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Thu, Oct 1, 2020

A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration rescheduled to October 17th

Mon, Mar 30, 2020@6:31PM | comments

UPDATE - 8/13@10:49PM: The event has been postponed until Spring. From the A Night for Neil Facebook group:

As a result of the continuing and unprecedented times we are all facing, Overtime Angels has made the decision to reschedule A Night for Neil. We are excited to announce, after talks with both the Peart family and the Meridian Centre, Saturday, April 17th, 2021 as the new date for our celebration. Tickets purchased for this event will be honoured for the new date. Should you require a refund, they are available at point of purchase and may be done so up to 30 days prior to the event. We are also thrilled to announce a handful of confirmed artists for the event including; David Barrett, Brandon Dyke, Rush Tribute bands Solar Federation and Permanent Waves, Devah Quartet, Jacob Moon and Hannah Burkholder. We continue to work on securing more artists and special guests and will announce them once their re-scheduled tour dates are confirmed. We thank you all for your patience during these difficult times and appreciate all the support we are getting for this once in a lifetime event.

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A Night for Neil: The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration concert and charity fundraiser was originally planned to take place on Saturday, May 16th at the Meridian Centre in Neil Peart's hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event has now been rescheduled to October 17th. Here's the official statement from the event organizers:

March 30, 2020 - The team at A Night for Neil has been diligently working with the venue, speakers and performers to secure a new date for our event. We watched and waited while the unprecedented events happening around the world unfolded before us. As COVID-19 and its effects swept across the globe, we knew ultimately we would need to make the decision to postpone our event. The fans have proven their love for Neil is great as they continued to buy tickets even during these times of uncertainty. We are thrilled to announce a new date of October 17th has been secured. Please hold on to tickets that have already been purchased as they will be valid for the new date. If you require a refund, we ask you to visit this link to find out how to ensure that happens. These times are challenging, but we know the fans need live entertainment and we look forward to celebrating Neil with all of you!

In addition to Overtime Angels, the charities chosen by the Peart Family as beneficiaries of this event are: St. Catharines Hospital and Walker Cancer Centre, The Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre in Hamilton, and the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. Please follow the event on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and/or subscribe to the email list at this location to get the latest information.