The Friends of the New Animal Shelter are thrilled to announce that Devon Hansen and Friends have been booked to perform a concert at the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Friday, November 3, 2017 in support of their project.

This animal themed concert, “The Lion Sings Tonight” will feature community artists and our furry friends who will come together to share their artistry for this most important project.

“When we reached out to Devon, a fellow animal lover to help us be part of building a new animal shelter in Chatham-Kent, he was ready to go” said Lynn McGeachy Schultz, Project coordinator of the Friends of the New Animal Shelter. The concert will help bring us even closer to our fundraising goal which we hope to have completed by years end.  The new shelter when built, will include much needed appropriate space for animal care and safety, animal adoption, as well as other programs within the community including reading programs, social skills development and student volunteer placements. The shelter will be a community resource and demonstrate for all to see how we really care for our four legged friends.

“We have been very fortunate to have had the support of many community members, the staff of the Municipality of Chatham–Kent, private foundations, the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation, the Howard J. Rees Foundation, local veterinarians and through events like this one” said McGeachy Schultz.  We are confident that this dream of a new shelter will be a reality!

The concert will feature Devon Hansen, who has played at Carnegie Hall, many of his friends and many wonderful animals who will oversee the songs that are “all about them”.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now.   Tickets are $25 plus handling fee.  General admission seating.  Concert begins at 7:30 pm.  All proceeds go to the New Shelter project.

Contact the Box Office at 519-354-8338 or buy online at or