Celebrating its 15th year, the Granville Green Concert series is presenting seven Sundays of free outdoor performances from July 4 to August 15 on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury.
In the kickoff concert, Old Man Luedecke and special guest Teresa Ennis will take the stage. Old Man Luedecke’s fresh take on folksy banjo and his sincere, poetic sensibilities translate into songs that hit a nostalgic nerve while speaking about a younger audience’s concerns in a relevant, relatable way. His prowess in performance settings both intimate and grandiose is proof of his ability to reach with people through the power of his music.
Old Man Luedecke’s concert will be followed by the celtic-folk stars The Cottars on July 11, fresh from warming nostalgic hearts in the sold-out Cape Breton Summertime Revue Reunion concerts. Special guest Molly Thomason will join The Cottars
Canadian Idol veteran Mitch MacDonald is headliner for the July 18 show. Rising star and darling of his hometown Port Hood, MacDonald’s show will also feature fellow rising star Elizabeth Shepherd. Newfoundland rock group Hey Rosetta! is featured in the July 25 concert. The widely-toured St. John’s band will be paired an opening performance from Jon McKiel.
Hailing from Toronto, Matthew Barber‘s hearty, uplifting rock takes the Granville centre stage on August 1. Barber will be joined by haligonian up-and-comer Ryan MacGrath. August’s second Granville offering on the 8th will be the spirited genre-bending songsmithery of David Myles, paired up with Thom Swift The final concert of the summer brings in ever-exciting Halifax scene staple Joel Plaskett, along with Andrew White.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor shows. Each concert begins at 6:45pm. For more information, visit granvillegreen.ca.