On October 15th, come celebrate queer culture and stories at the new St. John’s Community Market with a Queer Market featuring vendors from the St. John’s Queer community and an evening performance from the amazing Queer Songbook Orchestra, making their only Newfoundland and Labrador stop on a cross-Canada tour.
Queer Market: 4:30-7:30 PM
Free admission; contact Taylor Stocks at firstname.lastname@example.org to vend
QSO Performance: 8:00 PM
Doors at 7:30; tickets $25 for adults, $20 for students + processing fees
About the Queer Songbook Orchestra
The Toronto-based Queer Songbook Orchestra are a 12-piece professional chamber pop collective dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative through the last century of pop music. A community based project, the ensemble source their material through the personal stories of queer experience of 2SLGBTQ individuals and the songs that have been most meaningful to them.
The Tour of Heart and Mind is a cross Canada series focused on accessing small to mid size cities throughout the country and presenting a show which reflects the lived experience of queer individuals. Founded in 2014, the QSO have played many of the most esteemed stages and festivals across Canada, including the National Arts Centre, Luminato Festival, High Performance Rodeo and Suoni per Il Popolo, and their collaborative album with multi-disciplinary artist Vivek Shraya, Part-Time Woman, was long listed for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.
About the St. John’s Community Market
Owned by the City of St. John’s and managed by the nonprofit St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative, the St. John’s Community Market is a multi-use community facility that hosts farmers’ markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a variety of community activities during the rest of the week. This newly-renovated space is fully accessible and gender-inclusive.