WHAT IS RUSHCON? RushCon 16: November 3-5, 2016, Toronto

RushCon is the largest North American gathering of fans celebrating the music of Canadian rock band, Rush.

Once a year, fans from all over the world gather for several days of activities such as games, a charity auction featuring rare and collectible band memorabilia, a tribute band concert, important guest speakers from inside the band's inner circle and much, much more!

RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event where folks have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. Over the past 15 years, RushCon members have formed life-long friendships and bonded over their fondness of this band.

It's a tremendously fun, informative and exciting series of events where fans are able to spend a weekend experiencing all the sites and sounds of Rush and simultaneously catch up with old friends who'll make you feel like you're not the only kid in the room who can recognize an odd time signature.

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Rush Tribute Band of the Month




Animation is a Chicago-based Rush Tribute Band. They are 3 Rush fanatics whose attention to the details and nuances of Rush music allow them to re-create an extremely accurate rendition of the original trio's music. The band covers all eras of Rush, from the first album to last.

They have played many shows and concerts, and have opened The Scorpions, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, Asia, Peter Frampton, Bare Naked Ladies. and STYX.

They even played an adjacent stage from Rush for 10,000 RUSH fans, two different times!

If you'd like to have your Rush Tribute band showcased in upcoming Beyond the Lighted Stage features, please send the following information to maryjo@rushcon.org. A follow up interview will be conducted with bands selected to be a RushCon Tribute Band of the Month.

  • Band Name
  • Location, date formed, Band highlights
  • Band Members & Instruments (in the order you want them listed)
  • Links to three of your best songs or videos
  • Any website & social media links.
  • General contact info for the band.
  • A large, high-quality group photo of your band that all members & photographer(s) agree will be published and used by RushCon indefinitely.
  • Information about upcoming shows

Click on the image below to learn more about Animation and to read their interview with RushCon.

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Previously Featured Bands




Our previous Tribute Band of the Month winners.

Click on the images below to learn more about these awesome bands!

Caress of Steel Caress of Steel

Rush Experience Unstable Condition

Dreamline Rush Project

Permanent Waves Afterimage: A Tribute to Rush

Zush Stage Left Band

My Favorite Headache La Villa Strangiato

Distant Signals The Rush Tribute Project

kRUSH The Camera Eye

xanadoodz SolarFederation

phantomfears YYNOT

crush limelight

tsor mystic

rushians sundogs

visions spindrift

thunderhead archives

lotusland






All Contents 2013 Rushcon. RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event where folks have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. RushCon has no official affiliation with Rush or Anthem Entertainment. As much as we wish we could, we have no way of getting anyone concert tickets or ways to meet the band.