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Published on April 3rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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World Record BROKEN! The Longest Continuous Multi-Artist Concert Mark Goes to Canada. And It’s STILL GOING.

Point to Canada.

Shortly after 7 am Sunday (April 2), during a performance by Shotsy and the Vortex, the group attempting to set the world record for the longest continuous multi-artist concert beat the record. And after sixteen days, it’s still going.

Response to the fundraiser at the Earl of Whitchurch pub in Stouffville, Ontario, has been so strong that organizer Kevin Ker of Epidemic Music Group has extended the gig to at least Tuesday night at midnight. That will put the record at somewhere around 18 days–pending Guinness Book of World Records approval, of course.

The last time I spoke to Kevin, more than $50,000 had been raised for various charities, many of which are near and dear to the heart of Gord Downie. And once a competing group in Detroit had thrown in the towel, Kevin also said that the Stouffville event would be extended. Now we have an end date that provides a nice buffer should any potential challenger want to try to beat the record.Once things wrap up tomorrow night (and after everyone gets a good night’s sleep), all the funds will be tallied up. And I hope that someone will offer up all kinds of statistics (number of acts,

Once things wrap up tomorrow night (and after everyone gets a good night’s sleep), all the funds will be tallied up. And I hope that someone will offer up all kinds of statistics (number of acts, number of songs, attendance and all that.)

Today’s charity is the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Watch the live stream (something required by Guinness) below.

 




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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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