Acoustic Roots Festival

Marion Bridge, NS

Acoustic Roots Festival

Marion Bridge, NS

In 1995, the newly named Department of Natural Resources decided to cease its operation of the Two Rivers Wildlife Park. Rather than see the Park close, the community formed a not-for-profit group to manage the facility. The Two Rivers Development Association is the result of this change in operation. Early in 1996, the Association secured a lease from the province for the park.The volunteer board raises revenue to operate the park through park admission and holds several events at the park including the Acoustic Roots Festival now in it’s 5th year. The festival books mostly east coast arts in a variety of genre that includes country, folk, celtic, blues and bluegrass.

Sandy MacDonald, Event Coordinator
249 Grand Mira South Road Marion Bridge, NS B1K 1E8 Canada

Atlantic Dance Festival Danse Atlantique

Moncton, NB

Atlantic Dance Festival Danse Atlantique

Moncton, NB

Dance is an art form that knows no boundaries. It moves beyond linguistic, cultural, political and geographical frontiers. Inspired by this philosophy, the DansEncorps Productions Inc. established the atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique, in order to bring together representatives of various dance sectors in a collective celebration of artistic excellence. The team is proud of its accomplishments since the Festival’s first edition in 2006.

The aim of the professional dance performances is the discovery of top-level artists from the Atlantic Provinces and Canada. Training development and interaction between the dancers and the general public are the main themes of the Festival. The goal is to establish dialogue and networking between participants, and those who have a passion for dance, in a friendly non-competitive atmosphere. The atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique strives to pursue this goal by offering a program that is even more complete and divers each year.

Chantal Cadieux, Artistic Director
Centre culturel Aberdeen, suite 14 140 Botsford Moncton, NB E1C 4X5 Canada

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sydney, NS

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sydney, NS
Joe Costello
320 Esplanade Sydney, NS B1P 7B9 Canada

Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Perth-Andover, NB

Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Perth-Andover, NB

The Carleton North Theatre in Florenceville-Bristol, NB plays host to the performances presented by the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council. Located along the scenic St. John River valley in rural western New Brunswick, area residents from several small communities from Perth-Andover to Woodstock and beyond enjoy the intimate setting of this soft-seat venue. Approximately 400 seats are contained in twelve rows with centre, left and right sections.

The Carleton-Victoria Arts Council was honoured to receive the Community Presenter’s Award at Contact East 2007. This award recognizes excellence and achievement by a volunteer organization to present touring performances, commitment to excellence in programming and contribution to community life.

The first show presented by the CVAC was by the Canadian Brass in 1979. We are proud to maintain the long-standing tradition of presenting professional Canadian and international artists to local audiences. The continued success of the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council pays homage to the vision, hard work and dedication of the early committees.

Pearl Black
59 McLaughlin Street Perth-Andover, NB E7H 3B6 Canada

Centre Expo-Festival Center

Wellington, PE

Centre Expo-Festival Center

Wellington, PE

The Centre Expo-Festival Center was officially opened in 1998. The center includes a main hall with stage, a pub/restaurant, a bakery and an outside venue Village Musical Acadien which is open during the tourist season and présents cultural expériences and has an art gallery. The center is also host to community festivals, produces a dinner-theater in July & August, présents weekly Kitchen Parties and acoustic music jams and other musical shows during the year.

Jeannette Blaquiere, Secretary
C.P. 37 1745, Route 124, Abram-Village Wellington, PE C0B 2E0 Canada

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival

Montague, PE

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival

Montague, PE
Kathleen Flanagan, Chair
P.O. Box 937 Montague, PE C0A1R0 Canada

Debut Atlantic

Halifax, NS

Debut Atlantic

Halifax, NS

Founded in 1979, Debut Atlantic is one of this country’s most dynamic and prestigious musical organizations. In fact, the Debut Atlantic tour has evolved into a much coveted opportunity for Canada’s up-and-coming talented classical musicians. The impressive list of artists waiting to be added to the roster is a testament to our success as is the caliber of names which comprise our star-studded compendium of alumni. The list includes some of Canada’s most recognizable artists such as pianists Jon Kimura Parker, Louis Lortie, and Angela Hewitt, cellist Shauna Rolston, Canada’s finest baroque orchestra Tafelmusik, and the world-renowned singers Ben Heppner, Richard Margison, Wendy Nielsen, and Measha Brueggergosman. Despite its enormous success, Debut Atlantic continues to grow and develop new facets that contribute to Atlantic Canada’s cultural environment. A decade ago, Debut began its Encore series, featuring some of our most celebrated alumni. In 1998, Debut began pairing award-winning authors with Encore artists in its Words and Music series, featuring literary giants such as Mordecai Richler, Michael Ondaatje, Wayne Johnston, and David Adams Richards. In 1999, the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence was inaugurated and continues to award annual $1,000 scholarships to high school music students from all over the Atlantic Region. In the fall of 2001, New Brunswick composer Alasdair MacLean was appointed Composer-in-Residence to Debut Atlantic making it the first touring organization in Canada to host a resident composer. 2002/03 saw the start of the Classical Musics of the World series – which to date has hosted George Gao, Liu Fang, Aditya Verma, and Vineet Vyas, to name a few. 2007 saw the introduction of Debut’s Encore in the Summer series, featuring pianist Angela Cheng – one of Canada’s most gifted artists. As one of Canada’s most highly regarded classical music organizations, Debut is proud to celebrate 30 years of bringing musicianship of exceptional quality to communities big and small throughout all four Atlantic Provinces.

