The Andy Kim Christmas Special presented by the air miles® reward program re-airing due to popular demand Television Special in support of Crew Nation, CAMH Gifts of Light and Food Banks Canada to re-air Thursday, December 24 at 9 p.m. on Citytv and Citytv.com
Featuring performances by Andy Kim, Barenaked Ladies, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Glass Tiger & Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Ron Sexsmith, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder & William Prince
Visit Donate.AndyKimMusic.com to support these important causes
Saturday, December 24 – 9 p.m. (local)
Citytv - Simultaneous Live Stream on Citytv.com
The 16th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Special, presented by AIR MILES made its national television debut on Citytv and Citytv.com on Sunday, December 20 and due to popular demand, will re-air on Christmas Eve. The two-hour music special broadcast from Toronto’s one and only, El Mocambo can be enjoyed once again on December 24th at 9 p.m.
“Although this year’s Christmas show is different from past years, it was very special performing to viewers across Canada. I’m so honoured to continue showcasing Great Canadian Artists this Holiday Season and to air it again on Christmas Eve is an extra bonus! We’re looking forward to raising even more for these great causes that support the music industry and Canadians in need this Christmas,” said Andy Kim.
Going into its 16th year, the Andy Kim Christmas Special Presented by AIR MILES has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community with all proceeds going to charity. Instead of a live audience in a venue, this year’s show will bring people together from coast to coast on Citytv, Citytv.com.
Hosted by Sportsnet host and Juno-nominated musician, Tara Slone as well as Cityline host Tracy Moore, this one-of-a-kind charity event will treat Canadians to a classic variety entertainment show that includes performances by some of the country's most sought-after singer/songwriters and performers. Viewers can look forward to seeing Andy Kim, Barenaked Ladies, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Glass Tiger & Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Ron Sexsmith, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder & William Prince throughout the special.
During the duration of the program, viewers will be encouraged to visit Donate.AndyKimMusic.com to support three great causes: Crew Nation, CAMH Gifts of Light and Food Banks Canada. AIR MILES is proud to present the program and encourages viewers to log onto airmiles.ca/AndyKim to use Miles towards rewards that directly benefit Food Banks Canada.
"As all the Canadian music fans who tuned in to the Andy Kim Christmas Special on Saturday night can attest to, music can play a powerful role in bringing our country together at a time when we need it most and this event was no exception,” said Blair Cameron, President, AIR MILES Rewards Program. “On behalf of our entire organization, I want to share how proud we are to present the re-airing of the special on Christmas Eve and continue to play a supporting role in bringing Canadians together through a shared love for music.”
Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. Crew Nation is a charitable fund, created to support independent workers who are the backbone of the live music industry, who have been left without work. So far, the fund has raised $15 million, helping 15,000 live music crew members across 48 countries who were impacted by the rescheduled or cancelled shows scheduled to take place through 2020.
CAMH Gifts of Light is a 100 per cent donation-funded program that meets the unique needs of its patients. Items provided by Gifts of Light, like emergency kits and pajamas, make a difference year-round, but particularly during the holidays. By supporting Gifts of Light, you can help more than 14,000 patients each year find the hope, strength and courage they need to get through their hardest days and find a better tomorrow.
Food banks across Canada have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The operational capacity is strained due to loss of volunteers and changes due to public health requirements while in some areas, they're also facing increased public demand for support. The funds from Andy Kim’s Christmas Show will help Food Banks Canada with the immediate, emergency needs, and to prepare for what’s to come.
Editor’s Note: Andy Kim was born in Montreal, Andy Kim was inspired by the Beatles, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Bob Dylan. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he wrote How’d We Ever Get This Way?, the first of nine Billboard Top 40 hits, including #1 songs Rock Me Gently and Sugar, Sugar, one of Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time." A true Canadian son, Andy has been awarded the country’s top industry honor twice, the JUNO Award for outstanding achievements in the record industry, as well as the Indie Award for Favorite Solo Artist in 2005. Andy is a member of Songwriters Hall of Fame and was inducted into Billboard's Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010. Over his epic career, Andy has sold over 30 million records, with songs covered by music history's greats, including Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, and Bob Marley. His latest album, It’s Decided, was released in April, 2015 on Arts & Crafts to critical acclaim. In May, 2016, Andy was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame. Andy Kim’s music can be heard in hit series such as Ray Donovan Mindhunters, Divorce and others. In 2018, Andy was inducted into the Canada's Walk Of Fame.
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About the AIR MILES Reward Program
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