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article imageCanadian Music Week celebrates a world of sound

By John Duarte     Mar 8, 2012 in Entertainment
Toronto - Thousands of performers representing 40 countries will fill the Toronto nightlife landscape with music at 60 nightclubs over five nights during the 2012 Slacker Canadian Music Fest.
The 30th annual cultural celebration comes alive in the city’s entertainment district on March 21 and continues through March 25. This year’s festival, which is part of the greater Slacker Canadian Music Week, is expected to draw over 100,000 music fans to witness more than 4,500 local and international musicians.
One of the concerts drawing plenty of attention features Grammy-award-winning guitarist Slash, member of notable bands like Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses. The show will take place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 23.
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Musical acts from Portugal, Spain and Latin America will come under the international spotlight with three nights of showcases. Also on the schedule are The Indies, the 12th annual award presentation for independent music artists and will this year feature a special reunion by Treble Charger, which will be inducted into the SiriusXM Indies Hall of Fame.
Besides the music, Slacker Canadian Music Fest will also feature a festival of music-oriented films and will see the premiere of the Canadian International Comedy Festival.
Slacker Canadian Music Fest will be held March 21 to 25 at various locations throughout downtown Toronto. The complete schedule of performers, venues and information on tickets or to purchase an all-inclusive wristband is available at the event website.
The music festival is part of Canadian Music Week, the country’s leading annual entertainment event showcasing the music, media and entertainment industries. Canadian Music Week also includes four information-intensive conferences, a trade exposition and no fewer than four awards shows.
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