Sam Roberts And The Girls To Play Acoustic Charity Concert

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Sam RobertsSam Roberts, Sarah Harmer and Kathleen Edwards have been confirmed for this year’s acoustic Holiday Jam at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, December 14.

The artists — all on the management rosters of the concert organizers Eggplant Entertainment, Bernie Breen Management & Dave Spencer Management — will join other Canadians entertainers, yet to be announced, at this fundraising event benefitting the SickKids Foundation. The Tragically Hip is also represented by this management team, and Gord Downie has participated in the past, so you never know.

The Holiday Jam has been on a two-year hiatus, but from 2004 to 2006 it featured a variety of musicians, authors, comedians and broadcasters, the proceeds going to certain local charities.

This year’s recipient, the SickKids Foundation, is the fundraising organization for The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and was established in 1972. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, SickKids Foundation made an investment of $64.1 million in children’s health research, education and care. A direct result of community support, this is the largest investment in paediatric health care and one of the largest contributions to a hospital anywhere in Canada.

Tickets for this 19+ show are on sale now for $39.50 (plus GST). Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m.  It is mainly general admission with some seating. Order by phone at 1-866-9-GET-TIX or go to www.ticketbreak.com

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