Position: Founder/Executive Director
Company: Nova Scotia Summer Fest Assoc. - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ray Mattie’s seventeen-year performance career includes regular mainstage performances at all major US Irish Festivals, American and Canadian tours, performances at Grey Cup 100 in Toronto, Taste of Edmonton and opening for his Celtic music hero’s Spirit of the West. Shortly after leaving the road, Mattie worked with the University of Alberta and the Province of Nova Scotia, before turning his focus back to the music industry and economic development initiatives. Soon, Mattie created Nova Scotia Summer Fest featuring such acts as Walk Off The Earth, The Trews, Neon Dreams, Classified, Alan Doyle and more. Mattie is also set to produce a TV Series for Bell Media titled, “Songs & Stories” (airing in September) and is a 2022 ECMA nominee as a member of the group Ocean Playground. Nova Scotia Summer Fest is nominated for ECMA event of the year for its 2021 province wide outdoor Kitchen Party Tour.