Emma Chevarie shares a quick update on the Cold Snap Music Series and the twice-postponed Across the Pond concert series and tour.
Last week, Music Runs Through It and The Tipsy Muse Café announced plans to host a series of performances over the coming months. The Cold Snap Music Series will pair headliners Joel Plaskett, Chloé Breault and Measha Brueggergosman with several local artists including Jason Anderson, Josh Bravener, Colin Fowlie, Kylie Fox, Dylan Ward, Les Chanterelles, and Pallmer for performances during February and March.
“It’s pretty exciting to be doing such big things on the live music side of life again,” said MRTI founder Emma Chevarie.
At the time of the announcement, the province was still under Level 2 COVID restrictions, which meant available tickets for each performance would be very limited.
The performances announced include a solo show by Joel Plaskett (February 26 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre) as well as two songwriter’s circles hosted by Plaskett the following day at The Tipsy Muse. The series rounds out with performances from Chloé Breault (March 5 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre) and Measha Brueggergosman (March 31 at Wilmot United Church).
“Both Joel Plaskett shows are sold out at this point and we’ve got a significant waiting list,” said Chevarie. “The Chloé Breault and Les Chanterelles show and the Measha Brueggergosman and Pallmer show are selling a bit slower, but they are also a bit further down the road so we are really happy with those numbers.”
With the province preparing to return to Level 1 next week, a move that will allow venues to return to full capacity, additional tickets for all performances may be announced.
“This week’s announcement should mean we can add more tickets to each of the events but we haven’t sat down yet to sort out exactly how many that will be,” Chevarie. “Again, it’s pretty exciting!”
Chevarie has also been working on Across The Pond, a cultural exchange concert series that will pair Julie Aubé (NB) with Luke Jackson (UK) for shows in New Brunswick and the UK.
“I’ve got all fingers and toes crossed it finally happens since this is the fourth set of dates for us,” said Chevarie.
Watch for new dates announcing in the weeks to come.