WorldPride 2014 combines with TD Jazz Fest opener
This Friday, June 20, the TD Toronto jazzfest will partner with World Pride in hosting a spectacular free show at Nathan-Phillips Square for the launch of the festival’s opening weekend, The opening ceremony for World Pride as well as the raising of the rainbow flag will fly high above the Square.
The headlining entertainers is ground-breaking and Grammy Award winning powerhouse, Melissa Etheridge, and home town favourite, Deborah Cox, in a co-production with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the City of Toronto.
Shows like usually have tickets or a cover charge, but on this occasion in the spirit of inclusion the admission is free to one and all.
WorldPride 2014 is coming to Toronto this summer. This international ten-day celebration of global LGBT communities will be the first WorldPride ever held in North America, and the fourth such festival in the world.
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz. What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days. Attractions include more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto.
The heart of the Festival is now located at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage, and where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public.
Throughout the week or so there will be many great shows put on by many amazing performers in the Square some free some ticketed.