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Showcasing Artists at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014

Showcasing Artists at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014

January . 14 . 2014

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced over 75 acts from across Atlantic Canada that will showcase at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014 in Charlottetown, PE from April 2nd - 6th. The list of acts is as follows:

Bluebird North Showcase presented by the Songwriters Association of Canada
·       Ashley Condon
·       Carleton Stone
·       Catherine MacLellan
·       Duane Andrews & Craig Young
·       Erin Costelo
·       Jessica Rhaye
·       Katie Baggs

Warner Music Canada Roots Room
·       Amelia Curran
·       Catherine MacLellan
·       Charlie A’Court
·       Chrissy Crowley
·       Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac
·       Ryan LeBlanc
·       Samantha Robichaud
·       Tim Chaisson

SOCAN Songwriters’ Circle presented by National Bank
·       Amelia Curran
·       Dennis Ellsworth
·       Jenn Grant
·       Meaghan Blanchard
·       Mo Kenney

Soundwaves Program
·       Acres & Acres
·       Chelsea Amber
·       Coyote
·       Ian Sherwood
·       Irish Mythen
·       Ryan Cook

Slaight Music Rising Star Showcase
·       Breagh MacKinnon
·       Kayo
·       RocketRocketShip
·       Shaun Leblanc
·       Ten Strings & A Goat Skin

RBC Breakout Stage
·       Alana Yorke
·       Amy & Rachel Beck
·       Brianna Gosse
·       Chris Dalziel Band
·       Dave Sampson
·       Drea MacDonald
·       Earth Bound Trio
·       Fiona MacGillivray
·       Jessie Brown
·       John Boulay Blues Quartet
·       Kim Harris
·       Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind

Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Export Buyers Showcase
·       Andy Brown
·       Dave Gunning
·       La Virée
·       Matthew Hornell
·       Meaghan Blanchard
·       Paper Lions
·       Sherman Downey and The Ambiguous Case
·       SoHo Ghetto
·       The Town Heroes

Showcasing Artists
·       Alan Jeffries
·       Ambition
·       Andrea England
·       Billie Dre and the Poor Boys
·       Black Moor
·       Dan Doiron
·       Dana Beeler
·       Death Valley Driver
·       E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes
·       In Dreams
·       J-Bru
·       Joe Murphy & The Water St. Blues Band
·       Kendra Gale
·       Kim Wempe
·       Mike Biggar
·       Orchid's Curse
·       Pretty Archie
·       Rain Over St. Ambrose
·       Rapid Alloy
·       Scientists of Sound
·       The Caravan
·       The Tom Fun Orchestra
·       Tonya Kennedy

Additional showcasing artists, music and industry award nominations and hosts/performers of the Gala  will be announced on February 18.

“The calibre of talent being showcased at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014 is spectacular, and this is just the beginning of our programming announcements,” said Heather Gibson, Chair of the Board. “Charlottetown will have a front row seat for these incredible performers from across Atlantic Canada.”

1,150 musicians applied for the opportunity to perform at ECMW 2014. Juries made up of regional, national, and international music industry professionals carefully selected the showcasing artists.

"There simply could not be a better year for Prince Edward Island to host Eastlink East Coast Music Week," said Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. "Not only does it makes a fantastic addition to the 2014 celebrations and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, but it also showcases the tremendous talent that calls this region home. I invite everyone to join us for ECMW 2014.”

Eastlink returns as the title sponsor of the event and will once again be broadcasting the Gala Awards Show nationally.

“We are really excited to once again partner with Atlantic Canada’s iconic East Coast Music Week,” says Michael Smith, Vice President of Eastlink TV. “We had a tremendous response to last year’s coverage, so we are happy to share that viewers can expect to enjoy ECMW All Access every day during East Coast Music Week and East Coast Music Unplugged - a 13-part program featuring interviews and performances by East Coast musicians - among other exciting event coverage to be announced at a later date.”

Wristbands, passes, and Gala Awards Show tickets for ECMW 2014 are on sale now. Early-bird pricing for wristbands and passes is available until Friday, January 24.

VIP Pass - $290 early bird / $340 after January 24
Festival Pass - $110 early bird / $150 after January 24
Wristband - $60 early bird / $80 after January 24
The Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala - $60

All prices are inclusive of taxes and service fees. Tickets are available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-311-9090

Media accreditation for ECMW 2014 will open on January 24.