A Night for Neil - The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration
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Our re-scheduled date has been announced for “A Night for Neil”honouring the late drummer for the Canadian band Rush. Event has been re-scheduled for Saturday April, 17, 2021
Following the passing of Neil Peart, OC, legendary drummer of the iconic rock band, RUSH, fans from across the globe will have an opportunity to gather and celebrate his legacy. 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 the Peart family and the Meridian Centre, Saturday, April 17, 2021 as the new date for the celebration in the late Mr. Peart’s hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, CA. Tickets purchased for this event will be honored 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. Click here for more details.
This event is being coordinated in cooperation with the Peart family,Overtime Angels Inc.– a registered 501(c)(3) charity and the City of St. Catharines Overtime Angels is excited 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 Ramona Vogue of the Savage Patch Kidds. We continue to work on securing more artists and special guests and will announce them once their re-scheduled tour dates are confirmed. 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
- St. Catharines Hospital and Walker Cancer Centre in St Catharines
- 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 We thank you all for your patience during these difficult times and appreciate the support we are getting for this once in a lifetime event. Press inquiries, please contact Donna Halper via email.
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