September 7, 2015
Country Music Week Kicks Off This Thursday in Grand Parade
Country Music Week Kick-Off Event
A tradition of the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is to officially launch Country Music Week with an event that incorporates the host city community. This Thursday, September 10, at 12:00 p.m., the CCMA and Country Music Week Host Committee invite Nova Scotians to join the fun in Grand Parade and #PumpUpTheCountry as Country Music Week 2015 is officially launched.
After brief remarks from key figures, Halifax Dance will entertain crowds with a performance to a mash-up of some of Canadian country music’s biggest hits over the last year; then they’ll teach the dance to local dignitaries, CCMA Award nominees and artists, and spectators so that everyone can join in the fun. In addition, several Country Music Week partners and sponsors will be onsite to add to the excitement, including Feed Nova Scotia, who will be collecting donations.
Don’t miss this historic event as Halifax officially welcomes Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards Show back to the city for the first time in over 30 years!
Mayor of Halifax, Mike Savage
Province of Nova Scotia, Tony Ince
CCMA President, Don Green
Country Music Week Host Committee Chair, Stacey Jones-Oxner
CCMA Award nominees and artists
Thursday, September 10, 2015
1841 Argyle Street
**This is a FREE event **
To arrange for photos and interviews with any of the above-mentioned speakers or artists who will be onsite, please contact Jess Seguire at jess@penelopePR.com
For more information on Country Music Week, visit ccma.org.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2015 CCMA Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund” and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and Destination Halifax.
Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2015 CCMA Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund” and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and Destination Halifax.