Returning for its sixth year tonight at 99 Sudbury, the Open Roof Festival, in partnership with SiriusXM, introduces the first-ever SiriusXM Audience Choice Award. The winning artist will be determined by a combination of onsite voting and social media engagement, and will be awarded $7,000 by SiriusXM. Second and third place winners will receive $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Winners will be announced at the final Festival screening on Wednesday, August 19.
Participating Open Roof Festival bands are eligible for prizing, beginning with Tomi Swick, kicking-off the Festival’s premiere tonight. For a full list of programming, visit www.OpenRoofFestival.com
Co-founded by Michael MacMillan, Sandra Singer, Jordan Nahmias, and Burzin Contractor in 2010, Open Roof Festival is Toronto’s summer outdoor film and music festival. For more information, visit www.openrooffestival.com, facebook.com/openrooffestival and follow @openrooffest on Twitter. Along with SiriusXM, the Open Roof Festival is proud to include 99 Sudbury, the Amsterdam Brewery, Toronto Arts Council, Slaight Music and Wavelength Music as some of its sponsors and presenting partners.
Open Roof Festival is held at 99 Sudbury, running every Wednesday evening beginning tonight, June 17 through to August 19. The 10-week festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from Canada and across the globe paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established Open Roof Festival’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot.
Tickets on sale now for $15 and available at www.OpenRoofFestival.com. For all events, doors open at 7:30pm with the musical act coming on shortly thereafter and the films commencing at sundown.