Jim Cuddy headlines benefit show for people affected by Fort McMurray wildfire
Jim Cuddy of the band Blue Rodeo performs at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa on Friday, July 13, 2012. (The Canadian Press Images Photo/Ottawa Bluesfest/Patrick Doyle)
TORONTO - Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy will headline a benefit concert in Toronto in support of Fort McMurray residents affected by the devastating wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes.
The #BackFortMac show will be staged at Roy Thomson Hall on June 27.
Organizers say 90 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal, supporting families and individuals impacted by the wildfires.
The remaining funds raised will be donated to the Red Cross disaster readiness program.
Cuddy will perform with an orchestra and his longtime band member and violinist Anne Lindsay. The singer-songwriter's son, Devin, will also perform with his own band.
Comedic couple Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath, opera star Measha Brueggergosman, country duo Lovelocks, stage and screen star Jackie Richardson, and jazz singer Matt Dusk are also confirmed to perform.