Music Nova Scotia Members Paid Performance Opportunity Onboard the Fundy Rose

Artist (Solo and Duos) Submissions Now Open

If you are a solo artist or duo who loves to entertain travellers from all over the world, we’d like to hear from you. We are now seeking musicians for our very popular music program onboard the Fundy Rose, sailing from Digby, NS to Saint John, NB. Ideally, you play a variety of folk, Celtic, Acadian and traditional music. It’s a fantastic opportunity to entertain our passengers with the Bay of Fundy as a beautiful backdrop.

Please submit by May 15th, 2018

To submit please CLICK HERE.

Performance Details:

June 24-September 02,2018

Onboard The Fundy Rose
10:00 AM-5:00 PM, five (5) days a week, sailing out of Digby
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance Requirements - Musicians will play two (2) sets per crossing:

Digby to Saint John
Set 1 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Set 2 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Saint John to Digby
Set 1: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Set 2:  3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Set times are flexible depending on sail conditions and timing.

Compensation details-$7500.00, ($150 per day plus lunch) plus accommodations, per diem and mileage.
Merch can be sold during performances and made available at the onboard gift shop

IN MEMORIAM STUART JOLLIFFE

Stuart Jolliffe was the GM of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel in Toronto but his passion outside his business life was music and the musicians who made it. Stuart was a past board member of Music Nova Scotia, co-chair of the host committee for the Junos in Halifax, heavily involved in the East Coast Music Awards and a big supporter of Unison. His generosity to artists was unsurpassed.

Stuart’s family would like to honour his legacy by requesting that in lieu of flowers, a tribute donation be made to the Unison Benevolent Fund.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Tunes at Noon Summer Concert Series Call for Submissions

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), DaVinci College, and Music Nova Scotia will once again present Tunes at Noon, a summer concert series featuring Nova Scotian performers of all genres of music Wednesday to Friday, from July 4 to August 17, 2018.

“Tunes at Noon is entering its 11th year,” said Paul MacKinnon, DHBC Executive Director. “Downtown employees as well as visitors to the area 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 in July and August. The Tunes at Noon concerts will be held on July 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Grand Parade in Downtown Halifax. This call is open to all genres of music. Performances will be solo acts, duos, and trios and 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 $250 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 at ivy@downtownhalifax.ca:

  • 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, and mailing address)
  • Name to make cheque payable to

Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 4, 2018, by 12:00 noon.

For more information, please contact:
Ivy Ho, Director of Communications
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
Tel: (902) 428-5433
Email: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca

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