Broken Social Scene Beerfest Money to Go to Danforth Shooting Victims

By Karen Bliss 7/26/18 |

Broken Social Scene — photo credit: Norman Wong

At their Festival of Beer concert tonight at Toronto’s Bandshell Park (July 26), alt-rock collective Broken Social Scene will join in the fundraising efforts for the victims of Sunday’s Danforth Avenue shooting that killed two people and wounded 13.

The internationally renowned local band, already scheduled to play the festival, will be selling a new ticket for TFOB Thursday called the #TorontoStrong Special Ticket Offer.

This ticket offers general admission access for $25 + HST and includes no service fees.  The show also features opening acts The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Darcys.

On a dedicated page for the Festival of Beer, it reads: "On July 22, 2018, the people of Toronto were enjoying a warm summer evening with friends and families in Toronto’s Danforth Neighbourhood when a gunman opened fire and injured many people, including a 10 year old girl and 18 year old girl who were killed.

"Since this happened people from around the world have come forward to raise funds to help these people cover the costs associated with this tragedy. Whether it be for health care costs, funeral arrangements or lost wages,  Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by the Beer Store is committed to supporting all those people who were directly affected by this horrible incident," adding, "Toronto’s Festival of Beer is committed to donating 100% of the revenue generated from this ticket to help the families directly affected by this horrible tragedy with hopes to help them move forward with their lives. Please stand with us in supporting our neighbours get through this difficult time."

Toronto’s Festival of Beer,  featuring 416 brews (one of the city’s areas code is 416), runs from July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

Other concerts on the OLG Bandshell Stage include headliners Ludacris on Friday (July 26), Dwayne Gretzky on Saturday (July 27), and I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven on Sunday (July 29).

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