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‘Remembering Jay Smith’ Benefit Concerts to be Held in Vancouver & Halifax

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Jay SmithAgain this year friends and fans are coming together to celebrate the life and music of Jay Smith with special benefit concerts in Halifax and Vancouver.

Jay Smith – solo artist and guitarist in Matt Mays’ Band – took his own life in March 2013. Waves of grief rippled through his immediate and musical families, his network of friends and fans around the country and beyond. This year Jay’s life will be celebrated in two special benefit performances, featuring his music, friends, and collaborators.

Dustin Bentall is one of those friends, and said of the loss, “It was a really tough time in my life, losing Jay to suicide. It was really tough for everyone who knew him. Even today, it’s still a very emotional thing to deal with, and honestly, I think it always will be. Our tight group of friends — we still talk about him every day. We miss him every day.”

“I wanted to throw this show to celebrate Jay’s life and his music, while shining a light on the issue of mental illness. I don’t want to see any more of my friends or fellow musicians lose themselves in severe depression or addiction. It can be a very scary thing.”

Halifax – Saturday, March 28th 
Olympic Hall, 2304 Hunter St.
Doors at 7:00 | Music at 7:30
Advance Tickets: $34.99
Click here to purchase tickets to March 28th in Halifax 

Vancouver – Wednesday April 1st
The Imperial, 319 Main St.
Doors at 7:00
Advance Tickets: $25
Click here to purchase tickets to April 1st in Vancouver

Both venues are 19+. Valid ID required.

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