Tunes at Noon Summer Concert Series Call for Submissions

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) , Centre for Arts and Technology, and JG Audio, in association with Music Nova Scotia, will once again present Tunes at Noon, a weekly summer concert series featuring Nova Scotian performers of all genres of music during various Wednesday and Friday dates in July and August.
“Tunes at Noon is entering its seventh year,” said Paul MacKinnon, DHBC Executive Director. “Employees as well as visitors in Downtown Halifax look forward to the concert series every summer. The performers bring Grand Parade alive and the music creates a welcoming atmosphere for Downtown Halifax.”
The call for submissions seeks musicians available to perform an-hour long concert July and August. The Tunes at Noon concerts will be held on July 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30 and August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27, 29, at 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Grand Parade in Downtown Halifax. This call for submissions is open to all genres of music. Performances will be acoustic in nature with no backline provided. Tunes at Noon will provide the following:
  • PA + sound equipment (set-up and tear-down): Mixer (12 analog channels and 14 channels total), 2 main speakers, 2 monitors, 4 mics, 4 stands, 4 DI’s and cables
  • Sound engineer
  • Flat rate of $200 per act
  • Marketing and promotion
  • An opportunity to perform a midday concert in historic Grand Parade
To express interest in this opportunity, performers must send the following to Ivy Ho.
  • A short bio
  • Artist website (may consist of Reverbnation, Bandcamp, Sonicbids, official artist website, etc.) 
  • Any website is acceptable, but it must house music that can be easily found and played for the jury.
  • A list of dates, in the noted time period, when the artist would be unavailable to perform
  • Stage plot
  • Contact information (phone number, email address, mailing address)
  • Name to make cheque payable to
Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 6, 2014, by 12:00 noon.
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For more information, please contact:
Ivy Ho
Director of Communications and Marketing
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
Tel: (902) 428-5433