The final lineup for the benefit concert for the O’Keefe family has been announced. Organized by Andrew Copland—John O’Keefe’s close friend and the Duke of Gloucester’s head bartender—the concert aims both to honour John O’Keefe, who was killed walking home from the bar a month and a half ago, and to raise money for an education fund for John’s son, Iain.
This Sunday, March 2, the Mod Club will host a mix of Toronto scene stalwarts and newer acts, rockers and folkers: Elliot Brood, Stephen Stanley (of Lowest of the Low) and Carla MacNeil, Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson of The Skydiggers, The State of Things, and The Mahones.
It’s pay-what-you-can—all proceeds are going to Iain’s education fund––with doors opening at 7 p.m. (You can confirm your attendance on Facebook, naturally.) If you can’t come but still want to help, you can donate to the Iain O’Keefe-Kaufman Education Fund at any Scotiabank, using the account number 03012 00276 18.
Photo of the makeshift memorial for John O’Keefe outside the Brass Rail by Miles Storey.