Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn are among the four inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2017.
Young and Cockburn will join Montreal rockers Beau Dommage and songwriter Stéphane Venne as this year’s artists honoured for their musical contributions during an induction ceremony at Toronto’s Massey Hall on September 23, 2017.
Organizers say the bilingual ceremony will feature tributes and performances from a wide array of Canadian artists, including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Bachman, k.d. lang, Whitehorse and the Arkells.
The confirmed list of performers and special guests at this year’s event will include Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Damien Robitaille, Daniel Lavoie, Don Ross, Eh440, Elage Douf, Florence K, France D’Amour, Julie Payette, and William Prince – with more to be announced at a future date.
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) is a national, bilingual and non-profit organization with a mandate to honour and celebrate Canadian songwriters.
Since its inaugural induction ceremony in 2003, 50 songwriters and individuals and 130 songs have been inducted into the CSHF, including Joni Mitchell, Gilles Vigneault, Robbie Robertson, Robert Charlebois, Leonard Cohen, Rush, Luc Plamondon, Gordon Lightfoot, and Paul Anka, among many others.
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