The 16th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Special, presented by AIR MILES will make its national television debut on Citytv and Citytv.com as well as streamed globally at LiveNation.com. The two-hour music special will broadcast from Toronto’s one and only, El Mocambo on December 19 at 8 pm.
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, and LiveNation.com. The program is the brainchild of music legend, and one of the evening’s performers, Andy Kim.
“I was on the verge of having to postpone the 16th year of my Christmas show and was truly bummed out. I kept thinking of all the people who are having a difficult time economically, spiritually and emotionally. I did not want to abandon the purpose of my yearly show – giving to those in need at this time of year. With the support of Live Nation Canada, Rogers and Air Miles, I am excited to bring the Andy Christmas Special from coast to coast for the first time and hopefully raise an incredible amount of money to very worthy causes through the power of music,” said Andy Kim.
The event will be 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, Ron Sexsmith, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder & William Prince throughout the special.
“Andy Kim’s Christmas is an expression of Love. From the beginning of his career he spoke to what love and giving means in our lives. Now we need love and giving more than ever,” said Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada.
During the duration of the program, viewers will be encouraged to visit Donate.AndyKimMusic.com
“Leveraging our Program to support those who need us most is part of who we are at AIR MILES, and we are thrilled to be presenting the Andy Kim Christmas Special in support of Crew Nation, Food Banks Canada and CAMH,” said Blair Cameron, President, AIR MILES Reward Program. “While the holidays will undoubtedly look very different for many of us this year, we are proud to help create an experience that brings Canadians together through a rewarding holiday experience they can enjoy from the comfort of their homes.”
Saturday, December 19 – 8 p.m. (local)
Simultaneous Live Stream on Citytv.com
Global Live Stream on LiveNation.com
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