4-time Juno award winner Fred Penner is a gentle giant with an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself. This musical master brings 40+ years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that blends the many genres of performing and communication. From delivering a prolific 13 CDs to families across North America to countless energetically live shows for eager audiences; to 13 seasons of Fred Penner’s Place TV series - CBC (Canada) and Nick. Jr. (USA), to composing the music for YTV’s Tipi Tales, as well as keynote presenter at numerous early childhood conferences, he has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene.
Fred’s visibility has allowed him the privilege and joy of using his voice to support organizations like UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. Whether it’s through Juno Award winning cd’s, concerts, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same:” Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child”.
2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Cat Came Back and Fred is launching a national tour to mark the celebrations.
“40 years ago, I recorded my first record, The Cat Came Back!” expressed Fred. “I am excited to bring those wonderful songs to the next generation. See you soon