The 12th Annual ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on December 7th. Tickets onsale here.
Going into its 12TH year, the Andy Kim Christmas has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community in Toronto with all proceeds going to charity. The concert event is the brainchild of music legend, and the evening’s host and performer, Andy Kim.
“Can’t believe it’s been 12 years since I met and called my new friend Ron Sexsmith and asked if he’d be interested in helping me with the idea of performing on my first Andy Kim Christmas Show. We’ve raised over $500,000 for local charities since the beginning, and I am honoured to have my friends again take part in this music-filled event.
For the last 3 years, I’ve personally seen CAMH Foundation’s Gifts of Light Program and how successful the program is in taking care of their patients’ special needs. It’s fitting to again choose this beautiful program.”
Ron Sexsmith says, “I look forward to the Andy Kim Christmas Show every year…Even more than Christmas itself.”
Starting on the 22nd of October, Andy’s Facebook fan page and Twitter will be revealing performers before anywhere else. He’ll also give a personal look back with his exclusive thoughts and video of the last 12 years of the Christmas Show.
During this one-of-a-kind charity event, patrons will be treated to a classic variety entertainment show that includes holiday performances by some of the country’s most sought-after singer/songwriters and performers. Past guests include Tom Cochrane, Cowboy Junkies, Barenaked Ladies, The Trews, Feist, Amy Milan, Sam Roberts, Lights, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Broken Social Scene, James Black & Rick Jackett from Finger Eleven, Serena Ryder, Colin James, Sarah Harmer, Jacksoul, BUCK65, Honeymoon Suite, Platinum Blonde, Arkells, K-os, Tom Wilson, Tomi Swick, Beverley Mahood, Danny Michel, and more. Join us for a magical evening jam-packed with Canadian talent and Christmas music.
Born in Montreal, Andy Kim was inspired by the Beatles, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Bob Dylan. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he wrote How’d We Ever Get This Way?, the first of nine Billboard Top 40 hits, including #1 songs Rock Me Gently and Sugar, Sugar, one of Billboard’s “Greatest Songs of All Time.” A true Canadian son, Andy has been awarded the country’s top industry honor twice, the JUNO Award for outstanding achievements in the record industry, as well as the “Indie Award” for Favorite Solo Artist in 2005. Andy is a member of Songwriters Hall of Fame and was inducted into Billboard’s Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010. Over his epic career, Andy has sold over 30 million records, with songs covered by music history’s greats, including Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, and Bob Marley. His latest album, It’s Decided, was released in April, 2015 on Arts & Crafts to critical acclaim. In May, 2016, Andy was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame.