Chicagoan Laura Joy hits Festival in the Park stage, July 17

March 13, 2016
Photo: Roman Sobus
Photo: Roman Sobus

11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
Chicagoan, Laura Joy, will be performing on the Watering Hole Stage 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, July 17, during The Matthews’s 
39th Festival in the Park (Spearfish City Park).  This is a FREE event.

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Laura Joy has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen with her brand of acoustic pop. Drawing comparisons that range from Joni Mitchell to Jackson Browne, Laura’s percussive finger picking and buoyant voice have graced audiences from as far as the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan.

Laura is a frequent performer on the Midwest festival scene. She has played at the Independent Chicago Songwriter Festival, Metamora Folk Festival, Lakeshore Arts Festival, Cain Park Arts Fest, and Ravenswood Remix. In January, 2013, she was awarded as a top finalist in the Broward Folk Club Songwriter Competition in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Laura has also opened for Hammel on Trial, poet Staceyann Chin, Switchback, and Greg Brown.

Laura Joy video 

“Takes A While” by Laura Joy


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