London Arts Live Launch
Music and arts filled Richmond Row yesterday as the London Arts Live launched. Musicians (top to bottom) included Between The Keys, Doug & Bizz Varty as well as Head and Tail.
MUSIC ON PATIOS
The London Music Office submitted an important letter of request to the Planning and Environment Committee to bring forward a by-law amendment that would see a pilot program allowing amplified entertainment and dancing (yes, dancing!) on patios during the trial period of August 1 – September 30th, 2016. Current by-law only allows acoustic non-amplified music on patios throughout the city. Planning Division is drafting a report to take back to PEC in July. A Community Consultation Meeting is scheduled Tuesday, June 28th from 6-8pm at St. Paul’s Auditorium (533 Clarence Street but fronts on Richmond St).
The music community continues to grow in London! The latest addition is London BluesFest scheduled over three days Aug 26 – 28 in Victoria Park. Main stage performances will take place in Victoria Park until 11pm each day with a 5 bar blues program taking place after 11pm at live music venues throughout the city. Stay tuned for artist announcements!
London Business of Music Committee
The music biz is a challenging industry on the best of days. To further support and grow a strong and vibrant music community citizen participation is require. On Wednesday June 15th the Music Office will be holding an open call for Task Team Committee members. The first two Task Teams created are the Musicians Task Team and the Events and Venues Task Team.
The Musicians Task Team is looking for musical artists and artists managers to participate while the Events and Venues Task Team is looking for venue, festival and event management companies to compose the committee.
London Girls Rock Camp Fundraiser
London Girls Rock Camp is back for summer 2016 and spots are almost filled up! There’s a fundraiser tonight (Friday June 10th) if you can make it!
Doors at 8 PM
What a blast it was to talk with some of the campers last year in studio!
- June 10th – Justine Chantel & Trusty Guns, Hollow Romance & Ian Raeburn
- June 10th – Zach McCabe @ Talbot Street Whiskey House
- June 11th – CJ Ramone | Broken Gold | Isotopes @ Call The Office
- June 11th – Northcote | Motorleague | Oh Geronimo @ London Music Hall
- June 12th – GOB | Selfish Things @ Call The Office
- June 12th – Bad Words | Filthy Radicals | Thirty Helens | Yeah Bud | A Year Dead @ 765 Old East bar and Grill East
- June 12th – Vilify, Rich Kidd, Humans @ London Music Hall