The Summer House Party Hosts Free Virtual Music Festival July 1
The all-Canadian lineup includes Serena Ryder, k-os, Tim Hicks and more
Published Jun 14, 2021There's a summer house party, and everyone from coast-to-coast is invited. Presented by Canadian Tire, the Summer House Party is a free, interactive, three-hour virtual music festival happening July 1; it's available to stream online through the festival's website, or via Cottage Life TV.
The all-Canadian lineup features performances from Serena Ryder, k-os, Tim Hicks, Jesse Gold, Skye Wallace, Shawnee Kish and Witch Prophet.
Leading up to the event (or on the day of), fans can purchase VIP Care Packs for $39.95. Each comes with a limited-edition Roots branded T-shirt and more.
All sales proceeds will be donated to MusicCounts' Band Aid Program to support schools within Indigenous communities, as well as the Indspire City and Colour Indigenous Student Bursary and the Indspire Alexisonfire Indigenous Student Bursary.
Chief entertainment officer at FRC Marketing Kevin Goodman said in a statement:
The past 15 months have been incredibly challenging for a lot of Canadians, and we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to come together as a country under one "virtual" roof. The Summer House Party will do just that. This is about bringing everything Canadians love about summer and music festivals into one experience that we can all enjoy for a good cause, while staying safe at home.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. ET on July 1. Before that, a Pre-Show Tailgate — featuring a live performance by Jane's Party — kicks things off at Toronto's CityView Drive-In at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Drive-in tickets (for both the pre-show and the event proper) are available now for $29.95 per car via Ticketmaster.