Preceding the fireworks, SHOREfest (presented by SHORE 104) will host free concerts on two music stages in English Bay and Sunset Beach.
Visitors to the beach will be able to watch some of the hottest names in Canadian music perform at Sunset Beach and in English Bay on fireworks days.
Check back after April 30th for the 2013 line-up -- another lineup of incredible Canadian talent, on the beach and free for everyone!
SHORE 104 Stage, English Bay
July 28 - 8.30pm
Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie--a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas--writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. His new album,
Barchords, was released on February 7, 2012 to critical praise:
"Barchords is a gorgeous, full-bodied recording that revels in spare but intensely flavorful textures. It’s that delightfully rare kind of record that commands an instant replay."
- Los Angeles Times
“A reserved yet melodically rewarding exploration of relationships and heartache.”
– The New Yorker
"A sublime, incomparable leading man, one with a soulful, sweet and stylish touch in his song-writing."
- Globe and Mail
“Barchords is a work of impeccably concise and considered songcraft.”
– Toronto Star
Great Lake Swimmers
Said The Whale
The Be Good Tanyas
Jim Byrnes and Steve Dawson
Dustin Bentall & Kendel Carson