Zone #1: Town Hall

Boxcar Junction Stage
Main St. in front of Town Hall
Sponsored by Pipefusion

All aboard for a free wheelin’ ride straight into the heart of jazz, funk, and roots from the southern United States and across North America. Three virtuosic super groups lay down tracks that will carry you on a journey through Brass, wind and rhythm, to make your body chuga chuga and your brain choo choo!

katherine-fleitas-nuit-blanche-north-2015-469The Shuffle Demons | 8pm & 11pm
This high-energy Canadian band that blends virtuosic jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals all over the world, the Shuffle Demons are a crowd pleasing, full-on musical group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal playing by some of Canada’s most talented musicians. Get on the Spadina Bus!

nuit-blanche-marek-michalek-photography-384The Woodshed Orchestra | 9pm
A multi-headed celebration emancipation experience. Legendary Toronto drummer Dave Clark (Rheostatics, Gord Downie, Charles Spearin) pilots the band through numerous classic dance music styles including New Orleans Funk and Jazz, R&B, Ska, Soul, Reggae, Punk, Rock, Blues, Country, and more, in an extraordinary celebration. It is a funky, uplifting, joyful ride every time.

nuit-blanche-marek-michalek-photography-524The Double Cuts | 10pm & Midnight
Drawing from a timeless repertoire of genre standards, creating original arrangements that satisfy both new listeners and swing aficionados alike. Comprised of ten musicians from the roots and trad-jazz community, the band has garnered an enthusiastic audience of young & old, as living testimony to the power of music transcending ages, borders, and backgrounds. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t Western swing!

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katherine-fleitas-nuit-blanche-north-2015-415Taking it to the Streets
Main St. in front of Trinity United Church
Live Painting by Zion and Sight

Public spaces have always offered an irresistible venue for expression and dialogue. These spaces offer points of encounters, ideas, tensions and seeds of change. Graffiti is art, so why is it often perceived as vandalism. Two epic street artists use spray paint and ingenuity to take you on a visual journey through the past from hieroglyphics, to murals to modern day graffiti to share histories and create a common space of mutual understanding.

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nuit-blanche-marek-michalek-photography-518Join my Caravan
King St. leading towards River Mill Park
Created by Marc Walter

A magical and ethereal caravan of wooden creatures traversing Main St. You are invited to hop aboard this mysterious train, moving between two vast unknowable points. Sometimes alone, sometimes with a family or group, your journey will be seen and documented, as you ride on the backs of these otherworldly creatures towards an unknown destination far, far away.

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nuit-blanche-marek-michalek-photography-541HARPPPP
United Church Courtyard (between Town Hall and Trinity United Church)
Concept and Creation by Rob Gill
Music by Christine Heron and Trixie Lance
Supported by Trinity United Church and The Love Tree

EEGDynamixx in association with BEnt. brings you HARPPP: an interactive sound installation for receiving and transmitting messages through the earth energy grid. Building on his continuing explorations of his NETTT formations, artist Rob Gill uses an array of vertical copper pipes to create an intricate grid which is in part a satire of, in part a serious aprehension of the actual HAARP(High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) installation near Anchorage Alaska. Come walk through the web and strum the wires whose sound will be recorded, and mixed together into a collective soundscape, created live and incorporating conversations from years past, to be transmitted along the earth energy grid. If alien spaceships land and say hello then we know it has worked. Check Out Last Year’s Sounds Here

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katherine-fleitas-nuit-blanche-north-2015-23Set Me in Motion Butterfly Dance
Main St. in front of The Great Vine
Created by Diane Thoms & Karen Cassian

Nature meets Haute Couture in this evocative formal dress made entirely of butterflies. This static installation will take you on a fanciful journey of movement and colour to speak to our evolutionary compulsion to dress up and be noticed. Fashion. Naturally.

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katherine-fleitas-nuit-blanche-north-2015-194Lets Run Away to the Circus…
Main St. in front of TD Bank
Featuring Muskoka Hoops and Painted Kids

An interactive circus zone for kids of all ages. Put your skills to the test as Muskoka Hoops offers different performances, activities and skill sessions in circus arts including hula hoops, poi, juggling and acrobatics, get your face painted by the vagabond artists of Painted Kids, or dream up your own act as you sit under our mini big top tent.
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katherine-fleitas-nuit-blanche-north-2015-460The Rovin’ Ramber’s Saloon
Algonquin Theatre, Partners Hall
Featuring Doug Mclean, Tina Turley, Mark Hockey, Clayton Earl, Gina Horswood
Sponsored by Hunters Bay Radio

First on the Dial, Hunter’s Bay Radio presents some of the finest country musical talent Muskoka has to offer in the Algonquin Theatre’s licensed performance space. Come in, grab a seat and a cold one, test your gumption in games of chance and enjoy the sounds as HBR takes you live to air.

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