Guinness World Records adjudicator Claire Stephens reads the proclamation confirming the Town’s successful bid for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists last spring as concert organizers and volunteers whoop it up. The presentation took place at Wintersong, the Town’s winter music festival that drew large crowds to Downtown Stouffville January 19-20 as 50 music acts performed at various restaurants and shops.
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Stouffville is the proud holder of The Guinness World Record for
The Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. World Records adjudicator Claire Stephens flew in from New York to present the award to concert organizer Kevin Ker and his enthusiastic committee on the outdoor stage in Downtown Stouffville during the Wintersong music festival January 19 – 20.
The 2017 concert ran from March 17 to April 4th clocking in at 437 hours, 54 minutes and 40 seconds, eclipsing the previous mark of 372 hours. The event raised over $95,000 for numerous charities. The Guinness attempt, held at The Earl of Whitchurch pub on Main Street, was spearheaded by Mr. Ker and the Epidemic Music Group along with a troupe of tireless volunteers. The historic concert was inspired by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, who passed away last fall after being afflicted with brain cancer.
Wintersong, which was organized by Mr. Ker and the Epidemic Music Group in conjunction with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville BIA, drew large audiences to various shops and restaurants in the Downtown area. More than 50 musicians and bands provided the entertainment.