Home County Hosts Media Launch To Announce 2014 Festival Lineup
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the Home County Music and Art Festival will host a media launch event to announce the list of musical performers appearing at the 41st edition of the annual festival.
“We have put together an exciting lineup for this year’s festival,” exclaims Artistic Director, Darin Addison. “Performers include a great mix of returning artists, along with a number of acts that are new to Home County. We also have a number of great local acts again this year.”
Admission to the event will be by invitation with a limited number of tickets made available online to the general public for $10 (plus service charges) at www.ticketscene.ca. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with live performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Announcements will take place at 7:45 p.m. This is a 19+ event.
Home County Music & Art Festival began in 1974 as the Home County Folk Festival. Home County features more than 26 musical acts on 6 stages, over 120 juried Canadian craft artisans, over 30 food vendors serving a variety of international cuisines, craft demonstrations, a community open stage, and an interactive family area.
The 41st edition of the Home County Music and Art Festival takes place July 18-20, 2014 in London’s Victoria Park.
Top 100 for the 4th Year in a row: On March 2, 2013, the Home County Music & Art Festival was once again chosen by Festivals & Events Ontario as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.
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This is an overview of upcoming folk music events in London and Southwestern Ontario gathered from the host organizations by longtime Home County volunteer Phyllis Brady.
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Cuckoo’s Nest at Chaucers, 122 Carling Street, London www.cuckoosnest.folk.on.ca
Advance tickets at: Centennial Hall Box Office (519-672-1967),Chapters North (Music Department), Chaucer’s/ Marienbad Restaurant, Grooves(353 Clarence St.),
The Village Idiot (Wortley Village)
Noteworthy Concerts at Other Locations
Home County and El Sistema Aeolian Join Forces For Robbie Burns Fundraiser
The Home County Folk League and El Sistema Aeolian are teaming up for a fundraising concert to be held at the Aeolian Hall (795 Dundas Street E.) on the eve of Robbie Burns Day. The concert will feature a performance by Toronto roots rock/world fusion band Enter The Haggis on Friday, January 24, 2014.
“I am personally very excited to be working closely with my friends at Aeolian Hall while celebrating my Scottish heritage at the same time,” says Home County Artistic Director, Darin Addison.
“Enter The Haggis is the perfect band to help celebrate the occasion in our community.”
Admission to the concert is $25.00 in advance/$30 at the door. Tickets are available through The Aeolian box office by phone (519.672.7950) in person (795 Dundas Street E.) and online (Aeolian Hall). Tickets are also available in London at Gift of Art (575 Richmond St.), Grooves Records (353 Clarence St.), The Village Idiot (135 Wortley Rd.) and in Sarnia at Cheeky Monkey (130 Christina St. N.). Join the event on Facebook & invite your friends.
There will also be a silent auction to help raise additional funds with all proceeds to be split evenly between Home County and El Sistema Aeolian. Doors open at 7:00 p.m and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m.This is a licensed/all-ages event. Robbie Burns Day is a Scottish holiday named after poet and writer, Robert Burns who was born on January 25, 1759 in Ayrshire Scotland.
El Sistema Aeolian is an innovative educational program inspired by the award-winning program started in Venezuela in 1975. El Sistema Aeolian offers children and youth free access to a music education program including musical instruments, instruction, public performances, and opportunities to perform in a variety of settings. El Sistema Aeolian is the only El Sistema program in North America that also provides a complete warm supper for participants.
Home County Music & Art Festival began in 1974 as the Home County Folk Festival. Home County features more than 26 musical acts on 6 stages, over 120 juried Canadian craft artisans, more than 30 food vendors serving a variety of international cuisines, craft demonstrations, a community open stage, and an interactive family area. The 41st edition of the Home County Music and Art Festival takes placeJuly 18-20, 2014 in London’s Victoria Park.
For more information on El Sistema Aeolian and Aeolian Hall, visit www.aeolianhall.ca.
MORE NEWS…. July 18 – 20, 2014 Victoria Park London, ON, N6A 3N1 Home County presents its 41st edition of the festival July 18 – 20, 2014 in downtown London’s beautiful Victoria Park. If you are a musical performer and would like to submit material for consideration to perform at Home County 2014, please follow these easy steps.
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Please note that our programming focus is on Canadian music and musicians. Submission deadline is January 15th, 2014. All submissions will be reviewed, but due to the volume, it may not be possible to respond to everyone.
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