August 21, 2020 - TD Uptown Live, the popular summer music festival in the city of New Westminster, BC, is going virtual this year with the support of Hubcast Media. Get ready for an eight-day music extravaganza in the safety and comfort of your home.
The TD Uptown Live Virtual Edition 2020 was recorded live by the Hubcast crew at the landmark Massey Theatre in New Westminster. The crew, staff and musicians followed strict COVID-19 safety protocols for the multi-cam shoot.
Hosted by media personality Fiona Forbes, the two-hour broadcast event will premier on Saturday, August 22 at 6:00pm on the Uptown Live website and Facebook page. Artists include Warren Dean Flandez, Fionn, Brass Camel, Krystle Dos Santos, Mazacote, Ezra Kwizera and Colleen Rennison. Each performance will be available to view in its entirety following the live broadcast.
Uptown Live, which was launched in 2012, is presented by the Uptown Business Association with the support of the TD Bank Group, City of New Westminster and Creative BC..
“Uptown Live is an important event, not only to the Uptown New Westminster business area, but to the BC Music industry. After having to cancel this year’s summer festival due to COVID-19, we decided to reimagine the event,” said Bart Slotman, Board President, Uptown Business Association. “The whole performing arts sector has been hit hard. Small businesses are suffering. The virtual concert is in response to the rapid changes in music content creation and distribution taking place throughout the world.
“We are delighted to be playing a role in getting the industry working again,” said Douglas Smith, Managing Partner, Alliance West Sports & Entertainment who is producing the concert in association with Hubcast Media International. “We are thrilled to be working with the team at Massey Theatre to make it happen.”
To learn more and to watch the TD Uptown Live Virtual Edition plus full concerts, visit UptownLive.ca.