Manifesto Festival Announces Full 2018 Schedule And Summit Programming

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Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture presented by Aurora and Vancity Community Investment Bank, is pleased to announce the final schedule for the 2018 edition and this year’s Summit programming. Returning to its original form, with a free concert at Nathan Phillips Square, featuring Chronixx, Charlotte Day Wilson, Akala,Birthday Boy & Trish, the event will also showcase a number of vendors, a wellness area and the Toronto City Ball Out presenting a Dunk Contest, 3x3 Basketball tournament, prizes and more. This year’s packed program of multi-arts events will be splashed across downtown Toronto at various participating venues, to view our list of free events, the Discovery Series, Manifesto House and this year’s Summit see below or visit here. In an effort to ensure broader accessibility, Manifesto will be teaming up with community partners from around the GTA to provide shuttle bus programs that allow young people to attend the main events.

Free events:
Monday, August 13
 @ The Drake Underground, 19+
Remix Showcase

Artists: julian thomas, Mally Swayzz, Meika Host DJ: DOLOINDACUT
Hosted by: Ebone

https://www.facebook.com/events/238311560130160/

Tuesday, August 14
 @ RSVP for the venue, 19+
MOONSHINE (MTL)
Artists: KALLITECHNIS, ABAKOS, Shay Lia, Mind Bath, The Boys Visuals by: BOYCOTT
https://www.facebook.com/events/298237040742921/

Wednesday, August 15 -Sunday, August 19
 @ Ossington Tire
, 19+
Art Show
Artists: Hatecopy, Nvoid, Tessar Lo, Oluseye, Alex McLeod, Sara M Taylor, Yung Yemi, Tahsin the Good, Giles Monette, Whyishnave, Justin De Lima, Jordan Sook

Artist Talk: Convene presents Art is Evolution
 Host DJ: Sunclef

https://www.facebook.com/events/184135072289128/

Friday, August 17
 @ Toronto City Hall

Live at City Hall
Artists: Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Charlotte Day Wilson, Akala, Birthday Boy & Trish, Ness Lee, inFill, Kelly Goldfeder, Matt H, Dr. Pamela Wong, Marshall Dragun
 Host DJ: Spex

https://www.facebook.com/events/2030009023906594/

Discovery Series:
Thursday, August 9 @ The Drake
Blue Crane Agency x Pirates Blend x Bandbox Showcase
Artists: LIZA, Haleek Maul, Junia-T the Studio Monk, Terrell Morris + a surprise 2018 Polaris nominated special guest
Host DJ: DJ Loqenz

https://www.facebook.com/events/391872694639026/

Friday, August 10
 @ Superwonder Gallery

UNCDTNL presents SUNSHINE (all female showcase of African and Caribbean origin)

Artists: Staasia Daniels, Lu, DijahSB, Charmie, Tamara Madison, Durreyl, ZENE
Host DJ: Rosegold
Hosted by: Cheffy
https://www.facebook.com/events/617077195339863/

Friday, August 10 
@ The Comedy Bar

MRSOE! (comedy show)
Comedians: Dom Pare, Big Norm, Nick Reynoldson, Marito Antonio Lopez, Patrick Haye, Cassie Cao
Host DJ: Fly Lady Di
Hosted by: Ali Hassan
https://www.facebook.com/events/823281871393920/

Saturday, August 11
 @ The Rootdown (225 Geary)
RPM 2-Year Anniversary & Mixtape Release Venue

Artists: DJ NDN, Drezus, Obuxum, DATU
DJ Sets: a l l i e, Wolf Saga + special surprise guests
https://www.facebook.com/events/203132620345356/

Sunday, August 12 @ SoSo Food Club
SNTRK6
Presenting partners: Sampler Café, CDR, Subtle Blend, Beat Academy, The Build
 Producers: Astro Mega, CY, Furozh, Josh Grant, Anzola, DJ I.Khan (Open CDR) Sampler Café (2-5pm) / Beat Academy Producer Tribute (5-7pm) / Open CDR and Producer Showcasing
https://www.facebook.com/events/326167664585746/

Monday, August 13
 @ The Drake Underground
Remix Showcase

Artists: julian thomas, Mally Swayzz, Meika Host DJ: DOLOINDACUT
Hosted by: Ebone

https://www.facebook.com/events/238311560130160/

Monday, August 13
 @ The Drake Underground
StayOutLate & Cup In Hand Gang presents MIDNIGHT CLUB III

Artists: Scotty IV, Tahir, OSIYM, COLA
 Host DJs: Danthrax and AKAJerzy
, Tremayne

https://www.facebook.com/events/1720682141318770/

Tuesday, August 14
 @ SoSo Food Club
SoSo DISNEY BALL presented by Support Your Local Collective and House of Disney Performance by: Eyeda Sophia
 Host DJ: Iced Misto
https://www.facebook.com/events/503584456760689/

Tuesday, August 14
 @ RSVP the venue
MOONSHINE (MTL)
Artists: KALLITECHNIS, ABAKOS, Shay Lia, Mind Bath, The Boys Visuals by: BOYCOTT
https://www.facebook.com/events/298237040742921/

MANIFESTO HOUSE @ Ossington Tire:
Wednesday, August 15
Manifesto Art Show
Artists: Hatecopy, Nvoid, Tessar Lo, Oluseye, Alex McLeod, Sara M Taylor, Yung Yemi, Tahsin the Good, Giles Monette, Whyishnave, Justin De Lima, Jordan Sook

Time: 5pm-late

Thursday, August 16
Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption Acoustic Jam, Meet & Greet + Popup Shop

Artists: Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption Host DJ: Spex

Time: 5pm-10pm


Friday, August 17
Moonshine After Party
The Montreal Collective known for its epic dance parties in DIY spaces drawing 100s once a month following the full moon, has partnered with Manifesto on a couple events that are not to be missed.

Saturday, August 18th @ Ossington Tire
Blue Tile Lounge Video Premiere After Party
Blue Tile Lounge is a skater owned and operated shop since the original BTL Park in 1997. Serving Toronto and a far with everything to do with skateboarding. The after party will follow the premiere of Baby Blue at the Revue Cinema, in conjunction with Manifesto.

Sunday, August 19 @ Ossington Tire
Closing Event
Surprise guests, DJ’s and more, celebrate the closing night of Manifesto Festival.

THE SUMMIT:
Saturday, August 17 & Sunday August 18 @ Free Space (68 Claremont St)
Manifesto Summit
The two-day event will focus on music at home and across the globe, exploring new sounds, voices and ideas changing the overall landscape of music and the industry. Speakers include Tuma Basa (YouTube), Ian Campeau (DJ NDN), Chakabars (iHeartAfrica.org), Lissa Monet (DJ) and more. For full programming visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2042994879044994/

About Manifesto
Founded in 2007, Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture is a celebration of hip-hop culture and beyond. The non-profit, youth-powered platform was designed to showcase local artists and create events aimed at cultivating multi-disciplinary artistic and professional development for young people across a variety of mediums.
Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to provide carefully curated programming in music, visual arts, dance and more – through concerts, art shows, block parties, workshops, summits. New this year is the Manifesto Discovery Series, a dynamic group of community and arts events in partnership with Toronto’s up and coming arts collectives, organizations, artists and move-makers.

Manifesto seeks to address barriers for young creatives including:
-Insufficient income-generating and employment opportunities for young people and artists
-Unrealized benefits of greater collaboration between artists, organizations, institutions & genres
-A lack of mainstream support infrastructure for homegrown artists (venues, media, industry, etc.)
-Systemic exclusion and under-resourcing of marginalized and racialized communities.

http://mnfsto.com/