A Night for Neil - The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration
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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 https://bit.ly/2xr5o9Q 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!
New Date Announced for “A Night for Neil,” honouring late drummer of Canadian band RUSH
Event has been re-scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, 2020.
Following the passing of Neil Peart, OC, legendary drummer of the iconic Canadian rock band, RUSH, fans from across the globe will have an opportunity to gather and celebrate his legacy.
The re-scheduled event will be held in the late Mr. Peart’s hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, CA, on Saturday October 17, 2020, at the Meridian Centre.
It is being coordinated in cooperation with the Peart family,
Overtime Angels Inc.– a registered 501(c)(3) charity and the City of
St. Cathrines Overtime Angels will be bringing together numerous musicians, speakers, and friends to pay tribute to Neil’s life and career. We are diligently working with the artists’ management to secure the rescheduled date with the talent, and we will release that information as soon as it is available.
Lance Kasten, Vice President of Overtime Angels, Inc. explains, “The event will honour “The Professor” of words, lyricism and musicianship from a fan’s perspective. The outpouring of support for this event from across the globe has been tremendous.”
Speaking on behalf of Neil’s family, his parents, Glen and Betty Peart stated, “We are grateful for the team that Overtime Angels is assembling…we are especially pleased to be able to support this charity event that will benefit some much-needed organizations that are close to our hearts.” Neil’s sister Nancy added, “Our family is very much looking forward to celebrating Neil’s legacy with all of his fans, in support of our charities.”
In addition to Overtime Angels, the charities chosen by the Peart Family as beneficiaries of this event are
- Catharines Hospital and Walker Cancer Centre
- The Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario
- Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario
Tickets will continue to be on sale using the following link: https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000584EFF70B083″
Neil Ellwood Peart was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on September 12, 1952, and raised in St. Catharines. He became the drummer and main lyricist for RUSH in 1974 and spent more than four decades with the band. Along with his bandmates, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Neil was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996. He passed away on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, after a more than three-year battle with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. For more information on Neil Peart’s life and legacy visit Rush.com
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