Join us on Thursday, June 18th for an Inspiration Encore Event

Hosted by United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin and the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington

About The Event

The Inspiration Encore Event is a live, online benefit concert to help raise funds for the Children’s Foundation’s Emergency Food Relief Program – Fresh Food for Kids and United Way Guelph Wellinton Dufferin’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Starring last year’s Inspiration Guelph headliner, Virginia to Vegas, along with special guest Sam Drysdale, the event will take place on Thursday, June 18th at 8:00PM EST.

This is an all ages appropriate event on Zoom.  Tickets are $20 each, with the proceeds going towards Fresh Food for Kids and the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The Zoom link will be sent to the email account registered with your ticket purchase the morning of the event.

Event Program

8-8:30 pm – Q&A Session and Performance by Sam Drysdale

8:30-9 pm – Q&A Session and Performance by Virginia to Vegas

About the Performers

Virginia to Vegas

Virginia to Vegas, aka Derik Baker, is an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter. After being discovered on YouTube, Baker was signed to Wax Records in 2013 and released his first single “We Are Stars” January of 2014. Baker is best known for his indie-pop choruses and sticky electronic melodies, which have awarded him critical acclaim and several platinum certifications. In 2018, Baker expanded his reach internationally, co-writing the single “IDWK” with blackbear and DVBBS. Baker’s hit song “Just Friends” saw Virginia to Vegas reach new heights, garnering a top 3 chart position at Canadian radio. Baker is poised to continue his incredible success with his most recent EP a constant state of improvement.

Virginia to Vegas was the headliner at the 2019 Inspiration Guelph event, and is coming back to headline this special Encore Event. Growing up in Guelph, Derik has been a longtime supporter of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.

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Sam Drysdale

Sam Drysdale is a Guelph raised, Toronto based singer songwriter with Slaight Music/Warner Music Canada, incorporates influences from time spent honing his craft in Nashville and LA, forming his unique sound. Fusing urban blues with hip hop, R&B with a modern pop sensibility, with a voice that will stop you in your tracks. Sam Cooke, John Mayer, the Weeknd, you’ll find flashes of them in Sam’s music.

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