Over 1,000 musicians and music industry professionals will return to the Truro/Colchester area for Nova Scotia Music Week, which will take place November 3-6, 2016. This will be the second edition of the event to be held in Nova Scotia’s hub community. The provincial music festival and conference was last held in Truro in November 2014.
“Given the central location, excellent accommodations and venue infrastructure, Truro is an ideal host community for our signature event”, says Scott Long, executive director of Music Nova Scotia. “ The 2014 edition of music week in Truro was our most successful to date in terms of audience participation and local community engagement. The people of Truro are some of the most enthusiastic and hospitable music fans in the province. We are very excited and honoured to be welcomed back”.
Music Nova Scotia estimates the music festival will attract over 7,000 local and visiting music fans and result in a $2 million economic spin off for the province with an approximate $1.1 million direct benefit to the host community.
The host hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn Truro and many venue locations from 2014 will be participating again along with new venues and events to keep Nova Scotia Music Week appealing to local audiences. More announcements on venues and events will be made in the spring.
The Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 business conference will feature an international spotlight on Poland with several music industry professionals coming to Truro from Poland and Eastern Europe. The conference portion of the event will also see guest delegates attending from the USA, the UK and Canada, with the largest number of music professionals invited from across Canada to date.
Tickets for Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 Truro/Colchester will go on sale in April.
We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.