2016 Knock Out Round – Thursday, November 17th, at the Hard Rock Cafe

The bands with the largest number of People’s Choice Votes will advance to either the Knock Out Round or the Grand Finale Showcase.

  •  The FOUR bands with the highest number of votes overall will proceed directly to the Grand Finale Showcase.
  •  The remaining runner-up Bands (up to SIX) will proceed to the Knock out Round.

The TWO top Voted People Choice/Judges Scoring Bands from the Knock Out Round will proceed to the Grand Finale

One wild card band may be selected by the Govfest Committee to proceed to the Grand Finale Showcase.

Three knockout round Judge’s will score the bands as they play. The judges will convene after the competing bands perform and tally the scores.

2016 Govfest Knock Out Round Program
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Hard Rock Café
279 Yonge Street, Toronto
Time Band Name
6:00 Doors Open
6:30 Opening Remarks
7:00 to 7:25 Certifiably Strung
7:35 to 8:00 The Chalk Lines
8:10 to 8:35 Government Rock Picnic
8:45 to 9:10 Kin
9:20 to 9:45 The Invisible Hands
9:55 to 10:20  Accentricity
10:20 to 10:30 Last Chance for People’s Choice Voting
10:30 to 10:45 Counting of Votes and Judges Deliberation
10:30 to 11:00 The Randstad Band
10:45 Announcement of Top 2 Bands that will move on to the Grand Finale Showcase at the St. Lawrence Centre
11:00 Non-Competing Bands, TBD
11:30 TBD
12:00 TBD
12:30 TBD

Judges at the Knockout Round

Paula Reid, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Administrative Officer,
Corporate Management and Information Division, Ministry of Natural Resources
and Forestry; Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Management Division,
Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Heather Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Management Division,
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Dafna Carr, Chief Information Officer, Children, Youth & Social Services
I&IT Cluster, Ministry of Community and Social Services

David Clifford, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer Enterprise Financial Services and Systems Ontario Shared Services Ministry of Government and Consumer Services