By Georgia OrmerodEcho Beach stage

CBC Music Fest was packed all day with live music, food, and activities fit for the entire family.  It was held at Echo Beach on Saturday May 27th. It featured 3 stages with about 20 artists. Headlining the show was Walk Off The Earth and Serena Ryder. My personal favourite, Scott Helman, also took the stage. Take a look at the highlights:

The Beaches

Complete with a killer style, these Toronto girls certainly know how to ROCK.

The Beaches performing

William Prince

William Prince brought the soul to the stage with his soothing voice.

William Prince performing

Bobby Bazini

The French Canadian singer-songwriter had us swinging along.

Bobby Bazini performing

Scott Helman

With his new album “Hotel de Ville” only being a couple weeks old, fans were singing along to every song. The band opened with their dance number, “Kites”, and played fan favourites like “That Sweater” and “Kinda Complicated.”  He even brought his grandfather and mother along, giving them both shout outs.

Scott Helman performing

He explained that his song “Ripple Effect” off the new album is about:

“Making stuff better. It’s about taking something that’s bad, and fixing it.”

He apologized to his mom with a laugh mid song after singing the lyrics, “I’m just as mean as my mother. You’re just as angry as your dad.”

He ended the set with his Platinum single “Bungalow” with the crowd singing and dancing along.

SET LIST
  1. Kites
  2. PDA
  3. That Sweater
  4. 21 Days
  5. Kinda Complicated
  6. Sweet Tooth
  7. Ripple Effect
  8. Gas Light
  9. Bungalow

After the show

We left the stage after Scott Helman’s set to explore all the different food vendors. From traditional Canadian poutine, to deep fried pickles, I was craving all the food we walked past. A bunch of people were drinking out of pineapples. I definitely felt like I was on the beach.

I got distracted when we noticed Scott and the band were meeting fans at the CBC tent. I went at the perfect timing, because I was chosen to ask Scott a question for CBC Music.

Check out the interview HERE at 5.15:

After the interview, Scott asked a lucky fan to sign his ukulele.
(courtesy of CBC Music on Snapchat)

And then we were serenaded with an acoustic performance of “Machine.”

https://twitter.com/ScottHelman/status/869277684253290496

All in all, CBC Music Fest was a great place to discover new music, and hang out with friends and family.  They had activities all day at the Kids’ CBC Zone with crafts,  and entertainment.

Check out the other Canadian artists who performed:

Artists at CBC Music Fest
Artists at CBC Music Fest

Also check out my podcast I did after the show HERE: 

 

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