Blue Rodeo, Allison Russell, Burton Cummings Set for Gordon Lightfoot Tribute at Massey Hall

The performance next spring will also feature the Lightfoot Band, Tom Cochrane, Aysanabee, William Prince, Sylvia Tyson and more

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 17, 2023

Today would have been Canadian songwriting icon Gordon Lightfoot's 85th birthday. To honour his legacy, Massey Hall and the Gordon Lightfoot Estate have announced a tribute concert.

Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot will take place at the historic Toronto venue on May 23, 2024. The evening will be led by two house bands: Blue Rodeo and the late legend's longtime touring troupe, the Lightfoot Band (Rick Haynes, Barry Keane, Mike Heffernan and Carter Lancaster).

Performers set to pay tribute include recent Exclaim! cover star Allison Russell, Burton Cummings, Tom Cochrane, Aysanabee, William Prince, Sylvia Tyson, the Good Brothers, Meredith Moon, Caroline Wiles & Bob Doidge, and more yet to be announced.

The star-studded celebration has been in the works since shortly after Lightfoot's death on May 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday (November 23) at 10 a.m. local, with presale access available to Massey Hall Friends First members Wednesday (November 21) at noon.

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