Niagara’s Meridian Centre To Feature Tragically Hip’s Last Concert Performance – Live On August 20th – On Big Screen

Join A National Celebration of the Band & Its Singer Gord Downie

“We are proud to offer our residents the chance to join with thousands across the country in celebrating the Tragically Hip.” – St. Catharines, Ontario  Mayor Walter Sendzik.

News from the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines

Posted August 8th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

(A Note from NAL – As of this August 8th, there were still tickets for this free screening of the band’s Kingston concert available at the Meridian Centre box office in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario)

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie

More than 5000 of you saw them live at the Meridian Centre last year.  For most of us, this is the next best thing.  See the Tragically Hip here, on the big screen live from Kingston, presented by CBC Broadcasting.

This will be a historical event, one not to be missed.

Tickets are free and must be picked up a the box office located within the Meridian Centre. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.

Doors will open at 7:30 show begins at 8:30. Consessions will be open.

The Canadian Cancer Society will be on hand to accept donations in Gord’s honour.

Tickets are free and available at the Box Office (see hours and location below).

St. Catharines residents are invited to gather at the Meridian Centre to see the CBC’s and The Tragically Hip’s presentation of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” on Saturday, Aug. 20. Admission is free. However, seating is limited and tickets are required to get into the show. Tickets are available at the Meridian Centre box office.

“We are proud to offer our residents the chance to join with thousands across the country in celebrating the Tragically Hip,” said Mayor Walter Sendzik.

“The Tragically Hip holds a special place in the hearts of many Canadians, and those in our community, and we want our residents to come together to enjoy the concert and show what this iconic band means to them.”

The CBC is broadcasting the concert, taking place in Kingston, commercial-free to all of Canada on TV, radio and online. The CBC will permit the City of St. Catharines to live stream the broadcast on the large four-sided jumbotron with concert-quality audio at the Meridian Centre.

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Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the broadcast begins at 8:30 p.m. Residents interested in attending the broadcast should get tickets in advance to ensure they have a seat. Tickets are limited to four per household. Concessions will be open. The Canadian Cancer Society will be on site collecting donations in Gord Downie’s honour.

The Meridian Centre is located at 1 IceDogs Way. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more on Meridian Centre, including contact information and upcoming events, click onhttp://www.meridiancentre.com/ .

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