Edmonton. Commonwealth Stadium. Wednesday June 29. The event? A benefit concert to raise funds to deal with the aftermath of the Fort McMurray fire. Who will be performing?
The Rankin Family
Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies
The concert is officially named Fire Aid for Fort McMurray. The event is being organized by volunteers across the province of Alberta including staff of The Edmonton Eskimos and The Edmonton Oilers. TD Bank has donated half a million. Ticket prices range from $35-$99 and are available through Ticketmaster. Fire Aid hopes to draw a crowd of 40,000 plus. The money raised will go to the Fort McMurray United Way.
In 2013, a benefit concert for the southern Alberta floods became Calgary’s biggest rock concert ever with 30,000 at McMahon Stadium raising $2 million.