Gord Downie Toronto Benefit Concert Gets Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Roberts, July Talk
"Secret Path Live" will also feature Tanya Tagaq, William Prince, Whitehorse and Tom Wilson
Published Sep 11, 2019Gord Downie will be celebrated with a special Toronto benefit concert called "Secret Path Live," which will find a series of performers paying tribute to the late Tragically Hip frontman.
"Secret Path Live" will come to the stage on October 19 at Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, and the live event will feature performances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Roberts, Tanya Tagaq, July Talk, William Prince, Whitehorse and Tom Wilson.
The show will pay tribute to Downie's 2016 album Secret Path, which was dedicated to Chanie Wenjack — a young Indigenous boy who died trying to escape the residential school system.
The concert's performers will be joined by Downie's original Secret Path live band, consisting of Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers), Dave Hamelin (the Stills) and Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think).
Dancers and other surprise guests are also expected to appear onstage.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, which "continues the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack's residential school story and seeks to aid our collective reconciliation journey by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians."
Tickets for "Secret Path Live" are available here, where you can learn more about the event.