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Jul 30 2006

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Annual Picnic For Peace

melcrowd18 PICNIC FOR PEACE: The Association of Artists for a Better World presents the 5th Annual Concert For Peace at Mel Lastman Square, on July 29, 2006, featuring 13 dynamic and exciting blues and roots artists running continuously from Noon 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 event is part of a world wide series 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.

 WHAT:

Picnic 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: July 29,2006, Noon – 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: Picnic 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 Picnic For Peace: We are accepting submissions (starting April 15, 2006) from 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. Entry fee is $20.00 for submissions received June15 or before, then $30.00 from June 16 till the deadline of June 23. Four selected artists / bands will be notified by email before June 30, 2006, and will need to confirm their attendance in Toronto, Canada before June 30, 2006.

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. 'Picnic 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.

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