The PANAMANIA arts and cultural festival will run alongside the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games ©Toronto 2015

A special event will be held at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre tomorrow in which the entertainment schedule for the Arts and Culture Festival taking place alongside this summer's Pan American and Parapan American Games will be revealed. 

The event is set to feature several performances from artists who will be participating across the 35-day festival, titled PANAMANIA, which will run alongside the both the Pan Am and the Parapan Am Games, a total period of over a month stretching from July 10 to August 15.

In addition to the performances at the event, Toronto 2015 will be announcing major music headliners who will be performing at free outdoor concerts during the Games.

PANAMANIA aims to highlight the culture and artistic excellence from the province of Ontario, in which Toronto is the largest city, while it will also attempt to showcase the diversity of the Americas by featuring performances and exhibitions from outside of Canada.

Over 250 music, theatre, dance and art performances and exhibitions are due to be held at 20 locations throughout the city during the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, including both free and ticketed events.

PANAMANIA will be presented by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), the lead partner of Toronto 2015, and is comprised of four major programmes.

Nathan Phillips Square will be one of the main sites for festivities during both Games
Nathan Phillips Square will be one of the main sites for festivities during both Games ©Getty Images

The first of which, titled “PANAMANIA Presentations”, is due to take place across the city and will feature national and international exhibitions, including a total of 28 commissioned world premieres.

The Distillery District and Nathan Phillips Square will also stage PANAMANIA Live from July 11 to 26, with the latter then set to reprise its role for the Parapan Games between August 7 and 12.

CIBC Pan Am Park, which has been be the largest sport cluster at the Games with 13 sports taking place at five venues, will also be a major cultural hub during the Pan Am Games as events will be held from July 11 to 25.

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