Barefoot in the Backyard Performers
With over 30 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. Canadian-born, McLachlan is a multiple Grammy and Juno Award winning artist who has sold over 40 million albums throughout her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. McLachlan has also been awarded the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
In 2002 McLachlan founded her non-profit organization, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. The School of Music serves over 1,000 at-risk and underserved youth in Vancouver and Edmonton each year and provides no cost music education to underserved and at risk children and youth who face challenging cultural, social and economic circumstances.
Chris Martin is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay.
Coldplay came together as a band in late 1997 and have gone on to become one of the world’s most popular acts, selling more than 80 million copies of their seven Number One albums, which have spawned a string of hits including Yellow, Clocks, Fix You, Paradise, Viva La Vida, A Sky Full Of Stars, Hymn For The Weekend and Something Just Like This. They’ve also filled their trophy cabinet with almost every major music award there is (including seven Grammys and nine BRITs).
Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, GRAMMY Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 35 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Last year, Josh starred in the NETFLIX series, The Good Cop, and on the same day, he unveiled his eighth full-length studio offering, Bridges, which featured nine tracks co-written by the superstar. In 2017, Josh concluded his Tony-nominated Broadway run in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which Time Out New York called, “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He is currently on tour supporting the Bridges album, maintaining his position as the consummate American showman in 2019 and beyond. Groban also remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate as a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee, and Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.