Matt Mays & El Torpedo + more reunite for Jay Smith benefit (WAITLIST)

Matt Mays + El Torpedo along with several friends in the East Coast Music Community will reunite for a Jay Smith Benefit Concert March 31ST.

“10 years after the sudden passing of Nova Scotia musician Jay Smith, his friends and fellow musicians will gather at the Light House Arts Centre in Halifax on Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. Together, they’ll celebrate his life and the music he loved, with proceeds benefiting vital community organizations in Jay’s beloved Cape Breton.” organizers Sonic Concerts said in a release.

The show will feature Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Rock Ranger, Carmen Townsend, and Like A Motorcycle, the stage will also welcome special guest appearances by Adam Baldwin, Kendel Carson, PJ Dunphy, Dennis Ellsworth, Ian MacDougall, Steve MacDougall, Christina Martin, Thomas Matheson, Craig Mercer, Laura Merrimen, Dale Murray, The Novaks, Joel Plaskett, Carleton Stone, Tracey and Martina, and many more.

On behalf of Jay’s family, Allison Saunders said:

“Both the BGC and YMCA of Cape Breton are rooted in Jay’s community, providing program access to individuals and families that support mental and physical wellbeing. Jay and his sister grew up with the Boys & Girls Club in their hometown, Whitney Pier, and we are grateful to the YMCA; during our most difficult time, it served as our primary means of coping. A heartfelt thanks to all the musicians, organizers, and attendees of the concerts held over the past 10 years in memory of Jay. We hope the funds raised this year will help more families like ours, as they cope with life’s challenges.”

Tickets are currently SOLD OUT, Click the link below to be waitlisted.

Tickets are $54.70 in advance and $59.83 day of show (including tax and fee) and are available now at This show is general admission, standing and restricted to ages 19+; valid ID required. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show time is 8 p.m.

If you’re unable to attend but would like to make a donation in honour of Celebrating Jay Smith, you may do so directly at the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and BGC Cape Breton (Whitney Pier Youth Club).

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