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Thursday, August 9, 2012

SoundClash winners’' showcase at Harbourfront Centre’s WestJet Stage Aug. 31


TORONTO, ON (Aug. 8, 2012) –-- The winner of the SoundClash Music Award is Chloe Charles, whose sultry, soulful style wowed audiences and judges alike. The two runners-up are reggae act Progress and the Rebel Alliance and soul-singer Gyles.

In 2011, Harbourfront Centre launched the SoundClash Music Award, a search for the cutting-edge musical talent bubbling just under Toronto’s surface. This year’s SoundClash Festival provided an opportunity for audiences to experience all of the 6 shortlisted artists and help determine the winners.

Now, the votes are in, and the winners – of cash and prizes totalling more than $10,000 and a slot on the big stage – have been decided. Both our secret panel of judges, comprised of musical tastemakers from across disciplines and the musical spectrum, and audiences were able to contribute to the voting process.

Join us on Friday, Aug. 31 as we celebrate the next generation of musical talents bubbling under the surface of Toronto’s music scene with the SoundClash Winners’ Showcase. The concert, featuring Chloe Charles and Progress and the Rebel Alliance, begins at 8 p.m. on the WestJet Stage and admission is FREE.

For additional information the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com/soundclash/award.cfm or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

The SoundClash Music Award is a Harbourfront Centre initiative designed to showcase Toronto’s talented, creative and forward-thinking independent musicians from across the musical spectrum. Acts performing a wide range of music have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some of Toronto’s top musicians and play on Harbourfront Centre’s WestJet Stage and compete for cash prizes totaling $10,000.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, not-for-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront. Our summer festival season runs from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend, and features over 20 festivals and events that offer The World in One Place. For more information visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer


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