The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) in partnership with Music Nova Scotia will be presenting two nights of music showcases at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre this Friday and Saturday nights, November 8th and 9th.
The showcases are part of the larger Nova Scotia Music Week event that is coming to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for the first time this November 7th to 10th.
CBMIC has been hosting Cape Breton Embassy Showcases at music conferences throughout Atlantic Canada for over 5 years. These showcases provide an excellent opportunity for local artists to take center stage and perform for buyers and media from around the world.
“Showcasing is a vital component in the international growth of artists and music groups from Cape Breton,” comments Jennifer Currie, Chairperson of CBMIC. “We are an island of world-class talent and CBMIC is delighted to partner with Music Nova Scotia and Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation in an effort to continue to bring that talent to the world stage.”
Friday night’s lineup is a nod to the more traditional sounds of Cape Breton and includes three Canadian Folk Music Award nominees–Rachel Davis, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, and Chrissy Crowley. Crowdis Bridge, John Campbelljohn and Dwayne Cote, and the Beaton Sisters Band round out the lineup. Saturday night is more of a mixed bag with upcoming pop/hip-hop recording artist Kyle Mischiek, songwriters Breagh Mackinnon, Steven MacDougall, and Carleton Stone, alt-rock power duo The Town Heroes, and The Tom Fun Orchestra. The event is for 19 years and over. Showtime is 8pm and admission is $10 at the door or free with a delegate pass or wristband.
Visit our Events page for a listing of showcases during Nova Scotia Music Week.