A memorial event titled A Night for Neil will take place on May 16 in Ontario’s Meridian Centre. The venue is located in St. Catharines, Peart’s hometown.
The event, which is being coordinated with Peart’s family, will benefit St. Catherines Hospital and Walker Cancer Centre, the Juravinsky Hospital and Cancer Centre, the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, as well as Overtime Angels, a non-profit charity that is also helping to put the event together.
“We are grateful for the team that Overtime Angels is assembly,” Glen and Betty Peart, the late drummer’s parents, said in a statement on behalf of the family. “We are especially pleased to be able to support this charity event that will benefit some much needed organizations that are close to our hearts.”
Peart, who was Rush’s primary lyricist, died at age 67 on Jan. 7 after a three-year battle with brain cancer.
A Night for Neil will feature musicians, guest speakers, and production professionals. The artists and speakers will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale Friday (Feb. 28) at 10:00 a.m.