo. M.T. Walker’s works [...]

Maestro Fresh Wes

Wes Williams (aka Maestro Fresh Wes) has recently become the first rap artist to ever have a song inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. His legendary single “Let Your Backbone Slide” was the first rap recording to reach Gold and Platinum Status and is also considered to be a seminal intergenerational classic. As an actor, Wes has appeared in several film and television projects, including eight seasons on CBC’s hit sitcom “Mr. D” playing the role of teacher / vice principal, [...]

Man Made Forest

Haunting, acoustic-electro lullabies, chilling 3-part harmonies, dramatic choruses, songs about the end of the world – Man Made forest is organic indie-folk layered with haunting voices, dual percussion, toy organs, animal sounds and silence. From acoustic to full-band performances, their music transcends all labels and stereotypes. Their songs, brilliantly arranged, with poised and honest lyrics, take you on a journey beyond emotions and somewhere far deep into your soul.  Man Made Forest is a historical [...]

Markham School of Dance

Markham School of Dance "Celebrating 21 Years of Dance" was established in October 2001, offering dance classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. The studio has trained over 10,000 students including many students for obtaining their teachers certifications with various dance associations. They offer 5 main programs: Dance Stars for ages 2-6, Dance Performance program for Grades 1-12, Dance Company - Performance Team, Performing Arts program for Musical Theatre, acting [...]

Melissa Lauren

Melissa Lauren wants to be heard. And not just because of My Voice, her dazzling new jazz-pop crossover gem. The singer-songwriter’s third album is her most accomplished to date and yes, you bet she wants it heard. But her mission is larger than that. As Lauren explains, if there’s an overarching theme to the new album’s 11 songs —a mix of originals and thoughtfully selected covers all expertly helmed by producer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist Tyler [...]

Mponda Kalunga

Mponda Kalunga is not just a professional boxer in the ring but also a talented singer/song writer, born in Egypt, Alexandria. Due to his father's job as a working musician, Mponda and his family constantly moved around. He recalls as a young boy moving from Egypt to the Congo, Ethiopia, to Tanzania. Arriving in Tanzania during a period where there was a lot of political uncertainty forced Mponda and his family to go through a [...]

No Class

Hailing from the passionate realm of education, ‘No Class’ is comprised of a group of talented individuals, primarily educators, that bring their collective experience and love for music to electrify audiences with their enthusiastic and fun performances. Throughout the past 15+ years, No Class has left a mark on numerous events and venues as they have graced stages at York Region Live!, Markham Village Music Festival, City of Richmond Hill Canada Day Celebration, Richmond Hill [...]

Orient Dance Company

The Orient Dance Company (Toronto), a not-for-profit organization with a purely artistic and educational mission. Our objective is to share and nurture the growth of the Chinese Dance culture, and to promote its exchange with other dance cultures throughout Canada. Through the years, the Company has been highly involved with community events and projects to promote education and an appreciation of arts and culture: Hong Kong Tourism presentation in Miami 2003; Toronto FC - Major [...]

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Pan Fantasy Steelband operates under the guidance of the North York Inter-Community Youth Group (NYICYG). We were formed more that 36 years ago by a group of community minded volunteers. Our Connection to the Jane-Finch Community: In 1986 a group of young people wanted to provide an opportunity for youth in the Jane-Finch community, in the former city of North York (Toronto).  Pan Fantasy Steelband, created and operated by the North York Inter-Community Youth Group, [...]

Pulse Dance Works

PULSE DANCE WORKS INC. is a family operated and oriented dance school providing excellence in dance education in Markham. Pulse offers both “In-Studio” & “Online” class options from ages walking & up, and provides high end dance education with results! From Competitive, Part-Time Competitive, Recreational and Adult classes, there’s a perfect program for everyone! We are the only studio in Markham that breaks down the Recreational Program by age AND level of ability! This means that [...]


Revcall is a LOUD and LIVE, All Original, Rock and Roll Train! This “Loco”motive creates a connection with audiences through catchy hooks, contagious lyrics and highly energized stage presence. The sound has been described as “Hard Rock with a southern edge”, to the band it’s simply Good old Rock n Roll! Keep an eye and ear out for this menacing iron horse as it keeps rippin and rollin down the tracks!  


Rikashay is a constantly evolving indie rock outfit from Markham, Ontario. A fusion of relentless experimentation and old-time pop motives has long shaped Rikashay’s sound and can be heard throughout their extensive discography since their inception in 2015. The band has taken their jovial and striking sound to countless audiences at prestigious Toronto venues like The Horseshoe Tavern and The Mod Club, as well as stages throughout Eastern Canada and Quebec. Singer/guitarist Isaac Papineau, drummer [...]


