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Cineplex VIP Lounge music series extended to December 20

Friday Night Live Music - Downtown Markham

Due to popular demand, the Friday Night Live Music series in the Cineplex Cinemas Markham VIP Lounge has been extended by two weeks!

The Cinplex VIP Lounge, located upstairs in the Origin at Downtown Markham, will host live music each Friday night from December 6 to December 20.

And Downtown Markham will be giving away movie passes and food gift certificates to put you right in the front seat. With movies like Frozen II, Ford v Ferrari, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Star Wars: Episode IX being released before the Christmas break, there’s no better place to be!

The Cineplex VIP Lounge – the only one of its kind in York Region – features an expansive food and cocktail menu, billiards and big-screen sports, and is open to everyone even if you don’t have a ticket to a movie. From Truffle Fries to Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches, and from draft beer to spectacular Fishbowl Cocktails, the Cineplex VIP Lounge offers so much more than movie-goers are accustomed to.

 
VIP Lounge in Downtown Markham Cineplex

 
“It becomes more like you’re going in an airplane; it’s first class versus economy, that’s what you’re getting,” said Cineplex president and CEO Ellis Jacob when the first VIP Lounges opened half a decade ago.

And on Friday nights in December, that offering includes live music.

On December 6, one of the most entertaining bands in the Toronto area, the Jerome Tucker Band, will take the stage. On December 13, the multi-talented Raquel will perform, and on December 20, Nicole Faye & Sound Exchange will return, following their fantastic performance on November 22.

Performances run from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and admission is FREE to everyone whether they are going to a movie or not.

In advance of each performance, Downtown Markham will be giving away two pairs of movie passes and one VIP Lounge food gift certificate of $35 on Instagram – so be sure to follow Downtown Markham on Instagram so you don’t miss out!

Then join us for live music from the Cineplex VIP Lounge on Friday nights!


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC: Performer Bios

Jerome Tucker Band JEROME TUCKER BAND – December 6
Jerome Tucker is undoubtedly the funkiest and most versatile bass player, singer and band leader in the Toronto area. From the Philadelphia area, as a youngster he joined the US Navy which allowed him to travel and play with various blues, funk, rock and R&B artists around the world including co-writing with Ivan Neville in New Orleans. The Jerome Tucker Band has had many CP24 appearances, CBCs Here and Now radio song of the week, 99.1FM Oct 2016, and CBCs Sounds of the Seasons House Band 2016. Pick up their latest release “Still on Fire” on cd baby, iTunes, or Spotify.
Raquel RAQUEL – December 13
Raquel is a gifted songwriter and vocalist with an affinity for storytelling and emotional performances. She has a vast range of experience from choral music to musical theatre to solo art. Her musical interests and performances have just as much scope in genre from Country/Western, Rock, Pop, R&B, Motown, Funk, Soul, Jazz and everything in between and this mosaic of influences is evident in her unique, soulful voice.
Nicole Faye and the Sound Exchange NICOLE FAYE AND THE SOUND EXCHANGE – December 20
The Sound Exchange is known as one of the best bands in the Toronto area! With its front woman; Nicole Faye, known throughout the city for her charming spirit and full-bodied vocal tone. From Pop, R&B, Funk, and Soul this talented group of musicians are sure to have you entertained!

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

Nicole Faye and the Sound Exchange NICOLE FAYE AND THE SOUND EXCHANGE – November 22
The Sound Exchange is known as one of the best bands in the Toronto area! With its front woman; Nicole Faye, known throughout the city for her charming spirit and full-bodied vocal tone. From Pop, R&B, Funk, and Soul this talented group of musicians are sure to have you entertained!
Chris Kettlewell Trio CHRIS KETTLEWELL TRIO – November 29

Chris Kettlewell is an accomplished Toronto multi-instrumentalist. A double bass graduate from Humber College’s Jazz Performance program in 2005, and Thompson Rivers University’s Music program in 2009, Chris studied under renowned bassists Mike Downes, Pat Collins and DonThompson. Since moving to Toronto, Chris has backed up many artists including Fred Penner, MayleeTodd, Henri Faberge, and Michael Johnston, to name a few, and is currently part of the popular Toronto projects: The Blazing Fiddles, Moskitto Bar, iSpy, Blitzkrieg Cabaret and the Toronto Jazz Collective.

Cineplex VIP Lounge music series extended to December 20