The National’s Matt Berninger, U.S. Girls, Shad to play Dream Serenade

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Hayden Desser and Christie Greyerbiehl’s annual special guest-filled benefit is returning for its sixth year. The gala, which benefits children with developmental disorders and other exceptionalities along with their caregivers, moved to Roy Thomson Hall last year while its Massey Hall home is renovating, and will be there again this year. 

The show will be headlined by Matt Berninger, whose American indie rock band the National started Dream Serenade on a high note in its first year. He’ll be joined by a stacked lineup of Canadian musicians, including U.S. Girls, Shad, July Talk, Barenaked Ladies, Donovan Woods and, as always, Hayden himself. 

If you’ve never been before, it’s a warm-and-fuzzy-feeling event, with lots of variety, surprise guests and a big finale singalong that brings everyone onstage together. 

November 2 at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe). $34.50-$199.50. roythomsonhall.com.

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