8th ANNUAL ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 13TH
The 8th Annual ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS SHOW will be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on December 13th. The Phoenix is at 410 Sherbourne Street. Doors 7pm – 19+. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, Rotate This, Soundscapes or call 416-870-8000 to charge by phone. Performers announced include Ron Sexsmith, Kevin Drew and Brandan Canning from Broken Social Scene, with many more to be announced every week.
Last year’s “Andy Kim Christmas Show” was the most successful event of the Holiday season and this year’s promises to be even more spectacular. The concert event is the brainchild of music legend, and the evenings’ Host and performer, Andy Kim.
During this one-of a kind charity event, patrons will be treated to a classic variety entertainment show that includes holiday performances by some of the country’s most sought-after singer/songwriters and performers. Past guests including Sam Roberts, Lights, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Broken Social Scene, James Black & Rick Jackett from Finger Eleven, Sarah Harmer, Jacksoul, BUCK65, Honeymoon Suite, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies, and more.
This year’s charity is The Jeff Healey Park. Last year, the City of Toronto honored his memory by renaming Woodford Park, in the Queensway neighbourhood of Etobicoke where Jeff grew up, “Jeff Healey Park.” Andy says, “The late Jeff Healey was not only a towering figure on the Canadian musical scene, for many around the world, especially for those people living with disabilities, the way Jeff overcame his blindness and achieved great things in his short life was an inspiration.”
100% of the profits from this year’s show will go to the Jeff Healey Park musical project. Andy wants to incorporate a unique musical theme into the playground at the park, by adding musical instruments that all children can play and enjoy. Andy says, “I am thrilled this year’s charity will be the Jeff Healey Park. That park was a huge part of Jeff’s childhood. It seems so appropriate that future generations of children will be able to make music in the very park that he loved so much as a child.”
“I look forward to the Andy Kim Christmas Show every year… even more than Christmas itself.”
Going into its 8th year, the Andy Kim Christmas Show has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community in Toronto with all proceeds going to charity. Join us for a magical evening jam-packed with Canadian talent and Christmas music.
Born in Montreal, Andy Kim was inspired by the Beatles, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Bob Dylan. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he wrote How’d We Ever Get This Way?, the first of nine Billboard Top 40 hits, including #1 songs Rock Me Gently and Sugar, Sugar, one of Billboard’s “Greatest Songs of All Time.” A true Canadian son, Andy has been awarded the country’s top industry honor twice, the JUNO Award for outstanding achievements in the record industry, as well as the “Indie Award” for Favorite Solo Artist in 2005. Andy is a member of Songwriters Hall of Fame and was inducted into Billboard’s Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010. Over his epic career, Andy has sold over 30 million records, with songs covered by music history’s greats, including Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, and Bob Marley.
His last album, Happen Again (eOne Music Canada) is his first album in over 20 years. His new music possesses the timeless, transcendent and transforming qualities of his songs before, while giving us a very personal look into the artist’s take on love and change.
Andy’s new album is almost finished, along with a documentary on Andy’s life is also in the beginning stages, both for a 2013 release.
Visit Andy Kim’s official site www.andykimmusic.com.