Maestro Denis Mastromonaco and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and Juno Award winning singer and songwriter Suzie McNeil to be Inducted as part of this year’s Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival.
The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on September 10, 2023 at 11 am at Memorial Park’s Gazebo Stage in Port Credit, Ontario and the public is welcome to join the festivities.
The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is passionate about, and committed to, maintaining, and continuing the tradition of classical symphonic music in Mississauga. The MSO takes pride in their designation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada, a term that describes an orchestra with a mixture of professional musicians and highly skilled amateurs. Under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco since 2013, the orchestra continues to offer entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs performed to the highest artistic standards. With the inclusion of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2014, the organization has become the centre of classical music in Mississauga, built around the pillars of music education, performance, and entertainment.
Suzie McNeil, born and raised in Mississauga, is a powerful vocalist, songwriter and talented performer who became a household name in 2005 when she was the last woman standing on the CBS reality show, Rockstar: INXS. She has since gone on to have eleven Top 20 hits in Canada including her hit song ‘Believe’ which she performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Closing Ceremonies. In addition to having the exciting opportunity to sing back up for P!NK on her North American Tour, she has also performed with Alan Frew, Jeff Healey, Blue Rodeo, Dave Navarro, Scott Weiland, Gavin Rossdale, Clay Aitkin, and Foreigner. Recently, Suzie made history by joining Aerosmith on their Las Vegas residency, singing backup vocals with Steven Tyler, and has just announced that she will be joining Aerosmith on their “Peace Out” farewell tour. They will be coming to Toronto just 2 days after the Walk Of Fame ceremony on September 12 at the Scotiabank Centre, where she will perform with Aerosmith in front of a hometown crowd.
About the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame:
Established in 2012 by the late Mississauga City Councilor Jim Tovey, a former musician, the MMWF features Mississauga musicians and Industry leaders who have made a significant contribution to the world of music. Previous inductees include the great Oscar Peterson, Gil Moore and Rik Emmett of Triumph, Ronnie Hawkins, Tommy Hunter, Denny Doherty of the Mamas and Papas, Jeff Healey, Phil X of Bon Jovi, Liberty Silver, Alessia Cara, and many more. The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame is in Memorial Park, Port Credit, Ontario.