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RONCY ROCKS MUSIC AND ART FEST WEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL PROGRAM FOR 2017


FUN FOR ALL AGES  –  SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2017 10AM-9PM

LOCATION

Roncesvalles Ave from Dundas Street to Queen Street (Roncesvalles Village)

The Roncy Rocks Team is excited that the event is coming up this Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to 9 pm.

The Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area along with local volunteers has created this festival to give back to the growing and vibrant community.

WHAT TO EXPECT-HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 hours of Music running from 11 am to 9 pm. The Main Stage (schedule at www.roncyrockscom/schedule) opens at 11 am
    • Headliners: Danny Michel, Joey Landreth, Trapper, The Jessica Stuart Few, Peter Elkas. and returning family band “The Monkey Bunch”. Expect to see a large mix of musical talent ranging from solo artists to well known national artists.
  • KIDS ZONE 10am-4pm ages up to 14 years+ activities include crafts, planting, face painting, robotics and agility zone
  • FASHION SHOW at noon and 2pm features Toronto designers & beyond brought to us by Fresh Collective, Belo Boutique, Doll Factory by Damzels and Helga Boutique
  • ART SHOW & SALE over 20 local artists selling painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery and more
  • BBQ DEMONSTRATION AND SAMPLING  
    • MARK CULLEN presents The Bounty of Butterflies, Bees and Native Plants for your Garden at 1PM
  • THE K9 DOG SHOW at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • MONTEREY POP – 50th Anniversary Screening at the Revue Cinema, 9:30 PM
  • SIDEWALK SALE all day.

RONCY ROCKS MUSIC AND ART FEST WEST ACTIVITIES

MUSIC 11AM -9 PM

The festival features an amazing array of local and not so local talent across 3 stages . Schedule updates and changes can be found at http://roncyrocks.com/2017-music/music-schedule-2017/

MAIN STAGE sponsored by Patternfish

Line up for the Main Stage at the corner of Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave

11:00AM – Student performances from Neighbour Note 12:00PM – The Monkey Bunch – Roncy/Parkdale’s favourite kids band 1:00PM – Jerome Godboo – Rousing blues-rock from this award winning harmonica player 2:00PM – The Jessica Stuart Few – Indie pop played on a traditional Japanese 13-string koto 3:00PM – Jake Chrisholm – In-demand session player and powerhouse blues guitarist and frontman 4:00PM – Jane’s Party – Great pop hooks and showmanship from these hard-working local boys 5:00PM – Peter Elkas – Souful rock n’ roll from the former Local Rabbits frontman 6:00PM – Trapper – National treasure Emm Gryner with her 80s rock side project 7:00PM – Joey Landreth – Frontman of the Juno-award winning Landreth Brothers

8:00PM – Danny Michel – One of Canda’s finest and most beloved and lauded songwriters

Grenadier Stage: sponsored by Pollocks Home Hardware

Line up for the Stage at Grenadier Rd and Roncesvalles Ave

11:00AM – CMC Student Rock Bands 12:00PM – CMC Student Rock Bands & Luna Li 2:00PM – Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone? – 4-piece nostalgic tribute to the 1960’s Folk Revival 3:00PM – Marc Meriläinen Trio – Singer/songwriter fusing influences from his Finnish and Ojibway roots 4:00PM – Jake’s Not Here – It’s a family affair for Ranbow Songs’ Mike and his rocking Whitla brood. 5:00PM – ZIMZUM – Roncy’s favourite jazz/fusion quartet led by saxophonist Ian Lazarus 6:00PM – Vast Asleep – Experimental hip-hop cover group combine live music and turntablism

Westminster Art Zone sponsored by Keith Kerbler Royal Lepage and NAK Design Strategies

Music line-up for the Art Show

12:30PM – The Release – Vocalist Roman Dasek and guitarist Toni Gavrilovic play Canadiana pop & rock hits

1:15PM – Brighid Fry – This member of Kingdom of Birds & Moscow Apartment is a might force, and still just 14 2:45PM – Claire Coupland – Graceful contemporary indie folk, with electric guitar accompaniment 3:30PM – Sahra Featherstone – Sublime solo harp pieces from this Canadian Folk Music Award winner 3 of 3

KIDS ZONE sponsored by Guardian Pharmacy

Located at Fern Ave and Roncesvalles Ave the Kids Zone will feature something for children of all ages.

Open from 10 am to 4pm.

10:00AM-12:00PM – Cookie decorating with Cookery 12:00PM- 2:00PM – Crafting musical instruments with Scooter Girl Toys 2:00PM – 4:00PM – Paint a pot before getting your hands dirty with the plant activities provided by High Park Library and Sweet Peas

FASHION SHOW sponsored by the Roncesvalles Dental Centre and Chander Chaddah

On the steps of St. Vincent de Paul Church at Westminster

Check out amazing fashion from local Canadian designers featured from stores Fresh Collective and Doll Factory by Damzels and more. Damzels was selected as NOW Magazine’s Best Women’s Clothing store in Toronto. Fresh Collective is the leader in innovative fashion retail in Toronto with 3 lovely boutiques specializing in independent Toronto designers.

Noon & 2PM – There will be two shows running approximately 30 minutes each and show casing great summer clothes. Accompanied by a live DJ, this show on the church steps of St. Vincent de Paul, will be a new kind of awesome.

ART SHOW & SALE sponsored by NAK Design Strategies and Keith Kerbler

Located at Westminster Ave and Roncesvalles Ave. From 10AM to 4PM

Browse through the works of local talent. Paintings, sculpture, photography, jewellery and much more.

BBQ ZONE sponsored by Pollocks Home Hardware

Located at Grenadier Rd and Roncesvalles Ave.

This is a chance to see what’s new in the Barbeque world featuring grilling demonstrations

12-2PM – Enjoy barbeque treats

1:00PM – Mark Cullen on The Bounty of Butterflies, Bees and Native Plants for your Garden at

K9 DOG SHOW sponsored by Meridian Credit Union & Stu Sankey

Galley Ave and Roncesvalles Ave

The K9 Team Dog Show will feature Petunia the Pot Bellied Pig demonstrating countless tricks alongside the skilled pups! Show times are at 11 am, 1pm and 3pm.

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