The Govfest Grand Finale Showcase will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the prestigious St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Location:  St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts – 27 Front Street East, Toronto (concert hall setting)

Doors open at 6:00pm.

The event starts at 6:30pm and end at 11:15pm.

As a focus of Canadian performing arts, the Centre is a leader in providing Toronto’s diverse cultural communities with a professional, service-oriented theatrical and entertainment facility.

The Grand Finale Showcase will feature up to six finalist bands from the battle stages.  Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite band using voting stubs (and may purchase additional voting stubs throughout the night).

Public Service executive judges will follow a strict rubric for selecting the “Judge’s Choice”.

  *   The top voted band by audience attendance will be the the “Showcase People’s Choice”.

  *   The top scoring judges choice band will be the “Showcase Judges Choice “

Talented MCs and celebrity speakers will guide the guests through the exciting and diverse musical performances.

The very finest in the arts and crafts from the Govfest events will be on display and some may be available for bidding!

Look out for sell-out crowds, excellent entertainment and a exciting night out to support the United Way and the Ryan’s Well Foundation.

Friday, December 2, 2016
The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Jane Mallett Theatre
27 Front Street, Toronto
Time Event
6:00 Doors Open
6:30 Opening Remarks
7:00 to 7:25 Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
7:35 to 8:00 Uncle Deadly
8:10 to 8:35 Crash Control
8:45 to 9:10 2MenyGirls
9:20 to 9:45 Kin
9:55 to 10:20 The Secondments
10:30 to 11:00 Judges Deliberation
10:30 to 10:55 The Accentricity Band
10:55 to 11:05 Last Chance for People’s Choice Voting
11:05 to 11:15 Counting of Votes
11:00 St. Lawrence Centre Lounge
11:15 Announcement of Top “Showcase People’s Choice” band.

Announcement of Top “Showcase Judges Choice” band

Our Panel of Judges

Secretary Orsini: Steve Orsini, Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the
Ontario Public Service.

Deputy Richardson: Deborah Richardson, Deputy Minister, Ministry of
Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.

Deputy Rhodes: Stephen Rhodes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation.

Kate Lamb: Kate Lamb, Chief of Corporate Services, Workplace Safety and
Insurance Board.


Our Hosts

Casey Palmer, MCSCS
Stephanie Scarchilli

Note: Subject to change by the Govfest Committee.