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Toronto’s Mixto Festival is a weekend of music, art and more

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TORONTO, ON., July 22, 2021 – Mixto Festival is back on the streets for its third annual block party. After pivoting to digital programming last year, the intercultural festival, produced by Toronto-based not-for-profit music presenter Uma Nota Culture, is returning to its roots with a diverse mix of talent and experiences. Running from August 20-22, 2021, the weekend-long festival features live performances from bands and DJs, art installations, children’s activities, food trucks and bar offerings, all set in a safe, accessible, barrier-free outdoor setting.

Mixto performers, photo by Lyon Smith

“We are thrilled to bring Mixto Festival back to the format that it was originally designed for,” says Kristyn Gelfand (she/her), head of marketing at Uma Nota Culture. “We are looking forward to bringing together Torontonians in a safe way for a joyous weekend where they can immerse their senses in culture, arts and, of course, delicious food offerings.”

The three-day family-friendly festival is accessible by transit or car and is taking place in the large, completely transformed parking lot of Lynx Music at 260 Emerson Avenue. The event is also pet-friendly so Fido is welcome. Tickets are $20 for Friday evening, $25 each for Saturday or Sunday, or a Festival Pass can be purchased for $60. Children under 12 are $3 per day.

Mixto performers, photo by Lyon Smith

Tickets can be purchased in advance here: https://bit.ly/3wPfD0J. A small number of tickets will be available at the door, but due to capacity issues it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance. The event will go ahead rain or shine.

Mixto performers, photo by Lyon Smith

Scheduled performers at 2021 Mixto Festival include:

  • Toronto-based rapper DijahSB (they/them) who was recently shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize
  • JUNO award-winning reggae artists Nana McLean (she/her) and Blessed (he/him), with reggae artist Shayne Amani (he/him) and backed by Hardcore (band)
  • Multicultural musical artist and author, John Orpheus (he/him)
  • Moneka Arabic Jazz (band) with special guests Leen (she/her), Aline Morales (she/her), Tara Moneka (she/her), Lauren Barnett (she/her), and Tangi Ropars (he/him)
  • Toronto retro-soul artist Claire Davis (she/her) and band
  • Musician, Singer/Songwriter, Percussionist and Capoeira Master, Sérgio Xocolate aka

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