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Toronto area music festivals heating up with summer line-ups

Last Updated Jun 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm EST

Mayor John Tory has made it his mission to transform Toronto into a music city.

Next week, representatives from one of the most successful music cities in the world Austin, Texas, will be in Toronto to share some wisdom and their experiences with Toronto.

Toronto’s music scene as a whole brings in 700 million a year and Tory hopes in the next five years it will reach 1 billion. The city of Toronto now has a partnership with Austin, who brings in 1.8 million a year.

There are five addition music festivals coming to Toronto this summer and Tory hopes to expand this number over the next five years.

For a list of the concert listing see below:

  • Canadian Music Week, May 2-8 (Sheraton Centre, Various)
  • Electric Island, May 23, July 1, Aug. 1, Sept. 4-5 (Toronto Island)
  • CBC Music Festival, May 28 (Echo Beach)
  • Field Trip, June 4-5 (Fort York)
  • African Music Week, June 8-12 (Lula, Small World, Various)
  • Luminato, June 10-26 (Hearn Generating Stn, Various)
  • Bestival, June 11-12 (Woodbine Park)
  • NXNE, June 15-19 (Port Lands, Yonge-Dundas Square, Various)
  • TD Downtown Toronto Jazz Fest, June 24 – July 3 (Nathan Phillips Square, Various)
  • Digital Dreams, July 2-3 (Molson Amphitheatre)
  • Beaches Jazz Fest, July 2–24 (Woodbine Park, Various)
  • Toronto Caribbean Carnival, July 5-21 (Various)
  • Afrofest, July 9-10 (Woodbine Park)
  • Unity Festival, July 20-23 (Yonge-Dundas Square / Various)
  • Wayhome, July 22-24 (Burls Creek)
  • Island Soul, July 29 – Aug 1 (Harbourfront)
  • Veld, July 30-31 (Downsview Park)
  • OVO Fest, July 29 – Aug 1 (Molson Amphitheatre)
  • Boots & Hearts, Aug 4-7 (Burls Creek)
  • Beats, Breaks, & Culture, Aug 5-7 (Harbourfront)
  • Time Festival, Aug 6 (Fort York)
  • Camp Wavelength, Aug 19-21 (Toronto Island)
  • Mad Decent Block Party, Aug 19 (Fort York)
  • TURF, Sep 14-19 (Fort York)
  • Small World Music Festival, Sep 15-25 (Ontario Place)