Tickets on sale now for National Music Centre’s Holiday Fundraising Concert
(Calgary, AB — November 2, 2023) The Andy Kim Christmas in support of National Music Centre (NMC) is coming back to town for two nights on December 14 and 15. Presented by Mawer Investment Management Ltd., the holiday benefit concert will feature a star-studded lineup at Studio Bell in Calgary. 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.
Montréal-born singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and dreamer Andy Kim has accumulated an impressive list of achievements over his career: two No. 1 Billboard hits, over 30 million albums sold, multiple Hall of Fame inductions, and an appointment to the Order of Canada, to name a few. He has presented his much-loved holiday concert for 19 years in cities across Canada, including Toronto, Montreal and most recently, Calgary. An artist and visionary with a passion for giving back, Kim has raised nearly $3 million for various causes since the concert’s inception. Many know Kim for his colossal hit songs, “Sugar Sugar” and “Rock Me Gently,” but it’s his compassion, generosity, and commitment to charitable causes that makes his legacy so enduring.
The Andy Kim Christmas in support of National Music Centre in Calgary will feature performances by Canadian pop-rock legend Andy Kim, acclaimed singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, and other celebrated Canadian artists to be announced soon.
“Calgary always brings a special meaning to our music community,” said Andy Kim. “I’m excited to participate again this year and share two nights of music, charity, and unity of the National Music Centre.”
"We are excited to support The Andy Kim Christmas fundraiser concert again this year," said Craig Senyk, President and Vice Chair of Mawer Investment Management. "The National Music Centre has truly been a catalyst for discovery, innovation, and renewal through music. What a great way to come together as a community to celebrate the holiday season!”
“We’re thrilled to bring The Andy Kim Christmas back to Calgary after last year’s sold-out concert,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “Andy Kim is an artist of national prominence and we’re delighted to have him back to help shine a light on the West. Just as his annual holiday event has become a national staple of Toronto’s Massey Hall, we hope National Music Centre’s concert becomes a tradition for Calgary music fans. We encourage supporters to give the gift of music by purchasing tickets for friends and family. You’ll be giving your loved ones a treasured holiday concert experience and helping to raise funds for National Music Centre’s 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 studiobell.ca/whats-on.
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:
*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 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 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.
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
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