Open-air concerts and late summer sunsets in the Heart of the City is what Chevrolet Indie Fridays are all about. The free summer concert series continue every Friday night at 8pm through September 8, 2017 at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS).
On Friday, August 11, before he takes the stage at the ACC next month, Alx Veliz will turn YDS into an electrifying dance party with his blend of the Latin vibes, R&B, and pop, alongside indie pop singer Michelle Treacy with music written to inspire. TatyanaD’Voce will kick off the evening while getting everyone up and dancing to her disco-inspired Latin rhythms and energetic vocals.
On Friday, August 18, YDS will be the place to be as Hunter Siegel presents #NoNeon, a Toronto EDM event series. The unique electronic/bass/dance music DJ, Hunter Siegel, hunts down new talent and breaks ground for artists in clubs around the city…and now in the Heart of the City!
On Friday, August 25, tap into Ontario’s roots and take in some international flair with co-headliners Terra Lightfoot and Klooch. From Hamilton, singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent with a voice that commands attention. YDS will be transported to Eastern Europe when Klooch, the Ukrainian-Canadian rock band, shows Toronto why they are festival headliner-worthy in Kiev.
On Friday, September 1, Toronto’s weather can do whatever it wants because four-time JUNO Award-winning reggae artist Exco Levi and High Priest will be keeping things hot at YDS. Opener The Human Rights will bring it with their high-energy, modern roots reggae.
On Friday, September 8, there will be no need to stray from the concrete jungle to find nature when Indie band from the wilderness of Canada, Wildlife, opens for the woodsmen of The Deep Dark Woods in the heart of downtown. Leave the map at home and get lost in these Canadian tunes for the final Indie Fridays set of the summer!
Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!
For more information and a full schedule of activities in the Square, please visitYDSquare.ca
All programming is subject to change
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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.
About Chevrolet Canada: Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.
Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI), programming associate for YDS this season, is a national not-for-profit organization providing customized creative entrepreneurship training, ongoing mentorship and industry connectivity to artists and managers. Their mission is to develop the careers of artists and managers; build sustainable businesses; and empower people through the three pillars of mentoring, networking and collaboration in order meet their definition of success. Since 2012, CMI has delivered 4,850+ hours of professional development, and mentored over 400 artists and managers of all genres from across Canada and connected them with 200+ active music industry professionals.