Cheers and applause followed her announcement, adding to the exciting atmosphere in the pub at Lane’s Privateer Inn last Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, as people gathered to celebrate the approach of Nova Scotia Music Week.
Barry Tomalin, from the South Queens Chamber of Commerce, and Hatt, recognized Lane’s 50th anniversary by giving Susan Lane and her father Ron Lane a plaque.
Tomalin talked about the history of Nova Scotia Music Week from its start in Liverpool in 2006. Liverpool also hosted in 2007. The following year the event went to New Glasgow, and in 2009 Yarmouth hosted.
John Leefe, mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality, spoke on behalf of council and staff, thanking the organizers who made the event happen.
“Queens Place Emera Centre is now ready. It will be our first major event,” said Mayor Leefe.
Mayor Leefe also talked about a resolution council passed at the Committee of the Whole meeting Oct. 9 to thank the Lane family for its 50 years of business.
“Music Nova Scotia’s a non-profit association that exists to develop the full potential of the music industry in the province,” said Scott Long, executive director of the association.
Nova Scotia Music Week has two major components, said Long. It’s a festival and conference. The festival, he said, is for public entertainment and an artists’ showcase.
Long said this year Nova Scotia Music Week is doing an international spotlight on Germany’s music industry, so there are 20 German delegates coming to Liverpool to hear Nova Scotia’s talent.
To promote the event, Music Nova Scotia has prepared packages with posters and flags, among other things, for businesses to display in their storefronts.
Brian Fralic and Kevin Paige, co-chairs of Music Week’s host committee introduced other committee members and made a callout for volunteers.
Nova Scotia Music Week is slated for Nov. 8 and 11. To find out more about the event visit http://nsmw.ca/.