For Immediate Release
(November 10, 2014, Halifax, NS) – Casino Nova Scotia wins Corporate Sponsor of the year at Nova Scotia Music week. This is the 3rd year in a row Casino Nova Scotia has been recognized with this award. Casino Nova Scotia also celebrated the achievement of their Artist in Residence, The Brood, who were nominated in two categories.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by Music Nova Scotia for the 3rd year in a row,” states Helen MacMillan Regional Vice President and General Manager. “We have had a very successful 3 year partnership with Music Nova Scotia and each year we explore new ways to work together and build our local music scene. We launched this partnership as part of our ongoing commitment to developing and supporting local talent. Last year we had 130 Nova Scotia musicians perform during 69 show nights in the Harbourfront Lounge. These were all paid performances and the shows were all free to the public.”
As an entertainment destination Casino Nova Scotia is proud to showcase Atlantic Canadian, national, and international talent and invests over $1,000,000 in entertainment annually.
Earlier this year, Casino Nova Scotia announced the Artist in Residence program. The inaugural year was very successful with over 50 applicants to the program, and a jury panel made up of well-respected industry vets, Louis Thomas from Sonic Entertainment, Sheri Jones from Jones & Company Artist Management, and popular singer/songwriter and producer, Joel Plaskett. The Brood was selected to be this year’s Artist in Residence.
The Brood was nominated in two categories for Nova Scotia Music Week: New Artist Recording of the Year, and Alternative Recording of the Year. “We were beyond excited when we found out that we were nominated for two categories,” stated lead singer and guitarist Seamus Erskine. “Just being recognized and seeing our name listed with other amazing artists is incredible.”
The Brood will be performing at Casino Nova Scotia’s Harbourfront Lounge Friday, November 28. This is part of the ongoing Free Music Friday program. Joining The Brood are folk-pop singer/songwriter, Scott Nicks, and alt-rock band, Rolly & the Navy Brats. The Brood will also be part of the entertainment lineup at the Casino on New Year’s Eve.