Canadian Music Week officially kicked off on May 6th but there is still so much left to see and do. Now in its 32nd year, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is an important North American event, showing new and established artist to a wide range of audiences. Unlike other music events, CMW focuses on the business of music. The gigs held across various locations in Toronto have the ablity to launch music careers, as it attracts more than 2,000 top industry professionals to participate in the four day music event.
CMW showcases over 1000 bands across 60 music venues across downtown Toronto over 5 days. Venues range from popular bars and halls, to trendy clothing stores and cafes. I managed to land some tickets to the M.I.A concert that was originally scheduled to be held at the outdoor venue at Yonge and Dundas Square, which got changed in favour of Tattoo Rock Parlour. It was a great night and geared me up for the rest of the festival
You can purchase wristbands for the full 5 days, priced at $75. Many single shows costs $25, so if you’re planing on seeing more than 2 shows, you may as well opt for the wristband. Canadian’s Tegan and Sara will be headlining the event, which is sure to sell out pretty quickly. The music on offer showcases a diverse range of genres and this year there will also be a few films and comedy shows on offer. Make sure to check out the a Jimi Hendrix biopic: All is By My Side and Fela Kuti Biopic: Finding Fela, both showing tonight at College Street’s Royal Cinema. Canadian Music Week – http://cmw.net/
Film Tickets – http://cmw.net/film/
Video at M.I.A – http://instagram.com/p/nlCHoeC38e/