Drumroll please! Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer Concert is happening at the Canadian Tire Centre Saturday, August 27. Offering great family entertainment, the end-of-summer event provides an unforgettable concert experience filled with upbeat music, high-tempo dancing and everything in between. Headlining the show is 17-year-old Pittsburgh native Daya, whose multi-instrumental talent and powerhouse vocals will have the crowd on their feet. Her certified-platinum debut single Hide Away has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube and peaked at #7 on the Top 40 Canadian radio chart. And her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Don’t Let Me Down recently topped the list of most-Shazaam’d songs in the USA.
This year’s concert also features alternative-pop artist Shane Harte, star of Lost & Found Music Studios. After signing with Cardinal Point Music in 2015, Shane took the Canadian music scene by storm, and his hit single Left Standing can be heard on radio stations across the country.
Making their touring debuts this summer are three brand new Canadian artists: Toronto songstress and lyricist Mckenzie Small, Vancouver-based pop phenomenon Josh Bogert, and soulful singer-songwriter Aviva. Mckenzie released her debut single Caught Feelings in late April, soon to be followed by new original tracks from both Josh and Aviva. Known for their starring roles on the popular Family Channel series Backstage, each of these young stars will bring their own unique and energetic sounds to the lineup.
Of course, no Big Ticket Summer Concert would be complete without performances from stars of Backstage and The Next Step, bringing intricate and eye-popping dance routines to the stage, as well as special musical performances from the melodious Lost & Found Music Studios. Plus, this year Trevor Tordjman (“James” from The Next Step) will charm audiences with his sophisticated swagger and unique sense of humour, acting as concert host alongside Family Channel’s very own Deepa Prashad. For ticket details, see Family.ca.