ARTISTS FOR AUSTRALIA
Presented by Canada Rockz Productions
FEBRUARY 22nd 23rd & 24th
Artists for Australia was a series of benefit shows to assist in the rehabilitation and care for the animals in Australia.
All donations went towards the Koalas in Care and WIRES funds.
ARTISTS FOR AUSTRALIA started out as an idea from Rachel Jean. In total there were 6 venues in 4 provinces that took place.
Here are pictures from The Music Hall Concert Theatre and The Rockpile.
As each band donated their time, each venue opened its doors, and the sound and lighting engineers made the magic sound great. The patrons showed up, and the bands played.
Devoted fans were out in full force at six venues in four provinces, with one cause - ARTISTS FOR AUSTRALIA.
The shows took place on February 22, 23 and February 24. Bands performed every genre, including rock, hard rock, pop, blues and alternative music and had open jams for musicians to join others. Watching patrons sing the songs while the bands were playing, or dancing to "Open Arms" showed how music was the common reason that everyone was there supporting the cause.
In Australia, Elton John, Rick Springfield, Queen with Adam Lambert, Keith Urban and many more donated money. Now thanks to Canada Rockz Productions, the total given to Koalas in Care Inc and WIRES was just shy of $10,000! WOW!
Kyle Thorn Photography
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A huge THANK YOU to ... Rachel Jeans & Jim Cornell for tireless efforts to make ARTISTS FOR AUSTRALIA happen.
Special thanks to Katie Narraway, Brandon Cornell, Sharry Budd, and the volunteers at the merchandise & raffle tables,
Al Joynes, all of the musicians that brought this show to life! Just Journey, Monkey Wrench, The David Love Band, Just Heart, Canada Rockz, Kevin Campbell, Cocked and Loaded, Maximum Overdrive, Ted Axe, Open L8, Madam, Social Strife, Maiden 06, Sticks 'N Stones, Liquid Cristal, Method 2 Madness, Bootlegged, Aaron Cross, Jacqueline Lovely Perras, Debra Lyn Neufeld, Hillstreet Dues, Terry Whalen, Crossover, Gary Cook, the Millbank Quartet, Curt Young, Jay Bowcott, Kay Pink and the Medicine, Long & McQuade Music, The Music Hall Concert Theatre in Oshawa, ON, The Rockpile Night Club in Etobicoke, ON, Spot 1 Grill & Music Hall in Brampton, ON, Millbank Music in Miramichi, NB, Brickwell Taphouse in Calgary, AB, Raffy's Cafe Live Music Restaurant in Winnipeg, MB., to the individuals who donated raffle merchandise, and to all the photographers, and videographers.
Thank you to all the in-house audio engineers, stage and lighting specialists and volunteers at each location.
PHOTOS: MIKE MCALLISTER / KYLE THORN PHOTOGRAPHY / SHOOTING STARR ROCK'N'ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY / GLENN RODGER PHOTOGRAPHY / MICHAEL OSHUST PHOTOGRAPHY
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