FEATURING ANDY KIM WITH PERFORMANCES BY RANDY BACHMAN, RON SEXSMITH, BEBE BUCKSKIN, AND MORE
(Calgary, AB — November 24, 2022) 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.
Randy Bachman, Canadian Music Hall of Famer and founder of formidable rock bands The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has been added to the program, along with Cree/Métis blues-rocker Bebe Buckskin, and even more artists to be announced. As previously revealed, The Andy Kim Christmas in support of National Music Centre will also feature performances by fellow Canadian Music Hall of Famer and “Rock Me Gently” hitmaker Andy Kim, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith. All proceeds from the event will go to NMC and programs that amplify the transformative power of music to heal and bring people together. Tickets are on sale now at studiobell.ca/whats-on.
“I have been a supporter of the National Music Centre for many years,” said Canadian Music Hall of Famer Randy Bachman. “My 1959 Les Paul ‘American Woman’ guitar has been on loan to the centre since 2016, being sent back to Canada from the U.S. where it was previously on display. National Music Centre made a home for music in Canada that formerly did not exist. I’m so grateful to now have a place for my own treasured collection and those of my peers. Please make a donation to support the work the organization is doing to preserve and celebrate our country’s musical heritage.”
“This concert is a perfect example of how music has the ability to unite, lift spirits, and spread a little holiday joy,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “The holidays are all about coming together and we’re eager to do just that with our local and national music community by our side. The concert is over 50% sold out so we encourage our supporters to grab their tickets soon to avoid disappointment.”
Tickets for The Andy Kim Christmas in support of National Music Centre are on sale and going fast! Platinum tickets cost $500, Premium tickets cost $150, General Admission tickets cost $75, and NMC Members will receive a 10% discount off Premium and General Admission ticket prices. To learn more about what’s included with each ticket and to buy your tickets now, visit studiobell.ca/whats-on. Or become an NMC Member at studiobell.ca/become-a-member to access discounted tickets and other great year-round perks. NMC Memberships are being offered at 50% off until November 28, 2022.
Dedicated to amplifying the love, sharing, and understanding of music, Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, opened on July 1, 2016. Since opening Studio Bell in 2016, NMC has inspired students, supported artists through all stages of their careers, and welcomed visitors from around the world to learn about the ongoing story of music in Canada.
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.
UPCOMING THE ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS DATES:
December 7 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON*
December 10 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC**
December 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 and 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 studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.
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 2020, the concert brought people together from coast to coast on television, raising over $200,000 to bring its cumulative money raised to over $2 million. The program is the brainchild of music legend, and one of the evening's performers, 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 Ron Sexsmith, Kim Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Feist, The Sheepdogs, City and Colour, Nelly Furtado, and more.
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
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