Musicians hold second fundraiser at the Ironwood Bar & Grill; proceeds will go to other Calgary music venues hit hard by pandemic

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One month after musicians and patrons rallied to save the Ironwood Stage and Grill, a second fundraiser at the iconic venue will be held to benefit other Calgary establishments hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BANDing Together was a three-night fundraiser held in August that featured the talents of Mocking Shadows, Jory Kinjo. T. Buckley and Tom Phillips and the DTs, among others. It raised $68,000 for the Inglewood live-music venue, said Scott Morin, one of the fundraiser’s organizers.

BANDing Together II: This One’s for the Venues will be held Sept. 18, 19 and 20 and a large portion of the funds will go towards other music venues, including Mikey’s on 12th, Dickens, the Blues Can, Broken City, Music Mile and Vern’s. As with the previous fundraiser, an online auction will be held.

Kate Stevens. Courtesy, Allison Seto.
Kate Stevens. Courtesy, Allison Seto. Calgary

Limited social-distanced seating will be available all three nights at the Ironwood, but the shows will also be streamed online through Stagehand.

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