Seu is a mexican singer-songwriter who currently lives in the city of Toronto Canada. He is Known for being the founder of project like Pachedub Collective, La Vibra Roots and many more, where the main genres he plays go by Reggae, Funk, Rock, Reggae Dub and Boleros. In 2019, he received an economic support by the local culture secretary and he decided to invest in producing his very first album as a solo artist. Taking [...]

Shobha Talent and Cultural Centre

Shobha Talent and Cultural Centre, popularly known as STCC, has classes for everyone! Whether you are looking for recreational fun, or a place to dedicate yourself to the arts, STCC Programs are designed to suit your needs. STCC was a vision brought to life by Artistic Director and founder Shobha Maraj Maeck. Shobha was born and raised in Guyana and learned the art of dance from the late Pandit Durgalall at the Indian Cultural Centre [...]

Sleeping Bees

Sleeping Bees is a Ontario-based contemporary folk band founded by Kathryn Merriam, Madison Arsenault, and Reid Zoé. Singing original music inspired by nature and the human experience, their poignant lyrics and ethereal harmonies have been mesmerizing audiences since their band debut in July 2019. They have been recording and releasing music since then, and playing many local shows and festivals, including Stouffville's Wintersong Festival, Whitevale Porchfest, and Toronto's RAW Artist Showcase.  

Slipstream of Your Mind

Slipstream of Your Mind (SYM) is an Indie Folk Rock band from Markham Ontario. The band members include Jerimie Graham on drums and percussion, David Weisman on bass and harmonies and Joe Balazic on guitar, harmonica and vocals. SYM’s musical stylings are reminiscent of early Rock ‘n’ Roll, American Folk and Country Music from the 1960’s. SYM delivers a classic and uplifting sound with textured harmonies that will keep your toes tapping! In 2010 SYM [...]

Star Beast

"Star Beast" is the brain child of Toronto musician / producer Ruben Huizenga. Inspired by his son, he spent his COVID isolation writing songs in the style of fuzzed out "Grungy / Psyche / Stoner / Doom" metal, and set out to record them with long-time friend and collaborator Kenneth Griffin. The result is the sludgerrific self-titled debut album "Star Beast." Moved by the overwhelmingly positive early response, Huizenga and Griffin have since teamed up [...]

The Blackboard Blues Band

The Blackboard Blues Band is the GTA's foremost R'n'B band. Specializing in classic Soul, R'n'B, Funk, Rock and Blues. The Blackboard Blues Band plays regularly at clubs and bars across the GTA in addition to corporate functions, weddings, private parties, and numerous music festivals. The band plays hits from the 60's to present day and has fans of all ages!  

The Muffin Men

The Muffin Men: They’re too young to drive but not too young to rock. Cohen, the lead guitarist, got his first electric guitar in January 2021 at age 11. Completely self-taught, he thought it would be fun to start a band. Scouting online he found the perfect band mates. They got together in June, 2021. Jack, the awesome drummer was first on board. Then Ben, the experienced bass player. Curtis, the amazing rhythm guitarist and [...]

The Tone dogs

A bittersweet slice of gut-slammin’ Texas Rockin’ Blues with Twang! The Tone Dogs will shuffle their way into your soul right from the opening chord. The band is dedicated to the authenticity of its sound. What makes them different is the clean vintage sound they grind out of gear that is older than most people who come out to see them. Even the bartenders and bouncers smile as if they have stumbled onto the hippest [...]

Unionville Theatre Company

Unionville Theatre Company was originally founded in 1979 as “The Little People’s Theatre of Unionville” when local resident Mike Johnston saw that local teens needed an opportunity to develop their creative talents. Since that time UTC has consistently provided excellent theatre to the community. We produce one major musical each year, which runs at the end of February much to the delight of thousands of patrons. Unionville Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization governed by [...]

Vanessa Wang

Vanessa Wang is a teenage Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Richmond Hill. Her music is thought-provoking and melodious, reflecting her passion for social justice and creative abilities for composition. She performs in all of York Region’s cities and is an integral and active member. She was invited by the City of Richmond Hill to lead the anthem for the New Mayor and Council Inauguration. She has also lead the anthem and performed various original [...]

Wayne Madder

Wayne Madder Wayne is a singer songwriter living in Scugog Ontario. He has been writing originals over the years from events of his own life as well as those lives around him. He isn't pinned down to just one genre as he plays jazzy blues, blues rock, country blues, soul, fusion and folk. He is one vibey guy! His smooth, honest, organically pure voice has the power to calm and sooth the chaos of your [...]

Wild T & the Spirit

Guitarist Toney Springer has hung with the best of them, David Bowie, Jeff Healey, Bon Jovi, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall. These are a few of the personalities that have been blown away by Toney's music. Toney aka Wild T took his name from his home town of Tunapuna Trinidad, though one may find similarities to Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz & Eric Gales ironically it was Toney's exposure to Steve Howe (Yes) that [...]

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