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CONTACT US                                                                 SHUFFLE HOTLINE: 416-770-4374 General inquiries please email:        info@southsideshuffle.com

Vendor inquiries please email:         sssvendors@hotmail.com

Volunteers inquiries please email:   sssvolunteers@hotmail.com

Band Submissions (Please note we are not taking any further submissions for 2024.)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Photo: Chuck Jackson

Chuck Jackson, Founder, Artistic Director - Part Time Staff:

Chuck’s passion and commitment to music and the community keeps him actively devoted to the Southside Shuffle and its sustainability. A musical performer for over 45 years and lead singer of Canada’s famed Downchild Blues Band, Chuck has numerous contacts and partnerships in the music industry, providing the festival with performer avenues otherwise not available. His reputation and respect from both the community and the musicians we employ is a key element to the festival’s success. Chuck is a Juno and Maple Blues Award winner and has been recognized for his contribution to music and the community as a member of both Mississauga Legends Row and the Music Walk of Fame.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Kristine Kane, Co-Chair: Volunteers, Sponsorship & Grants:

Kristine Kane joined the Board of Directors in 2010 bringing many years of performance and touring experience to the team. Ms. Kane is a member of the Mississauga based band Loco Zydeco and has travelled throughout Canada and the United States performing at a variety of music Festivals. Ms. Kane graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mass media and journalism. Her professional background as a business partner for 35 years with Ideal Personnel, a local placement agency, enhances the Board’s Human Resources experience for staffing and volunteers. Ms. Kane took over grant writing & sponsorship in 2015 and has been successful in securing funding for the Festival.

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Michael Bacon – Co-Chair

A proud Port Credit resident, Michael has enjoyed over 20 years in the music business as an artist manager of local Mississauga singer/songwriters including Suzie McNeil.  He also serves as the Artistic Director of Toronto’s Lakeshore Mardi Gras, and as the production manager for Port Credit’s Paint the Town Red celebrations.  Michael is a longtime supporter of the Southside Shuffle and honoured to serve on the advisory board with long time colleagues and some new friends as well.  His years of experience in the music business and other key roles in other festivals is a welcomed asset to the team. 

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Jeff McPhee, Director of Security and Treasurer:

Jeff McPhee is the owner of a local business and accounting services firm and is actively involved in the Port Credit community. Mr. McPhee has been a board member of the Port Credit BIA and sits on the Boards of the Canada Day celebrations and the “Twas the Bite Before Christmas” activities in the community. A former Chair of the Southside Shuffle, Mr. McPhee’s extensive accounting and business services experience and up to date accounting software knowledge has improved our accounting structure, streamlined our financial reporting and assisted in upgrading our bookkeeper’s skills and responsibilities.

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Jeff Jones, Director: Graphic Design, Video Production, Website and

Marketing Communications: 

Jeff is an award-winning graphic designer who has been involved with the Southside Shuffle for over 20 years. His knowledge of print media and marketing helps us keep the Shuffle front and centre with our large target audience

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Maurie Swan, Director, Secretary

Maurie is a corporate director, currently serving on the boards of two public companies. He retired in 2019 after 25 years as a corporate lawyer with a top tier Bay. St. firm. As both outside and in-house counsel, he has provided advice and strategic direction to numerous boards and organizations over his career. He moved his family to Port Credit over 15 years ago to shorten his walk to the Street Shuffle. He joined the Shuffle's board in 2023 and currently serves as Secretary, and is the point person for the festival's relationship with Rama Gaming. His long suffering teenagers are glad their Dad is now playing open mics and gigs instead of forcing them to endure his "performances".

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Thomas Tomovic - Director

Thomas joined the board in 2022 with over 38 years of Executive Management experience in Logistics as well as Directorships at non-profit boards ( CPC / Fight SMA ) A race car enthusiast, Thomas was involved in NTT Indy Car Series sponsorships for over 10 years. A proud Port Credit resident and avid musician, it was only natural that Thomas has dedicated his spare time to joining the South Side Shuffle board in Logistics, Sales, and Marketing support.

ADVISORY BOARD

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Ron Duquette

Ron Duquette is a retired corporate filmmaker. He has been actively involved in the Mississauga community for over forty years. Mr. Duquette was a member of the Mayor’s Gala organizing committee for twenty-two years and is a recipient of the Mississauga Citizen of the Year award and a Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow. He has served on a variety of Boards and Committees over the years including the Living Arts Centre, The Mississauga International Children’s Festival, Interim Place, Community Living Mississauga and the Mississauga Celebration Square Events Committee. Most recently, he founded Legends Row, Mississauga’s Walk of Fame and is President of that organization.

