The 2020 NMC Gala: RISE UP! A Celebration of Resilience

Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for its virtual fundraising gala, RISE UP! A Celebration of Resilience, which will premiere for free at 7:00 pm MT on December 4, 2020.

Filmed from both the legendary King Eddy and the architecturally-stunning Studio Bell, this year’s virtual gala is hosted by CCMA Award-winning country artist Brett Kissel and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inducted broadcaster Jackie Rae Greening.

The event will include performances by Jann Arden, Brett Kissel, Corb Lund, Tanika Charles, Jan Lisiecki, Celeigh Cardinal, Louis-Jean Cormier, and the Marcus Trummer Band. Amber Marshall and Shaun Johnston of CBC’s long-running CBC series Heartland will also make appearances.

Fans and supporters can watch for free on NMC’s Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube channels, and at, where they can also make a donation in support of the future of NMC.