2020 Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival Goes Virtual. “If our fans can’t come to us this September, then we’ll go to them” announced Kris Kane, Chair of the Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival recently. Kane added. “Our team was determined that a hiatus for our 22nd anniversary was not an option and a virtual festival was the best alternative to keep our dedicated fans “Shuffling-On” in 2020”.
The free event will take place over 4 days in September, (10th-13th) streaming on You Tube, Facebook and other social media platforms featuring a 90-minute production each day. Performances were filmed at Mississauga’s Metalworks Studios using professional camera and editing crews to ensure the quality and continuity of each performance and social distancing was strictly observed throughout the paid recording sessions.
Chuck Jackson, Artistic Director for the Southside Shuffle announced an outstanding line-up for the event which includes the Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Juno nominees- Durham County Poets, Lance Anderson’s “Everyday People” The Music of Sly and the Family Stone and the Mark LaForme Band. Ladies Sing The Blues will feature Finnish Blues sensation, Erja Lyytinen also, A Tribute to Etta James, Miss Emily, and “Tapestry” The Carole King Songbook plus interviews and a segment on the history of the Shuffle & Port Credit.
The Sunday show will feature the Induction ceremony of the newest member of Mississauga’s Music Walk of Fame and a retrospective on previous inductees including Oscar Peterson. The line-up is as follows and will be available on demand on the Shuffle YouTube channel for those not able to watch each segment live.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
8:00pm Erja Lyytinen – Finnish Blues Sensation
The Art of Stan Street – Official Festival Artist
Durham County Poets
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
8:00pm Ladies Sing the Blues
A Tribute to Etta James
Visit Port Credit – Mississauga’s Waterfront Musical Destination
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
8:00pm Tapestry – The Carole King Songbook
Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle Highlights
Everyday People – The Music of Sly and the Family Stone
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
8:00pm Mark LaForme Band
Mississauga Music Walk of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
As a not-for-profit, we are very grateful to our sponsors and granting bodies for their support of our virtual event; Tim Hortons of Mississauga, the City of Mississauga, Port Credit Community Foundation, Brightwater Properties, Metalworks, Zoomer Radio, Lamar Transit Advertising, The Conspiracy to Promote Artists, The Waterside Inn, Heritage Canada, Ontario Creates, Celebrate Ontario and Socan.
We would also like to thank all our sponsors who were not able to participate this year but will be returning in 2021: Rabba Fine Foods, Port Credit BIA, Hampton Capital Group, Edenshaw Developments, Humberview Buick, Moosehead, Centre City Capital, Santa Carolina Wines, the bars & restaurants in Port Credit and our Friends of the Festival.