NSLC Gala Awards Show and Songs & Stories Lineup Announced

After three legendary years in Yarmouth, The NSLC Gala Awards Show will offer a grand send-off to Nova Scotia Music Week at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre, 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2011.

The Gala is guaranteed to be funny with Mistress of Ceremonies Candy Palmeter and co-host Tony Quinn. As Canada’s only gay, native TV star, Candy, has been voted Halifax’s funniest lady in The Coast Magazine for the past 5 years.  She is the creator and star of the national, prime time TV series The Candy Show, which will soon air its second season on APTN.  Tony’s long career in the entertainment industry includes a 13-year stretch of standing-room only comedy matinees on the Halifax Waterfront and being emcee and feature comedian at the Halifax Comedy Festival.

Laughs will continue with the much-loved and long-lost Owen and Gerry.  This singing comedy duo from the Southwest Shore were staples on local radio, with hits like, “If I Had a Million Lobsters” and “Lobster Claw”.  They have come out from their fishing shacks for this reunion appearance, exclusively at The NSLC Gala Awards Show.
The Gala is guaranteed to move you with musical performances from local Ryan Cook, Jenn Grant, Carmen Townsend, Slowcoaster, Three Sheet, Jimmy Rankin and Rhapsody Quintet.  There will also be a hot collaboration by some of Canada’s most up-and-coming hip-hop acts, including Juno-nominee Ghettosocks, Ghettochild, J-Bru, Quake and Asia. More performers will be announced soon.

Music Nova Scotia is pleased to have the continued support of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).  This year, the NSLC has become the presenter of the Gala Awards.
“Nova Scotia Music Week is a very important provincial event that recognizes local musical talent, brings people together and helps build a stronger sense of community,” says Bret Mitchell, NSLC President & CEO. “We are pleased to be a part of events like this that make Nova Scotia an even better place to live, work and play.”
The Gala is also presented by Sound Systems Plus, Christie Lites, St. Cecilia Studios, CJLS The Wave and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores.

Eight awards will be given to the winners at the Gala, including the Bell Aliant Entertainer of the Year, which is decided by the public. To vote, visit www.musicnovascotia.ca.  The other awards include Female and Male Artist Recordings of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Recording of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, New Artist Recording of the Year and Music Video of the Year.  A full list of nominees for these categories can be seen below.  All other Music Nova Scotia Awards will be given out at the Music and Industry Awards Brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 6.

Music Nova Scotia is also pleased to announce Jimmy Rankin will host this year’s Songs & Stories, held Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m. at Th’Yarc in Yarmouth.  Guest singers are: David Myles, Molly Thomason, Kim Dunn, Irish Mythen, Keith Mullins and Jon Janes of The Mountains & The Trees.

The NSLC Music Nova Scotia Gala Awards tickets, Songs & Stories tickets and other NSMW event tickets are on sale online at www.ticketpro.ca, via phone 1-888-311-9090 or in person at any Ticketpro outlet including:
– Yarmouth Mariners Centre Box Office – 31 Cottage St., Yarmouth, NS  (902) 742-2155- City Drug Store – 369 Main St., Yarmouth, NS  (902) 742-3579- Saulnierville Pharmacy – 9999 Highway #1, Saulnierville, NS  (902) 769-0893

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