Forest City London Music Week preview

Eight days, 13 events at 17 venues, more than 300 musicians. All that adds up to the biggest London Music Week ever.

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Eight days, 13 events at 17 venues, more than 300 musicians. All that adds up to the biggest London Music Week ever.

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The annual celebration of local musicians, their songs and the city’s musical infrastructure will mark its 21st anniversary when it’s held from June 11-18, culminating with the Forest City London Music Awards at downtown’s London Music Hall.

Here’s a rundown of the events planned for what organizers say will be the biggest event in its history:

SATURDAY, JUNE 10: Back on the Block, a free kick-off concert on Dundas Place featuring After The Lounge, Swagger and others (1 p.m. to 11 p.m.); Electric Market, a free public show at Covent Garden Market featuring Bassoo, Mat Lunnen and others.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11: Classical, jazz and world music awards gala, a free show at Aeolian Hall featuring Larry Smith and Tara Dunphy, the Mark Swan Trio, harpist Kathleen Gahagan and others. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13: Forest City London music awards evening of improvisation at Dundas and Sons brewery (7-9 p.m.); Musicians 4 Mental Health, a free concert at Palasad SocialBowl on Adelaide Street featuring IanBW, Incognito Baby and others (7-11 p.m.).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14: London Live, a “music blitz” with 14 free performances across eight local venues, including the Brian Bicknell Duo at Fireside; Chris Eh Young at the Scot’s Corner and Taylor Holden Road Block at Fitzray’s.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15: Latin Street Party on Dundas Place, free and open to all. Featuring Daubian Oliveira, David Rayo and others. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16: Women of London Music at Palasad SocialBowl on Adelaide Street. It’s free and featuring Lux, Nicole Tan, Justine Chantale and others.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 16: Battle of the High School Bands at London Music Hall. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. $5. Featuring: The Rebates, Iron Cross, IanBW, Stone Free, One Way Streets and Angela McIntosh.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17: Hall of Fame Super Saturday, a free concert beginning at 1 p.m. on Dundas Place. Performers include 2023 inductees the McAuley Boys along with Denise Pelley.

SUNDAY JUNE 18: 21st annual Forest City London music awards at London Music Hall. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Free and open to all. Performers including Sarina Haggarty, Antonio Alas Mariachi Band and Tom Dunphy’s Classic Country Music Show.

A group of inductees formally will enter the London Music Hall of Fame, located along Dundas Place, at the final event. The class includes: The McAuley Boys; Dawn Tyler Watson; Bob Reid; and the Bluesmen Review.


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