Popular musicians to perform live at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport this weekend


Published March 19, 2022 at 12:53 pm

Those travelling at Pearson Airport in Mississauga this weekend will be treated to live music from a number of popular musicians and performers.

It’s part of “YYZ Live,” the airport’s lineup of live performances from local talent, with genres ranging from folk, pop and indie to RnB, rock, blues and jazz.

The lineup began with live performances every day since March 14 and will continue throughout this weekend and into Monday.

Here’s who’s performing and when:

Saturday, March 19

Location: Terminal 1, first set: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (15 min. break) 2nd set: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm


Christina Smith

Christina Smith is an international award-winning vocalist and versatile performer. She has a natural gift for classical music. Known for her powerful soprano voice, the Toronto-born, Jamaican-raised vocalist has been applauded by media and audiences across the globe. Christina was also the winner of the 2020 Deputy Mayor’s Talent Search competition and the recipient of the 2021 Black Diamond Ball “Inspirational Youth” Award.

Location: Terminal 3, 1st set: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (15 min. break) 2nd set: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm


Running Red Lights

Running Red Lights have been performing and composing music together since 2006. They have won various competitions including the 2010 Youdiscover Competition/Kensington Sound Songwriting Contest and the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Contest. The band has toured extensively in Canada and Europe, performing thousands of concerts alongside acclaimed acts such as Counting Crows, The Trews, Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, Stars and Jully Black. The band has a considerable catalog of original music, and a number of these songs can be heard on BBC, CBC and several Spotify curated playlists.

Sunday, March 20

Location: Terminal 1, first set: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (15 min. break) 2nd set: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm



If there is one word to describe Freetherevolution as an artist, it is energy. He commands the stage with powerful vocals inspired by Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Prince, and Carlos Santana fused with Latin sounds like those of J. Balvin, Maluma, and Bad Bunny. His ability to intertwine old school with new school and Spanish with English allow him to create a state of hypnosis, while bringing the focus back to lyrics that inspire life, love and freedom. His swank and style dare the audience to resist the urge to move.

Freetherevolution has an unmatched ability to connect and transcend deep within the listener’s mind, body, and spirit. His vibration is palpable and he has one goal: To make the world feel good.

Location: Terminal 3, 1st set: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (15 min. break) 2nd set: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm


Tennyson King

Tennyson King is a nomadic indie folk musician from Hong Kong and Canada. He writes chill soundtracks to rich, diverse landscapes as he explores the world’s beauty, making connections with people, nature, and wildlife along the way. Having toured in Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Brazil and Southeast Asia, Tennyson has captured audiences worldwide with his reverberant and earthy folk-rock blend, jovial personality, and intimately humorous lyrical storytelling. In 2022 he released his record Good Company, produced by Juno nominee Ross Hayes Citrullo. It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

Monday, March 21

Location: Terminal 1, first set: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (15 min. break) 2nd set: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Arlene Paculan (Solo)

Arlene is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Mississauga, Ontario. She has enchanted crowds across Canada, UK, Europe and the U.S. since 2010. Arlene is also Executive Producer of Let’s Make Good Productions, which is an artist and event promotion company with a goal to spread empowerment through original art. She is the host of her own TV show, Striving Artist, which is aired on Filipino TV. Past performances include: Rock the Coliseum, JUNO Fest (London), Aeolian Hall, Living Arts Centre, The Rose Theatre, tedX Mississauga, Meadowvale Theatre, Sound of Music Club Series, and Paisley Arts Festival (Scotland).

Location: Terminal 3, 1st set: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (15 min. break) 2nd set: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm


Victor Xu (Vixu) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known for an aesthetically languid style that shifts between alternative R&B, hip-hop, and indie.

Since his early instrumental releases in 2014, Victor has been active as both a solo artist and a collaborator. Working with Canadian vocalists such as Chris Larocca, Andi, and Calm, Vixu has established an eccentric, yet deep-rooted sound in his approach to pop music. He is also known for his bands: Nigel Nigel, a sultry indie rock band, and Sly Why, a warped mingling of experimental hip-hop and jazz fusion. Vixu is most recognized for his two vocally immersed EP’s: Naïve (2015) and Husht (2019).

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