Sarah McLachlan will be hosting a concert this September in Stanley Park. All proceeds will benefit the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Vancouver, “which aims to use the power of music to inspire youth in under-served communities by offering free music programs.”
Sarah’s 2009 outdoor concert series “Summer Session” at Ambleside in West Vancouver were a big success, drawing the likes of Sheryl Crow and Neil Young to perform with a host of others. If you attended last year’s “Summer Live” in Stanley Park you can appreciate how this is shaping up to be a fantastic event.
The line-up for the “Voice in the Park” concert, happening September 15, 2012, will be announced in April with tickets going on sale in May but you can sign up today to receive news and notifications.
The Sarah McLachlan School of Music is a registered charity and offers free music programs for underserved and at-risk youth in Vancouver. The school focuses on inspiring confidence and success in students, while promoting a lifelong love of the arts. Funds raised from the concert will be used to further expand the free after-school music programs available for students and to increase the number of students.
Update June 18, 2012: The star-studded line up was also revealed today and features Sarah along with Stevie Nicks, Jann Arden, Hedley, The Boom Booms, Grammy Award winning producer Chin Injeti, along with a special appearance by former president and long-time friend Bill Clinton.
Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on Friday June 22nd and start at $85, inclusive of all fees via Ticketmaster. A limited number of general admission tickets for kids 12 and under will be available for just $10.
Update July 5, 2012: Just two weeks after the first announcement of artists performing at the Voices in the Park fundraising concert, Sarah McLachlan has revealed the newest addition to the show is none other than Vancouver’s own Bryan Adams.
Update September 14, 2012: There was a sound check with morning for media and special guests. Sarah sounded amazing and the venue is beautiful.
With no rain in the forecast, concert-goers are in for a treat. You can still get tickets and tickets will be available at the gate.