For the last 18 years, a highlight of the Toronto holiday concert season has been the Andy Kim Christmas Show. The genial hitmaker always assembles a star-studded list of performers, and proceeds from the highly entertaining charity extravaganza go to support CAMH Gifts of Light.
This year's show is at Massey Hall on Dec. 7, with tickets now on sale at MasseyHall.com and TicketMaster.ca. The first round of performers has been announced, and it's a highly impressive one. That list includes The Sadies, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Scott Helman, Molly Johnson, Ron Sexsmith, Dan Hill, and High Flyer. The second lineup of artists joining the show will be announced in the coming weeks.
In a press release, show host Kim states “I’m thrilled to mark the 2022 holiday season the best way I know how - with a joyful musical showcase amongst many friends and fans. I can’t wait to soon reveal the other special guests that will join me at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall. Bringing the music community together in the spirit of giving, it’s a true privilege to raise funds once again for CAMH Gifts of Light.”
Jesse Kumagai, President and CEO, of Massey Hall, welcomed last year's event in a press release, stating that "It’s an honour for us to host a true Canadian music legend in Andy Kim and the institution known as The Andy Kim Christmas at Massey Hall. We’ve always admired Andy’s selfless commitment to helping others, rallying his extensive circle of talented friends to put on one of the year’s best nights of music, all while raising funds for CAMH Gifts of Light. It’s an inspiring demonstration of music’s power to bring people together and better our community. We can’t wait for December."
Stars gracing the MH stage last year included Billy Talent, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Jully Black, Tyler Shaw, Sloan, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jake Clemons, Men Without Hats, Pursuit of Happiness, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer, Choir, Choir, Choir, and, of course, Andy Kim.
During the duration of the live concert, audiences at home will be encouraged to support CAMH Gifts of Light, a 100% donation-funded Toronto program that meets the unique needs of its patients. In all, The Andy Kim Christmas Show has raised over $2 million for charity.