Sudbury’s urban art and music festival is welcoming live music back to town with a series of free outdoor concerts taking place on Durham Street downtown from August 20 to 22.
The festivities kick-off with an electronic music night on Friday, Aug. 20, featuring Montreal’s Marie Davison et L’Oeil Nu performing alongside the NYSSA and The 555.
Polaris-shortlisted hip-hop artist Cadence Weapon will headline a hip-hop night alongside Ethiopian-born and Montréal-based rapper Naya Ali and local rapper Jor’Del Downz on Saturday, Aug. 21. Festival goers will remember Naya Ali from her performance at the base of the Superstack in Copper Cliff during the 2019 Up Here Mystery Tour.
On Sunday, Aug. 22, Hamilton-based Ojibway artist Zoon will play his signature sounds with local post-punk legends Casper Skulls and Sudbury’s own folk-country songstress Julie Katrinette.
The outdoor concerts are pay-what-you-can, and donations will be accepted onsite or at uphere.com/donate. Strict health and safety measures will be in place at Up Here Square.
As well, the official Up Here app has been updated with this year’s programming and festival-goers are encouraged to install it for free in order to be the first to find out about pop-up shows, consult the full schedule, discover this year’s artists, and take in self-guided mural tours. More artists will be announced leading up to the festival through the official Up Here app on social media.
For more information, visit UpHere.com.