This weekend’s calypso tent action in Toronto

The annual Calypso Tent Music Series, sponsored by the Organization of Calypso Performing Artists (OCPA), is now in full swing with calypso “tents” taking place every weekend. However for this weekend and next weekend only, both tents – The Professionals and Kaiso Forum – will be performing on Saturday only at two different venues.
THE PROFESSIONALS
Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, June 27
Steelworkers Union Hall
25 Cecil Street, Downtown Toronto
Show time: 8pm
Cast: Macomere Fifi (2008 Calypso Monarch), Dick Lochan, The Calypso Crooner, Naki, Penshioner, Jayson, Lady Pearl, Beginner, Roger Gibbs, Panman Pat and special guests.
House Band: Soca Bunch Brass Band led by Michael “Skel” Redhead.
For more tent/ticket info and reservations, contact Tel: 416-769-7888; Email: thompsony@rogers.com
KAISO FORUM
Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, June 27
Masonic Temple (venue for these dates only)
15 Chisholm Avenue, Toronto East
Show time: 8pm
Cast: Structure, De Carra, Redman, Guney, Susan G, Web, King Cosmos, Sailor, Connector, Black-I, Lady Scorpio, Delee, Spice, Yellows, Dynasty, and special guests.
House Band: Neu Jenarashun led by Jan Morgan.
For more tent/ticket info and reservations, contact Tel: 905-209-0739; Email: thornhill6156@rogers.com
The final night of OCPA’s 2009 Calypso Tent Music Series (i.e. Preliminary Competition – Judges’ Night) will be held on Saturday, July 4 (The Professionals at Steelworkers Union Hall), and Sunday, July 5 (Kaiso Forum at CAW Union Hall).

Tickets should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more information on OCPA’s upcoming “Semi Finals Competition” July 11, and “KAISO 365 Calypso Monarch Finals” competition July 18 visit OCPA’s website at www.ocpacalypsoca.com.

Tickets for the “Semi Finals Competition” are on sale now from each tent’s box office.
ADMISSION to both tents for SATURDAY, JUNE 20: $10 per person.

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