David Usher – 8:00pm
David Usher is a multi-platinum, Juno Award winning artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a solo artist and with his band Moist he has sold a combined 1.4 million albums and performed all over the world. He has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai. When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about exploring the intersection of art, technology and data. His creative studio, Human Impact Lab brings together artists, designers, game developers and interactive programmers to work on innovative social impact projects.
Ashley MacIsaac – 7:30pm
One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in that hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton style, while adding his own spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader spectrum of fans. Considered something of a local legend and prodigy by the time of his impressive 1992 debut Close To The Floor, Ashley broke through to the mainstream with the double-platinum genre-bending Hi, How Are You Today? in 1995. International radio play for the single, Sleepy Maggie, and a regular slot on MuchMusic made Ashley an instant Canadian icon.
The Sadies – 9:00pm
Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010’s Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, “…full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past” and which Under The Radar praises as, “…twangingly irresistible guitar interplay.” Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold(1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999’s Red Dirt and 2012’s Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003’s Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004’s The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009’s Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard’s U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.
Ammoye – 9:00pm
Ammoye sings of love, life and justice – a lightworker and a soul rebel. This now multi-award winning artist started out her career while living with her grandparents in Clarendon, Jamaica, finding solace from life’s trials and tribulations by singing in her local church choir. Her career thus far has garnered several top awards including a x2 time Juno nomination and multi Best Female Vocalist and Reggae Artist accolades.
Jay Kartier – 9:30pm
Jay Kartier, named for his brilliant smile and affluent style; was born Jason Brown on the island of Jamaica, and spent his early years growing up in musically rich but economically poor surroundings of inner-city Kingston life. Although heavily influenced by reggae superstars Sanchez in his early days, JK prides himself on striving to carve out his own unique place in the music industry, always attempting to to bring across something different in music.
Eyesus – 10:00pm
Reggae Entertainer Ricardo Rhoden also known as Eyesus is one of Toronto’s most brilliant artist, performer and song writer. He was born on Waltham Park Road in Kingston, Jamaica. HE has been performing on shows since he was 10 years old and was always admired as one of the best young entertainer. His hard work paid off when he won an award for best Reggae Entertainer. He is overall very respectful and always shows his love and support for associate entertainers. Whenever you hear “A Dee Buss you know its Eyesus” expect an explosive performance.