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Drive-In Concert Coming to Mulmur – Get Tickets Now!

Drive-In Concert Benefits Suicide Awareness Council

A drive-in concert is coming to Mulmur next month, and even better, it will serve a respectable cause.

On June 25, 2021, a concert will be held at the Mansfield Ski Club, headlined by the Jim Cuddy Trio, a JUNO-award-winning band that has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Some of the proceeds will be going to the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin.

“As we all know, it’s been a very difficult year for many of us, the first responders, the teenagers, and the seniors,” said Claire Knight to Mulmur’s council on May 5. Knight explained how statistics displayed that these were the groups experiencing the most difficulties when it comes to suicide during the pandemic.

According to Knight, who sits on the Suicide Awareness Council and is the organizer for the Music in the Hills event, 100% of the proceeds over and above expenses will be going towards suicide awareness in Dufferin County. The hopes are to generate $6,000-$10,000 in support of programs aimed specifically towards seniors and high school students.

In addition to the Jim Cuddy Trio, Shelburne artist Sohayla Smith, accompanied by Adrian Smith and Tyler Reed, will be the opening act. Furthermore, there will be an additional performance from Rockwood-based singer Woody Woodburn.

Knight also shared that Mansfield Ski Club will be donating its parking lot for the location of the Music in the Hills performance. Ice River Springs will be providing water to keep concert-goers hydrated. Other local businesses can reach out to Claire to sponsor the event and contribute to swag bags that the Museum of Dufferin is putting together to give out to concert attendees. Businesses can also offer items toward a silent auction. Party Cinemas, a production company specializing in drive-in movies and concerts, approached Knight about throwing the event. Knight hopes that Music in the Hills becomes an annual experience.

“This is for economic development, for inspiring people within the community to do similar things, and most importantly, to focus on suicide prevention and awareness,” said Knight at Mulmur’s council meeting.

It was explained to Mulmur’s council that the event will follow all COVID-related safety protocols, with no food involved. One hundred fifty cars would be allowed on the premises, with a ticket allowing two people per car. Additional occupancy is permitted for a supplementary fee.

Music in the Hills is expected to go from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm, with doors opening to the public at 7:30 pm. More details can be obtained through the Music in the Hills website, found here, where donations can also be made directly to the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin.

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