The North End Business Association are partnering with Agricola Street Brasserie, Edna,The Nook, Glubes Lofts, Councillor Jennifer Watts, Atlantic Developments, The Marquee Ballroom, Mattatall Signs, Field Guide, Food Wolf, Halifax Pop Explosion, Norex and Ticket Pro to bring street music to the corner of Falkland and Gottingen Street!
We’re very excited about the buzz for the restaurants, cafes, music venues and businesses in the region – and we want to bring a great street atmosphere to match it.
On Wednesday & Friday evening from 5:30-7:30pm (weather permitting) starting up in July, local musicians will be playing for active commuters, dinner go-ers and local residents. The musicians will be playing at “Squiggle Park” – the south Falkland/Gottingen corner. Musicians will be from various backgrounds, styles and experience levels.
Come out to take in a tune or two, meet some of your neighbours and grab a bite on your way #northbynight. If you are a local musician and are interested in playing a gig, we may have a couple of open spots – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 23th – Jacques Mindreau
Jacques Mindreau, a Gypsy Jazz Violinist & Vocalist and founder of the very popular “Open Mic House” on Agricola St. It is a rare treat to experience such amazing talent, this will definitely be a must see performance!
Friday, July 25th – Heartbreak A Stranger
Friday, July 18th, 2014 ~ Dave Johnson
A gifted musician and composer, Dave Johnson will delight your senses with his unique approach to playing the classical 12 string guitar!
Friday, July 11th, 2014 – DJ Russell Gragg will get the party started at the official launch of Music at Squiggle Park which will take place during the North by Night Market, presented to you by The Food Wolf & Norex.
Photo by The Stoodio
Friday, August 30th – Steve Klein of the wonderful Halifax Music Co-op orchestra brought violin and Cape Breton fiddle music to the street!
Thursday, September 12th – Matthew Hornell – award-winning singer-songwriter whose “lyrical content is diverse, arrangements succinct and vocal delivery unquestionably honest.”
Friday, September 13th – *Canceled due to inclement weather* – The Prince of Poutine, MC Ghettosocks will bring some energy to the street with DJ Uncle Fester.
Thursday, September 19th – Gordon Tucker – Versatile musician/vocalist having worked in the Nova Scotia music industry for many years. Playing solo and with several groups featuring folk, blues, rock& roll, trad. fiddle music and Maritime songs. Some of the groups & artists he has performed with include: Fiddles & Feet; the Berry Hill Band; Garrett Mason; Barry Cooke; Laura Watson; Doris Mason; John Campbelljohn & Tim Bowers.
Friday, September 20th – Heartbreak A Stranger
Thursday, October 3rd – Willie Stratton
Willie Straton is not only a nice boy from Bedford. Willie Stratton is a howling, seething cyclone of god-fearing folk music. Lashing together three part harmonies, thundering war drums, and a whole lot of soul, Willie Stratton and his band are slightly less likely to make you feel OK than they are to kill your boredom absolutely stone cold dead.
Friday, October 4th – David Scholten from Acres and Acres will close this season of music @ squiggle park out! The band’s debut album All Nations was nominated for Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. Three years of writing, touring, recording, collaborating and general endless philosophizing resulted in a concise and impressive follow up album. Truth & Sky uses a variety of live recordings and studio tracks to further develop the band’s unique atmospheric-folk sound.