Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A) have announced a quartet of live shows to take place on the Halifax waterfront this Labour Day weekend.
But with the pandemic and physical distancing in mind, traditional seating will give way to a drive-in style presentation with audiences viewing from picnic tables, parking spots or the top deck of one of three Harbour Hopper amphibious buses in the Salter Parking Lot on Lower Water Street.
Kicking things off on September 4 is Dartmouth-based singer/songwriter Mo Kenny. The Juno-nominated and East Coast and Nova Scotia Music Award-winning Kenny is using this as another opportunity to connect with her fans during the uncertainty of live music in 2020.
The following night, the eight-piece Halifax funk, soul, R&B band The Mellotones takes to the stage on September 5 with their catalogue of music that recalls an era dominated by the classics of Motown, Stax, and Chess Records.
On September 6, Dartmouth indie rock singer-songwriter Adam Baldwin performs with The Lake City Motor Band.
Closing out the long weekend on September 7 is a matinee set from award-winning British comedian James Mullinger. Now based in Atlantic Canada, Mullinger has taken Canada by storm with sold-out shows across the country, appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, movies, television, festivals, awards, magazines, and a variety of stand up specials.
“We have been working hard with Develop Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Health Authority to produce an outdoor entertainment experience that provides opportunities for Haligonians and visitors to our city to come together to enjoy our world-class waterfront,” says S|E|A president Chris Larsen.