- In-person event
- ≈ 2 hours and 30 minutes · With intermission
Charlie Houston: 35 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Charlotte Cardin: 90 minutes
Each day offers an opportunity to build, grow, and evolve. Charlotte Cardin maximizes this opportunity as both a singer and a songwriter. Guided by instinct and gifted with a seismic voice, the Montreal-based artist pens personal anthems about life and love without filter. Rather than shy away from specifics, she shines a light on every little detail, empowering herself in the process. Amassing over 160 million streams and attracting acclaim from Harper’s BAZAAR, The FADER, NYLON, PAPER, W Magazine, Interview, and more, she takes flight out of flames on her first album Phoenix. The record further-solidifies her widespread acclaim, with HYPEBAE noting that, “In a sea of emerging singer-songwriters, very few have a voice as captivating and tunes as hypnotic as Charlotte Cardin.” Released in April 2021, Phoenix has made Cardin the first Canadian female artist to spend multiple weeks at #1 on top Billboard since Céline Dion in September 2016. Back in 2017, Cardin’s first two breakthrough releases the Big Boy EP and Main Girl EP had sparked a whirlwind two-year journey around the globe for Cardin. She supported the likes of Nick Murphy and BØRNS in addition to selling out headline shows on multiple continents. Not to mention, she graced the stages of festivals such as Bonnaroo, Osheaga and Festival d’Été de Québec (as a special guest of Sting and Peter Gabriel). Returning home, she locked herself in the Cult Nation studio with producer and co-writer Jason Brando for nearly two years to write Phoenix.
Charlie Houston is a 21-year-old artist from Toronto Canada. Throughout all her songs, Charlie bravely bares her personal struggles such as mental health issues, romantic heartbreak, first kisses and discovering the fluidity of her sexual identity along the way. Working with producer Chris Yonge, she created her debut EP I Hate Spring which features five downtempo pop tracks infusing progressive electronic sounds with raw, melodic guitar and pop R&B vocals. The poetic lyrics intentionally do not include pronouns because the beautifully crafted stories are authentically relatable to any listener.