Imagine a day when the barricades erected around the subjects of suicide and mental illness start to come down.

Imagine a day when hundreds of Canada’s finest musicians across the country join together to offer music of healing and hope to those in jeopardy, and to those left behind.

Imagine a day when even one life might be saved as a result.

Imagine you, joining with us, to let everyone know their lives truly matter.

Mysterious Barricades hosts 15 concerts across Canada performed by some of Canada’s top musicians. The concert is an entire day long that begins at sunrise in St. John’s and ends at sunset in Victoria. This epic concert is free to attend and to enjoy online and in person. Live streaming is offered to anyone around the world who wishes to hear and be part of it.

The donation of time and talent from each extraordinary musician is performed for the purpose of providing healing and connection to those who are affected by suicide, either in surviving a loss or in dealing with their own mental health issues.

Politicians, community figures and ordinary Canadians stand up this day to speak up about mental health and suicide, in an effort to reduce stigma and provide support.

We hope to connect our country and world with this incredible musical and human event.

This day long musical event is tied together with a powerful musical theme. That theme is Mysterious Barricades.

Get Your Tickets

All concerts are free to attend and free to enjoy live-streamed on September 14.
To ensure your place at the live concert, we encourage you to reserve a free ticket in advance.
Click below to get your tickets!

To become more open and accepting of mental illness, a substantial conversation must take place. I want to herald in that conversation with music—loud, glorious, positive and far-reaching, deeply reverberating and connective. Beth Turnbull

We thank Starbucks, our National Sponsor!

Last Year’s Contributing Artists (2018)


We are grateful for the support of all the donors and contributors who have made this event possible. Learn who they are.

Free Live Concerts