Featuring 10 Bands Including & More
FREE ADMISSION! A DAY OF BLUES AND ROOTS
A FAMILY EVENT – MUSIC AND TRANQUILITY MEL LASTMAN SQUARE SATURDAY JUNE 25 – 2005 – 2:00 – 10:00 PM TORONTO, CANADA
BLUES FOR PEACE: The Association of Artists for a Better World presents the 3rd Annual Concert For Peace at Mel Lastman Square, on June 25, 2005, featuring ten dynamic and exciting blues and roots bands, running continuously from 2:00 till 10:00 PM. The all-day concert relies upon the universal power and language of music to bring artists and members of our diverse community together to share a day of tranquility and good vibes in the square. This year we are networking with Blues for Peace to raise our combined voices to the world to encourage people to think, talk, and promote themes of peace peace; create an environment of cultural acceptance and understanding for all people to live together in harmony. The journey to peace starts inside.
2:00 – Michael Pickett
2:45 – Laura Fernandez
3:30 – Whiteboy Slim
4:15 – Gary Kendall Band
5:00 – Brian Gladstone Band
5:45 – The Tulips
6:30 – Danny Marks
7:15 – Roses In The Snow 8:00 – Wild T & the Spirits (Tony Springer Band)
9:00 – Jack de Keyzer Band
WHAT: Blues For Peace is a FREE family day of Blues and Roots Music with underlying themes of peace. It is a festival for the entertainment of our audience, not a peace rally, so there are no marches, no signs, no politicians, and no speeches. The music is the message! Enjoy a great day of blues and roots in the square!
WHEN: June 25, 2005, 2:00 – 10:00 PM, Rain or Shine!
WHERE: Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge Street two blocks north of Sheppard Avenue. By TTC, take the Yonge line subway (exit North York Centre). Getting there couldn't be easier when you ride the rocket!
WHO: Blues for Peace is presented for the first time in Canada by The Association of Artists for A Better World, a registered non profit organization to inform, encourage, and stimulate artist awareness of social, cultural and ecological issues; create an information avenue to communicate their words through their art form; organize, promote, and present events which allow artists to express their thoughts on important issues and let their words be known. Visit the website for more information. www.abetterworld.ca
MUSICIANS CAN APPLY TO PLAY AT BLUES FOR PEACE: We are accepting submissions (starting April 15, 2005) from blues and roots artists or bands to fill FOUR stage spots. All bands will be paid. Submissions are accepted online only through Sonicbids, and will be evaluated by selected judges. Four selected artists / bands will be notified by email before May 24, 2005 (Ensure your Sonicbids contact info is accurate), and will need to confirm their attendance in Toronto, Canada before June 1, 2005. Submission fee is $10.00 from April 15 to May 5, and $15.00 from May 3 to May 17.
WHAT MAKES IT TICK: The concert venue 'Mel Lastman Square' is a facility of the City of Toronto, thus admission must be FREE. Funding for this event is raised through donations, sponsors (pending) and artist submissions. 'Blues for Peace' is a not for profit event, presented by 'A Better World'. Funds raised will be used pay ALL artists, advertising and promotion, posters, and other event related expenses. ALL of the preparation and organization on this event has been provided entirely by volunteers who have generously donated their time. June 25, 2005