Juno-winning country artist James Barker to headline two-night benefit concert for Lindsay’s Academy Theatre

'Home Again' concert at Lindsay Drive-In on September 30 and October 1 also features members of The Strumbellas and more

The "Home Again" benefit concert for Lindsay's Academy Theatre, taking place September 30 and October 1, 2020 at the Lindsay Drive-In, features live performances by James Barker, Darryl James, Jeremy Drury, and Jon Hembrey of The Strumbellas, Heaps Tyler Kyte and Nick Rose of Dwayne Gretzky, Tom Collver and Sophia Mackey, Luis Segura of Los Poetas, and more. (Graphic: Academy Theatre)
The "Home Again" benefit concert for Lindsay's Academy Theatre, taking place September 30 and October 1, 2020 at the Lindsay Drive-In, features live performances by James Barker, Darryl James, Jeremy Drury, and Jon Hembrey of The Strumbellas, Heaps Tyler Kyte and Nick Rose of Dwayne Gretzky, Tom Collver and Sophia Mackey, Luis Segura of Los Poetas, and more. (Graphic: Academy Theatre)

Tickets are now available for this fall’s two-night “Home Again” benefit concert for the Academy Theatre in Lindsay.

Country musician James Barker will headline both nights of the concert, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st at the Lindsay Drive-In (229 Pigeon Lake Rd., Lindsay).

A native of Woodville west of Lindsay, Barker and his band won the 2018 Juno award for country album of the year and have been nominated for multiple Canadian Country Music Association awards.

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Other performers include Darryl James, Jeremy Drury, and Jon Hembrey of the Juno award-winning band The Strumbellas, Heaps (formerly The Kents), Tyler Kyte and Nick Rose of Dwayne Gretzky, Tom Collver and Sophia Mackey, Luis Segura of Los Poetas, and more.

The two-night concert is called “Home Again” because many of the performers are natives of the Kawartha Lakes who are coming “home again” to support the Academy Theatre which, like many performance venues, is in a financially tenuous position due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each night will feature the same performers. In addition to the live performances, there will also be video performances and messages from other special guests in support of the Academy Theatre.

VIDEO: “Slow Down Town” – James Barker Band

The concerts at the Lindsay Drive-In will feature both open-air seating and parking for cars. Tickets are $60 per person for VIP seating in front of the stage (bring your own lawn chair) and $150 per vehicle for general admission (with a maximum of seven people per vehicle).

For tickets, visit homeagainconcert.com.

Audio for the performance will be delivered both over large speakers as well as on FM radio.

The gates open at 5 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m., rain or shine.

The concert is being sponsored by Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, with has offices in Lindsay and Peterborough.

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