The Home County Folk League (HCFL) and Jack Richardson London Music Awards (JRLMA) are pleased to announce a Homecoming Concert with folk singer-songwriter Laura Smith at The Jack Richardson Ballroom (182 Dundas Street) from Thursday, April 12th, 2018.
“This will be Laura’s first public concert in her hometown since she opened the 40th edition of the Home County festival in 2013,” says Artistic Director, Darin J. Addison. “We are thrilled to bring her back to London for an intimate concert in a beautiful venue.”
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 8:00 p.m. Laura will be accompanied on stage for two sets by Kim Dunn and Paul Mills. This is a licensed, all-ages event.
Tickets are $20 in advance and available at The Village Idiot, Long & McQuade North, London Music Hall, and online at londonmusichall.com. Tickets are $25 at the door on the night of the concert. Service charges may apply.
Born and raised in London, Ontario, Laura was encouraged in her early writing by the noted poet Margaret Avison, then writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario. She began playing music as well, making her debut in area coffeehouses. She moved to Toronto in 1975 for nine years and in 1984 she moved to Cape Breton where she was inspired by the vibrant music scene.
For more information about Laura Smith, visit http://www.laurasmithmusic.com.
The Home County Music & Art Festival began in 1974 as the Home County Folk Festival. Home County features more than 40 musical acts on 7 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 45th edition of the festival takes place July 20-22, 2018 in London’s Victoria Park. Home County continues to be accessible to all, as entrance to the festival is Admission-By-Donation.