Photo: Dave Voyce

Dave Voyce - Street Shuffle Coordinator: 

Dave, along with friends Chuck Jackson and John Krush, launched the inaugural Southside Shuffle in 1999.

 A successful business professional, Dave has worn many hats over his 20 years with the festival, including logistics, licensing, accounting, sponsorship and grant writing, along with developing collaborative relationships with the City.

For the past number of years he has been responsible for the planning and operations of the highly popular street shuffle and was asked to re-join the festival advisory committee in 2019.

In addition to Dave’s work with the Southside Shuffle, his community involvement includes the Canada Day and In Situ Arts Festival advisory committees as well as numerous local fundraisers. 

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Kevin McConnell

Kevin McConnell is a Sales and Marketing Executive in the energy industry and a long time Port Credit & area resident. Kevin has joined the The Southside Shuffle Advisory Board in 2024 and will be working with the Shuffle Team to develop new sponsorships and partnerships. A singer-songwriter, Kevin is involved with several local bands including Crossfield Bend and Ridgetown in addition to recording original music.

STAFF

Corinne Jardin, Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper:

A long- time friend of Chuck Jackson, Corinne has been a part of the festival for most of its existence. Retired from the banking industry, Corinne is responsible for assisting with bookkeeping duties as required, artists’ accommodations and numerous other logistical requirements. Her history with the festival provides a solid foundation from which we work.

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Krista Blondin-Communications Coordinator, Emcee

Krista handles the festival's social media, public relations, contests, and coordinates various marketing and advertising campaigns while also serving as our master of ceremonies for the main stage. The Southside Shuffle holds a special place in Krista's heart, as a singer who has performed at the festival several times over the years, with her tribute to Janis Joplin and various jazz and blues ensembles. Port Credit and Mississauga have been home for Krista for most of her life, and the community where she attributes the start of her music career in the 90s and later, working behind the scenes in events in areas of arts and culture, fundraising, and healthcare. Throughout the Shuffle weekend, you'll find her on stage introducing our acts, interviewing our entertainers, and covering highlights of the weekend to share on our social media.

VOLUNTEER TEAM LEADS 

 

Volunteer Coordinator Team

Kristine Kane: Director
Christine Awasthy: Coordinator


Assistant Coordinators:
Marijean MacLennan
Robert Renaud
Marijean MacLennan
Dan Sutton
Jeannie Vasilakos

Team Leaders

 

Accounting/Grants
Jeff McPhee -Treasury       
Kristine Kane - Grants

 

Beverage: #2 #3 & #4 General Bar        
Joe Veronyak/Duane Lopes (Kin Club)

 

Beverage: Bar Tickets  
Janice Valentine

 

Beverage: Inventory and Control         
Frank Bailey

 

Beverage: Sponsor Bar Services
Joe Veronyak/Duane Lopes (Kin Club)

 

Stage Sponsor Team leaders    
Shannon Baldwin / Kim Donovan

 

Special Events/VIP tents          
Karen Jackson

 

Artist Coordinators      
Lori Lakewood

 

Entertainment Hospitality       
Karen Jackson

 

Entrance Gates and Cash         
Sylvie Jeannotte

 

Reefer Truck    
Bruce Shaule

 

Green Team    
Chris Wood

 

Media 
Chuck Jackson & Kristine Kane

 

Merchandise   
Cindy McCleery

 

Security
Jeff McPhee

 

Logistics Setup/Tear Down      
Mike Bacon

 

Logistics During the Event        
Chris Wood

 

Street Shuffle Logistics 
Dave Voyce

 

Signage
Mark Scheerle

 

Sound Production        
Joe Natale

 

Spokesperson  
Chuck Jackson / Kristine Kane

 

Stage 1 Manager         
Randy Freer

 

Stage 2 & 3 Manager   
Ray Roy

 

Vendors          
Shannon Baldwin

 

Surveys Square Support           
Michele Jamerson

The annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle is a non-profit, award-winning blues and jazz festival held in Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario. The three-day outdoor festival features three stages at Port Credit Memorial Park, presenting over 40 Canadian and International acts, along with performances from over 20 musical acts during its free Saturday afternoon street party known as the LIUNA Local 183 Street Shuffle held in the village from 1-5 P.M. The park is fully licensed, offers food vendors, an artesian market, two free stages and one ticketed stage, attracting thousands of attendees to the park each day.

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