Artfest Toronto Music
Live music at Artfest Toronto is a lovely experience. Listen to tunes while you stroll around the show. Not too loud and a great ambience. 12pm-6pm Daily. Artfest events presents performances by wonderful musicians to enhance the great atmosphere for visitors. We keep the music low-key so it doesn’t overpower the art scene, but engaging to make your time with us very enjoyable.
On Friday Sept 1 Tim Bovaconti and friends will be groovin’ all day. Tim Bovaconti is lead guitarist with Burton Cummings and Ron Sexsmith as well as an artist/producer in his own right. Tim will be sharing the stage with musical friends from the Toronto area. They are well known for their harmonies and musical sense of fun, playing classic tunes (but not always the most obvious choices!) and always providing a good time! www.timbovaconti.com
Farrucas Latin Duo
On Saturday listen to the dynamic duo Farrucas, a husband-and-wife that experiments with the diversity of Latin sounds and instruments through our music; painting an exotic musical portrait for you to enjoy all year long.
Farrucas Duo’s artistic taste is a “fusion” between two musical traditions; Mediterranean and Ecuadorian, blending together other several genres including Arab, Cumbia, Rumba Flamenco, Salsa, and Rock influences.
Between recording new ideas in their studio and performing live at more than 300 shows per year for over 10 years, they deliver the best Latin-fusioned music in the GTA.
With such stunning performances, a variety of instruments, homage to diverse cultures and nationalities, heart-warming albums, and legions of fans, Farrucas Duo is a musical journey you need to experience! www.farrucas.net
On the Sunday Melody Fair joins us with beautiful guitar rhythms and sweet melodies. David Wipper has a solid background in recording and concert performance. You will recognize his distinctive style from Grammy Award winning hit song Black Velvet and other hits by Amanda Marshall, Rita Coolidge and Return Trip. Hazel Wipper hails from folk band Jesse and later the Decades and sings gorgeous lead with her partner David in Melody Fair. They perform a wide range of folk and rock classics showcasing David’s stellar guitar skills and Hazel’s amazing voice.
Andy Griffiths entertains us on Monday with his energetic and passionate rootsy folkin' rock tunes. He writes from gut feelings and personal experiences, sings lead and plays a driving rhythmic/percussive style on acoustic guitar. Catchy melodies and tight vocal harmonies are prevalent throughout his tunes.
For the last 30 some odd years he's also been pursuing his love of music ... writing and recording original music whenever he was able to. Mostly original shows, feature sets, and open stages. Which led Andy to record and release his debut album Looking At Life in 2011. Along with help from many of the incredible musicians he met along the way. This album is a folky-rock album with an honest take on a life well lived. Reviewers have written that Andy's music brings comparison to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Lowest of the Low, John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, Grapes of Wrath amongst others. Other album releases are Mind on Other Things and Stella Started It! www.andygriffiths.ca