Alberta Flood Aid

Thu Aug 15

Alberta Flood Aid Draws big acts to McMahon Stadium on August 15 to raise money for flood recovery.

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 hadrest hit areas of High River, Canmore and nearby First Nation reserves. 

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 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 flood relief." 

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 donate@abfloodaid.ca. 

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 and visit Facebook.com/ABFloodAidConcert

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