SUPPORTING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH SONG, DANCE AND CELEBRATION ON DECEMBER 27 AND 28 AT THE OPERA HOUSE                                                                                                                            


"gorgeously sung and passionately played"The Guardian

“charismatic...handsome and ambitious.” The New York Times

"Amazing, frenetic, gloriously anarchic and ultimately joyous!”Winnipeg Free Press

Toronto, ON – November 11, 2019 – Toronto's infamous guerrilla-folk party-punks, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, celebrate the Opera House's 30th anniversary with a two-day holiday festival featuring some of their favourite Toronto party bands. Held at the iconic venue on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28, it’s the perfect winter gathering to enjoy some of the incredible sounds this city has to offer while supporting a great cause. Tickets are on sale now (more info below) and available here.

Appropriately dubbed LEMON-AID, the two-night party aims to raise funds for international non-profit organizations chosen by the artists themselves. Each band has generously agreed to donate half their fees to a charity of their choice, making the event the most diverse fundraiser of the season.

Joining the festivities on Friday, December 27th will be LBO co-founder Tangi Ropars' Moskitto Bar, who will be premiering at Koerner Hall in 2020, and Moneka Arabic Jazz, who cemented their place in the Toronto music scene when they won the Rising Star Award at this summer's TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Saturday, December 28th has a distinctly more urban flavour, featuring loud-mouth hip-hoppers Bangerz Brass, and Ukrainian folk-step trio, Balaklava Blues; the politicized passion project of LBO leads Mark and Marichka Marczyk, inspired by their personal experiences on the front lines of the Ukraine-Russia war.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra first came into the public eye in 2012 when a video of their impromptu performance on a delayed flight went viral and got them attention from Jimmy Kimmel, Huff Post, and the New York Times. Since then they have won and been nominated for multiple awards and garnered international media praise for their high-octane live performances and tendency to break down the fourth wall and literally take the performance into the audience for the finales of their shows.

Find all details on this two-day jam below, and stay tuned for more Lemon Bucket Orkestra!

LEMON-AID – December 27 to 28 at The Opera House (735 Queen Street East)
Ticket info:
2-day festival pass - $30 +fees (limited to 250) – buy tickets here
1 day early bird - $20 +fees (limited to 250)
1 day advance - $25 +fees (limited to 300)

Day 1 - Friday, December 27
Moskitto Bar and Moneka Arabic Jazz and Lemon Bucket Orkestra – buy tickets here

Day 2 - Saturday, December 28
Balaklava Blues, Bangerz Brass and Lemon Bucket Orkestra – buy tickets here

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