On Saturday, May 31st from 1 PM to Midnight, many legendary bands and singers will be performing at the historic El Mocambo in a fundraiser for the Spirit of Yorkville Music Festival, taking place September 19-21, 2014, organized by the Yorkville Village Alumni Association.
The May 31st event will feature performances from Luke Gibson and Mike McKenna from Luke and the Apostles, Keith McKie from Kensington Market, ace guitarist and house band leader Mike McDonald, Juno Award winning Icon Cathy Young, rocker Johnnie Lovesin, well known jazz guitarist and songwriter Tony Quarrington, Chick Roberts, ballad singer Judith Orban, and singer/songwriters Joanne Crabtree, Sebastian Agnello, Beverlie Robertson, Dede Higgins, Klaas Van Graft and Fergus Hambleton.
David DePoe, the activist leader of the Diggers and the Yorkville hippies, will kick off the afternoon with songs and stories from the era. Following later will be a storytelling/video presentation by well-known rock promoter Johnny Brower.
Some of the great musicians in the lineup be guitarist/singer Pat Rush, Dave Grunsky, Mike Harrison, Hap Roderman from Rough Trade, and drummers Pat Little, Kid Carson and Ed Miller.
For advance tickets to the show and to see the musical line-up visit spiritofyorkville.eventbrite.ca
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About the Spirit of Yorkville Music Festival
Planned for September 19th to 21st, 2014 throughout Yorkville and its surrounding areas, the festival will draw people from all over Canada, U.S.A, and abroad to recapture the spirit and unique artistry of Yorkville in the 60's. The event will feature an abundance of performances from famous musical artists from the 60's including Edward Bear, Luke and the Apostles, Ken Whiteley, Keith McKie, Robbie Lane and Juno award winner Cathy Young. As these performers continue to age, it is certain an event of this magnitude will never happen again.
About the Yorkville Village Alumni Association
The Yorkville Village Alumni Association consists of a group of individuals who lived through the experience of Yorkville in the 60s and is chaired by David DePoe, formerly the spokesperson for the “Hippies” of Yorkville. The association was formed to celebrate the spirit of peace, love, and understanding and the wonderful music, art and poetry that existed in Yorkville in the 1960’s. We honour an amazingly creative era that launched many legendary music and artistic icons. We recognize the need to keep the vital Spirit of Yorkville alive as an important part of Toronto’s history and culture, always remembered and celebrated.