Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Six Market Tour Kicking Off Dec. 2 Includes School Visits and Free Concerts at Wild Wing Cafe Locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia

American Idol Winner Laine Hardy is teaming up with Wild Wing Cafe, a Carolinas-born restaurant chain and Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that champions music education in schools, for a six-market tour that kicks off in Warner Robins, GA on Dec. 2 and concludes in Wild Wing Cafe’s headquarters city of Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 10. Other stops include: Anderson, SC (Dec. 4), Raleigh, NC (Dec. 6), Savannah, GA (Dec. 7) and Columbia, SC (Dec. 9).

“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,” said 21-year-old Hardy, a native of Livingston, Louisiana, who picked up his first guitar at age six. “It’s really important to me to help nurture the artists of tomorrow, giving back to my own schools and others through Little Kids Rock.”

In each market, during the day Laine will visit a Little Kids Rock partner school presenting musical instrument gifts and that night, perform a free concert including songs from his recently released debut album, Here’s To Anyone, at the local Wild Wing Cafe.

“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,” said 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.”

Since 2002, Little Kids Rock has reached more than a million students with highly inclusive and culturally relevant music education. Today, more than 550,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs.

“We love this collaboration with Laine Hardy and Wild Wing Cafe because it allows us to further our mission of expanding music education in schools with a real-life success story while providing some excitement to students and Wild Wing customers,” said David Wish, Founder & CEO of Little Kids Rock.

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Unknown said...

So proud for Laine. He has stated from the beginning he wanted to be a role model and this is a perfect fit. He recently stopped a song realizing children were in the audience and the song contained inappropriate words for children.

Anonymous said...

Laine Hardy is simply the best. Singer,guitarist,song writer and entertainer with a great sense of humor and a huge heart of gold. Laine Hardy and The Band Hardy have a long history of supporting and performing for many community causes, especially businesses and organizations supporting children. One of the many reasons that more than 720K fans all over the United States and around the world love Laine Hardy and the Hardy family.

Unknown said...

Laine is a sweet caring Christian ✝️ who realizes how lucky he is to be able to do what he loves and always cares about the other person.
God bless Laine.. your fans love you !!!