This past year has brought out the best in the residents of the CBRM. Whether celebrating our community in record numbers at community events, being engaged citizens helping to shape the future of our city, or lending a helping hand to our neighbours in time of need, our citizens showed great spirit and resilience throughout this year. Celebrating this spirit and resiliency, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has announced New Years Eve – Concert on the Waterfront as a free, family friendly event.
The concert will feature performances from Pretty Archie, Gordie Sampson, and Port Cities from 6:30-9:30pm at the City Hall Stage on the Sydney Waterfront, ending with a fireworks display over Sydney Harbour. A number of local food trucks will also gather on site during the festivities to serve up a variety of your favourites.
Pretty Archie finishes 2016 after touring Canada multiple times with a new record that spent time on the iTunes top 100 albums list. Their song, “We Don’t Live Forever”, is a hit on local radio and they took the ECMAs by storm as one of the most talked about performances.
Gordie Sampson is a Grammy Award winning songwriter whose songs have been performed by Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson, and Keith Urban, amongst a host of others. His albums have been hits across Canada and has earned him multiple ECMA and Juno awards over his storied career.
Port Cities are one of the Maritimes hottest rising stars. The trio, formed of Dylan Guthro, Breagh MacKinnon, and Carleton Stone, have spent 2016 recording their debut record which will be released in early 2017 by Warner Music Group. They were also winners of the Casino Nova Scotia Artist in Residency competition, and have spent time touring Canada, Europe, and performing at festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Cavendish Beach Festival, ECMA, and Stan Rogers Folk Festival.
New Years Eve – Concert on the Waterfront is a family friendly event, taking place Saturday, December 31, from 6:30-9:30pm. The concert will take place at the City Hall Stage on the Sydney Waterfront, with no admission charge for the event. No alcohol is permitted on the concert site.