It's been a few years since Minaki's Sage McBride has performed in Kenora with her band Shred Kelly, but fans of the alternative folk-rock band don't have to wait much longer. 

The band is on tour and is making a special stop under the Whitecap Pavilion on Thursday, June 30 for a fundraising concert in support of local Keewatin-Patricia District School Board schools. 

"When Sage told me that Shred Kelly was going to be out this way, we thought to do something that the kids could celebrate actually completing a full year of school in-person," says Shayla Smith, organizer of the event. 

Shred Kelly will be joined by Kenora acts Tiller and Jackson Klippenstein. Proceeds from the event will go to the five local KPDSB schools - Beaver Brae, Keewatin Public, Evergreen, King George and Valleyview. 

"We just wanted something that was family-friendly. Get out on the Harbourfront, Gropp's will be there as well as beer gardens. Come enjoy some music, bring the family and celebrate with us, " she adds. 

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Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for youth ages 12-17, and free for children 11 and under. Although admission is free for those 11 and under, you're asked to register so organizers can keep count for capacity. Purchase your tickets here! 

"We really have to thank our sponsors. This wouldn't be possible without them. Thank you to Kenora Home Hardware, Remax NorthWest Realty, The Standard, Wolfe Sound, Kenora Hospitality Alliance and Wake Marketing," says Smith.

 "We're so excited to come back. It's going to be AWESOME!" adds McBride.

Sage and Shayla joined the Q Morning Show on Monday to tell us more about the School's Out for the Summer fundraising concert - listen below!