There’s been much talk of promoting Toronto as a music city much in the same way we see with Austin, Memphis and Nashville. It’s been a slow process, but momentum is starting to build. A couple of new things are now ready to go.
First is Live from City Hall, a free music showcase featuring local artists of all stripes performing in the first-floor rotunda. The next event is tomorrow–April 21–at 5pm featuring hip hop lyricist Zolisa and indie rockers the Jay Snider Band. The gig will be followed by a panel discussion that will help anyone wanting to organize an outdoor music event in the city. Confused about space permits, security and best practices? Then be there for 6:30.
Another development is the launch of the Toronto Music Directory database, a one-stop location for everything from music locations, local music organizations, services for musicians and more.
Great steps. We’re going in the right direction.