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 concerts in 15 cities across Canada performed by some of Canada’s most talented musicians. These free concerts will be performed for live audiences between September 5th and 14th, and will be streamed on Saturday September 14th as one day-long concert that begins at sunrise in St. John’s, and follows the sun across Canada to end at sunset in Victoria. As with all the live concerts, the video stream is free to enjoy, and will be available for viewing on this website until September 21st.

The donation of time and talent from each of approximately 400 extraordinary musicians 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.

People touched by suicide, mental health professionals, community figures, politicians, 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 classical, choral and jazz musical event is tied together with a powerful musical theme. That theme is Mysterious Barricades.

Get Your Tickets

All of these concerts will be performed for live audiences in 15 cities between September 5th and 14th to mark World Suicide Prevention Week.

All concerts are free to attend, live or video-streamed. However, to ensure your place at the concert, we encourage you to reserve a free ticket in advance.


+ Concert Dates

Saskatoon: September 5

Halifax: September 7

Kitchener Waterloo: September 10

Calgary: September 10

St John's: September 13

All other cities: September 14

For more details and to attend a live concert, please select the city near you listed below.


If you cannot attend a live concert or would like to ‘virtually attend’ all the concerts, you can do so! On Saturday, September 14th, all 15 concerts, will be streamed as one continuous, sunrise-to-sunset cross-Canada musical offering. The recording of this entire event will also be available for viewing through September 21st.

Over 11,000 people have viewed our previous Mysterious Barricades concerts, which in addition to top-quality performances have included inspiring personal stories and valuable suicide prevention information.

This year’s contributing artists

To view biographies and to see which artists are performing in a city near you, look to the listings of the 2019 Concerts at the top of the page.


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