The revolution starts here: Toronto Open Tuning Festival

Festival applauded by London based entertainment writer Dominic Wells who spent the day enjoying Open Tuning 2015

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Mr. P's Ukulele Jam at the Open Tuning festival. Photo: Monica Gupta Mr. P’s Ukulele Jam, Open Tuning Festival. Pic: Monica Gupta

I’ve just travelled 3,000 miles to see the second annual Open Tuning Festival in Seaton Village, Toronto. (If I were being boringly pedantic, I might specify that I travelled 3,000 miles to see my old friend Ian Sinclair, who happens to be helping put on this festival today, but why let that stand in the way of a good opener?)

It’s a lovely idea: a community-based free festival, using local shops, parks and houses for venues, where anyone who wants can turn up and play. There’s bluegrass, blues, punk, rock, and the brilliantly named ukulele band, Uke Till You Puke. A guy in his fifties played solo by a corner shop with an amp and a guitar, at first to just two people; a group of teens showed with their skateboards, and amazingly stayed to listen for a few songs…

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A Free Music Festival every June in Downtown Toronto. Community-driven, celebrating music through creating, performing, experiencing and listening.
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