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Peaches, Sloan Members And More Announced For Heritage Prize Concert



The Polaris Heritage Prize Concert set for Aug. 3 at Great Hall has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase. Reschedule date tba.


The lineup has been announced for the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize concert on August 3.

The concert, which is a tribute to the four albums that won 2015 Heritage Prize awards in their respective eras, will feature winners Peaches, Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson from Sloan, past Polaris Music Prize nominees The Weather Station (2015, Loyalty), Tanika Charles (2016, Soul Run), Amelia Curran (2010, Hunter, Hunter) and Michelle McAdorey (2016, Into Her Future) and more. Throughout the night these acts will all be backed by the crack Massey Hall Band, a 15-piece alternative big band.

The four inaugural Polaris Heritage Prize winning albums were:

Blue by Joni Mitchell (60s & 70s)
The Trinity Session by Cowboy Junkies (80s)
Twice Removed by Sloan (90s)
The Teaches of Peaches by Peaches (00s: 2000-2005)

“The idea behind the Heritage Prize – our version of a Hall of Fame – is to spur discussion and discovery of timeless recorded art from our history,” says Polaris Founder and Executive Director Steve Jordan. “Combining Massey Hall Band’s interpretations of the Prize-winning classics and the contributions of the special guests will make for an exciting, inventive and suitably musical tribute for these albums.”

Taking place at Toronto’s Great Hall, tickets for the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize concert will cost $25 and are available here.

In addition, Polaris Heritage Prize winner Peaches brings her current tour to Toronto the following evening (August 4) with special guest The Hidden Cameras as part of Live at Massey Hall. Tickets and information available, here.

The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is produced by Blue Ant Media and supported by Slaight Music.


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