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Welcome to the 7th Annual Coal Shed Music Festival
Show dates are August 15–18 and August 22–25 — eight days and nights of great music and activity on our beautiful waterfront! While last year there were over 80 acts, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 acts over 8 days. This summer will mark the second year for a second venue to the festival. Besides the main stage (the Coal Shed at the Killam Brothers Wharf), a second stage not far away will provide a chance to showcase even more talent in 2013, located on the wharf behind Rudders.
Come All Ye Musicians
The schedule for this years Coal Shed Music Festival is beginning to shape up. If you are a musician and interested in being a part of this great event this summer, please be sure to give Phil DeMille a call. You can reach Phil at (902)742–3368. The additional stage gives us more flexibility to be able to accommodate just about everyone but you should book soon.
Musicians Yard Sale
This year once again we will be running a musicians yard sale/flea market where musicians can sell whatever used equipment they have available (guitars, amps, pedals, etc.– whatever qualifies as music-related). A small fee will be charged for use of the space – price to be determined. Times and dates TBA.
Last years festival was a great success, as we came together to celebrate the great wealth of local musical talent and to collect donations for the Yarmouth Food Bank. Thanks to your great generosity and support, approximately $10,000.00 was raised in food and cash donations. This went directly to the local Food Bank and the Childrens Breakfast Program in local schools. This year the goal is to surpass that milestone.
As always, admission is FREE! And we will have Food Bank representatives on site who will be collecting donations throughout the event for both the local food bank and the school breakfast programs. Spread the word to all your friends, relatives, tourism offices, etc. and come back often as we update this website leading up to the 2013 schedule!