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Lambton County Library to host its third annual concert series

Lambton County Library is showcasing local musicians through its third annual concert series, Rhythm of Lambton.

The series starts on Wednesday and will run until the end of December with each date featuring a different band or artist.

Lambton County Public Services Coordinator for Adult Programs and Outreach Adrianne Lebert said each show will be different.

"We try to feature different styles of music of local musicians throughout Lambton County and we try to spread out the concerts throughout the year as well, to keep things going, to keep different events going throughout the year for people to join in on," she said.

The first concert for Rhythm of Lambton is on Wednesday and will feature The Georgian Singers.

Lebert said that will be held from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre.

"They are a men's choir. So, they have individuals that have a real love for music and life. They want to embrace the beauty of years gone by but also celebrate the present," she said.

Lebert added that the band is planning an interactive concert to include the audience.  

Other acts include the Lambton Concert Band that play on March 6, the Forest Excelsior Band play on March 26 and Rebound Rocks which feature local youth play on April 11.

During the second half of the year Mike Gallant will be playing at the Petrolia Library on June 13, Sisters of Choice will play on September 28 and Joan Spalding will host her show on December 14.

According to Lebert, the idea for the series was originally inspired by an exhibit on the history of local concert bands held at the Sarnia Library by Lambton County Archives.

She added the Rhythms of Lambton started when COVID-19 restrictions were starting to be lifted.

"They were just such a hit and I think it's really important to be able to provide these free concerts so that people can experience it and music is such a great way to bring people together," Lebert said.

She also said people enjoy the free concerts.

"I was out at one of the concerts last year and it's such a great thing to see different generations of people out for the concert," Lebert said.

Registration for the concerts is required and can be done on the Lambton County Library website.

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