As 2017 comes to a close, so have we reached the final farewell for Kenny Shields and Streetheart.
This was to have been a special, year long celebration of shows to mark the 40 year legacy of Streetheart and to say thank you to all our fans for 15 wonderful years as Kenny Shields and Streetheart/The Official Site but sadly, those plans were cut short in July with the tragic passing of our dear friend and bandmate, Kenny Shields.
We thank you all from the bottom our hearts for all the love and support you have shown for Kenny, his family and for all of us over the year. The tribute show for Kenny in August was a testament to the appreciation that fans and fellow musicians alike had for him. Fittingly, Kenny received a number of posthumous awards for his lifetime of achievements as the music industry and country paid its respects, acknowledging one of the finest frontmen and vocalists of our generation.
We know that we speak for everyone when we say he will always be missed and, he will never be forgotten…
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the men and women at classic rock radio across Canada for keeping the music of Streetheart alive on the airwaves and a shout out to the members of the press, in print, online and on the air for continually representing us with class.
We must also extend kudos to all the promoters/venues across the country for bringing us back year after year and of course to all the hard working crews for getting those shows ready to go every time, on time.
Finally, to all of our amazing fans from coast to coast, our sincere gratitude for singing along with us, dancing in the aisles and hanging in there beside us, right to the very end.
We wish each and every one of you and your families a Happy New Year.
May peace, good health and prosperity knock on your door and bring joy into your homes.
It has been a great privilege and honour to have enjoyed so many memorable nights with you.
Bless you all.
Bless you Kenny.
RIP dear friend.
xox

Happy BD Kenny
You will always be missed.
You will never be forgotten.
RIP dear friend.
Our sincere thanks to every one of you who have reached out to us today sending along your best thoughts and wishes along with posting your personal memories and tributes to Kenny.
You are all in our hearts.
xox

We would like to thank everyone at the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association Local 553 for honouring Kenny Shields as part of their Gala Showcase this year. Kenny’s wife Elena and Jeff Neill have been invited to take part in the presentation of The Kenny Shields Special Recognition Award for distinguished service to the professional arts on Thursday, October 5th.
Kudos to everyone @ Local 553 and a special thanks to Warren Rutherford for all his help in arranging for us to be a part in this special evening. You have shown class and respect in formally acknowledging one of Saskatchewan’s most enduring artists and we are most grateful to be a part of this event.
“The Saskatoon Musicians’ Association is proud to announce the formal dedication of our annual Local 553 Special Recognition Award for distinguished service to the professional arts, in honour of Kenny Shields, as part of our Gala Showcase 2017 show being held Thursday, October 5th. at The Bassment in Saskatoon. (202 4th Ave. N. ). Kenny joined the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association in 1971, and was an active member of Local 553 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada through the year 2009.”

Kenny Shields Day.
Our sincere gratitude to the Hon. Christine Tell and the Government of Saskatchewan for proclaiming Sept. 06, 2017 as Kenny Shields Day throughout Saskatchewan. Thank you for officially recognizing this unforgettable man, a true world class talent and, a lifelong friend.
Kudos to Eric Anderson for spearheading this effort to honour and pay tribute to one of Canada’s great musical talents.
Congratulations Kenny.
You will always be missed.
You will never be forgotten.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Latozke.

Hello again friends…
Kudos the promoters of the Winnipeg Classic RockFest for all their efforts in presenting an evening of great R&R to celebrate the life and legacy of the legendary Kenny Shields on Tuesday Aug. 29th at Shaw Park, Winnipeg MB.
We are very honoured to have Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Matthew Frenette and Ken Spider Sinnaeve from Loverboy make time in their busy summer schedule to fly in and be a part of what will be a most special evening to pay tribute to our dear brother and bandmate.
We look forward to featuring a number of talented friends during the evening including two of Winnipeg’s premiere vocalists, Paul McNair and Lisa Windsor. We will also be joined during the set by longtime pals, Honeymoon Suite, George Belanger, Chris Burke-Gaffney, Catherine St Germain and Donny Parenteau who want to pay tribute to Kenny as well at this once in a lifetime event.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who is involved with bringing this show to life, who have offered their services and, to each and everyone of you out there who have shown so much love and support for Kenny and his family over these past weeks. As our dear friend Howard Mandshein always so eloquently states, “It will be one for the ages!”.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Hello friends.
Just wanted to let you all know that we will be having a Celebration Of Life for Kenny Shields on Wednesday, Aug. 30th at the Club Regent Event Centre. The doors will be at 7:00pm with the COL beginning at 8:00pm. It is an all ages event for anyone who might be wondering about that.
This event will be taking place the day after our memorial show for Kenny as part the Winnipeg Classic RockFest.
We are so very grateful for all the love and support that has been extended to all the Streetheart family from so many of you across the country. Your support has given us something to lean on during this difficult time.
Our sincere thanks to Kelly Berehulka and everyone at the Club Regent Casino for continuing to display the class and character that they have always shown us over the years.
It will be a most memorable day to celebrate together, the life and times of our dear friend and, one of the truly great icons of the Canadian music industry.

Hello friends…
We want to thank each and every one of you for all the kindness, respect and love shown for our dear friend and bandmate Kenny Shields over the weekend and the days leading up to Friday morning’s sad news.
We also want thank everyone in the media from CBC, CTV, all the radio stations/personalities and print sources that featured stories on Kenny’s passing. You all displayed a level of class and caring that we are most grateful for.
A special thank you goes out to all our musical colleagues who extended their condolences and best wishes.
Our sincere gratitude to you all for your support during this time. We know how much it has meant to Kenny’s family and to all of us in the Streetheart family.
Much love to you all… xox.

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce that our dear friend and bandmate Kenny Shields has passed away quietly and peacefully early this morning at the St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg MB.
By his side were his wife Elena, his daughter Julia and his sister Sharlene.
Our thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at the St. B for all the dignity and comfort that they provided for Kenny and his family throughout this difficult time.
We are most grateful to each and every one of you for all the love, support and hope you have extended towards Kenny and his family over these last few weeks. We know personally how much that meant to Kenny and, that your kindness contributed to his inner peace in the end.
We will keep you all updated as we move forward.
Live your life. Love your life and, enjoy every moment of your life with the ones you love.
RIP our dear brother.
You will be missed.
You will never be forgotten.
xox