It’s not often one has an opportunity to get up close for a private VIP concert experience with celebrity-status musicians in an intimate environment. However, that’s what happened recently here in Toronto for a few hundred lucky Tegan and Sara fans. This Canadian duo also happens to be on the cover of our Pride edition issue of theBUZZ this month.

Without a doubt, Tegan & Sara know how to rock Canada. Headlining after Detroit-based indie pop duo JR JR this past Saturday, June 25, the Canada-born band helped fans and members of Hilton HHonors loyalty program. The concert, which took place at Hilton Toronto, is part of the 2016 Hilton Concert Series – and was the series’ first Canada concert. From the pre-concert reception menu, which featured locally-inspired fare, to two intimate performances, Saturday’s event provided 400+ attendees with an exclusive experience that only Hilton HHonors members can enjoy.

As some of the many benefits of Hilton HHonors, Hilton has introduced members to some of the music industry’s most buzz-worthy artists through the Hilton HHonors Artist Connections and Concert Series. Hilton HHonors members can redeem Points for these events at Following last weekend’s Tegan & Sara concert, the final concerts of this year’s series include:

Producer and singer/songwriter Grimesat Hilton Berlinin Berlin, Germany on July 19

Country music singer/songwriter Kip Mooreat DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtownin Nashville, Tenn., on August 31

GRAMMY-Award winner Gary Clark Jrat Hilton Austinin Austin, Tex., on October 28

To extend those unforgettable moments to more Hilton HHonors members this summer, Hilton introduced the Hilton World Tour sweepstakes. Now through August 31, 2016, Hilton HHonors members in Canada, the US and UK, who book directly with Hilton, have a chance to win two tickets to any Live Nation concert around the world. The three Grand Prize Winners (1 in each region) will also enjoy complimentary flights and a two-night stay at a nearby hotel within the Hilton portfolio. To participate and for alternate methods of entry, members can visit prior to booking travel. No purchase necessary. Restrictions apply.

Visit To attend future events, visit To participate in the sweepstakes, visit Hilton World Tour.


About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment, and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors, and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats. Reach out -