The Agency Group, the world’s largest independent talent and live music booking agency announced today “Remembering Our Friend, Kevin Walters” – an evening of music and merriment in support of the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund, will take place at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday, May 9th during Canadian Music Week.
The evening that includes special performances from The Watchmen and the Julian Taylor Band, kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and celebrates the life of Canadian music champion and visionary Kevin Walters, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 54 after a difficult battle with cancer. Known as one of Manitoba’s biggest cheerleaders for local musicians, filmmakers and cultural events, Walters’ various projects over the years include bringing the JUNO Awards to Winnipeg (twice), managing the sound recording program at Manitoba Film and Music, acting as the executive director of Manitoba Homecoming 2010 (a year-long celebration that marked the provinces 140th birthday), and working as the project manager for the annual Culture Days Manitoba festivities.
Ralph James (CEO, The Agency Group Canada) says, “Kevin was involved in the careers of so many Canadian artists, and we look forward to celebrating his life along with a couple of his favourite artists.”
“Kevin was a pillar of the Canadian music community,” said Jack Ross (President, The Agency Group Canada). We miss him dearly and look forward to toasting his legacy with friends and family from across the country during CMW.”
A similar celebration honouring the life of the veteran Winnipeg promoter and festival organizer took place last summer at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Hundreds of people attended the occasion to toast their friend and prominent figure – paying homage to his contributions to the province’s thriving entertainment scene.
Those attending the Toronto event will be asked to make a $20 donation at the door, with all proceeds going to the Kevin Waters Memorial Fund, which honours and celebrates Walters’ generosity of spirit as a passionate advocate of Winnipeg and its arts and cultural strength. The fund supports promising performers and organizations in music, film, performance and the creative arts.
To make a donation to the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund please visit: https://wpgfdn.tng-secure.com/?pageId=donation-edit&categoryId=6892
Watch the video tribute for Kevin Walters here: