10th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest in Full Swing to August 30



    
                                 - Rain or Shine!
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy
Toronto is in full swing - rain or shine - and will run throughout the weekend
to August 30 throughout Toronto's St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.
    Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, this year's Scotiabank BuskerFest is
bigger and more exciting than ever, with a stellar array of over 100 top
buskers from Canada, the United States, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia,
Japan, and England in a powerhouse line-up that brings back the very best from
the past 10 years as well as showcases top new acts.
    Scotiabank BuskerFest offers something for everyone - jaw-dropping acts
for audiences of all ages, great activities for kids at BuskerPlay in the
Scotiabank Tent in Market Lane Park, green initiatives, cool contests, special
fire show performances, and delicious food choices.

    
    FRIDAY August 28
    12 noon to 11pm is Scotiabank Day throughout St. Lawrence Market
    neighbourhood
      -  Scotiabank has committed to matching funds raised for Epilepsy
         Toronto through merchandise sales over the course of the weekend,
         and the benefit shows below, up to a total of $15,000.

      -  See high-flying aerial artists, knife-wielding jugglers, mysterious
         magicians, comic contortionists, awesome musicians and much more!

      -  Special performances include:
      -  6pm - 9pm
      -  Three special shows with American Sign Language Interpretation at
         the Epilepsy Toronto Stage (Berczy Park). Another accessibility
         initiative offers wheelchair-reserved seating areas at the
         Scotiabank and CTV stages. These initiatives help make the festival
         more accessible to all audiences.

         9:30pm
      -  The Fire Show at the Scotiabank Stage at Church & Front St. (rain
         date August 29)
      -  The 4th Annual Fire Show, hosted by The FireGuy, showcases the
         'hottest' fire performers at the festival. Normally buskers keep the
         proceeds that they gather after a performance; but, for this special
         performance and the Finale, all proceeds go to Epilepsy Toronto!

    SATURDAY August 29
    Festival runs 11am to 11pm throughout St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood
      -  Photo ops of extraordinary acts abound throughout the area!
      -  See high-flying aerial artists, knife-wielding jugglers, mysterious
         magicians, comic contortionists, awesome musicians and much more!

    SUNDAY August 30
    Festival runs 11am to 8pm  throughout St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood

      -  Photo ops of extraordinary acts abound throughout the area!
         See high-flying aerial artists,knife-wielding jugglers, mysterious
         magicians, comic contortionists, awesome musicians and much more!

         6:30pm
         Grand Finale at the Epilepsy Toronto Stage in Berczy Park (near
         Church & Front St.)
      -  BuskerFest wraps up with another hot show: the Grande Finale. This
         Gala performance features a collection of different buskers
         collaborating and showing off the best of their talents. All
         proceeds will be graciously donated to Epilepsy Toronto. As well,
         the winner of this year's Metro People's Choice Award will be
         awarded to the act that received the most audience votes.

                      10th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest
              Toronto International Street Performer's Festival
                 Thursday August 27 - Sunday August 30, 2009
             throughout the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood -
      along Front Street from Jarvis to Yonge and adjacent side streets
    Thursday noon-10pm, Friday noon-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm. Sun 11am-8pm
    Admission is FREE with a voluntary donation to benefit Epilepsy Toronto
               For information, visit www.torontobuskerfest.com
    www.facebook.com/BuskerFestToronto     http://twitter.com/BuskerFestTO
    




For further information:

For further information: As media, please check in with DW
Communications at the Media Table in the Scotiabank BuskerFest Info Tent on
the Front Street median just east of Church St. to pick up accreditation.
Contact and for Media RSVP for Grand Finale event: DW Communications - Dianne
Weinrib, Savi Pannu, (416) 703-5479 or Savi on her cell at (647) 896-8078 OR
Dianne on her cell at (416) 889-7239 or dw@dwcommunications.net


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