The battle of the bands fundraiser celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Toronto
On Friday, May 9, seven bands featuring groups comprised of Toronto business professionals will shake Club 279 at the Hard Rock Cafe to raise an estimated $25,000 for children with physical disabilities.
The bands will compete for bragging rights while at same time showcasing their talents to music industry professionals. Maie Pauts from boom 97.3 is the evening’s emcee, while Daryn Barry, co-owner of the Orange Lounge, musicians Andy Kim and Bob Wiseman, and League of Rock’s Terry Moshenberg will round out the evening’s judges panel. The Shroud of Gaia will provide the pre-show entertainment.
Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, spokesperson of March of Dimes’ Stroke Recovery Canada program will be on hand to help celebrate May as Stroke Recovery Awareness Month.
Oui B. Jamon, So Sumi, Dark Horse, Urban Jive, RBC Performing Assets, Pipeless Piranha Plan and Superfire will do battle at the event.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Conductive Education® (CE) program. CE is an innovative program that blends elements of education and rehabilitation to improve the independence, mobility and confidence of children with disabilities, and has been especially beneficial to kids with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and developmental apraxia.
"Our Conductive Education program is one of the largest of its kind in the world and we serve hundreds of children and adults. Over the ten years of this event, we have been able to grow this program so much," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications.
Sponsors include Dentons, Airgo, Long & McQuade, Agency 59, League of Rock, RBC Foundation, Howie Sacks and Henry LLP, Hard Rock Café, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, and media sponsor boom 97.3.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Club 279 in the Hard Rock Cafe located at 279 Yonge St. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/toronto or call 416-425-3463 ext. 7380.