Ottawa, ON, July 30, 2014 - RBC Bluesfest organizers in Ottawa today announced the launch of The Festival of Small Halls. This inaugural music series will feature performances in three unique Ontario venues: Crystal Palace on Colbourne Street in Perth, ON (August 7); Kinsmen Club of Gananoque, 400 Stone Street, North Gananoque, ON (August 8); and Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield, ON (August 9).
Halifax, NS – July 29, 2014 - Halifax Pop Explosion has announced the initial acts for its 2014 line-up. The performers includes Against Me!, Danny Brown, Lights, Twin Shadow, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and many more. Halifax Pop Explosion takes place from October 21-25, 2014 in Halifax, NS. Passes for the event are available on Friday, August 1st. More in our story.
Truro, NS – July 29, 2014 – Organizers for the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Dutch Mason Blues Festival have announced the full line-up. The return of the rib bar-b-que competition, custom and pro bike competitions and the hot body art tattoo competitions promise to heat the event up once again this year. There is a first rate of line-up of artists scheduled. There are day passes and weekend passes available along with camping available.
Fredericton, NB – July 29, 2013 – Most of the line-up and schedule for Fred Rock has been announced. Sass Jordan is one of the recent additions and will join the Friday evening line-up. The festival runs August 22-23 and continues to grow with considerable depth in the quality of talent over those two days. There are still some slots for Saturday afternoon that have not been announced.
Charlottetown, PEI, July 27, 2014 – Catherine MacLellan releases a new CD Raven’s Sun in August. The Raven’s Sun was recorded in Woodstock, N.Y. MacLellan and her long-time guitarist Chris Gauthier perform together on the album.
Toronto, ON – July 27, 2014 - The Island, directed by Trevor Anderson, won the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film; Ashley McKenzie won the $2,000 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award for best film by a female director for her work on When You Sleep; and The Last Video Store directed by Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford, won the $750 Bite Comedy Award for best comedy. All winners also receive a complimentary Friend membership to the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Halifax, NS – July 25, 2014 – Organizers have confirmed a story first reported by East Coast Kitchen Party that the Stan Rogers Festival will hold a major fundraising concert at the Halifax Metro Centre on Wednesday, August 20.
Moncton, NB - July 18, 2014 - The State of Maine and the Province of New Brunswick will present the Songwriters Circle Songs Without Borders. Performing together for the first time, this event will bring together four talented singer-songwriters to one stage: Denny Breau and Josée Vachon, from Maine and Caroline Savoie and Danny Boudreau from New Brunswick.
Sackville, NB – July 17, 2014 – Sackville, New Brunswick singer songwriter Julie Doiron has secured commercial exposure that has produced dramatic changes in the careers of others. A song of hers released in 2009 is now being used in an Apple advertisement that features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps.
Sydney, Nova Scotia – July 15, 2014 – As individuals, the members of Còig from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia have already accomplished a lot. As a group, many knowledgeable music insiders predict they are the ones to watch in the future. Read our review and listen to music from the album and our interview with Chrissy Crowley right here!
Toronto, ON – July 14, 2014 – On September 9, 2014, Sloan, will release their 11th studio album Commonwealth via Yep Roc Records. The 15 song collection sees Sloan creating one of the most unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career. Get a preview of the new album in our story.
Lunenburg, NS – July 14, 2014 – The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival has developed a history that makes it one of the most loved by both fans and artists alike. Once again, organizers have created a selection of main stage performer that not only entertainment but provides for inspirational moments that are found at this festival each year.