“American Idol winner Laine Hardy is teaming up with Wild Wing Cafe, a Carolinas-born restaurant chain, and Music Will, a national nonprofit that champions music education in schools, for a six-market tour.
In each market, Hardy will visit a Music Will partner school presenting musical instrument gifts and performing a free concert, featuring songs from his recently released debut album, Here’s To Anyone, at the local Wild Wing Cafe. The run will kick off in Warner Robins, Georgia on Dec. 2 and conclude in Wild Wing Cafe’s headquarters city of Charlotte, North Carolina on Dec. 10. Other stops include: Anderson, South Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Columbia, South Carolina.
‘Growing up in a town with a population of 2000, our schools didn’t have much of a music education program so I had to figure it out on my own with the help of my family,’ says the Livingston, Louisiana, native. ‘It’s really important to me to help nurture the artists of tomorrow, giving back to my own schools and others through Music Will.’
‘For more than 30 years, live music has been an important part of the Wild Wing Cafe brand with now famous singers and songwriters performing on our stages early in their careers, including Luke Combs, Edwin McCain, Old Dominion, Zac Brown and Hootie & the Blowfish, to name a few,’ shares Wild Wing Cafe CEO, Steve Weigel. ‘Having Laine Hardy tour our stages strengthens our commitment to emerging artists and delivers a real treat to our guests.'”