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George Canyon to headline benefit concert at Calgary Stampede

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WATCH ABOVE: Three non-profits have joined forces hoping to raise enough donations to survive. As Jill Croteau reports, the event called ‘Stampede Party with a Purpose’ hopes to inspire music fans to support local agencies – Apr 6, 2016

CALGARY – In this challenging economy, now more than ever, charities are scrambling for ways to generate funds.

This year, three non-profits have joined forces to take advantage of the world’s so-called “greatest outdoor show on earth”, hoping to raise enough donations to survive.

The event called “Stampede Party with a Purpose” hopes to inspire music fans to support social agencies.

All the funds raised will go to the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Keys to Recovery and Dil Walk Foundation.

The three-day event will be hosted by Civic on Third and will feature seven recording artists including George Canyon, Jordan McIntosh, Alee, Dan Davidson, Matt Masters, Aaron Pollock and Matt Blais.

“Music is about community at its core: from a drum circle to a concert. It’s about people coming together,” Blais said.

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“Music should make a difference.”

Stampede Party with a Purpose takes place on July 12, 13 and 14. Doors open at 7 a.m.