Beat Bazaar

New market for electronic music fans coming to Toronto

Perk up, dance fans and audiophiles: summer in Toronto will now be capped off by Beat Bazaar, a day-long community music market specifically for electronic lovers, though promoters say anything goes.

From vintage and used audio equipment at the gear swap to a dedicated vinyl section, anyone can show up at Geary Lane on August 30 to buy, sell, ogle, and barter for synths, stereos, DJ gear, and records, records, records while eating, drinking, and dancing to eight live DJs including a headline set by Basic Soul Unit. It's like the old world spirit getting a techno facelift.

Table rentals for the bazaar are $25-40, but if you're just bringing a few items you can sneak in as a regular attendee for the flat $5 entry fee (a crate of vinyl counts as two items). Whether you're stopping by to dance, unload your treasures, or hoard, each entrant is encouraged to donate a buck to Musicbox Childrens Charity. OmNomNom Catering and homemade foods and baked goods will be on sale, and the event will be licensed. Goodie bags and a raffle will further sweeten the deal.

The Deep North and Mislead Madness's Beat Bazaar will join SummerDaze, Cherry Beach, and Electric Island in offering Toronto's dance music fans unique experiences in Toronto's warmer months (with OTHERLAND continuing into the fall). Thankfully this one's indoors, so rain or shine, your Moog scores will stay dry. Keep your eyes on the Facebook event for more DJ announcements.

Photo via thevinylfactory

Note: a previous version of this post said the event was at Spazio Del L'arte, but it has been relocated to Geary Lane.


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