Mega arts festival that celebrates creativity. Free concerts and events at theLuminato Festival Hub (David Pecaut Square, 55 John St.) include Canadian artist Ember Swift who creates music in both Mandarin and English that advocates cross-cultural communication between East and West, the Long Shen Dao from Beijing with their Reggae, and Max Priest, British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent.
Look also for Tuareg guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar from Niger, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia from Mali, and the Kyiv-based quartet DakhaBrakha from the Ukraine.
The Gob Squad from England and Germany will be there too for spontaneous, innovative theatre. http://luminatofestival.com/events/2013/super-night-shot
In previous years, seating was outdoors and limited. Bring your own chairs and sun & rain protection.
For more info and free performances: http://luminatofestival.com/events/venues/at-the-hub
Before you venture out to any event, always check by phone for time and other changes.