Christmas and Massey: Andy Kim books an annual star-studded fundraiser at the Toronto venue

TORONTO – Andy Kim will be decorating Massey Hall with well-known Canadian musicians next month as he plans a personal return to his annual charity Christmas concert.

The “Rock Me Gently” singer has marked December 8 at the historic Toronto Music Venue for his 17th annual fundraiser event, which will feature no fewer than 16 mostly homemade songs, including Billy Talent, Sheepdogs, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Jully Black.

All proceeds from the tickets go to CAMH Gifts of Light, which supports patients in the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.

Other booked artists include Sloan, Tyler Shaw, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Jake Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

There’s also a 1980s retro flavor on tonight’s lineup with “The Safety Dance” hitmakers Men Without Hats and “I’m An Adult Now” rockers Pursuit of Happiness taking the stage.

The list is rounded off by Ron Sexsmith, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and Choir! Choir! Choir !, the Toronto duo that has led thousands of public broadcasts of popular songs.

This year’s live show comes after Kim was forced to think differently in the early days of the pandemic, moving the 2020 collection to a Citytv broadcast that raised more than $ 200,000.

In total, the charity concerts have raised more than $ 1.8 million, organizers said.

Kim’s show will be one of the first in the newly restored Massey Hall, which opens its doors on November 25. It is also the first time his charity event has been held there, he said.

Tickets for the Andy Kim Christmas Show are on sale via Massey Hall’s website.

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This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 10, 2021.

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