Major concert event at Centre200 to raise funds for Fort Mac

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM’s Centre 200 in Sydney will be the site of a major concert event in support of Fort McMurray relief efforts. Cape Breton artists Matt Minglewood and the Barra MacNeils are in the lineup for the May 15 event. Further acts to be announced shortly. Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison will be the host and MC.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 10. General admission $20. Tickets available Centre 200 box office and Savoy.

The evening will feature ticket draws and auction items with all proceeds to relief efforts for Fort McMurray. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show begins at 7:00 p.m.

“Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s council stands with Fort McMurray at this difficult time,” said Mayor Cecil Clarke. “Cape Bretoners are ready to help. This concert is an opportunity for us to come together and give what we can. Our amazing local artists and production crews are joining with us to support our friends and families in Fort Mac.”

Businesses interested in donating items and services for auction and raffle should contact Business Cape Breton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-562-2201 or 1-800-818-2201.

“More information will be coming in the next days on further acts and opportunities to contribute,” said Clarke.