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Over 70 Showcasing Artists Announced for East Coast Music Week 2013

Over 70 Showcasing Artists Announced for East Coast Music Week 2013

December . 4 . 2012

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced that David Myles, Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, Radio Radio and Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews are among the initial artists selected to perform during East Coast Music Week 2013 (ECMW). Celebrating its 25th anniversary, ECMW takes place in Halifax, NS from March 6-10, 2013 and features some of the regions most celebrated and renowned acts. Showcasing artists announced so far include:

Bluebird North Showcase: Charlie A'Court, Chris Kirby, Dave Carroll, John Gracie, Kim Wempe, and Mo Kenney

Country Stage: Crowdis Bridge, Francelle Maria, Melanie Morgan, Mike Biggar, Paul Lamb, The Divorcees, The Heavy Horses, The Modern Grass, The Secrets, Tonya Kennedy, and Tradition

Electronic Stage: English Words, Scientists of Sound, The Wax, and TWRP

Canadian Music. East Coast Style Export Buyers Showcase: Ben Caplan, Carmen Townsend, Christina Martin, David Myles, Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews, Jenn Grant, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Mo Kenney, Radio Radio, Rose Cousins, The BackYard Devils, The Divorcees, and Tim Chaisson

Pop / Rock Stage: Coyote, Jenn Grant, Molly Thomason, Paper Lions, Repartee, Ria Mae, SoHo Ghetto, and The Tom Fun Orchestra

Rap / Hip-Hop Stage: Cam Smith, Quake Matthews, The Caravan, and Three Sheet

Rock Stage: Carmen Townsend, Gloryhound, The Long Distance Runners, The Meds, The Motorleague, The Town Heroes, and Young River

Roots Room: Ben Caplan, Carmel Mikol, Dennis Ellsworth, Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews, Ennis, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, and The Dardanelles

Songwriters' Circle: Dave Gunning, David Myles, Ian Sherwood, Irish Mythen, J.P. Cormier, Kim Stockwood, Lennie Gallant, and Tim Chaisson

Soundwaves Program: Acres and Acres, Andrea England, Bonnie Ste-Croix, Christina Martin, Gypsophilia, Les Hay Babies, Norma MacDonald, Saint John String Quartet, and Stephanie Mainville

Over 1,100 musicians applied for opportunities to perform on official ECMW 2013 stages. The selected showcasing artists were chosen by juries made up of regional, national and international music and industry professionals. For more information on the artists, please click here.

“The caliber of talent for East Coast Music Week 2013 is spectacular, and this is just the beginning of our 25th Anniversary programming,” says Scott Burke, ECMA Executive Director. “Halifax will have a front row seat to these incredible performers from across Atlantic Canada. We invite the public to join our party March 6-10, 2013.”

ECMW wristbands and passes are available at early bird pricing until December 31, 2012. The details of the passes and wristbands are as follows:

VIP Pass -
Early Bird (until December 31) - $300.00

- Guaranteed front of the line access to all ECMW 2013 official and partner stages
- Molson Canadian Late Night stage access
- Members Lounge access
- International conference workshops, keynotes and showcases access
- One ticket to the Songwriters’ Circle
- One ticket to the Sound Celebration concert with Symphony NS (subject to capacity)
- One ticket to the Industry Awards Brunch (subject to capacity)
- One ticket to the Gala Awards show and Post-Gala party

Fan/Artist Pass -
Early Bird (until December 31) $135.00
After December 31, 2012 $160.00
Members $100.00

- Priority access to all ECMW 2013 official and partner stages (subject to capacity)
- One ticket to the Songwriters’ Circle
- International conference workshops, keynotes and showcases access (subject to capacity - some events require advance registration)
- Molson Canadian Late Night stage access (subject to capacity)

Wristband - $90

- Access to all ECMW 2013 official and partner stages (subject to capacity)
- Molson Canadian Late Night access (subject to capacity)

Pricing includes all taxes and fees. Wristbands and passes are available online at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-311-9090.

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada. The ECMA's mission is to foster, develop, promote and celebrate East Coast Music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The ECMA annually produces one of the top music industry events in Canada, East Coast Music Week, which includes awards, a festival, conferences and the International Export Buyers Program. The ECMA's 25th Anniversary event takes place in Halifax, March 6-10, 2013. ECMA is generously funded by ACOA, the Nova Scotia Departments of Tourism, Communities, Culture, and Heritage and Labour and Advanced Education and the Halifax Regional Municipality. Major corporate sponsors of East Coast Music Week 2013 include CBC, NewCap Radio, Molson Canadian, Sennheiser Canada and Chester + Company.