“Rise Up Mississauga is a Concert for Hope,” says creative producer Ron Duquette for Mississauga Arts Council, “we’re presenting top musicians, performing for their city, sharing the strength we are all showing. There is light at the end of the tunnel.”
Mississauga’s Mayor Bonnie Crombie will welcome viewers to this virtual concert on Facebook, “Members of our talented music community are reaching out,” she says. “Sharing their spirit with you as we all work to fight this terrible COVID-19 pandemic, by staying home and practicing measures to keep our families safe, while we flatten the curve of this virus.”
Crombie is joined by all City Councillors complimenting their residents and introducing inspirational songs like, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Patti Jannetta-Baker, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine, “Come Together” by the Dreamboats, “Imagine” by Arlene Paculan and “Stronger” by Queen Pepper, with Alessia Cohle, Jacelyn Holmes, Jeff Jones and Michelle Deneault and Stephanie Braganza. The memories made will include 2 new songs, written especially for this program, by Tom Barlow and David Leask. (all Performer Bios below release)
“Most people don’t know how good these performers are, and that is exciting for us to share,” says MAC’s ED Mike Douglas, “This concert will introduce inspirational artists to new audiences around the corner, and around the world.”
“When we heard about this Concert of Hope we didn’t hesitate to be a part of it.” said Craig McInnes, President of Teamsters Union Local 938. “Our truck drivers and courier delivery personnel are being recognized along with all the essential workers, for keeping our society going. We’re in this with you, and hope everyone enjoys Rise Up Mississauga.”
Watch Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 8, on Facebook Live on Mississauga Arts Council’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/missartscouncil/. Use the hashtag #RiseUpMississauga to join in on the excitement!