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July 19 - Elton Rohn - David Conforti Night - Reach For the Stars

Posted by BillDawson on July 24, 2018

Posted by Bill Dawson

Wow!!!! What a magical night it was last Thursday night!!!! The largest audience ever. David Conforti Night presented by the Forrestall Group’s Catech Systems and People To Go included the presentation of the inaugural Reach For The Stars award to Katherine Gallagher recognizing the impact she has made in her community through volunteerism as an autistic individual.

The night was a special tribute to David Conforti, a huge Thursday Nights at the Bandstand fan who passed away last August at the young age of 27. David made a significant difference through his many accomplishments in his short life as a person with autism. Thursday Nights at the Bandstand included Autism Ontario – York Region as our awareness partner in 2018 and last Thursday night highlighted the significance of that relationship.


David’s favorite artist, Elton Rohn, headlined the evening with an outstanding performance of Elton’s multiple hits and dedications to David, kicked off with the wonderful solo ballad, Skyline Pigeon with the Conforti family releasing a white dove pigeon in memory of and tribute to their son and brother. Truly an impactful, magical evening enjoyed by over 2,000 fans singing, dancing and having a great time all night long.

Elton/Ron you were marvelous!!!! Stay tuned for a Markham Theatre date in the spring of 2019 for Elton Rohn!!!


This week, first timers to Thursday Nights, the Soul Brothers  bring their Jake and Elwood Blues act to the Bandstand. Sure to be really fun filled entertaining night entertaining night. Be sure to get there early!!

Check out pictures of all our performances in our Gallery on the website at .

Thanks as always to all of our Thursday Nights sponsors for their financial and other support of our Live Music community program.

Be sure to put every Thursday night on your calendar for an outstanding night of music and a great trip to our unique Village of Unionville, the Jewel of Markham. 7:30 – 9:00pm every Thursday night June through August at the Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Fred Varley and Main in Unionville!!!!