Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax kicked off its Tuesday Night Tunes series today, June 3, as part of its annual Oceans Week event, The Ocean Plus You, open free to the public.
Today’s launch included a short set of ocean-related songs by Jiggers Mist, with songs by the main performer James Devine. Jiggers Mist will start the summer concert series on Tuesday, June 7, which will include Mariners, a new song dedicated to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
The series is in its fourth season and has grown to include weekly concerts on Tuesday nights over the summer months. These free performances include a range for all musical tastes – from Acadian and Celtic to sea shanties, African drumming, classical, roots and jazz.
“We are excited to host Tuesday Night Tunes at the museum and be a part of the fantastic summer activities that happen on the Halifax waterfront,” said Kim Reinhardt, manager of the Maritime Museum.
With support from Waterfront Development and the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation, this popular series is performed in the museum’s outdoor courtyard. During bad weather, concerts will be held indoors in the Small Craft Gallery, located at the museum.
Audiences will experience an entertaining hour of live music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, the same night as the museum’s community evenings, where admission is free from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the year.
“We’re proud to support our partners at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to bring back Tuesday Night Tunes,” said Jennifer Angel, acting CEO, Waterfront Development Corporation. “Diverse, high quality, accessible and free entertainment makes an exceptional Tuesday evening at the water’s edge.”
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