Firstly, thank you all the new volunteers who have stepped forward to assist our Nick operations. Like folk venues and festivals everywhere, we depend on the labour of love of regular folks to cover all the tasks, large and small, that are a part of bringing great music to our community. A big tip ‘o the hat to all!
We’ve had a couple of headliner disappointments, both The Once and Catherine MacLellan had to cancel due to touring conflicts. The Once will be coming through Calgary in December touring with The Vinyl Cafe and performing two nights at the Jubilee. The good news is, we are re-scheduling, and they will be back at the Nick for our following season.
With cancellations comes replacements, and I’m pleased to note that on November 28, fabulous Nova Scotia entertainers Evans and Doherty will be making their Nick debut. On January 23, one of the world’s finest guitarists, Tony McManus, will make his debut performance at the Nick.
We’ll be having lots of debut performances at the Nick this fall, including a couple of sweet singing, young women trios, Trent Severn and The Sweet Lowdown . We’re also happy to bring back long time Nick veterans like Stephen Fearing, who first performed as an opening act in 1986, and Bill Bourne who first headlined at the Nick way back in 1981.
The fall Nick newsletter will be going out around the beginning of September. This will be our last hard copy mailing and, in future, we’ll rely on our website and social media to provide updates. If you haven’t already, please sign on and like us on Facebook.
Tickets for all of our fall concerts will go on sale through Brown Paper Tickets. on September 11. Tickets for all of our new year shows will go on sale on December 11.