The MuchMusic Experience To Tour Canada In 13 Cities For One Night Only Events

Submitted by Sandy Graham

Following the worldwide debut at SXSW 2023, the documentary feature, 299 Queen Street West, is coming to Canadian venues.  After each screening will be an Intimate & Interactive with iconic MuchMusic VJ’s and the Director, Sean Menard.

With unprecedented access to the MuchMusic archives, the two-hour feature tells the origin story and meteoric rise of the seminal music and pop culture brand, highlighting its beginnings as a scrappy Canadian television upstart.

Watch the doc trailer here:

299 Queen Street West is narrated by some of the original trailblazing VJ’s, who at the time had no prior TV hosting experience, received no direction, no scripts, and broadcasted live across the country. The film showcases how MuchMusic’s rise in popularity intersected with rap music entering the mainstream, the birth of grunge and alternative rock, and pop stars caused teenage hysteria at the iconic street level studio. VJ’s and iconic personalities featured include Steve Anthony, Rick Campanelli, Monika Deol, Denise Donlon, Erica Ehm, Namugenyi Kiwanuka, Sook-Yin Lee, George Stroumboulopoulos, Bill Welychka, and Michael Williams.

299 Queen Street West Tour Dates:

September 22, 2023   Roy Thomson Hall                   TORONTO, ON

October 17, 2023        Rialto Theatre                          MONTREAL, QC

October 18, 2023        Imperial Theatre                     ST JOHN, NB

October 24, 2023        Sobey Family Theatre             CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

Oct 25, 2023               Rebecca Cohn Auditorium     HALIFAX, NS

Oct 28, 2023               Bytowne Cinema                     OTTAWA, ON

Nov 1, 2023                 Jack Singer Concert Hall         CALGARY, AB

November 4, 2023      FirstOntario Concert Place     HAMILTON, ON

November 8, 2023      Winspear Centre                     EDMONTON, AB

November 13, 2023    Conexus Arts Centre               REGINA, SK

Nov 24, 2023              Vancouver Playhouse             VANCOUVER, BC

Nov 25, 2023              Royal Theatre                          VICTORIA, BC

Nov 27, 2023              Centennial Concert Hall         WINNIPEG, MB

Tickets and more information available here: