Artfest Toronto Music 2018
Live music at Artfest Toronto is a lovely experience. Listen to tunes while you stroll around the show. 12pm-6pm Daily. Artfest presents performances by wonderful musicians to enhance the great atmosphere for visitors. We keep the music low-key so it doesn’t overpower the art scene, but engaging to make your time with us very enjoyable.
Saturday May 19
On the Saturday Melody Fair joins us with beautiful guitar rhythms and sweet melodies. David Wipper has a solid background in recording and concert performance. You will recognize his distinctive style from Grammy Award winning hit song Black Velvet and other hits by Amanda Marshall, Rita Coolidge and Return Trip. Hazel Wipper hails from folk band Jesse and later the Decades and sings gorgeous lead with her partner David in Melody Fair. They perform a wide range of folk and rock classics showcasing David’s stellar guitar skills and Hazel’s amazing voice.
Sunday May 20
Tim Bovaconti is lead guitarist with Burton Cummings and Ron Sexsmith as well as an artist/producer in his own right. Tim will be sharing the stage with musical friends from the Toronto area. They are well known for their harmonies and musical sense of fun, playing classic tunes (but not always the most obvious choices!) and always providing a good time! www.timbovaconti.com
Monday May 21
Andy Griffiths entertains us on Monday with his energetic and passionate rootsy folkin' rock tunes. He writes from gut feelings and personal experiences, sings lead and plays a driving rhythmic/percussive style on acoustic guitar. Catchy melodies and tight vocal harmonies are prevalent throughout his tunes.
For the last 30 some odd years he's also been pursuing his love of music ... writing and recording original music whenever he was able to. Mostly original shows, feature sets, and open stages. Which led Andy to record and release his debut album Looking At Life in 2011. Along with help from many of the incredible musicians he met along the way. This album is a folky-rock album with an honest take on a life well lived. Reviewers have written that Andy's music brings comparison to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Lowest of the Low, John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, Grapes of Wrath amongst others. Other album releases are Mind on Other Things and Stella Started It! www.andygriffiths.ca