Event Schedule

5 Senses Festival Programming

Friday August 16th - Cosmo Stage in the Plaza
6:30pm Richmond Hill Bag Piper - Colin Gillis - O’Canada - George St. Kitts
7:30pm Julian Troiano Band
8:30pm George St. Kitts Band
Saturday August 17th - Cosmo Stage in the Plaza
11:30am - 1:30pm "Light Footed Stompers" Percussion, Ladushki Russian Children Dancers "Stranger" - Youth Rock Band
1:30pm - 3:30pm Traditional High Tea in the Plaza
1:30pm Richmond Hill Bag Pipes - Marching in Flags -Sing O’Canada
1:40pm Patricia Duffy
2:30pm Teresa Marchione
3:30 - 5:30pm Asian Culture Programming including Lion Dancers and songs by Bonnie Wan, Music, Food & Entertainment
5:30 - 7:30pm Persian Culture Programming (Music, Song, Dance & Food) Persian Classical Music Ensemble, Iranian Pop Music
Gileh-Kor Dance Group & Persian Folklore Dance
Saturday Evening - Cosmo Stage in the Plaza
8:00pm Rich & the Poor Boys
9:30pm Soul Child
Saturday August 17th - Soap Box Stage in Marketplace
11:30am Zumba - Sandra Corrado
12:30pm Cosmo School of Music Performers
1:30pm Mad Hatters Tea Party - Mad Hatter - Mark Pezzelato Band
2:30pm Dance Crew
3:00pm Chuck McClelland Sings Canadiana
3:30pm Jazz with Patricia Duffy
4:00pm Spirit Movers

Event goes on rain or shine.
Event schedule subject to change without notice.

Friday 7:30pm

Black Board Blues Band We're proud to welcome back this fantastic 10-piece band. Their unstoppable energy and full sound keeps the beat in you moving! The BBB plays tunes from classic Funk, Rock, Soul, Blues and RnB hits from the 70's to present day - attracting fans of all ages. In 2011 we rocked and danced to songs like "Walking on Sunshine", "Mustang Sally", "Lady Marmalade", "Black Velvet", "Freeway of Love" and "You Can Leave Your Hat On". We're really looking forward to their performance at the 2012 festival and their new set list! Visit their website for more info on the band - www.blackboardblues.ca

Saturday 11:30am - 4:30pm

"Sense of Community" Marketplace & Vendors. Located in the south parking lot of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, our "Sense of Community" Marketplace is an interesting mix of over 30 vendors and exhibitors with intriguing sensory experiences for all ages.

Calling all Vendors!

We have approximately 30 spaces available for vendors and exhibitors in our "Sense of Community" Marketplace. Deadline for application is July 16, 2012, so don't delay!


For more information please contact Marj at 416-822-5139 or marj@onrichmondhill.com

Saturday 12:00pm

Other activities begin including: Ontario Science Centre "Sensory Activities", food sampling, "Sensory Passport" , Wine Tasting with Lifford Wines, Catering Tips at Sweetwater Catering, Richland Imagination Station (kids arts and crafts), DeafBlind Ontario "Sensory Activities" and more...

Saturday 12:00pm

"Free Catering Tips" at Sweetwater Gourmet Catering, 10088 Yonge St. Limited space available, so arrive early!

Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Try-Tones: A Richmond Hill favourite band will be kicking off the Saturday programming with their renditions of popular rock and roll covers from the 60's, 70's and 80's! Featuring Joe Coughlan, John Still, Bo Sirota, Randy Moore and Jim Quance. Bring your dancing shoes and sunscreen! This will be the perfect performance to get your day started.

