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Jim Cuddy headlines Fort McMurray wildfire benefit concert in Toronto

Jim Cuddy poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto.
Jim Cuddy poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy will headline a benefit concert in Toronto in support of Fort McMurray residents affected by the devastating wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes.

The #BackFortMac show will be staged at Roy Thomson Hall on June 27.

Organizers say 90 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal, supporting families and individuals impacted by the wildfires. The remaining funds raised will be donated to the Red Cross disaster readiness program.

Cuddy will perform with an orchestra and his longtime band member and violinist Anne Lindsay. The singer-songwriter’s son, Devin, will also perform with his own band.

Comedic couple Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath, opera star Measha Brueggergosman, country duo Lovelocks, stage and screen star Jackie Richardson, and jazz singer Matt Dusk are also confirmed to perform.

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Deb McGrath of "Little Mosque on the Prairie" arrives on the red carpet at the 32nd Genie Awards  in Toronto on Thursday  March 8, 2012.
Deb McGrath of "Little Mosque on the Prairie" arrives on the red carpet at the 32nd Genie Awards in Toronto on Thursday March 8, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Actor Colin Mochrie poses for a portrait as he promotes his new book "Not Quite the Classics" in Toronto, Monday October 7, 2013.
Actor Colin Mochrie poses for a portrait as he promotes his new book "Not Quite the Classics" in Toronto, Monday October 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for a benefit show on Friday January 22, 2010.
Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for a benefit show on Friday January 22, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jackie Richardson is shown in a handout photo. Veteran performer Richardson has sung in concert halls across Canada, has won a Dora Award for her theatre acting and has appeared in various film and TV projects, including “The Doodlebops.”
Jackie Richardson is shown in a handout photo. Veteran performer Richardson has sung in concert halls across Canada, has won a Dora Award for her theatre acting and has appeared in various film and TV projects, including “The Doodlebops.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Matt Dusk arrives on the red carpet during the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Matt Dusk arrives on the red carpet during the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 30, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Cuddy and his band Blue Rodeo will also perform at the June 29 Fire Aid benefit concert in Edmonton, along with Nickelback, Corb Lund and Ian Tyson.

WATCH: Canadian bands are coming together to raise money to help Fort McMurray and its people get back on their feet. Nickelback will headline the Fire Aid concert at Commonwealth Stadium. Fletcher Kent has the details.

Fort McMurray wildfire: Nickelback to headline Fire Aid concert in Edmonton
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Organizers say all proceeds raised from the event at Commonwealth Stadium will benefit the Fort McMurray United Way to support the city’s efforts to rebuild. Tickets went on sale Monday.

More than 80,000 people were forced from their homes on May 3 by the wildfire that ripped through the oilsands city.