Canadian Music Week Presents Queer Supporting Voices

Canadian Music Week is proud to present a musical showcase and to honour a music legend from the LGBTTIQQ2SA community.
Circle your calendars on March 10th for the Queer Showcase, being held in the North Ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel. The showcase is one of several events taking place during Canadian Music Fest (March 9-13 in Toronto), a part of Canada Music Week. Join the party for the sounds and talents of Gentleman Reg, Rouge, Chris Velan and Kevin Wong.

Proud FM Showcase*
Gladstone Hotel, (North Ballroom), 1214 Queen St. West, 416-531-4635
Doors 8 p.m., 19+, wristbands accepted.

Check out Friday, March 11th as David Marsden (www.marsdenglobal.com) - one of Canada’s first true Rock-n-Roll deejays, is inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Marsden will be receiving the prestigious Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding works in broadcasting, taking place during the Canadian Radio Music Awards at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Also, Saturday, March 12th,The Union & Canadian Music Fest proudly present MEN at Sneaky Dees. The debut album Talk About Body is the new project from Le Tigre's JD Samson, cult icon and leader in the LGBT community. MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective where JD is joined by Ladybug Transistorʼs Michael O'Neill and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

The Union and CMF present MEN*
Sneaky Dees, 431 College Street West, 416-603-3090
Doors 8 p.m., 19+, wristbands accepted.

Canadian Music Fest, March 9 – 13, 2011 features over 800 local and international artists showcased in 55 venues in Toronto’s downtown core. Tickets and wristbands are available for purchase online at www.canadianmusicfest.com.

Entry is subject to capacity. Certain restrictions on some shows may apply. Please check website often for updates.

*Schedule is subject to change - so check the site often for up-to-the-minute information and announcements www.canadianmusicfest.com

Tickets for the Canadian Radio Music Awards are available for purchase through the Canadian Music Week website at www.cmw.net.

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest - CMW spans a five-day period from March 9 to March 13, 2011 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.