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Enjoy wine and food? Citro Italian Restaurant invites you to try a bite of our classic pizzas with a sip of wine. Drop in and taste at your leisure between 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cosmo School of Music Rocks! Come out and support the music students from the Cosmo School of Music. Featuring a variety of music genres, instruments and ages, this will be a true showcase of young local talent. This year we are happy to highlight the rock band Man Machine as well as the One In A Million band with their original songs. Be sure to bring your kids to see these young musicians perform. You may find you have a future concert pianist or rocker in your family! For more information on the Cosmo School of Music visit www.cosmomusic.ca/school-of-music

Saturday 2:00pm

"Free Catering Tips" at Sweetwater Gourmet Catering 10088 Yonge St. Limited space available, so arrive early!

Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Derek Christie Band

Richmond Hill based singer songwriter and independent recording artist Derek Christie is becoming a known quantity in and around town. His songs draw upon influences as diverse as garage to gospel, and roots to rock. If an artist reference is required, Neil Diamond meets Patti Smith, with Bruce Springsteen in the mix. After releasing his most recent album 'Secrets' last year, he has (or will have) performed with his band at a number of venues and events such as the Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts, Canadian Music Fest, Canada Day at Richmond Green, Walk Against Poverty, and the Millpond Concert Series 'Richmond Hill's Got Talent' evening. Through their performances, Derek and his band also support a number of charities and community groups such as the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank, Out of The Cold, Five With DRIVE Foundation, David Dunlap Observatory Defenders, Angel's Garage, Sick Kids Hospital, and The United Way. www.derekchristie.com

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pink Cadillac
Another band to keep you dancing & singing... Pink Cadillac! A local fav at many of Richmond Hill's pubs, this versatile and high-energy four-piece ensemble will keep you out of your seats. Featuring Top 40 songs and old ones that will bring back memories including classic rock, blues and soul, we’re looking forward to another fantastic local performance!

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Soulchild: A little something new to the festival... we're pleased to bring in Soulchild for their 5 Senses Festival debut! The best part...they love to party! They'll get you moving with their horn section, wailing guitars, funky slap bass and thundering drum solo. If you love R&B, Rock, Blues, Funk or Soul, Soulchild will be delivering a live experience that sounds like the Vinyl records of both new and old! This band features Terry & Liz Fitzgerald (from the Cosmo Music family!), Jonathan Amador, Roger Rowe, Graydon Drake, Ben Burke, Joe Schepis & David Jager. Their sound will blow your mind! Check them out at www.soulchild.ca.

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Teresa Marchione

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Southern Italian parents, Teresa Marchione showed the gift of song at an early age. By the time she was 11 she was a regular, singing for local events and festivals within the Canadian/Italian community. At age 13 she got the lead of "Sandy" in the school production of Grease and knew for certain that she belonged on stage. Teresa continues to grow as an artist captivating both small and large audiences all over Ontario with her dynamic stage presence and expressive vocal style. Her personality, versatility and variety of music allow her to master any type of event. In 2006, Teresa was hired to perform for a Yorkville Art Gallery showing of a contemporary French impressionist and fell in love with all things Jazz. Teresa sings and speaks fluent Italian and is still very much proud of her heritage and involved in the Italian community.

7:30pm - 9:30pm

George St. Kitts

George St. Kitts has shared his gift of song since the age of three, performing vocals that led to a dazzling career on stage and producing musical revues. Founder of St. Kitts Music Inc., writer-producer George was twice nominated for Juno Awards in 1993 and 1996 for independently produced R & B tunes. His latest album "A Lot of Livin' To Do" in the big band jazz style, exudes his world-class talent and showmanship. A consummate entertainer and versatile vocalist, George has given stellar performances in the Broadway musical "The Lion King," and as Sammy Davis Jr. at Toronto's Cannon Theatre "The Rat Pack Show", as co-producer of "Soul to Soul" and performed in "Once on This Island".
George is the Producer, Artistic Directors and Foundational Sponsor of the Aurora jazz+ Festival (since 2009). This 3 day Award Winning Festival is now designated by Festival and Events Ontario as a Top 100 Festival in the Province of Ontario.