ANOTHER BUSY FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Music continues to fill the city as mid-September roles around bringing with it Dundas St. Fest and Block Party. Dundas St. Fest takes place along Dundas St. in downtown. Things kick off Friday night at the Hasslan Law Community Gallery for 8:30pm. Saturday features a Street Showcase in the Octopus Beer Garden (2pm start) along Dundas St. Later (6pm) Market Lane becomes a showcase space followed by the Official After Party back at Hassan Law.
Block Party returns and to a new location, Harris Park! This premium EDM event features two days of like music including Friday headliner DVBBS and Saturday headliner Oliver Heldens. Tickets are still available for this event. Learn more at
THE JACKS AT WESTERN FAIR!
The Jack Richardson London Music Awards stage continues to host live, local talent throughout the Western Fair at the ‘I Heart Local Stage’ with showcases through the weekend. Each showcase has a different theme of genre including Rock, Hip Hop, Latin, Swingbilly/Blues, Country as well as one dedicated to Youth and London’s Music Mavens. So much to take in. Learn more here.
ALAN CROSS’ MUSICTECH MEET-UP
Tickets are moving quickly for this event. Come to Fanshawes Centre for Digital and Performance Arts Building to hear firsthand from the one, only and always intriguing Alan Cross! Alan’s discussion is an opportunity to learn about the cross section of technology and music. London houses 5 major gaming studios, so, naturally the conversation will be shaped around music and gaming. Also included in the discussion will be locals Chris Teixeira from Big Viking Games and Dave Keer from Big Blue Bubble. Both are London graduates and work as music composers and sound engineers.
COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK A HUGE SUCCESS!
Country Music Week was an enormous accomplishment that showed the community first hand that Music works and holds a strategic place within the economics of the city. This event showcased just how impactful music events are. As expected, hotels were at capacity, restaurants were filled, merchants and services saw an upward trajectory in their sales. The spin off from this event was felt across many sectors of the city including dry cleaners, tailors, and salons all feeling the love from Country Music Week.
Local musicians, production companies, techs, media and music related businesses all benefitted not only from a financial aspect but significant networking opportunities. Time investment of key industry personnel is difficult to come by and the entire Canadian country music sector invested their time and energy in London. Truly a remarkable milestone!