About The known unknown
Initiated four years ago by Toronto native Tika Simone, The Known Unknown is Toronto’s first urban audition-only showcase that prides itself on supporting and uplifting local talent within the city. Each show features a headliner (a feature artist) and opening acts (artists who have to audition to open for the headliner) who provide the audience with a live taste of their innovative genre-bending music.
Originally titled Intimate and Interactive, the growing success of the show and the increasingly large audience outcome, made the event less intimate and called for more interaction. Thus, the name was changed to the Known Unknown to truly embody the idea of giving unknown artists within our city, who happen to be known to small crowds of people, a platform to present their artistry to a iive audience and to be known.