Meaford Summer Concert Series Celebrates Youth Day

Each of the Friday night concerts that are part of the Meaford Summer Concert Series has included a young performer in order to showcase developing local talent.

The Honeyrunners

The Honeyrunners

This Friday’s concert, which will bring The Honeyrunners to the Market Square on Aug. 12th, will include an extra contingent of young local artists to honour International Youth Day, which coincides with the date.

To find young local artists organizer Chris Scerri had to look no further than GBSS Idol, the great showcase of talent from the high school which was developed by music teacher Patrick Delaney.  Three young acts will be inserted between sets by The Honeyrunners.  These performers have all played at the Tuesday night open mic that Chris hosts at The Leeky Canoe.

The Ted Brownlow Band

The Ted Brownlow Band

The Ted Brownlow Band has been around for a few years already despite their youth  The band is built around the drummer, Ted Brownlow, and includes Kailum Mackenzie on vocals, Sean Thompson on bass and Kyle Fraser on guitar.  They are an indie rock band that has competed annually in GBSS Idol for the past few years.  They recently played the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg on one of its Friday Nights and they’ve played The Frogs Pond Café in Owen Sound on Saturday nights.

Cry For Ophelia

Cry For Ophelia

The all-girl band Cry For Ophelia is built around the vocals of Eden Young, with Peyton Rea on guitar, Risa McEnaney on drums and Amelia Dinsmore on bass.  Their poetic music ranges between folk and rock.  In addition to GBSS Idol, Eden has performed at the Sunday open mic at The Barn.

Max Breadner

Max Breadner

The third act to augment the headliners will be the very young and very talented Max Breadner, whose vocal talents are very impressive.

The Honeyrunners, a high energy Toronto band, have been productive in their 4-year history spreading their feel-good music with EP’s, TV appearances and touring.  Along with great songs, one of their strengths is in the blend of their voices when they all join on a song.  At this Meaford appearance, they will be joined by virtuoso violinist Victoria Yeh.

 

The show will begin at 7 p.m. Friday (Aug. 12th) and it’s free.  Bring along a camp chair and a donation for the food bank.

Return to Front Page for today’s update

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *