In the Heart of the City
In case you didn’t notice, it’s 2013. This means 2 things:
1) The film 2012, starring John Cusack, WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY.
2) This year will be the 10th Anniversary of Edmonton’s Heart of the City Festival.
This 2nd item is so important, they didn’t even wait until this year to start the celebration. Last December, the Heart of the City Festival Society held the first of several open mics to get folks excited about 2013’s festival. The event was a hit, and featured a diverse section of the Edmonton music scene – the Big Sky Gliders, Erasmo Coco, Locution Revolution, Sebastian Barrera, and Patrick Marchand-Smith all performed. As organizer David Prodan attested: “it was a fantastic evening that sets a standard for our community.”
The next open mic will be this Saturday, January 26th. The shows are in partnership with E4C McCauley Apartments, and held in the city’s urban core, at Pacific Cafe, 10876 97st NW. The show will feature Paula Kirman, and you, if you’re interested.
To sign up for the open mic please call 780 424 2870. Find all the details on the Facebook event page here.
And, just like Cusack’s film kept going, that’s not all!
The Heart of the City Festival Society is also partnering with CJSR to put together a 10th anniversary compilation album. It’s set to be released on the 1st day of the festival, which will be held June 1 and 2, 2013!
If you’re interested in submitting a song, the deadline is the last day in February of this non-leap year, also known as the 28th. All the info you need can be found here.