Nova Scotian Artists Play The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week This Weekend

(May 8, 2014, Halifax, NS) Nova Scotia music will be on full display on both sides of the Atlantic this weekend, as some of the province’s most exciting artists will play The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week festivals. The Great Escape (TGE) takes place in Brighton, UK from May 8-10, and Canadian Music Week (CMW) will be held in Toronto from May 6-10.
 
Jenn Grant, Glory Glory and Gianna Lauren are travelling to TGE to play the Nova Scotia Music Week stage in Brighton on Friday, May 9. TGE is a music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 venues. The event is attended by music industry professionals who are looking to find the next big thing. 
 
Delta Hotels and Resorts is presenting the Tiki Lounge at CMW on May 10. Nova Scotian artists who will be showcasing at this event include Kim Harris, Chris James, Cyndi Cain, Christine Campbell, Carleton Stone, Gloryhound, Ria Mae, Adam Baldwin, Jessie Brown & The Black Divine, and Neon Dreams (with special guest Cam Smith). Now in its 32nd year, CMW is one of the premier music festivals in North America focusing on the business of music. The CMW festival spans five nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
 
On having Nova Scotian artists represented at both festivals, Music Nova Scotia Executive Director Scott Long says: “It is incredible that both the national and international spotlights will shine on Nova Scotian artists at the same time. It goes to show the reach of our province’s talent, and the opportunities that are available for our artists. I am thrilled knowing that they will be having invaluable experiences and meeting the music industry’s best on both sides of the Atlantic.”
 
Both festivals allow Nova Scotian artists not only to perform for music industry heavyweights, but also to network and promote themselves throughout the weekend. Jessie Brown plans on making the most out of her time at CMW: “We're really excited to be showcasing on the Tiki stage for our first time this year with such great company! It's wonderful that within a Nova Scotian stage there is so much variety, yet there is still such a strong community,” says Brown. “We're grateful to have the chance to showcase in front of a room full of industry professionals and we couldn't ask for a better opportunity to meet some potential collaborators in the areas of management, booking, publicity and licensing.”
 
For more information on The Great Escape, click here.
 
For more information on Canadian Music Week, click here.
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Jeff Lawton
Marketing Coordinator
Music Nova Scotia
902.423.6271