Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert Set For 2024

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The official poster for the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert

Gordon Lightfoot will be celebrated with a 2024 tribute concert by many of his Canadian music peers. The announcement was made on November 17, 2023, on what would have been the music icon’s 85th birthday. The concert, Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot, honoring his music and legacy, will be held at Toronto’s Massey Hall, in collaboration with the Lightfoot Estate, on May 23, 2024, just over a year after his passing. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. local time, with password READMYMIND. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Nov. 23 at masseyhall.com or by calling the Massey Hall box office at 416-872-4255.

The evening, led by two extraordinary house bands, Blue Rodeo and the members of Lightfoot’s longtime band, The Lightfoot Band (Rick Haynes, Barry Keane, Mike Heffernan and Carter Lancaster), will feature performances by Allison Russell, Aysanabee, Burton Cummings, Caroline Wiles & Bob Doidge, Meredith Moon, Sylvia Tyson, The Good Brothers, Tom Cochrane, and William Prince, with more to be announced.

Proceeds from Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot, as requested by the Gordon Lightfoot Estate, will support Massey Hall, a charitable not-for-profit, including the Revitalization of the Hall, its music appreciation, education, community outreach and artist development initiatives.

Lightfoot was considered by many to be Canada’s greatest singer-songwriter, best known for such hits as “Sundown,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “If You Could Read My Mind.” Lightfoot was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame. He died on May 1, 2023, at age 84.

He was the subject of a 2020 documentary, Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind.

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