In advance of East Coast Music Week’s return to Saint John, Market Square announce themed summer concert series.
Gearing up for ECMA Week, the week long industry conference and annual award show which returns to the city for the first time since 2002, the Boardwalk will host a weekly ECMA Mondays event, welcoming members of East Coast Music Association to perform each week at 8 p.m. throughout the summer.
“The roster features two acts from each east coast province, and rounds out the schedule with a concentration on showcasing local New Brunswick professional ECMA musicians”, explains Stephany Peterson, Arts and Culture Director with The Hardman Group Limited, Market Square.
The ECMA Mondays’ summer lineup is as follows:
June 27 – Chris Kirby (NL) *Artist in Residence for Taste of the Boardwalk/Canada Day Week Celebrations
July 4 – John Gracie (NS)
July 11 – Dylan Menzie (PEI)
July 18 – Brian Baker (NB)
July 25 – The Ennis Sisters (NL)
August 1 – Andy Brown (NB) *Artist in Residence for NB Day Weekend; performances afternoon/evening
August 1 – Earthbound Trio (NB) *performances afternoon/evening for NB Day
August 8 – Sleepy Driver (NB)
August 15 – Willie Stratton (NS)
August 22 – Rachel Beck & Bennett Buell of The Beck Sisters (PEI)
August 29 – Shaun Leblanc (NB)
“We are so pleased to welcome this partnership with Market Square,” said Andy McLean, ECMA Executive Director. “The lineup runs the gamut of musical genres, delivering a well-curated and balanced display of the best of today’s award-winning east coast music members. A great start on the road to ECMA 2017.”
Operating under the seasonal hashtag #hottownsummerinthecity2016, Market Square is featuring one of its most comprehensive rosters to date. ECMA Mondays is one of the seven days a week of programming running all summer on the Boardwalk. For full lineup and roster, visit www.marketsquaresj.com
ECMA 2017 is being hosted April 19-23, 2017.