Toronto's irrepressible impresario, Jaymz Bee, has come up with a novel scheme aimed at boosting the coffers of the Unison Fund. Billed as Jaymz Bee’s Caravan of Music, it is a four-hour musical journey set in the famed event space and boutique hotel, Old Mill Toronto.
For just $40, attendees receive a “passport” that gets you into 10 rooms feature 20 bands rotating sets. Performers in the rooms include Alex Pangman, Barbra Lica, Big Rude Jake, Melissa Lauren and Nathan Hiltz, Lily Frost, Michael Dunston, Jay Douglas and Eric St-Laurent, Bill McBirnie and Bernie Senensky, the Ichkhanian Levant Trio, and Ted Quinlan Trio.
Stay in one room a while or see a tune or two. As you exit the room, your passport gets stamped and when completed entrants are eligible for entry to a draw featuring "fabulous prizes" at the end of the night. There is also a chill room, an open-mic jam and a room showing silent movies with live accompaniment.
This occasion features a Gala Dinner from 6-8 pm and a concert with Tom Cochrane and Friends that include Andy Kim, Mary Margaret O'Hara, and Damhnait Doyle. Gala ticket holders also have full run of the Caravan that goes 8 to midnight.
Event sponsors are NOW, Vesuvius Music, Slaight Music, Moricone Investments, Wayne Anaka, Zoomer, and Long & McQuade.
Tickets on sale here