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Tour Update for May 2016

May 2, 2016 | Each year, APA member’s present artists that cross many disciplines of the performing arts including contemporary dance, young audience, theatre and music through our block booking process.

April was a busy month as Robert Post, Ramshackle Theatre and 6 Guitars toured Atlantic Canada visiting 15 communities.

May welcomes Joel Plaskett and Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son to the Atlantic region.

Joel Plaskett

Juno-winning and Polaris nominated artist, Plaskett presents his latest album Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test, considered one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career.

Friday, May 6, Capitol Theatre, MONCTON, NB

Saturday, May 7, Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, WINDSOR, NS

Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son: The New Kings of Old Time

The Canadian trio has become one of the most popular Old-time Roots acts in North America, utilizing instruments of their own creation such as the Sepia-phonic Monophone, and the Contrabass HarmoniPhoneum. In 2012 Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son recorded “1929”, receiving critical acclaim and Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for "Best Traditional Album".

Thursday, May 12, Imperial Theatre, SAINT JOHN, NB

Friday, May 13, Evergreen Theatre, MARGARETSVILLE, NS

Saturday, May 14, LeMoulin, CLARE, NS

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Registration & Accommodations Now Open

Registration for Contact East 2016 is now open! (more)

Success Story - Woody Holler and his Orchestra: Creating Connections

Woody Holler and his Orchestra showcased at Contact East in 2014, travelling from the Canadian Prairies to the quaint seaside town of Pictou, NS. It was here the group with a ‘jazz from the saddle’ style, as defined by Woody, established connections with presenters in the region as well as Eastern US and the UK. Their showcase resulted in an Atlantic Canadian tour that took place in February of this year. Hear what Woody and APA presenter, Le Moulin had to say about the experience. (more)

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