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Vox Popular Live at Waverley Park

Event date: 9/16/2021 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Export event

Vox Popular Live at Waverley Park

17th Annual Vox Popular Media Arts Festival online and in person this year

THUNDER B AY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~~  September 15, 2021  (LSNews)  The 17th Annual Vox Popular Media Arts Festival is both online and in person this year from September 16th-26th! 

Our in-person event will be held from 7-11PM, September 16th at Waverley Park. It will feature live music, film screenings, and a projection of our virtual art gallery! Performers include: Rodney Brown, Danielle Polari, and Jean-Paul De Roover. Films include local and Canadian shorts, as well as local director Ryan La Via’s 43min film Cup Confidential.  

This year’s online festival will feature 50+ films from local, Canadian, and international filmmakers, Q&A / panel discussions with filmmakers, 7 part concert series, a virtual art gallery, and an art creation contest titled: #ArtForThePeople.
Notable local films include Cup Confidential, by Ryan La Via;  The Gift, by Rachel Garrick; Always Tomorrow, by Martin King; And Again, by Joseph Schlapsi, Wreck by Curtis Jensen; and, Happiness by Jack Belhumeur. Namid, by Victoria Anderson Gardner


September 17th-19th we will host Q&As and panel discussions with the filmmakers and artists. Times TBA.
Every day from September 20th-26th we will release a concert series performance as a livestream event at 7PM. Artists performing in the concert series are: Danny Johnson, Danielle Polari, Action Cat, Wrong Odds, Rodney Brown, Morning Light Acoustic Quartet, and Jake Vaillant and the Town.

Local Love Virtual Art Gallery: We are thrilled to host our first virtual art gallery on our website for the duration of the festival and there will be a slideshow video of the visual art on our streaming platform.  Artists include: Carole Lapointe, Mary Jane MacDonald, Hali Vogel, Michel Dumont, Robyn Saxberg, Steve Haining, Martin King, Maddy Rapley, Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, Sebastien Hardy, Marv Saxberg. We are also presenting CAHEP’s “My Thunder Bay photography project”

More about Concert Series:

Due to the pandemic, we have had to completely reinvent our organization and events. We opted to hold a virtual festival in September 2020, where our audiences could experience films, interviews, and concert performances from their home. 

The concert series was a powerful force in the Thunder Bay music community. For all of the musicians involved, it was one of the only opportunities for them to perform during the pandemic. Every music venue has shut down, and some risk never coming back. This is why we knew we needed to make another concert series. It is a lifeline for music in our region. 

The series combines filmmaking, audio production, projection art, set decorating, and musical performances, into community driven concert videos that will document a key moment in our region's history. 

About Vox Popular Media Arts

Vox Popular Media Arts (previously Bay Street Film Festival) has operated for 17 years in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We have screened over 778 independent films and hosted 175 visiting filmmakers from Canada and around the world. The festival and year round events also include performing artists, concerts, multidisciplinary installations, masterclasses, and workshops. 

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