TOGETHER YEG SERIES DONATES OVER $12,000 TO CHARITY

PRESS RELEASE – TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2024

TOGETHER YEG SERIES DONATES OVER $12,000 TO CHARITY
Nine show series highlighted the best of Edmonton music and venues to benefit music related charities

(Edmonton) – The 2023 Edmonton JUNOs Host Committee recently wrapped the Together YEG Concert series taking place between October 2023 and March 2024. The Together YEG legacy concert series showcased 36 local Edmonton acts with benefits going to charity. iHuman, Yona-Sistema & MusiCounts each receiving $4460 from ticket sales and contributions from the committee.

“iHuman is truly grateful to be a beneficiary of the Together YEG Concert Series. This generous donation will directly support our efforts to empower Edmonton’s vulnerable youth through arts and personal development programs. Collaborations like this not only help sustain our mission, but also strengthen our community and the support we provide to those in need. We deeply appreciate the committee’s dedication to the local arts and their effort to make a real difference for young people.” – Beryl Bacchus, Executive Director – iHuman 

“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the 2023 Edmonton JUNO’s Host Committee and TOGETHER YEG!  Because of this exciting initiative with proceeds supporting charities and nonprofits, including our Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta, live music can thrive. To the wonderful audiences who supported local talent – your generosity is creating a beautiful rhythm in our community and changing lives. Thank you!” – Anne-Marie Switzer, Director of Musical Creativity – Francis Winspear Centre for Music | Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Produced by local promoter Brent Oliver/ BOP Consulting, the programming was representative of the different backgrounds, communities, ages and genres that make up this great Edmonton music community. Artists included: Arlo Maverick, Audrey Ochoa, AV & The Inner City, Bad Buddy, the Bobby Tenderloin Universe, Caleigh Cardinal, Captain Tractor, Cikwes, Cristian De La Luna, Eric Kane, Funk Cove, Good Information, Holidays in Canada, K-Riz, Lyle Bell, Mallory Chipman, Manny V y su esquina latina, Mouraine, Nadine Kellman & the Black Wonders, Night Howl, Nuela Charles, Overture ii Oblivion, Paul Cournoyer, Raygun Cowboys, Real Sickies, Rosina Cove, Royal Foundry, Sammy Volkov, St. Arnaud, Tariiq, Tea G, The Denim Daddies, Golden Sun Trio, The Nico Tobias band, Uncle Joe & Verttigo. Venues hosting the events were The Buckingham, The Starlite Room, 9910, Soho and The Aviary.

“The Together YEG concert series was a great celebration of our live music scene – and was able to contribute to some great organizations in the process. We hope that the legacy of the 2023 JUNO Host Committee was able to shine a light on a local industry that all Edmontonians should be proud of.” – Aimee Hill, Co-Chair – Junos 2023 Host Committee

“We are so grateful for the ongoing support from the Edmonton music community through the Together YEG Series. The funds raised from this initiative will be invested into Edmonton-area school music programs to help kids get access to the power of making music. It’s initiatives like this that help MusiCounts make progress on our mission of making music education accessible, sustainable, and inclusive.” – Kristy Fletcher, President – MusiCounts

For more details on the series, artists & event photos, head to www.albertamusic.org 

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Together YEG takes place on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional territories of the nehiyaw, Dene, Stoney Nakoda, Nakota Sioux, and Annishnabe. We would also like to acknowledge this land is home to Metis and Inuit peoples. The volunteers, producers, patrons, and artists humbly admit that we are learning what it means to be on Treaty territory and unceded land. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting. We know there is still important work that needs to be done to honor the treaties and. Indigenous histories, languages, and cultures influence our music community, and we are grateful to be guests on this land.

More info: Brent Oliver, Producer 780-977-5746, brent@brentoliver.com 

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