2015 GovFest Finale!

2015 GovFest Finale!

The Grand Finale Showcase at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio was filled to capacity with over 400 attendees on Friday night.  Attendees were dancing in the isles to the beat of seven bands that showed off their musically and entertainment…

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Passport to Wine and Art Soirée Results

Thanks to everyone who attended the Passport to Wine and Art Soirée, it was a fantastic event! The winning ticket numbers were: 044990, 044473, 044191 And the winning wine from the evening was: #9 Clos du Val Zinfandel 2013, California, USA Full…

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Battle Round E Results!

Friday night, Nov 6th, at the Hard Rock Cafe was amazing. Round E had 5 bands pushing their limits to show off their musical talent and entertain a full house of attendees.  Congratulations to The Secondments band who who won the…

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Band Signups

Govfest invites all musicians and artists to participate in the 9th Annual Battle of the Bands festival this November in downtown Toronto. Participating bands will perform on fully equipped stages, enjoy opportunities for professional quality recordings, pictures and videos, and…

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Volunteer Opportunity

The 2015 Govfest is entirely supported by volunteers to plan, organize and manage the multiple stages and events.  If you would like to join the volunteer team this year, contact Paul.Burns@Ontario.ca or Rosemary.Cercone@Ontario.ca.

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Coming Soon!

The ninth annual Govfest Battle of the Bands will be held on stages in downtown Toronto’s famous Queen Street on November 4, 5 and 6, 2015.  The Grand Finale Showcase will feature the best bands and musical arts on November…

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2014 GovFest: Battle of the Bands Results

FINAL RESULTS – 2014 Govfest Battle of the Bands Again, the music and entertainment were exceptional at the 8th Annual Govfest Battle of the Bands event, which took place on 4 stages on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014 in downtown Toronto.  The Grand Finale, to announce the winners, was held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Glen Gould Studio.  Please click here to see pictures from all these events. This year the event raised over $19,200, to be split between the United Way of Greater Toronto and the Ryan’s Well Foundation.  This brings a grand total raised, over the last 8 years, to  $102,000. The charity event just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year. There were over 1,200 people who attend the events. This is a great accomplishment and could not have been done without the time and effort from 27 bands, 150 musicians, 20 volunteers, 4 MC, 4 Deputy Ministers. At the Grand Finale night, the Souled Out band won “Best Band” for best band as selected by four Deputy Ministers who judged this event. The Whitespace band won for best band as selected by people who attend the event. On behalf of the 2014 Govfest Battle of the Bands Planning Committee, a huge thank you to everyone who makes this event a success year after year. We look forward to continuing the enthusiasm and success of the charity concert in November 2015. Hope to see you there. 2015 Govfest Battle of the Bands Committee

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