The Youth Showcase Concert Series was established in 2019 by Senaida Ng with the intention of creating a platform for emerging local youth musicians to perform. The Youth Showcase Concert Series gives artists under the age of 25 a chance to perform in front of a large audience. The Youth Showcase Concert is an event for youth run by youth to celebrate the talents of local musicians. Our mission is to promote inclusivity and representation through a diverse lineup of musicians from various races, genders, backgrounds, genres and geographical area. The performers are also encouraged to play original music.
The concert series runs every Saturday throughout August from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Downtown Markham Courtyard. Admission is free.
The Youth Showcase Concert Series is committed to engaging with and giving back to the community. Each year, we select a not-for-profit organization to support. In 2019, we donated $2500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, a local not-for-profit organization that empowers youth. This year, the Youth Showcase Concert Series will be raising money for the Nia Centre for the Arts, a local community arts hub for artists from the African and Caribbean diaspora.
Throughout the rest of the year, the Youth Showcase Concert Series hosts various concerts and mini-series with partners to bring even more music to local communities.
Meet the Team
Senaida Ng, Founder and Chair
Natasha Steele, Vice-Chair
Emily Chau, Media Coordinator
Yvonne Tang, Project Manager
Lidia Tewodros, Social Media Coordinator
Brandon Seatter, Graphic Designer