Welcome to GEDfest 2021
On October 16, 2021, the fourth annual GEDfest: celebrating the life of Gordon Edgar Downie and the music of the Tragically Hip, will take place at the Blind Beggar Smokehouse, hosted by CJAY 92’s Jesse Modz. Headlining band Trickle Down will play Tragically Hip hits. A silent auction, 50/50 draw, and direct donations will be collected with all proceeds being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. This event will attract the maximum allowable attendees during the current COVID status. Opening acts The School of Rock House Band will open the afternoon show, and Soul’d Out, and DC & The Struggle will open the evening show. A second GEDfest event at Mikey’s on 12th has been added with headliner Tragically Hip tribute band The Shoulder High Weeds performing, and opened by The Scarecrows. The evening show at the Blind Beggar Smokehouse will be livestreamed.
Please help us honour Gord Downie, who the world lost to glioblastoma, and raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The silent auction will run all day on October 16th, with bidding ending at 11pm. Items may be picked up and taken directly from the evening show at the Blind Beggar Smokehouse. Winners not present to take their prize home will be notified, and arrangements will be made to deliver the prize the following week.