CBRM announces Canada Day Concert Series

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has announced a stunning Canada Day line up spanning over several communities in within the municipality. All shows are free-to-the-public and offer a wide array of activities for children, seniors and anyone in between.

Below is a list of when and where you can catch some of the islands best musical entertainment this Canada Day.

Whitney Peir 9:00am- 12:00pm
Neville Park, Jamieson Street
DJ Jimmy M.

New Waterford 12:00pm-4:00pm
Coillery Lands Park, Ellsworth Avenue
Razzmatazz for kids
Rock it
Tony McQuaid and the Yeti
The Pub Boys

Glace Bay 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Field, York Street
Jordan Musycsyn Band
Full Circle

Westmount 1:00pm- 4:30pm
Peters Field Park, Westmount Road
The privateers
Other acts TBA

Dominion 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Hawks Field, Beech Street
Razzmatazz for kids
Broken Road
Highway 125

Louisbourg 2:00pm- 5:00pm
S&L railway museum, main street
Kintyre Lite

North Sydney 4:30pm- 1:00am
Emera Center Parking Lot, King Street
Port Cities
Kyle Mischiek
John Campllejohn live
Dinky Cameron
Andrew Doyle
Alter Ago

Sydney 6:00pm- 10:00pm
Sydney Ports, Esplanade
The Barra MacNeils
Jordan Musycsyn Band
Razzmatazz for kids




MusicNS Export Development Program Application Deadline June 15th.


Non-repayable grants are available for export ready and emerging Nova Scotian musicians with up to $75,000.00 available for marketing, travel and tour support, up to $5,000.00 available for international showcases, and up to $2,500.00 available for showcase support.

Eligible Projects are, but not limited to:

  • Travel to a Music Nova Scotia recognized event or conference as a showcasing artist/band or delegate
  • Tours or promotional appearances outside of Nova Scotia
  • Marketing projects, including marketing a tour, an album, viral videos or websites
  • Client-driven market research
  • Travel for musicians and industry professionals to Nova Scotia for business and collaborations with Nova Scotian artists or industry professional

If you’re not yet ready to apply for the export program, keep in mind that the next application for funding deadline is September 15th, 2015.

Anyone interested is encouraged to visit the link below to review the Export Program Guidelines, and to contact Music Nova Scotia with any questions regarding the Export Development Program.



4th Annual Soundpark Songwriting Master Class Announced

For the fourth year in a row ECMA winning music producer/ recording engineer Jamie Foulds, of Soundpark Studio, is hosting a weekend-long songwriting master class.

This years featured songwriter is Cape Breton Songwriting powerhouse, Keith Mullins. Mullins is a multi-award winning artist who is well known throughout Canada and the world for his high quality musicianship. Having written with artists such as Lennie Gallant, Gordie Sampson, Matt Anderson and more, Mullins’ is sure to provide an incredible learning experience for any aspiring songwriter.

The weekend will also focus on demo production with award winning sound engineer, Jamie Foulds. With over 20 years in the music industry Foulds has produced and/ or engineered recordings for many of Cape Bretons most well known artists, including Rita McNeil, J.P. Cormier, Bruce Guthro, The Rankin Family and countless others. Master class participants will get first hand experience working with a professional sound engineer and will record demos of the songs written on day one with Mullins and fellow participants.

The master class will take place on June 19th and 20th from 12:00pm to 8pm. Registration is currently open, and with only 20 spots available for the weekend any individual interested in participating is encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Follow the link below to sign up for this excellent weekend!


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