The annual SHINE Concert, a fundraiser for musicians with financial barriers, is this weekend

SHINE is an annual event (est. 2010) that raises money for young, aspiring Canadian musicians who can use financial help getting started. Over the last ten years, over $75,000 has been awarded.

With things coming up on Sunday (March 7), there’s a difficult issue. Next year’s bursaries are funded by the sales of tickets to the event. With COVID, there will be no in-person concert. That means they have to take things virtual in 2021. Here are the details:

Performers: GR Gritt (Juno Award winner), Julian Tayler (nominee for two Canadian Folk Music Awards), Emily Burgess of The Emburys (winners of the Best New Group Maple Blues Award in 2019), and Michelle Rumball, formerly of Grievous Angels.

When: Sunday, March 7 at 7:30 ET

Tickets: Eventbrite for $25.

If you’re a young musician and you’d like to apply for a bursary, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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