Tribute concert today for 'Beard Guy'

Members of Walk Off the Earth will hold a public memorial concert today in Burlington to celebrate Mike Taylor's life and legacy.

Their late keyboardist and vocalist,  known affectionately as ``Beard Guy,'' died on Dec. 30.

He'll be celebrated by friends and fellow musicians with a free acoustic show in his hometown starting at 4:30.
    
Members of the Barenaked Ladies, Arkells, Scott Helman and others will perform.
    
Bandmate Gianni Nicassio says Taylor would have loved the concert because it will unite the many different circles of his life.
    
In addition to his role in the band, Taylor was a prominent member of the community who owned a shipping business and coached his son's hockey team.

The event begins at Civic Square in downtown Burlington at 4:30 p.m.