Published Nov 02, 2020Despite the pandemic, Hayden Desser will once again be hosting the Dream Serenade benefit concert — though this time virtually.
Today the seventh annual edition of the festival was announced, with the digital event taking place on November 28 starting at 8 p.m. ET. While a full lineup has yet to be revealed, it will feature Hayden.
As a press release explains, "The virtual live edition, hosted from its creators' home, plans to retain the spirit that makes these evenings such a heartwarming and celebratory event year after year. A limited number of tickets are available to go live online via ZOOM with Dream Serenade to watch the show together in real-time."
The yearly event was first organized by Hayden and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl as a fundraiser for the Beverley Street School, which provides support for children with developmental and or physical disabilities and their families. This year proceeds will be directed to the pair's new COVID Family Relief Bursary.
"All proceeds are directed back to the community, directly supporting children and families in the Greater Toronto Area," the announcement reads. "Earlier this year, Dream Serenade created the COVID Family Relief Bursary to meet the community's urgent needs during this challenging time."
You can learn more of the fundraising efforts and donate online here. You can also purchase Dream Serenade tickets, which cost $20 each, here.
The 2019 edition of Dream Serenade saw the likes of Matt Berninger of the National, July Talk, Barenaked Ladies, Shad, U.S. Girls, Donovan Woods all play the event.