Charity

Charity

Bill Welychka hosted the outdoor viewing event for The Tragically Hip's final concert in Kingston, Springer Square — photo courtesy of B.W.
July 20, 2018
by External Source

A group of Kingston, Ontario musicians are coming together to share their music and the message of hope and reconciliation as part of a Gord Downie Tribute Concert tonight in the singer's hometown.

Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo receive the Polar Music Prize — photo credit: screenshot
July 13, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden personally gave Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo the award.

Still from the clip of 1000 Italian fans playing 'Learn to Fly' in Cesena. Photo: YouTube
July 6, 2018
by Nick Krewen

If Day of 1000 Musicians all comes together as planned, Paul Lemire is hoping to raise $5000 each for a quartet of charities, including two associated with music.

Photo credit: Dan Lim
June 29, 2018
by Karen Bliss

The Canadian trio has completed three PBS specials and donated ticket sales from one to a fund aiding victims of the van attack in April that killed 10 people and injured 16 in Toronto.

June 22, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Arkells host their own festival in Hamilton this Saturday with some of the proceeds benefitting Syrian refugees who have resettled in the city.

Photo credit: screenshot from promo video.
June 15, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The annual is carrying on a tradition: $1 per every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, the music education charity associated with the Juno Awards.

Photo: Radio-Canada/Olivier Lalande
June 8, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Quebec composer Jean-Michel Blais is doing something extremely unlikely in 2018 — making classical piano cool again. He also suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and in this interview, he discusses how it affects him.

Heartthrob Shawn Hook reunites with Neon Dreams again on tour this fall.
June 4, 2018
by Karen Bliss

“Reminding Me” singer Shawn Hook and “Marching Bands” EDM-pop act Neon Dreams will be touring together this fall on a 17-date Canadian tour, with a dollar from each ticket sale going to We Charity, formerly known as Free the Children.

May 25, 2018
by Karen Bliss

George Thorogood doesn’t call donating money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “charity.” He calls it “a tragedy.”

May 18, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Tegan and Sara are sending more than 100 young people to LGBTQ camp this summer in the U.S. and Canada for a total cost of about US$100,000 and have invited the public to help make that dream a reality.

May 11, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Celebrating its 25th year together, Billy Talent has launched an innovative trust as a means of giving back to various organizations the band members wish to support.

May 3, 2018
by Kim Hughes

On March 23, the Halifax-based dance/rock artist began a 15-date U.S. tour that has him bicycling alone from city to city — covering some 5,500 kilometres and donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Mental Health America.