INFO SESSION – TONIGHT !

General meeting for organizer and volunteers March 7 2016 at Victory Cafe 7:30pm

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First Group Meeting for OT 2016

  Mark your calendar:  Thursday January 28 at 8pm - Organizers are inviting everyone who wants to get involved in the Open Tuning 2016 Music Festival, to come to our first group meeting this year.   Please join us on Thursday January 28 at 8pm, upstairs at the Victory Cafe, 581 Markham St.    

OPEN TUNING 2016 – it’s a Date!

Open Tuning 2016 Festival Date now confirmed for Saturday June 11th! Stay tuned for an announcement of our first general festival participants meeting. Open Tuning is entirely volunteer organized and operated, so please come and see how you can help make 2016 another musically memorable success. Musicians contact us soon to reserve a performance slot.    

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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