CALGARY, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - On Thursday, August 15, 2013, tens of
thousands of music lovers will join together at McMahon Stadium in
Calgary for Alberta Flood Aid, a star-studded benefit concert to raise
much-needed funds for flood recovery in southern Alberta.
All ticket proceeds will benefit The Calgary Foundation's Flood
Rebuilding Fund. The Fund supports southern Alberta's long-term
community rebuilding efforts, including the hardest hit areas of High
River, Canmore and nearby First Nation reserves.
"We hope that this event will raise funds for those affected by the
devastating flooding, but also bring our community together with
incredible artists to celebrate the restorative power of music," said
Peter Jurisic, Chair of Alberta Flood Aid.
The list of performers for the concert continues to grow, but already
the following artists have confirmed their participation: Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs, and Ian Tyson. The evening will be hosted by comedian Brent Butt.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi commented: "I am very pleased to see members of the
music community donating their time and resources to raise money for
The event will begin at 6:00pm on August 15. Tickets for the event start
at $30 and will go on sale Friday, July 19 through Ticketmaster.
Ticketmaster has agreed to waive all service fees normally associated
with ticket sales. For further information on performers, tickets and
donations, please visit abfloodaid.ca.
Organizers are pursuing donations and sponsorships to complement ticket
sale revenue. To learn more about event sponsorship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alberta Flood Aid will utilize social media to bring Albertans together
and will launch the #bootson campaign this week. For more information,
follow @abfloodaid on Twitter or visit Facebook.com/ABFloodAidConcert.
Alberta Flood Aid is also working with the Alberta Recreation and Parks
Association and the National Music Centre on a pre-concert festival
featuring local artists. Event details are pending.
Alberta Flood Aid would like to thank the following public organizations
for their support: the Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary,
Calgary Economic Development, Travel Alberta, and Tourism Calgary.
Alberta Flood Aid
Alberta Flood Aid is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that
was established to raise funds for southern Alberta's flood recovery
through a benefit concert. For more information, please visit abfloodaid.ca.
The Calgary Foundation Flood Rebuilding Fund
Following the devastating Southern Alberta Floods of June 2013, The
Calgary Foundation established the Flood Rebuilding Fund, which
supports long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts. For more
information on the fund, please visit: thecalgaryfoundation.org/initiatives/flood-rebuilding-fund.
SOURCE: Alberta Flood Aid
For further information:
Alberta Flood Aid