The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) will be premiering its first annual Hallowe’en fundraiser, FrightFest, on Saturday, October 29th at the Bicentennial Gym in Sydney. The gala event will feature two of Cape Breton’s hottest dance acts, The Colin Grant Band and The Blues Merchants. With the doors opening at 8pm and the music bouncing all the way until 1am, this will be a fang-tastic evening. Door prizes, a costume contest and a raffle on a very hot ticket will all be featured.
CBMIC has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into our local economy over the past 5 years through a number of music industry related projects. The organization regularly helps Cape Breton-based musicians through education and training, advocacy and funding programs all aimed to keep our musicians working and living in Cape Breton. CBMIC’s programs have helped artists like The Cottars, Dwayne Coté, Slowcoaster, Carmen Townsend, The Tom Fun Orchestra, Colin Grant Band, Buddy MacDonald, Rachel Davis, The Beaton Sisters and many others develop their careers in markets as diverse as Canada, America, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia.
This is your opportunity to support CBMIC and have a great time doing it! Tickets to the event cost $20 and are available at Wentworth Perk, the Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, Flavor (downtown) and Flavor 19.
Fred Lavery, from The Blues Merchants, says: “Frightfest will be the party place to be, on October 29th! Escape into the festive spirit of Halloween; gruesome costumes, deadly music and supernatural surroundings… Be there & be scary!”