Toronto’s beloved annual Dream Serenade benefit concert is back and proudly celebrates its landmark fifth anniversary on Saturday, November 17 at 8pm ET, featuring City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé and an array of surprise special guests. This year, Dream Serenade will take place at Roy Thomson Hall, sister venue to its regular home Massey Hall while it undergoes a two-year revitalization.
This fifth anniversary marks a major milestone for creators Hayden Desser, Christie Greyerbiehl and their incredible team of volunteers. Dream Serenade has become one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated annual events, combining a celebration of a hard working community while raising money and awareness for Beverley Street School and services for children with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their caregivers. Dream Serenade’s success has also benefited other like-minded schools in the city, supports a year-round Family Relief Respite Fund and recently established a Summer Camp Bursary program. Over 50 Toronto-area families received funding this past summer to access camps and special programs.
Each year, a stellar line-up of artists and special guests come together to celebrate this community and perform unique sets including Feist (2014), Gord Downie (2016), Broken Social Scene (2016), Barenaked Ladies (2014/2016), Billy Talent (2014), Sarah Harmer (2014), Bahamas (2015), Joel Plaskett (2015), Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner from The National (2014), Sloan (2017), The Weather Station (2015) and so many more.
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