Last day at Home County Music and Art festival at Victoria Park

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It was all about the music on the last day of the Home County Music and Art festival at Victoria Park.

While there was some rain in the mid-afternoon, it seemed the cool weather after made everyone a little bit cozier as they bundled up in jackets and sweaters, huddling close by the main stage to watch the final performances.

A calm and cool atmosphere pervaded the park as festival-goers ambled about in between artisan and food stalls while they listened to the tunes coming off the main stage.

Debra Bray was having a relaxing walk as she took in the last few hours of Home County. Bray said she came to the festival 20 years ago when she was a student at Western University and decided to come back while she was visiting with her mom, who lives nearby.

“I like the music and the peacefulness,” said Bray. “There’s lots of space to walk around and meet people.”

Fifty-five performers from every province and territory in Canada played over the weekend and took part in workshops where they collaborated with other artists. Twenty of those artists are from London.

This year, an emerging artist stage was added to the festival where eight new talents had a chance to play in the licensed beer-garden area. Some of those performers included Ottawa’s Pat Maloney, Guelph’s Tragedy Ann and London’s Sarah Smith.

Sunday’s festivities closed off with energetic performances from best friend duo Dala, Ontario folk trio Trent Severn and Newfoundland indie-folk trio the Once.

Chair of the festival’s board of director, Bob Klanac said this has been one of Home County’s finest years with many people approaching volunteers to tell them how much they’ve loved it.

“This is a festival we’re proud to be involved with,” said Klanac. “We’ve worked hard to maintain the integrity of it.”

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