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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Events on Thursday and Friday


I know you Americans (and others) are going to be arriving soon, so I wanted to give you some info as a Toronto local on whats happening. 


Thursday night 

King and Queen show @ Lamport stadium..

This is the crown jewel of the events leading up to the grand parade. This is where we showcase the Kings and Queens of the mas bands under bright stadium lighting and it really is impressive. 
 this year, for the first time, they will have a jumbo tron so you can get a better view. I don't know if this has anything to do with the addition of Chevy as a sponsor, but it should be cool.
Are you accustomed to attending this event, and sitting in the stands? Have you ever envied the guys with the floor seats, with center pieces getting served food and ting? Well, to score those seats in the past, you had to work for a sponsor, be a politician, be high up in media (blogs don't count) or some other form of big papi. 
Now, all you need is a $100 VIP ticket, and you too can be the envy of the folks in the stands. For this price you get prime seating, non-alcoholic drinks and cutters and you are really close to the beer/alcohol tent.
Cost:  Advance $30.00 / Gate $35.00 / Seniors $30.00 / V.I.P $100.00 VIP

Friday Aug 03, 2012

Pan Alive @ Lamport stadium
This is a thrilling evening displaying the musical and tonal qualities of the steel pan as members of the Ontario Steelpan Association compete before a panel of judges. This show is the best opportunity to hear this wonderful instrument in all its glory. This event highlights the talent of pannists ranging in age from early teens to adults as they perform their original renditions. Cost: Advance $25.00

 
Also, if you are looking for something free to do Friday night before you hit jouvert fish fry or a fete, you have two festivals to choose from: Irie music festival and Island soul festival.


Island soul festival
Friday 3, 2012
Together Panman Pat and Percussionist Jeff have been thrilling their audiences with a Caribbean callalloo of musical styles. Tonight they’re doing it "Soul Village style.” Bring your own percussion instruments and join them in an impromptu steel pan parade!
Prices

Tribute to Lord Kitchener

August 3, 2012
A not-to-miss musical tribute to Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts), grandmaster of classic calypso music and one of Trinidad's best-loved calypsonians. Featuring Moses Revolution.
myspace.com/mosesrevolution

Prices

Everyone: FREE
Friday, August 3, 2012
8:30PM – 9:30PM

The Mighty Shadow

August 3, 2012
Winston Bailey, better known by his stage name The Mighty Shadow, is a unique calypsonian and soca artist from Trinidad and Tobago.

Prices

Everyone: FREE
Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00PM – 11:00PM




If you don't like anything yet, you can cruise over to Nathan Philips square you can see FAY-ANN LYONS perform for, yes, free 9pm till 10PM.

Nathan Phillips Square

TIME FRIDAYAUG 3, 2012 SATURDAY AUG 4, 2012 SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012 MONDAY AUG 6, 2012
ALL DAY
IRIE ART EXHIBIT IRIE ART EXHIBIT IRIE ART EXHIBIT
11:00AM
SOUNDCHECK SOUNDCHECK SOUNDCHECK
12:00PM
SOUNDCHECK SOUNDCHECK SOUNDCHECK
12:30PM
SOUNDCHECK JCA Flag Raising SOUNDCHECK
1:00PM
DJ
DJ
2:00PM
IRIE Latin Baque de Bamba DJ Poetry:
Charlie Bubus
Patrick de Belen
2:45PM
 DJ
DJ
3:00PM

IRIE DANCE
Dance Immersion Summer Showcase

3:15PM


Likkle More
3:30PM
Luanda Jones
(DJ Break)
4:00PM
(DJ Break) DJ/TD Dancers IRIE REGGAE – Lillian Allen
4:45PM
(DJ Break) IRIE REGGAE – House of David Gang DJ/TD Dancers
5:00PM
 King Fabulouso

5:15PM

 DJ Kaysha Lee
5:30PM
DJ/TD Dancers IRIE REGGAE – The Memberz Empress Divine
5:45PM


IRIE REGGAE
tba
6:00PM DJ “D’ ENFORCAS” IRIE REGGAE
Colin Levy

 Donna Makeda
6:15PM

Ammoye
6:30PM
IRIE REGGAE
(DJ Break)
6:45PM
 Shalli IRIE REGGAE – Ibadan
7:00PM


IRIE REGGAE
DAWN PENN
7:15PM Jaxx (DJ Break)

7:30PM

(DJ Break)
7:45PM IRIE SOCA
Jaxx
IRIE REGGAE
Odell


8:00PM Trevor B
IRIE REGGAE
THIRD WORLD
CLOSE
8:30PM (DJ Break – D’Enforcas) (DJ Break)

9:00PM IRIE SOCA
FAY-ANN LYONS
IRIE REGGAE
RICHIE SPICE


10:00PM CLOSE CLOSE CLOSE

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