Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016: Nov 3-6 Truro NS


NSMW Heads to Truro, Artist Showcasing Submissions Now Open

(May 12, 2016  Halifax, NS)  Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 (NSMW) heads back to Truro as the festival will take place from November 3-6. With over 100 artists playing on multiple stages, NSMW is one of the largest music festivals in the region. 

The NSMW showcase stages allow Nova Scotian artists the opportunity to perform for a target audience of influential industry members, including festival buyers, booking agents, managers and media from around the world.

Each year our International Buyers Program features a spotlight on a particular region, bringing talent buyers from that region to NSMW to see what incredible talent our province has to offer. This year’s spotlight is on Poland and Eastern Europe (Russia, Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia). We will also host international guest delegates from the UK and Germany.

Also participating in NSMW 2016 is the Association of Irish and Celtic Festivals (USA). The Association of Irish and Celtic Festivals will hold their annual conference in conjunction with NSMW. Approximately twenty (20) American Irish and Celtic festival buyers will be attending. This is a great opportunity for our Celtic, Folk and Americana artists members. NSMW will host a dedicated showcase event specifically for our American guest delegates.

NSMW will also see the largest contingent of Canadian industry professionals and we will feature dedicated B2B opportunities for the domestic (national and regional) market during the conference. 

Artist Showcasing Submissions Now Open
Artist showcasing submissions to play NSMW 2016 are now open. Artists interested in performing during the festival can click here to review the showcase manual for eligibility requirements, and here to apply to showcase. Showcasing submissions will close Monday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. (Complete the application early, and we won’t have to have an awkward conversation at 5:01pm on the deadline day.)
You must be a member of Music Nova Scotia in good standing to apply. If your membership is not up to date by 5:00 p.m. on June 6, 2016 your submission will not be considered eligible. 
The cost to submit is $30 CAD and is payable via PayPal or credit card over the phone (contact Lisa Stitt by phone 902.423.0291). You can also pay with debit/cash by visiting the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS.
For more information on NSMW and to keep up-to-date on the event, please visit

For more information contact:
Matt Kliffer  
Festival Coordinator
902.423.4153 x 109


Applications to showcase are no longer being accepted. Stay tuned for more news regarding showcasing selections for this year's festival.


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