Honey Jam Returned to Toronto this Summer

Honey Jam Returned to Toronto this Summer

The Honey Jam annual concert returned to Toronto this year, taking place August 17 at TD Hall. Like all previous editions, this year’s event featured performances by a host of female and gender-diverse artists across cultures and music genres. The 2023 lineup consisted of Tracy Pham, NYMA, Kibra Tesfaye, Simone Miller, Maude Sonier, Tia Banks, Ava + Lily, Miss McLeod, Isabelle al Jabri, Remie, ZINA, Jônelle, AwulaNa, ZADA, DJ MelBoogie, Kylie Rainheart, Achona Roberts, and Lilacx, as well as a Hip Hop Cypher and a Tina Turner Tribute. The evening was hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayhoe.

Honey Jam is a non-profit multicultural artist development programme run by PhemPhat Entertainment Group. Since 1995, they have worked with young emerging Canadian female artists of all cultures and representing all genres of music to provide mentoring, educational, vocal coaching, performance and networking opportunities. The annual programme culminates with a stellar showcase of live music. Honey Jam aims to organize impactful experiences for the artists such as songwriting camps, industry knowledge workshops, mentor cafe’s, tickets to major artist concerts, opportunities to attend the music industry conferences and events, to be considered for paid public live and online performances and artist talk sessions to learn from major artists such as Jessie Reyez, Melanie Fiona, Serena Ryder, Marsha Ambrosius, Estelle, LeToya Luckett, Elle Varner, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Alison Hinds, Shontelle and more. It is a welcoming, supportive sisterhood and a safe space for young women to not only learn about the industry but also to be vulnerable, to build self-esteem and long-lasting relationships.

PhemPhat believes in giving back to the community and has made donations from past Honey Jam entrance fees over the last 27 years to Big Sisters of Toronto, Each One, Teach One’s Sista 2 Sista mentoring group, the Immigrant Women’s Job Placement Centre, At the Crossroads Women’s Art Journal, the Coalition for AIDS Prevention, Breast Cancer Research, Sistering, Voices of Positive Women and the YWCA’s programmes for women and girls.

For more information and to learn about the audition process, visit honeyjam.com.