Riverdale Share tickets ‘are going well’ but not as fast as Justin Bieber’s

News Dec 02, 2015 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

Tickets for the annual Riverdale Share holiday charity concert, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall “are going well”, as they usually do, confirmed the charity’s volunteer executive director Susan Baker.

But even Riverdale Share’s highly anticipated 100 per cent volunteer-run concert, which is now in its 23rd year and again hopes to hand over $30,000 to east-end charities, can’t sell them as fast as the hastily arranged fundraising concert slated for Monday night at the venerable music hall.

That would be the one announced by Justin Bieber on his Twitter account Tuesday, Dec. 1 in support of his new album Purpose.

“See u on 12/7 at @TheDanforthMH Tix on sale 4pm est today,” were the words from the Bieb that sent his Twitter followers into a ticket-buying frenzy, selling out in, well, a heartbeat.

And he also announced he was giving the proceeds to a charity in his hometown once used by his mother – the Stratford House of Blessing.

With Riverdale Share, on the other hand, there were still tickets available, at least as of Wednesday.

“We’re hoping there are still some tickets for people at the door (on Sunday) but you never know - those last few days (of ticket sales) you never know,” Baker said.

Admission is $20 plus a non-perishable food donation to be brought to the venue Sunday.

Tickets are available at three Danforth locations:

• the Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave.),

• Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Ave.)

• and It’s My Party (423 Danforth Ave.)

And they are also available online.

Baker said she knew something was up because the donated food from concert goers is usually left at the music hall overnight along with the choir risers.

“But this year, just a few days ago they (the Danforth Music Hall) said you know what, you can’t do that this year. Everything has to be out, there’s a big show coming in at 7 a.m. the next morning.

“And I thought 7 o’clock on a Monday morning, like who’s going in at 7 a.m.”

Justin Bieber, it turns out.

“I wrote to Justin Bieber,” said Baker, with a chuckle, “and said why don’t you show up a day early and be a guest performer (at Riverdale Share)... Hey it doesn’t hurt to ask.”

Bieber or not, the show will feature the usual lineup of artists from the talent-rich east end who all volunteer their time for the always-anticipated show.

More information at http://riverdaleshare.com/

Riverdale Share tickets ‘are going well’ but not as fast as Justin Bieber’s

Danforth Music Hall hosts Riverdale Share concert Sunday, Bieber Monday

News Dec 02, 2015 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

Tickets for the annual Riverdale Share holiday charity concert, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall “are going well”, as they usually do, confirmed the charity’s volunteer executive director Susan Baker.

But even Riverdale Share’s highly anticipated 100 per cent volunteer-run concert, which is now in its 23rd year and again hopes to hand over $30,000 to east-end charities, can’t sell them as fast as the hastily arranged fundraising concert slated for Monday night at the venerable music hall.

That would be the one announced by Justin Bieber on his Twitter account Tuesday, Dec. 1 in support of his new album Purpose.

“See u on 12/7 at @TheDanforthMH Tix on sale 4pm est today,” were the words from the Bieb that sent his Twitter followers into a ticket-buying frenzy, selling out in, well, a heartbeat.

And he also announced he was giving the proceeds to a charity in his hometown once used by his mother – the Stratford House of Blessing.

With Riverdale Share, on the other hand, there were still tickets available, at least as of Wednesday.

“We’re hoping there are still some tickets for people at the door (on Sunday) but you never know - those last few days (of ticket sales) you never know,” Baker said.

Admission is $20 plus a non-perishable food donation to be brought to the venue Sunday.

Tickets are available at three Danforth locations:

• the Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave.),

• Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Ave.)

• and It’s My Party (423 Danforth Ave.)

And they are also available online.

Baker said she knew something was up because the donated food from concert goers is usually left at the music hall overnight along with the choir risers.

“But this year, just a few days ago they (the Danforth Music Hall) said you know what, you can’t do that this year. Everything has to be out, there’s a big show coming in at 7 a.m. the next morning.

“And I thought 7 o’clock on a Monday morning, like who’s going in at 7 a.m.”

Justin Bieber, it turns out.

“I wrote to Justin Bieber,” said Baker, with a chuckle, “and said why don’t you show up a day early and be a guest performer (at Riverdale Share)... Hey it doesn’t hurt to ask.”

Bieber or not, the show will feature the usual lineup of artists from the talent-rich east end who all volunteer their time for the always-anticipated show.

More information at http://riverdaleshare.com/

Riverdale Share tickets ‘are going well’ but not as fast as Justin Bieber’s

Danforth Music Hall hosts Riverdale Share concert Sunday, Bieber Monday

News Dec 02, 2015 by Norm Nelson East York Mirror

Tickets for the annual Riverdale Share holiday charity concert, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall “are going well”, as they usually do, confirmed the charity’s volunteer executive director Susan Baker.

But even Riverdale Share’s highly anticipated 100 per cent volunteer-run concert, which is now in its 23rd year and again hopes to hand over $30,000 to east-end charities, can’t sell them as fast as the hastily arranged fundraising concert slated for Monday night at the venerable music hall.

That would be the one announced by Justin Bieber on his Twitter account Tuesday, Dec. 1 in support of his new album Purpose.

“See u on 12/7 at @TheDanforthMH Tix on sale 4pm est today,” were the words from the Bieb that sent his Twitter followers into a ticket-buying frenzy, selling out in, well, a heartbeat.

And he also announced he was giving the proceeds to a charity in his hometown once used by his mother – the Stratford House of Blessing.

With Riverdale Share, on the other hand, there were still tickets available, at least as of Wednesday.

“We’re hoping there are still some tickets for people at the door (on Sunday) but you never know - those last few days (of ticket sales) you never know,” Baker said.

Admission is $20 plus a non-perishable food donation to be brought to the venue Sunday.

Tickets are available at three Danforth locations:

• the Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave.),

• Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Ave.)

• and It’s My Party (423 Danforth Ave.)

And they are also available online.

Baker said she knew something was up because the donated food from concert goers is usually left at the music hall overnight along with the choir risers.

“But this year, just a few days ago they (the Danforth Music Hall) said you know what, you can’t do that this year. Everything has to be out, there’s a big show coming in at 7 a.m. the next morning.

“And I thought 7 o’clock on a Monday morning, like who’s going in at 7 a.m.”

Justin Bieber, it turns out.

“I wrote to Justin Bieber,” said Baker, with a chuckle, “and said why don’t you show up a day early and be a guest performer (at Riverdale Share)... Hey it doesn’t hurt to ask.”

Bieber or not, the show will feature the usual lineup of artists from the talent-rich east end who all volunteer their time for the always-anticipated show.

More information at http://riverdaleshare.com/