Erin Sparks, Program Officer
P.O. Box 575 1505 Barrington Street Halifax, NS B3J 2R7 Canada

Deep Roots Music Festival

Wolfville, NS

Deep Roots Music Festival

Wolfville, NS

Set in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival is an annual September event enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. With this picturesque university town and its beautiful natural surroundings as the backdrop, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival brings together some of the finest folk and roots singers, songwriters and musicians in the world for a weekend of concerts, workshops and celebration.

Peter Mowat
466A Main Street Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2 Canada

Devour! The Food Film Fest

Halifax, NS

Devour! The Food Film Fest

Halifax, NS

Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest film festival focused on food and drink. The annual six-day festival hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world in Wolfville, Kentville and across Kings County, Nova Scotia. Throughout the year, Devour! hits the road with 15+ satellite events around the world.

Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director
Michael Howell, Executive Director
2706 Northwood Terrace Halifax, NS B3K 3S8 Canada

Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society

Eastport, NL

Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society

Eastport, NL

The Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the culture and heritage of the Eastport Peninsula region through history, music, drama and visual arts. We are governed by a volunteer 15-person Board of Directors under a constitutional framework.

Glendyne Saunders, Manager
8-10 Church St. P.O. Box 136 Eastport, NL A0G 1Z0 Canada

Feels Good Folly Fest

Fredericton, NB

Feels Good Folly Fest

Fredericton, NB

Feels Good Community Inc. is a non profit organization whose main focus is bringing together the over abundance of artistic and musical talent which presides in the Maritime provinces.

Paul McAllister, Executive Director
874 Charlotte St Unit 4 Fredericton, NB E3B 1M8 Canada

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal, NS

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal, NS

The Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is an annual professional contemporary dance festival featuring a blend of current and classic contemporary dance. FODAR features dancers/companies from across Canada (and potentially international) but plans to always have representation from Atlantic Canada on the stage. FODAR is staged at the King’s theatre in Annapolis Royal and is currently Nova Scotia’s only festival of contemporary dance.

Randy Glynn, Artistic Director
Sheila Duggan, Communications Director
PO Box 95, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Full Circle Festival

Halifax, NS

Full Circle Festival

Halifax, NS

Full Circle Festival is a newfangled stringband hootenanny in Newport Landing, NS. We are a homemade non-profit music festival held over the summer solstice weekend. We love music, good food, friendly friends, dogs, children, and dancing in warm summer air.

Louise Hanavan, Festival Coordinator
6530 Edinburgh St Halifax, NS B3L 1W8 Canada

Halifax Pop Explosion Association

Halifax, NS

Halifax Pop Explosion Association

Halifax, NS

HPX is the Halifax Pop Explosion Festival and Conference, an annual five-day Music, Digital, and Culture event that showcases over 150 artists and comedians, and speakers, in more than 15 venues across the city. HPX has a long-standing tradition of presenting the best in new and innovative music from across Canada and the world. HPX bolsters the music presentation with a two-day Music Conference, a three-day tech conference, a zine and record fair, as well as other partnered events.

James Boyle, Executive Director
2169 Gottingen Street Halifax, NS B3K 3B5 Canada

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song Society

Lockeport, NS

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song Society

Lockeport, NS

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song

Garrett Chetwynd, Box Office & Promotions Captain
Fran Scott, Coordinator
PO Box 249 Lockeport, NS B0T 1L0 Canada

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

Fredericton, NB

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

Fredericton, NB

The Best International Festival Experience on Canada’s East Coast!

400+ Musicians, 150 Performances, 27 Stages, 6 City Blocks, 6 Incredible Days, 1 Happenin’ City! Fredericton comes alive for six days each September as hundreds of world class performers appear on dozens of stages, all conveniently located in Fredericton’s beautiful and historic downtown.

Whether you want to dance all night at a spicy Cajun party, listen to the raw sounds of electric blues, sway to some smooth jazz or just get your funk on, you’ll find something to tempt every musical taste – all at a price that’s easy on the wallet.

Known internationally for presenting the best in established international talent, up-and-coming discoveries from the East Coast and abroad, great musical memories, friendly community, and a touch of the unexpected are what the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is famous for.

Al Atkins, Production Coordinator
81 Regent St. Fredericton, NB E3B 3W3 Canada

JazzEast & Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax, NS

JazzEast & Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax, NS

JazzEast is dedicated to music presentation and education in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Andrea Dawson Thomas, Interim Executive Director
2178 Gottingen St. Box 33043 Halifax, NS B3L 4T6 Canada

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Kilburn, NB

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Kilburn, NB

Held in Perth-Andover, NB, and known as the “Little Festival that Could,” the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo brings together some of the best talent the East Coast of Canada and beyond has to offer, for one weekend of pure musical bliss.

The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is known for its genre-rich lineup, collaborative performances, and the downhome hospitality we show our audience and the artists who are our festival.

Heidi Baird
12260 Route 105 Kilburn, NB E7H 3X6 Canada

Live Art Dance Productions

Halifax, NS

Live Art Dance Productions

Halifax, NS

Live Art Dance is a specialised dance presenter that programs an annual season of works that feature local, national, and international dance artists. While our activities vary in scope from the 200 seat Sir James Dunn Theatre to the 1000 seat Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the focus is on contemporary dance. Recent artists include Company Marie Chouinard, Le Carré des lombes, Mocean Dance, BJM, and Denise Fujiwara. Evocative and provocative, Live Art Dance highlights the best in contemporary dance performance.

Randy Glynn, Artistic Director
6068 Quinpool Rd Halifax, NS B3L 1A1 Canada

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Lunenburg, NS

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Lunenburg, NS

-The mandate of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society is to promote the preservation and continuation of traditional folk music from a diverse range of cultures and regions, through emphasis on acoustic instrumentation and a capella singing. Also, to encourage the writing and performance of current and timely folk music which contributes to the evolutionary nature of an international folk tradition.

Louis Robitaille, Acting Chair
PO Box 655 Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 Canada