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Hip-Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes and More Artists Added to The Andy Kim Christmas Lineup on December 14 and 15

The Andy Kim Christmas in Support of National Music Centre Returns to Calgary on December 14 and 15

Master T will join the lineup as host, and the event will feature performances by Andy Kim, Ron Sexsmith, Beverley Mahood, Tanika Charles, Bebe Buckskin, and morE

(Calgary, AB — November 23, 2023) The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce additional artists to the lineup for The Andy Kim Christmas in support of NMC, which is presented by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.

Hip-hop pioneer and 2024 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Maestro Fresh Wes has been added to the program, joining previously revealed performers, Canadian pop-rock legend Andy Kim and acclaimed singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, and former MuchMusic VJ Master T will return to Studio Bell as the host of the event.

The lineup will also include country singer-songwriter Beverley Mahood, renowned R&B/soul singer Tanika Charles, Cree/Métis blues-rocker Bebe Buckskin, Métis/Franco-Manitoban artist Andrina Turenne, celebrated classical brass soloist Jens Lindemann, Saskatoon rocker Earl Pereira (The Steadies, Wide Mouth Mason), Eldon Weasel Child, Kehewin Native Dance Theatre, and a few more acts will be added soon.

“We’ve put an incredible lineup together that captures Canada’s national music scene, across regions, genres, generations, and cultures,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “We hope our supporters join us for a night filled with the spirit of giving and the magic of music. It’s going to be an unforgettable holiday celebration, which will have a direct impact on National Music Centre and our programs.”

Tickets for The Andy Kim Christmas in support of National Music Centre are on sale now. Platinum tickets cost $500, Premium tickets cost $150, and General Admission tickets cost $75. To learn more about what’s included with each ticket and to buy your tickets now, visit

National Music Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit registered charitable organization that relies on earned revenue and donations to keep sharing the healing power of music and Canada’s national music story from our homebase in Calgary, Alberta. By supporting NMC’s charitable efforts, you are helping to ensure a sustainable future for National Music Centre and our programs that are amplifying, inspiring, and shaping the sounds of music in Canada.


  • December 6 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON*
  • December 9 – Beanfield Theatre – Montreal, QC**
  • December 14 and 15 – Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre – Calgary, AB***

*Presented by Live Nation in support of CAMH Gifts of Light
**Presented by Evenko in support of Starlite Children’s Foundation
***Presented by Mawer Investment Management Ltd. in support of National Music Centre

About National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique
The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. It is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit

About The Andy Kim Christmas
For nearly 20 years, The Andy Kim Christmas has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community with all proceeds going to charity. In the time, the cumulative money raised through his annual holiday concert has reached nearly $3 million. The program is the brainchild of music legend Andy Kim. The one-of-a-kind charity event has previously included performances by some of the country’s most sought-after singer-songwriters and performers. Past guests include Billy Talent, City and Colour, Colin James, Cowboy Junkies, Feist, Georgia Harmer, Jully Black, Kim Mitchell, Lights, Men Without Hats, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sloan, William Prince, and more.


Media Contact:
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist | @nmc_canada