APJ is thrilled to announce Stacey Kay and Arkells as our musical performances for the Bovet 1822 and Artists for Peace and Justice 2014 Festival Gala this weekend at beautiful Casa Loma, Toronto. Plus, a very special surprise guest!

Stacey Kay is a vibrant, versatile young Canadian singer-songwriter from Slaight Music who will kick off the festivities.  Her first single, the tropically-flavored “Island Girl” features everything from the ukelele to beatboxing. A native of Cambridge, Ontario, Stacey Kay is also a talented improv comedian and public speaker, empowering high school and elementary students by encouraging them to feel good about their body image.

Arkells are an energetic, infectious alternative rock band from Universal Music Canada. These Juno Award winners are always on the road,  were named “Best Live Act” by CBC Radio 3 for their foot stomping, sing-along inducing live performances and hitting top 10 Canadian rock radio hit with ‘Oh, the Boss is Coming!”

After our amazing performers Stacey Kay and Arkells have hit the stage, we’ve got a big name up our sleeve that we can’t wait to release! With past APJ festival headliners like Arcade Fire, K’Naan, Macy Gray, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Bolton, Daniel Lanois, and Eddie Vedder, this year’s surprise guest is sure to get the crowd going!

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