Photo Credit: Barr Brothers Band via Courtney Lee Photography
(Note: This is a guest post from Dave Lock in our Toronto office, who will be bringing us a regular update on all things north of the border.)
It hasn’t been very long since we announced our official expansion into the Canadian market, but a lot of heads are already turning; and we couldn’t be happier with our early success. Since our big coming out party at Canadian Music Week in March (thanks again to Caplansky’s & The Horseshoe Tavern!), Ticketfly Canada has been extremely busy working with a variety of new partners to improve the live event experience in Canada.
Without further ado, we are proud to introduce the following clients to the Ticketfly Canada roster:
TURF – The Toronto Urban Roots Festival, in its inaugural year, is taking place at Fort York – Garrison Commons, July 4-7, and promises to deliver set after set of incredible acts, including the likes of The Arkells, Belle & Sebastian, Neko Case, Hannah Georgas, Matt Mays, She & Him (we all have the biggest crush on Zooey), The Wooden Sky, Yo La Tengo, and a ton more. Early Bird 4-Day Tickets are already sold out, and the “All-In” pricing means no hidden taxes or fees (Yay Ticketfly!). Purchase your tickets here.
SLED ISLAND – I would end up with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome if I wrote out every single one of the amazing bands playing Sled Island this year. From Bear Mountain to Walter TV (the Mac Demarco side project), and everything in between (including the Thermals and Mac himself), this Calgary festival is always a “must-attend” on my list. In fact, you might just see me rocking my Ticketfly hoodie next to the stage. You can check out the full lineup here, and grab your festival passes too.
DAKOTA TAVERN – Everyone’s favourite bar [Ed: See, he’s a real Canadian!]. Well, at least it’s mine. And, I might be a bit biased. But some of the most magical shows in Toronto have taken place in this legendary bar, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board. The room lends itself to a relaxed, comfortable vibe, and delivers a true party at every show. If you’ve ever been, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And if you haven’t, I suggest you put it on your list. Just remember to get there early. The place is always packed. You can check out the upcoming shows at the Dakota here.
SEAHORSE TAVERN – Welcome to the East Coast! The Seahorse Tavern is the most recognizable venue in Halifax; if you’ve ever played in a touring band in Canada, you know the Seahorse. They’ve been kicking around for over 60 years and are still going strong. And if that wasn’t enough, they were the first establishment in the city to EVER be granted a license to sell beer. A venue after my own heart. Check out upcoming shows at the Seahorse Tavern here.
Photo credit: Dwayne Gretzky via Andrew Williamson
On top of these amazing new clients, we’ve been very fortunate to have even more incredible promoters, festivals, events, and venues come on board in the past few months. Here are just a few more clients who have joined the Ticketfly Canada family:
- S.C.E.N.E. Fest
- Young Lions Music Club
- The Rivoli
- Comedy Records
- Indie Week
- Cadillac Lounge
- Rancho Relaxo
- Indoor Shoes
- Power Juncture
- Good Kids
- Gravity Events
- Music City North
- Country In The Woods
So, here’s to us, Canada. Let’s grab a bottle, hit the front of the stage, and enjoy another great set. I’ll see you there. – Dave Lock