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NXNE (in Toronto – June 17 & 18 2016) could look a lot different this year

Toronto’s North by Northeast (NXNE) conference and music festival is turning 22 this year. And after more than two decades spent proliferating culture in the city, it looks like it may be cooking up something new for 2016.

Today, the city’s Economic Development Committee voted in favour of helping support the annual festival as it moves forward. It also recommended that the Committee’s general manager report back on how Austin supports South by Southwest (SXSW) to see if we could emulate similar programs here. City Council will now consider this item on March 30.

Yet, this all becomes increasingly relevant because, as NOW reports in its most recent print edition, NXNE is looking to move outside of centrally located areas – such as Yonge-Dundas Square – to the Port Lands.

“This year,” reads a letter from Councillors Paula Fletcher and Josh Colle to the Economic Development Committee sent prior to today’s meeting, “The NXNE festival is proposing to transform 155 Cherry Street in the Port Lands into a festival venue to produce two days of shows on June 17 and 18, 2016 and to draw 10,000 people to the venue.”

Colle and Fletcher asked the Committee to support the festival because NXNE in the Port Lands, as they write, “will spur tourism and create jobs and is in-line with the city’s goal to show that Toronto is a leading music city in the world.”

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The National in concert at the NXNE Festival

The National performed at the NXNE Festival. Unfortunately, I had to leave just before their evening set. Earlier during their sound check, they performed one song and these photos were grabbed. Special Thanks go out to Vincent Banial for sharing the photos of this concert with Uniquely Toronto.

Photo of the The National performing at the NXNE Festival in Toronto. Photo credit Vincent Banial

The National performed at NXNE. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

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Photos of NXNE Concerts: Big Black Delta, Billy Talent, CTZNSHP, Hayden, Millencolin,Steve Hill, The National, We Are Scientists

Instead of making a bunch of posts with a couple of pics each, I thought it better to post the links to all the photo galleries for the NXNE Concerts. That way you folks can view all the photos within each gallery, if they want. Continue reading

CTZNSHP, a Montreal based Band, played a great concert at the NXNE Festival in Toronto

CTZNSHP, a Montreal based Band, played at the 2013 NXNE Festival in Toronto at Yonge Dundas Square

CTZNSHP, a Montreal based Band, played at the 2013 NXNE Festival in Toronto at Yonge Dundas Square

On Jun 14 2013, I visited the Yonge Dundas Square, in downtown Toronto. I wanted to see if I could mange to get some photos from the NXNE Festival concerts. My prior venture to the Yonge Dundas Sq was for the Lady Antebellum concert. Continue reading

Billy Talent performed at the 2013 NXNE Festival in Toronto at Yonge Dundas Square

Billy Talent performed an amazing show at the NXNE Festival in Toronto

Billy Talent performed an amazing show at the NXNE Festival in Toronto

Billy Talent put on an energetic show. I was shooting pics at the NXNE Festival on June 15. Great musicians played that day. Continue reading