Adrian Sutherland

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Andy Kim Star-Studded Christmas Show Slated For Newly Renovated Massey Hall

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For the 17th straight year, Andy Kim, the hitmaker behind The Archies multi-million-selling single “Sugar Sugar” and the chart-topping “Rock Me Gently,” is hosting a star-studded charity Christmas concert.

Returning to Toronto’s newly renovated Massey Hall after being forced by the pandemic in 2020 to conduct a virtual televised show that raised over $200,000, Kim and friends will appear on Dec. 8 at the venerated venue in support of CAMH Gifts of Light, which provides gifts to patients of Canada's largest mental health hospital. Unlike other hospitals, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health does not have a gift shop.

Tickets are now on sale here  for the reserved-seating, all-ages show and range from $37.50 through $97.50.

“It’s an honour for us to host a true Canadian music legend in Andy Kim and the institution known as The Andy Kim Christmas at Massey Hall,” said venue president and CEO Jesse Kumagai in a statement.

“We’ve always admired Andy’s selfless commitment to helping others, rallying his extensive circle of talented friends to put on one of the year’s best nights of music, all while raising funds for CAMH Gifts of Light. It’s an inspiring demonstration of music’s power to bring people together and better our community.”

Promoted by Live Nation Canada, Kim says he’s excited to present his Christmas show at Massey Hall for the first time.

“Hopefully we can once again raise an incredible amount of money for CAMH Gifts Of Light,” said Kim in a statement.

While guests have yet to be determined for the 2021 edition, artists who have previously graced the Andy Kim Christmas stage include Sarah McLachlan,  Ron Sexsmith, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Russell Peters, Sean Cullen, Billy Talent, comedian Tracey Ullman, The Sheepdogs, City and Colour, Nelly Furtado, The Strumbellas, Sloan, Tom Cochrane, Cowboy Junkies, Barenaked Ladies, Feist and countless others.

To date, the Andy Kim Christmas show has raised over $1.8 million for charity.

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