Published Jan 07, 2019Over the holidays, Walk Off the Earth band member Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor sadly passed away. His friends, family and bandmates will now pay tribute to the fallen musician with a special hometown memorial concert.
The free event is dubbed a Memorial & Tribute Concert for Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor, and it promises to celebrate Taylor's life and legacy at the concert on January 13 at Civic Square in Burlington, ON.
Special guests include members of Barenaked Ladies, Scott Helman, Monster Truck, USS, Darenots and Saint Alvia.
The concert is being presented by the City of Burlington and Sound of Music Festival. Portions of the show will be livestreamed via Walk Off the Earth's Facebook page.
A press release also explains the following:
For those not able to attend, the band will continue paying tribute to Taylor during their 2019 world tour, saying, "Mike loved our fans so much. We want to honor him and his legacy by continuing our world tour to bring the spirit of this memorial to our fans across the globe."
Taylor's family has partnered with MusiCounts, an organization that celebrates musical excellence and puts instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most, to collect donations in his name. A long-time supporter and advocate for MusiCounts, Taylor believed that all children across Canada should have access to music through their school and community.
Donations can be made here.
As previously reported, Taylor passed away in his sleep on December 30 from natural causes.