LONDON VENUE SUMMIT – December 13th
A first of its kind, The London Venue Summit brings together venues from across the city in an effort to understand the concerns, issues, aspirations and potential of live music here in London, ON. The venue summit will offer venue owners and management an opportunity to engage with City staff to address barriers or challenges of working in London’s music sector. Attendees will participate in a variety of activities, learn best practices and explore opportunities as presenters of live music.
Full details on the Facebook Event page www.facebook.com/events/355989294747527/
Pre-register ahead of time here https://2016_london_venue_summit.eventbrite.ca
PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET
No, there will not be flea’s just awesome music, clothing and accessories for sale. Nearly 30 vendors will be set up for you to enjoy. This is an all ages free event! Swing by between 11am – 5:00pm to check it all out. This is the second version of the Punk Rock Flea Market and it looks to be a good time. Did we mention that it’s for a good cause? Event organizers have teamed up with Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London and will also be collecting donations of new or gently used winter clothing. http://bit.ly/2fY8zvD
LONDON AT INDIE MUSIC WEEK
London artists will be back showcasing in Toronto this November! Mountain of Wolves, Taylor Holden & The Law of Averages, Julia Haggarty and Hiroshima Hearts will all be performing at Canadian Indie week on November 18th and 19th as part of a London focused Music Ontario showcase. Also featured during Indie Week on Nov 19th is London film Et Tu, Dude.
The Band’s” Garth Hudson with Sister Maud Hudson to Open JRLMA Hall of Fame and Launch 40th Anniversary Tour
The display cases at the former Nash Jewellers store on Dundas Street will continue to contain gems – musical gems from the Jack Richardson London Music Awards’ Hall of Fame. Everyone is invited to the gala opening Nov. 12.
Garth Hudson, co-founder of the iconic roots rock group “The Band”, and his wife, singer Sister Maud Hudson, will host a special performance to launch their world tour in celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz – The Band’s farewell concert memorialized by Martin Scorsese in his documentary classic of the same name.
The Hudson’s will also help to officially open The Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame. Special guests for the gala event include JRLMA Hall of fame inductees Priscilla Wright and Denise Pelley. In honour of Garth Hudson’s contribution to music and the 40th anniversary of the Last Waltz, the Medway High School Jazz Band will perform a musical tribute to Mr. Hudson.
“Having Garth Hudson here to launch his world tour marking the 40th anniversary of the The Last Waltz and to officially open the JRLMA Hall of Fame is such an honour” said Mario Circelli founder and chair of Jack Richardson London Music Awards (JRLMA).
The awards are named for Jack Richardson – whose music industry experience covered everything from musician to advertising agency account executive to music producer to record company founder, CIRPA president and instructor of Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College.
The Hall of Fame honours outstanding musicians from London, and past inductees include Garth Hudson, Tommy Hunter, the Lombardo family, Denise Pelley, Helix and Don and Priscilla Wright. Having a place to showcase these individuals and groups provides an opportunity to share their recognition with the community and visitors to the city.
Displayed alongside profiles and bios of the inductees will be musical treasures such as the gold records Jack Richardson was awarded for producing The Guess Who’s American Woman and Bob Seger’s Night Moves. And on display from the Big Band era will be a red blazer from Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians.
“We have some cool stuff,” said Circelli. “This city has a deep and prestigious music history and we’ve got the proof right here on display. It’s really impressive and we’re very excited.”
Mike Manuel, owner of the London Music Hall, is providing the space. “The JRLMA has done so much for the music community of London, it’s a natural fit,” said Manuel.
A silent auction will offer one-of-a-kind music memorabilia like an NHL hockey jersey autographed by Shania Twain and a Godin acoustic guitar autographed by Garth Hudson.
What: The Jack Richardson London Music Awards Presentation
“The Band’s” Garth Hudson w/ Sister Maud Hudson. Guest performances by Priscilla Write and Denise Pelley and the Medway High School Jazz Band performing a tribute to Garth Hudson.
A Gala Opening of the JRLMA Hall of Fame and Celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz
When: Nov. 12 – Doors open at 7:00pm
Where: London Music Hall, former Nash Jeweller’s store
Tickets available HERE