We’re pleased to announce today that this year’s Dream Serenade concert has the exciting additions of performances by Bahamas, Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle and Choir! Choir! Choir!. They join the previously announced line up of Hayden, Joel Plaskett, The Weather Station and TUNS (Chris Murphy, Mike O’Neill and Matt Murphy).
You already know that Hayden and Joel Plaskett will be performing at this year’s annual Dream Serenade. This week, we add to the line up a new project from a group of Canadian Indie Scene powerhouses alongside one of the brightest and buzziest up and comers in the Scene this year: TUNS and The Weather Station.
The Weather Station is Tamara Linderman, whose intimate, elegant, understated yet intense folk music has won over critics and crowds: Hearing her 2015 album Loyalty, a collaboration with Bahamas, Pitchfork called her voice “unmistakable” and Rolling Stone used the words “rare beauty” to describe the music. TUNS is something of an East-Coast supergroup; the trio is comprised of members of three of Halifax’s most important rock and roll sons: Mike O’Neill (The Inbreds), Matt Murphy (Super Friendz) and Chris Murphy.
Dream Serenade is an annual concert organized by Toronto musician Hayden and his wife, Christie Greyerbiehl, that brings together a curated mix of musicians for unique performances to benefit special-needs children and their families. This year’s event at Massey Hall is on October 17, 2015. Line-up announcements roll out over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, check out Exclaim! Magazine’s 10/10 review of last year’s event, which raised over $100,000 for Beverley Street School and the creation of a Family Relief Fund, and this video from last year, when a few of the Dream Serenade gang – Sarah Harmer, The Barenaked Ladies, Lou Canon and Hayden – visited the Beverley Street School.
Dream Serenade will return to Massey Hall this year on October 17, 2015 for its second year supporting services for children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Last year’s inaugural event featured performances from Feist, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Sarah Harmer, Jason Collett, Grey Lands (Wayne Petti), Lou Canon, and Hayden himself.
This year’s event will continue in the tradition of unique collaborations and performances presented by Hayden and his wife Christie. Today, we announce the first wave of performers with Hayden and Joel Plaskett.
“Last year’s Dream Serenade was such a remarkable event. It brought together the parents, families & caregivers of children with physical and / or developmental disabilities, their teachers and school staff and the broader community in celebration and awareness. With voices and sounds, we shook the walls of the legendary Massey Hall. No one left the building unmoved by the talent on stage, the images on screen, the generosity, and the spirit of the occasion.
Last year we raised over $100,000 with proceeds currently working towards the completion of a new green playground at Beverley St School with plans approved and groundbreaking this Spring! A respite fund for caregivers has also been established with applications available this September.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2nd annual Dream Serenade. This year’s money raised will continue to benefit Toronto’s Beverley Street School and the Family Relief Fund for caregivers, as well as an additional special needs school within the Toronto District School Board to be determined through an online video application process.
We hope you’ll join us this Saturday, October 17th. Please stay posted as we announce more incredible artists who will be performing.” -H & C
Tickets are on sale now through the Massey Hall website at www.masseyhall.com or at the Massey Box Office by phone at 416-872-4255.
Hayden’s full band will hit the Canadian West Coast this September for a string of dates. Full details can be found on the tour page and a sneak peek of what to expect can be found on the Live at Massey Hall concert film just posted of Hayden’s performance last February. You can watch the video above.
Sept 18 Victoria, BC Rifflandia Sept 19 Vancouver, BC Imperial Sept 20 Nelson, BC Hume Hotel – Spirit Bar Sept 22 Canmore, BC Communitea Cafe Sept 23 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room Sept 24 Calgary, AB Commonwealth Stage Sept 25 Saskatoon, SK The Capitol Music Club Sept 26 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre