The L&O Music Series celebrates finding musical creativity and innovation at the grass-roots level. This is an opportunity for unknown artists to develop their own individual songwriting ability and performance style, in a competition format, performing their original songs live and in person. This competition is designed to give the audience a connection with the artist as he or she expresses their personal story through song.
The top 10 contestants will each contribute one track to a professionally-recorded digital playlist available for the public to purchase online. In addition, the artists will take home their digital master copy and an honourarium.
Contestants, alumni, and the community can participate in two educational workshops presented by industry leaders. 2017 features a recording readiness session and a songwriters’ circle.
This year, the L&O stage will be located at the “Townhall Theatre”. A giant acoustic curtain will subdivide the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena to create a unique, theatre-style setting for 400. The intimate, crescent-shaped seating arrangement will provide excellent sightlines and acoustics to enhance the audience’s connection with the artist.