RAFFI
40 YEARS OF SINGABLE SONGS!

Plus a special address at
The Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture Series
entitled:
Respecting Earth and Child:
Child Honouring and Sustainability

 

Tickets for all Canadian and U.S. dates on sale now!

 

Oct. 1, 2017
Ottawa, ON
National Arts Centre
Oct. 14, 2017
Winnipeg, MB
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
* Nov. 3, 2017
Campbell River, BC
Tidemark Theatre
Nov. 4, 2017
Campbell River, BC
Tidemark Theatre
Nov. 5, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 19, 2017
Victoria, BC
Royal Theatre

 

* special lecture by Raffi entitled “Respecting Earth and Child: Child Honouring and Sustainability”

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Vancouver, BC, April 25, 2016 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce special Raffi concerts in Toronto, Hamilton, London and Belleville this November.                       

Nov. 5
1:00 PM
London, ON
Centennial Hall
Nov. 6
1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Place
Nov. 12
1:00 PM
Belleville, ON
Empire Theatre
Nov. 13
1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Toronto, ON
Roy Thomson Hall

 

Vancouver, BC, June 7, 2016 — Following a string of successful and sold out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following concert dates for legendary children’s entertainer Raffi:                       

Oct. 22
1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Mission, BC
Clarke Theatre
Oct. 23
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Kelowna, BC
Kelowna Community Theatre

 

Vancouver, BC, September 26, 2016 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce special Raffi concerts in Hollywood, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco this coming January.                       

Jan. 21
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Hollywood, CA
The Montalban
Jan. 22
1:00 PM
San Diego, CA
Balboa Theatre
Jan. 28
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Sacramento, CA
Crest Theatre
Jan. 29
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
San Francisco, CA
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

 

Vancouver, BC, October 11, 2016 — Following a string of successful and sold out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following concert dates for legendary children’s entertainer Raffi:                       

April 8
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
Pantages Theatre
April 9
1:00 PM
Chicago, IL
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
April 22
1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Edmonton, AB
Winspear Centre
April 23
1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Calgary, AB
Jack Singer Concert Hall

 

Vancouver, BC, October 17, 2016 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce these special Raffi concerts.                       

May 6
1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA
Keswick Theatre
May 7
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA
Library Music Hall

 

Vancouver, BC, February 27, 2017 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce this special Raffi concert in Ottawa.

Oct. 1
2:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Ottawa, ON
National Arts Centre

 

Vancouver, BC, March 27, 2017 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce these special Raffi concerts.

Nov. 5
1:00 PM
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 19
1:00 PM
Victoria, BC
Royal Theatre

 

Vancouver, BC, May 23, 2017 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce this special Raffi concert in Winnipeg.

Oct. 14
1:00 PM
Winnipeg, MB
Pantages Playhouse Theatre

 

Vancouver, BC, May 23, 2017 — After Raffi’s successful and sold-out family shows in both Canada and the U.S., Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce this special Raffi concert in Campbell River. We are also pleased to announce that Raffi will speak at the Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture Series; an annual forum for writers to inspire a new generation with their vision for the environment, social issues and literary excellence.

Nov. 3 – Lecture
7:00 PM
Campbell River, BC
Tidemark Theatre
Nov. 4 – Concert
1:00 PM
Campbell River, BC
Tidemark Theatre

 

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Raffi’s first and still best-selling album, Singable Songs for the Very Young. These family concerts will include versatile musician Ken Whiteley, who co-produced Singable Songs with Raffi in 1976.

 

Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, “Baby Beluga”. Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award. He has published three books and holds four honorary degrees. He has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements aimed at kids. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect changed society’s outlook on music made for children.

 

“It’s great fun singing for children and families,” says Raffi. “As well as singing many of my fans’ favorites, I look forward to sharing a song or two from my Love Bug album and my new one, Owl Singalong—and to the sounds of all of us singing old favourites from my very first album!”

 

In 2010, Raffi founded The Centre for Child Honouring on Salt Spring Island, BC. With the motto “Respecting Earth & Child,” the Centre is at the heart of a global movement that views honouring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies.

 

From Singable Songs to Child Honouring—40 years of Raffi!

 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

 

Tickets for Ottawa available at www.nac-cna.ca, or by phone at 1-888-991-2787, or the satellite box office (54 Elgin Street)

 

Tickets for Winnipeg available at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000, or all ticketmaster outlets

 

Tickets for the Campbell River Lecture are available at tickets.tidemarktheatre.com, or by phone at 250-287-7465, or the box office

 

Tickets for the Campbell River Concert are available at tickets.tidemarktheatre.com, or by phone at 250-287-7465, or the box office

 

Tickets for Vancouver available at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000, or the box office

 

Tickets for Victoria available at www.rmts.bc.ca, or by phone at 250-386-6121 or 1-888-717-6121, or the box office

 

For publicity image, click here.

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Centre for Child Honouring

For more information on Raffi and Child Honouring, please visit www.childhonouring.org.

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com