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Live Music for Charity

 

Live music entertainment by popular bands and talented musicians with proceeds donated to charities in the community.

Cheque presentation to The Tommy Banks Performing Artists Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation

 



(left to right) Greg Melanson - Live Music for Charity volunteer , Rollie LaMarche - Live Music for Charity co-founder, Thomas Alexander & The Fusion Experience -bassist
Noel Xavier - Edmonton Community Foundation, Joan Melanson - Joanie Mac & Detroit Diesel - silent auction rep Live Music for Charity volunteer
Terry Donovan - Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene Society, Carol LaMarche - Live Music for Charity volunteer
photo credit: Rocco Macri photography

The Cheque presentation to the Tommy Banks Performing Artists fund was recently held at the Edmonton Community Foundation headquarters in Edmonton.

Live Music for Charity in partnership with Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene Society organized a performance featuring 2 bands  at the Sherbrooke hall including legends from the Edmonton region  Joanie Mac & Detroit Diesel and Thomas Alexander & The Fusion Experience raising $3635 donated  to the Tommy Banks Performing Artists fund to  help musicians in need and  $1060 from the 50/50 shared between the winner and Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene Society to further their cause.

Thank you! to all who attended , the volunteers and participants who supported  this successful sold out event!

 

You can read an interview given by Tommy Banks here

 


Play it forward Live music for Charity event

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PLAY IT FORWARD - LIVE MUSIC FOR CHARITY EVENT

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Live Music for Charity Blog

A conversation with 
Gord Steinke

Gord Steinke

Global news anchor Gord Steinke entertained music fans at 2017's 'Play It Forward'. We chatted with Gord about his music career, how his journalism career is similar to music and what fans could expect when he hit the stage this past September. 

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THANK YOU BRUCE BOWIE!

 

Bruce Bowie MC - 630 Ched

 


Thank you Bruce for hosting our annual 'Play It Forward' over the past years, it is such a pleasure to see your smiling face. Congratulations on your coming retirement from radio!

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Photo Credit : Rob Swyrd Photography

PLAY IT FORWARD - LIVE MUSIC FOR CHARITY - FESTIVAL PLACE

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Play it Forward - FESTIVAL PLACE - 2017

Play it Forward - Live Music for Charity - 2017

PLAY IT FORWARD! 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME AND SUPPORTED!!
We will announce the amount raised very soon!

Thank you
to these three Great Bands:

 

ACT Club and Festival Place fundraiser
Proceeds to children and youth programs "Garage Band Live!"
and "Under the Big Top"

 

 

PLAY IT FORWARD - FESTIVAL PLACE

Global Edmonton News

 

 

Play It Forward is a live music event for charity. The fundraiser features three live bands, with proceeds going to children and youth programs. Rollie LaMarche and Graham Smith, president of ACT/UCT club appeared on Global Edmonton Morning News with Mike Sobel

Our story

In October 2013 the first Live Music for Charity event was held with over 200 people showing up and 18 amazing musicians sharing their talents in 3 popular bands. 

The bands are either currently popular or popular in their day.  Many of the musicians are professional musicians, some have not played for many years...it was wonderful to hear and see the hours and hours of rehearsing, reconnecting of friendships, coming together to entertain and share their love of music and give back to their community. Together, that evening, they raised $10,130 for the Stollery Children`s hospital foundation.

 For more info email info@livemusicforcharity.com  

 

 

 
 
 
 
photo by Macri Photography