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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 (Barrie, Ontario)

Live Music Series Presents Donovan Woods & Lydia Persaud at Meridian Place

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is excited to announce the performances of Lydia Persaud and Donovan Woods at Meridian Place this Friday, August 17. As part of the Live Music Series, Friday’s show is guaranteed to wow crowds as the Juno Awards and Polaris Prize nominee performs a selection of his CBC Top 20 Chart hits.

“That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been [Donovan] Woods’ stock in trade. As the lead track of Both Ways, “Good Lover” unfolds with acoustic instruments and Woods’ quietly compelling delivery — not what a listener might expect from the title alone. That masterful perspective has led to nominations for the Polaris Prize and the Juno Awards. In addition, his single “What Kind of Love Is That?” climbed to No. 1 on the CBC Top 20 Chart, while his catalog has accrued nearly 45 million streams.

Woods is also a notable Nashville writer with credits by Billy Currington, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw and Charlie Worsham. NPR Music stated, “There are very few writers who can make you laugh and break your heart in the same song.” No Depression noted that Woods’ style is “as fresh and captivating as any out there.”

Opening the evening at 7pm, Lydia Persaud will capture the audience with her beautiful vocals. “Raised on a healthy dose of the country music narrative and the spiritual motivation of gospel hymns, Lydia Persaud is reconnecting with her roots with her debut EP “Low Light.” …Lydia’s intimate songwriting paired with subtle instrumentation inspired by her process of writing with voice and baritone ukulele is a highlight of the EP.”

With a beautiful, functional and accessible public space at the heart of Downtown Barrie, Meridian Place offers a sense of cultural depth and welcoming inclusion that celebrates art, activity and positive energy. Nothing does this better than live music under the stars along the beautiful shores of Kempenfelt Bay.

The Live Music Series at Meridian Place continues with these two amazing performances scheduled for Friday, August 17.