Govfest 2017 includes four events:
The Govfest Groovefest Dance Exhibition and Social: Join us for a night dancing and socializing to kick off Govfest’s 2017 season on October 20th! Socialize with colleagues, sample delicious beverage selections and sharpen your groove with tips from Toronto’s top dance instructors!
The Public Service Battle of The Bands: Musical acts will compete at the “Battles Stages” and “Knock-out Rounds” across Ontario from November 1st to November 17th. Musicians will perform on fully equipped stages for your votes for the highly-prized “Judge’s Choice” and “Crowd’s Choice” awards.
The evenings represent a great time to connect with colleagues while seeing the best in music and stage performances. There will be approximately 5 to 8 bands per stage per night. Some limited speeches and opening remarks will start the itinerary. Then the show begins!
During the contest, each band gets 30 minutes (6 songs) play time. Votes for your favourite band are on sale on line prior to the show as well as at the venue. Votes are tallied at the events and the highest voted band advances to the Knockout Round or Grand Finale Showcase.
Govfest Passport to Wine and Art Soiree: Join wine connoisseurs and artists for the “Soiree” event at the prestigious Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, on November 16th, 2017. This formal evening setting will feature the very best in the arts from over 50 artists and the best wines along with speakers and special guests.
The Grand Finale Showcase: The final event will be held at the prestigious and legendary Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge Street Toronto on December 1st, 2017. This event will showcase the best from the earlier shows at the exciting upscale location.
Be a part of it GOVFEST! 2017 represents an exciting growth year for Govfest and will involve multimedia (music, arts, dance), new locations across Ontario, and more participating organizations.