TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - In its eleventh year of supporting music in communities across Canada, TD today continues celebrating the love of music with its first-ever TD Music Café. The pop-up event hosts a one-of-a-kind experience where local Canadian music fans can watch, listen to, and interact with local artists – as well as a triple JUNO award-winning act.
The bank today introduced TD Music Café to launch the 2014 summer music season in Canada, including some of the country's most renowned series of music festivals, Live Nation concert series, and TD Echo Beach concert series. Taking place at Toronto's famous Roy Thomson Hall, TD Music Café's headliner will be iconic indie pop duo, Tegan and Sara.
"We love music and understand its power to bring customers and communities together," said Chris Stamper, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, TD Bank Group. "Kicking off the summer's music events with Tegan and Sara is an exciting way to demonstrate our commitment to music – and introduce a great season full of musical acts that Canadians can't wait to see."
Alongside Tegan and Sara, the TD Music Café will feature performances by local community artists. For several years, TD has been a significant supporter providing access to music and musical education for youth and this event will benefit MusiCounts. Last year alone, the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants program, a key initiative of Canada's music education charity, MusiCounts has provided over $200,000 to local organizations across the country.
"TD is a meaningful contributor to MusiCounts, and its involvement has further established it as an enabler of musical creativity in Canada's artistic community," says Allan Reid, Director of MusiCounts. "We're proud to work with a bank that has such a long-standing reputation as a supporter of cultural initiatives across the country."
The TD Music Café will provide Toronto music fans with a unique outdoor musical experience, transforming Roy Thomson Hall's patio into a café that features a complimentary café bar serving Italian soda, alongside concert style seating. Attendees will receive direct access to the rising Canadian music duo with both an interactive Q+A and an intimate performance, creating a memorable music moment for fans. Fans can join the online conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #TDMusic. Seating is limited.
"We're excited to be playing a unique pop-up show in Toronto for the TD Music Cafe," says Tegan and Sara Quin. "The show will benefit MusiCounts, so we're pleased to have Torontonians join us for a special afternoon that will also benefit a very worthy cause."
To further demonstrate TD's continuing commitment to the arts, the bank is sponsoring the country's renowned music festivals. Coast to Coast from regional communities to some of Canada's largest urban centres, world class musicians being featured this summer include: John Legend, Earth Wind and Fire, Ben Harper, and Aretha Franklin, among others.
A list of festivals include:
- TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival (June 12-22, 2014)
- TD Toronto Jazz Festival (June 19-28, 2014)
- TD Victoria International JazzFest (June 20-29, 2014)
- SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival (June 20-29, 2014)
- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June 20-July 1, 2014)
- TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 20-July 1, 2014)
- Montréal International Jazz Festival (June 26-July 6, 2014)
- TD Halifax Jazz Festival (July 4-12, 2014)
- Beaches International Jazz Festival (July 18-27, 2014)
- Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 24-27, 2014)
TD is also the official bank of Live Nation Canada, and is a sponsor of the 2014 summer concerts at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre and TD Echo Beach, where acts like The Fray and Our Lady Peace will be performing.
Acts to perform this summer include:
- Jack Johnson, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (May 28, 2014)
- Dave Matthews Band, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (June 24, 2014)
- The Fray, TD Echo Beach (July 2, 2014)
- Our Lady Peace, TD Echo Beach (August 16, 2014)
Music fans can keep up-to-date on all TD Music initiatives by visiting http://www.TDLiveMusic.com.
About TD Music
Since 2003, TD has helped customers and communities experience the love of music by sponsoring major music festivals across Canada. Every year TD supports many music-based community and educational programs. Continuing with its commitment to support music programs throughout Canada, TD is proud to be a National Sponsor of the 2014 JUNO Awards and Live Nation's year-long concert series.
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
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