Canadian Air Guitar Championships Set to Rock Toronto’s Velvet Underground on May 25th

Date: May 25th, 2024
Time: Doors open at 8pm, Show starts at 9pm
Location: The Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

The stage is set for an epic showdown of invisible strings and rock ‘n’ roll swagger as the Canadian Air Guitar Championships return to Toronto on May 25th, 2024. Hosted at The Velvet Underground, this electrifying event promises to be a night of wild antics, high-flying riffs, and air-shredding performances.

In partnership with the Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland, the Canadian Air Guitar Championships bring together air guitar enthusiasts from coast to coast to showcase their skills. Contestants will channel their inner rock gods, goddesses, and deities, unleashing their creativity and passion in an exhilarating display of air guitar mastery. The winner will be flown to Finland to represent Canada at the 27th Air Guitar World Championships this August.

More than just a spectacle of musical prowess, the Canadian Air Guitar Championships also seek to rock out for goodness sake. This year’s event is proud to support the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting reconciliation and healing in Canada through awareness, education, and action.

“When you’re holding an air guitar, you can’t be holding a gun. By adopting their air guitar persona and rocking out with us, contestants not only entertain audiences but also contribute to a meaningful cause,” said Genevieve “The Phoenix” LeBlanc, Co-director of Air Guitar Canada and 2017 Canadian National Air Guitar Champion. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Air Guitar World Championships and to support the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund in their important work. It’s awesome to be able to do something that’s so unapologetically silly and fun while making the world a bit of a better place!”

This is the first time the Canadian Air Guitar Championships have been able to take place since 2019, and the organizers are inviting all former champions as well as new faces to battle it out for the top prize. Attendees can expect an unforgettable evening filled with fierce competition, infectious energy, and plenty of surprises. Whether you’re a seasoned air guitar aficionado or simply looking for a night of fun and philanthropy, the Canadian Air Guitar Championships have something for everyone.

Tickets for the event are available now. Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of air guitar and make a difference in the lives of others.

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