SHAGGY TO SHINE ON CFL AWARDS NIGHT - THE REGGAE ICON WILL TAKE PART IN THE AWARDS SHOW, FOLLOWED BY A CONCERT AT OLG STAGE
HAMILTON (Oct. 26) - Get ready for an extraordinary CFL Awards night that blends football, humour, and the appearance of a world-renowned recording artist.
The Canadian Football League and the 2023 Grey Cup Festival are thrilled to announce that two-time GRAMMY© Award-winning reggae sensation, Shaggy, will be part of the CFL Awards and is set to perform on the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls on Thursday, November 16.
Shaggy's performance will follow the CFL Awards, an event that celebrates the top players in the Canadian Football League, happening earlier on the same evening at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview.
Football enthusiasts who hold tickets for the CFL Awards will also have access to the lower bowl for Shaggy's live show. CFL Awards tickets are now available, starting at just $139! A limited number of VIP floor tickets are up for grabs for the CFL Awards - purchase them by clicking HERE.
For devoted Shaggy fans looking to attend the concert exclusively, tickets will be available starting on Saturday, October 28 at 11 a.m. ET, by clicking HERE. Presale access will also be provided later today to all Grey Cup Ticket holders and Tiger-Cats season seat holders, who will receive instructions via email shortly.
Shaggy is an iconic dancehall artist, the only Diamond-selling one in history, with more than 40 million albums sold to date. He's also credited with eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven albums on the Billboard 200 (including four in the Top 40). Shaggy ranks among the top three most streamed reggae artists of all time on Spotify, alongside Bob Marley and Sean Paul.
In another exciting development, comedian K. Trevor Wilson will be co-hosting the CFL Awards alongside Kate Beirness, the host of the CFL on TSN.
K. Trevor Wilson, widely recognized as the endearing, gentle giant Squirrely Dan on the award-winning Crave original series Letterkenny, is a seasoned figure in the Canadian comedy scene with over two decades of experience and countless moments of laughter to his name. His stand-up performances have graced stages on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central's Roast Battles, the Just For Laughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL 42, and more. Among his numerous accolades, he received the 2012 Irwin Barker Homegrown Award at Just For Laughs and was named the 2014 and 2015 Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Comedian of the Year and Canada's Best Male Stand-Up at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards.
This year's awards will feature an exceptional gathering of CFL and Tiger-Cats legends participating in the awards show and joining the Shaggy concert.
The CFL Awards and the Shaggy concert are integral parts of the 2023 Grey Cup Festival, a multi-day celebration of football, Canada, and the unifying spirit between them. Each year, the festival builds up to the Grey Cup game, the pinnacle of Canadian football. The 110th edition of the Grey Cup game will take place at Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, November 19.
Shaggy's appearance adds another exciting dimension to the musical lineup, which also includes country superstar Carrie Underwood, with the opening act by Brian Kelley, on Friday, November 17, at Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre. And if you're seeking even more musical excitement, don't forget that punk rock legends Green Day are set to ignite the stage during the big game at the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show.
Thanks to a partnership between the 2023 Grey Cup Festival and the Ontario government, fans can enjoy free transportation between Hamilton and Niagara Falls to be a part of the action in both cities. For further details, visit greycupfestival.ca/regional-transportation-service.
Whether you're a music aficionado, a football fanatic, or simply looking for a fantastic time, if you plan to stay in the Niagara region during the 2023 Grey Cup Festival, you can find more information at greycupfestival.ca/niagara-hotels.