We’re excited to celebrate the opening of The Backyard at the RMG with our community! Be one of the first to experience our reimagined greenspace that is community focused and rooted in creativity. There is limited seating so be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Throughout the evening we’ll have lots of activities on the go:
- Meet the designers
- Help us plant our raised beds with the Oshawa Garden Club
- Paint a rock – yes, that pandemic tradition – with our L&E staff for our garden
- Partake in refreshments from Masala Box and Town Brewery
- Enjoy brilliant musical performances.
7:00 pm Doors open
7:20 pm Welcome, Introductions + Thank Yous
7:30 pm Performance by Tania Joy
8:30 pm Performance by the Professors of Funk
10:00 pm Doors close
The Professors Of Funk is a powerhouse 9-piece band that plays the classic funk, R&B, soul, and Motown music of the 1960s and 70s – music meant to get people to move. This sizzling high-energy ensemble features elite professional musicians with a wide range of experience in groups large and small and backing up artists across a broad spectrum. The presence of a 3-piece horn section, added percussionist, and both male and female lead vocalists ensure that they deliver the authentic flavours found in that era’s timeless sound.
Folk-roots musician, Tania Joy has been using the last few years hone her songwriting, finally following up her 2013 EP, I’ll Be Around, with the release of her EP I Will Stand, produced by 2022 Juno Award winner Hill Kourkoutis (SATE, Digging Roots, Leela Gilday, Madison Violet), a multi-talented artist who played with Serena Ryder and was in The Weeknd’s original backing band.
This project is funded in part by: the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and the Enabling Accessibility Fund; the Ontario Trillium Foundation Community Building Fund; and The City of Oshawa.