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It’s Music Day and music makes the world go round! We sure do miss concert under the stars at the Grandstand and the music of the Himalaya midway ride as the operator screams “do you want to go faster?”
Music Day is the day we announce the winners of our Virtual - Rise 2Fame Competition. Finalists in the junior and youth divisions were showcased throughout the early days of this year’s virtual fair and today the WINNERS will be announced at our AR adventure locations and social channels.
Plus also check out a local concert experience in our AR adventure locations today, an ode to our much-loved I Love Local music stage and the grass-root talent from across the region.
RISE 2 FAME
Tune-in at 6PM and watch us announce the winners for this year’s Rise2Fame Junior and Youth competitions. Watch the finalists below.
I LOVE LOCAL
Sarina Haggarty is an inspirational figure for many. With the wide amount of support and fans, Sarina has performed in sold out venues in her hometown such as London Music Hall and Aeolian Hall. Successfully selling out London Ontario’s top venues, Sarina has released two EP’s in the past two years “Missing Pieces” in 2016 and her new EP “Compass” in 2018. Sarina’s music branches out into every genre possible. She has had encounters with artists such as Sarah Smith, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Lennon & Maisy, Kim Churchill, George Fox, Tyler Shaw, Shawn Mendes and Mark Schulman.
GREG WILLIAMS is a Country Singer-Songwriter and Musician based out of Toronto, Ontario.
Influenced by artists and writers such as; Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, The Eagles, and the Zac Brown Band, Greg succeeds in presenting his own brand of country music with a twist in his exciting and entertaining shows each night.
Born and Raised in Dorchester, Ontario, Williams got his start in music at the age of 7 when he began fiddling. Seventeen years later, he still considers this the best decision he has ever made. Since then he has had the pleasure of being on stage with artists such as Canadian Country Icon George Canyon, and Grammy-Nominated Country Band Confederate Railroad.
Williams has entertained across North America - performing at festivals such as the Havelock Jamboree, Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival, The Trackside Music Festival and the Palmer Rapids Twin Musical Festival. He has cut his teeth on the country music scene playing bars across Ontario and had the honour of performing at Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville Tennessee. One of his most memorable performances was on the Waterfront Stage located in Downtown Disney World - Orlando Florida.
Greg Williams is currently writing music for his first release due for the end of summer 2018, and he is looking forward to a year of endless possibilities.
AFTER THE LOUNGE
After The Lounge is a hard rock band based out of Ontario, Canada and known well for their song Lights Go Out released in 2010. With this song they created a radio scene at home along with parts of Europe, Asia, Mexico and largely in Brazil. This excitement played well with their next single releases over the years like, Back To The Start, Can’t Stop, Let’s Groove and Never Again.
Although the band stuck strictly to shows in Canada, because of the internet they have continuous attention worldwide. The four piece group has shared bills and support with Blue Oyster Cult, 3 Doors Down, Bad Company, April Wine and Trooper among many more.
The release of the bands new 5 song EP is planned for early 2019 and will contain their current work with Producers Garth Richardson (Rage, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s) and Darius Szczepaniak (Big Sugar, Sum 41) Easy Love, Bang! Bang!, Show Us The Horns, Those Were The Days and Sunshine.