GROUNDSWELL MUSIC ANNOUNCES THE 1ST ANNUAL GROUNDSWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 19-21 IN HALIFAX - CELEBRATING LOCAL MUSIC, FOOD AND DRINK!
(Halifax, NS) November 19, 20 and 21 the 1st Annual GroundSwell Music Festival will feature the music of headline acts The Stanfields, The Town Heroes, and Rawlins Cross at Halifax’s legendary Olympic Hall. The festival is a celebration of what Nova Scotia is renowned for around the world, our music and our hospitality!
One of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic bands, Rawlins Cross kicks off the Festival on November 19 with their first public show in Halifax in three years. Local folk-pop band, Hillsburn, opens the night. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM.
The Town Heroes take the stage on November 20 for the official Halifax launch of their latest album, Please, Everyone (to be released November 6). The new album follows up on the success of their 2014 sophomore record, Sunday Movies, for which the band won an unprecedented five Music Nova Scotia Awards and three East Coast Music Awards. The Mike Bochoff Band, opens the night. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:30 PM.
On November 21, The Stanfields return to the east coast from their national tour for the Halifax launch of their latest album, Modem Operandi. One of the East Coast’s most popular bands, this special homecoming show will also kick off the band’s Maritime tour, dates to be announced. Hillsburn will open the show. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:30 PM.
In keeping with the Festival’s theme of local music, local food and local drink, our partners at Garrison, Bulwark Cider and Devonian Coast will offer a selection of their best beer, cider and wine – including Garrison’s special brew Modem HOPerandi, created to celebrate the launch of The Stanfields’ new recording. Chef Live and Sobeys are also working together to source our best local seafood, meat and produce to create a unique menu of local food offerings for each night of the festival.
Join the celebration! We have a variety of ticket packages available, including VIP passes. Early bird pricing is available until Sunday, October 25th!
To purchase tickets and for more information on the GroundSwell Music Festival and on our artists, please visit GroundSwell Music here.
Thank you to our event partners Sobeys, Chef Live, Bulwark Traditional Craft Cider, Garrison Brewing Company, Devonian Coast Wineries, Radio 96.5 and Q104 Halifax.
GroundSwell Music is an award winning Independent Artist Management & Label Co. based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Clients include @thestanfields, @thetownheroes, @hillsburnband, @rawlins_cross, @mikebochoffband & @carletonstone, Follow GroundSwell Music on twitter and on facebook.
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount
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COMMUNICATIONS NOVA SCOTIA--BOSTON TREE SEND-OFF
Nova Scotians had the opportunity to wish the Nova Scotia tree for Boston safe travels while enjoying a live musical performance by The Stanfields Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Halifax's Parade.
Every year Nova Scotia donates a tree to the people of Boston to say thank you for their help in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion in 1917.
This year's tree is donated by John and Ethel MacPherson of Purlbrook, Antigonish Co., and is the forty-third tree Nova Scotia has sent to Boston since the tradition began in 1971.
"This year's Tree for Boston will be dedicated to a special man who celebrated this special tradition for 20 years," said Premier McNeil. "On behalf of all Nova Scotians we proudly dedicate this year's tree to the memory of Mayor Thomas Menino -Boston's longest-serving mayor, and proud Nova Scotia supporter."
The Tree for Boston began its journey at 9:15 a.m. making its way from Kearney Lake Rd., to St. Stephen's elementary, who partenered with another elementary school in Boston to Skype and learn more about the special tradition. The tree then continued through the north end of Halifax to Grand Parade via police and fire escort for today’s ceremony.
"We are very grateful to John and Ethel MacPherson for donating this year's tree," said Martin Walsh, Mayor of Boston. "We are especially touched that the province has dedicated this year's tree to the memory of Mayor Menino. No man possessed a greater love for our city, and he certainly had a special place in his heart for this annual tradition."
The tree is now on route to Boston transported by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. It will stop in Amherst at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre before making its way through New Brunswick, Maine and on to Massachusetts. It will arrive at Boston Common on Friday, Nov. 21, under police escort and be erected and decorated with hundreds of LED lights.
The tree lighting ceremony taking place on Boston Common, Dec. 4, will also feature a live musical performance by Nova Scotia's own -The Stanfields. The ceremony attracts 20,000 people and is broadcast live to an estimated 300,000 on the ABC Boston television channel.
"We're very excited to be representing Nova Scotia and performing in front of our American friends, "said The Stanfields. "The holidays are about giving back and this celebrated tradition is the perfect example of the spirit of giving."
To learn more, go to http://novascotia.ca/TreeforBoston. Follow the tree's journey on Twitter @treeforBoston and "like" the tree on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treeforboston.
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