The first day of summer seems like the perfect time for a Nova Scotia Summer Fest kick-off event and that is exactly what is happening.
Hosted by CTV personality Ana Almeida and Summer Fest founder Ray Mattie, the event will take place this Friday, June 21, at the Antigonish Education Centre (AEC) on Appleseed Drive in Antigonish.
The AEC, with a large space just to the left as you come in the main doors of the building, will offer a lot more room and parking than where previous Summer Fest announcements have taken place (the People’s Place Library’s community room), Mattie said.
“It’s open to the public … we’re expecting a lot of people,” he said, adding, “it is a well-lit, nice space.”
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the event starting at 7:30.
According to the promotional flyer/poster, the event includes information regarding; final musical line-up and schedule, Keppoch Mountain activities, grounds layout, shuttle service and parking, as well as a chance to meet vendors and sponsors, and a chance to win a $50 co-branded East Coast Lifestyle/Nova Scotia Summer Fest merchandise pack.
Antigonish [Community] transit will be on-site because we’ll be finishing up our mapping route for shuttle service,” Mattie said. “There will be a lot of things going on.”
The inaugural Nova Scotia Summer Fest is taking place Aug. 23 and 24 (Friday and Saturday) at Keppoch Mountain, Antigonish County. Announced performers including some of the biggest names in Atlantic Canadian music circles including; Classified, Alan Doyle, The Good Lovelies, Heather Rankin, Christine Campbell, Slowcoaster, Hillsburn, McGinty, Pineo and Loeb, as well as sister duo Cassie and Maggie who have deep family roots in Antigonish, and Antigonish’s own Anna Ludlow.
“It’s going to be a fun event,” Mattie said.