2016 ECMA WEEK Showcasing Artists & MORE!

Posted: February 18, 2016

The preparations are in full swing for a week's worth of fun on Cape Breton Island.

2016 ECMA NOMINATIONS listFrom April 13th to 17th artists and industry folk alike will gather in Sydney for a talent packed time of awards, accolades, meetings, music and full-on fun.

What follows is the official update on who'll be playing and how you can take it all in.  Be sure to give it a look and click on the links where needed AND while you're here please remember to VOTE for your favourite in the Fans Choice Video and Entertainer of the Year Categories.


We'll continue to keep you posted as we get closer to this year's event and look forward to seeing you in Sydney!!! SABS

A Sweet Release...

East Coast Music Association (ECMA) unveils the complete list of artists showcasing at East Coast Music Week 2016 in Sydney, NS. The list includes:

2016 East Coast Music Awards Show
Ashley MacIsaac
Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers
Christina Martin
City Natives
Fortunate Ones
Heather Rankin
Hey Rosetta!
Jenn Grant
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
Neon Dreams
Raphaël Butler
The East Pointers.

Songwriters’ Circle presented by RE/MAX Park Place Inc.
Andy Brown
Charlie A'Court
Christina Martin
Heather Rankin
Jenn Grant
Ken Tizzard
Old Man Luedecke
Tim Chaisson.

Folk Stage presented by NSPLCC
Amelia Curran
Andy Brown
Gabrielle Papillon
Jenn Grant.

ECMA Presents the Celtic Colours Festival Club
Old Man Luedecke
The East Pointers.

Classical Music Showcase presented by Canadian Music Centre
Derek Charke
Dinuk Wijeratne
Jeff Reilly
Members of Symphony Nova Scotia
Saint John String Quartet and Martin Kutnowski
Tristan De Borba and Simon Docking


Individual tickets for the 2016 East Coast Music Awards Show at Centre 200 and these four showcases are now available online at ecma.com/festival/tickets.

Physical tickets for the Awards Show are available at the Centre 200 box office, while all other tickets and passes are available at the Charlotte Street Pharmasave. Tickets for the Songwriters' Circle, NSPLCC Folk Stage, Canadian Music Centre Classical Music Showcase, and Celtic Colours Festival Club are also available at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre box office.

A Post-Awards Show Party featuring Ghettosocks, Neon Dreams, and Port Cities will take place at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre immediately following the 2016 East Coast Music Awards Show on Thursday, April 14 at 11:30pm.

As well as the aforementioned artists, the following acts will also be showcasing at various venues throughout Sydney and Membertou during East Coast Music Week 2016:

Adam Baldwin, Alana Yorke, Andrew Waite & the Firm, Arsoniste, Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald, BITS, Black & Grey, Brian Baker and the Memphis Knights, Brianna Gosse, Cabbages & Kings, Ced Marty & Dave, Chelsea Amber, Coyote, Cy, Dàimh, Dan Doiron, Danny Boudreau, Dave Sampson, Décota McNamara, DOC, Dumpster Mummy, Dylan Menzie, E.B. Anderson, ELEPHANT SKELETONS, Everglow, Fortunato, Glory Glory, Hillsburn, Ian Sherwood, Jay Mayne, Jessie Brown, Joey Robin Haché, John Campbelljohn, Jordan Musycsyn, Jordie Lane, Julia Tynes, Kam Speech, Kat McLevey, Keith Mullins, Kendra Gale Band, Kenny James, Keonté Beals, Kill Chicago, Kilmore, Kim Harris, Lady Brett Ashley, Laurenn Marchand, Like A Motorcycle, Lloyd Spiegel, Lonely Kid, Makayla Lynn, Mardeen, Matt MacDougall, Norma MacDonald, Ouroboros, PINEO & LOEB, Pretty Archie, Quake Matthews, Quentin Reddy, Quiet Parade, Racoon Bandit, Rain Over St. Ambrose, Reeny Smith, RURA, Scientists of Sound, Shades of Sorrow, Shannon Quinn, SORREY, Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind, The BackYard Devils, The Ennis Sisters, The Matt Landry Band, The Monday Nights, The Motorleague, The Town Heroes, TJ King, Tomato/Tomato, Tristan Grant, Tristan Horncastle, and Wordburglar.

"We are very excited to announce the full list of performers for Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2016, which represents our region's best current music," says ECMA Executive Director, Andy McLean. "There will be unforgettable performances by legendary East Coast musicians as well as by some innovative up-and-coming artists. These shows, combined with Sydney's history of being an East Coast musical hub, will surely make for an incredible ECMW."

To view the full schedule for ECMW 2016 click here

The ECMW 2016 Big Ticket featuring Hey Rosetta! with Fortunate Ones
In addition to the official showcases and partnered stages, East Coast Music Week 2016 also introduces the ECMW 2016 Big Ticket featuring Hey Rosetta! with Fortunate Ones. The special concert takes place at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 16 at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in downtown Sydney.

Please note that wristbands and festival passes do not provide entry to the ECMW 2016 Big Ticket. These tickets are sold separately and can be purchased here

While you're here you should check out all the fun we had at the 2015 ECMA Week in St.John's - so much fun in fact we needed 2 shows to get it all in. Click to view parts one & two.

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