Published Nov 18, 2015While they may spend their summers touring on two wheels, the Wooden Sky are now looking to continue their wintertime tradition of giving back to their community. The band have revealed plans for this year's annual Holiday Revue in Toronto, as well as announcing an inaugural Ottawa edition of the event.
The Toronto show will take place on December 14 at 918 Bathurst, where the band will be joined by Dusted. It will also feature an array of specifically selected group of artists with goods for sale. Following that, Ottawa attendees will be treated to two nights of festive fun on December 15 and 16 at the National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage.
"It's hard to believe it's been six years since we had the gall to call the first event an 'annual' affair," singer Gavin Gardiner said in a press release. "Over the years this has been an opportunity for us to bring a great group of friends together, try out new songs and play old ones in new ways. After spending the year touring, it's really special for us to put on such a D.I.Y. event, taking on every responsibility from delivering tickets to the stores by bike, to setting up the bar. Of course it's not just the five of us putting it together, it takes a lot of loved ones to pull it off and we couldn't do it without them."
Over the last five years, the band have raised more than $10,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank. This year, they'll be paying special attention to local refugee organizations with proceeds from Toronto going to Romero House and proceeds from Ottawa going to Carty House.
Full details for the Toronto revue can be found here, while details for the Ottawa shows are available here.