Another shorter update. Bernie Smith from the Spring Garden Merchants Association called to say that one of the ways that they sold the Stone’s concert was increased business for downtown. The end result of the Stones concert – markedly decreased business on Spring Garden Road, the exact opposite of what was expected, hoped, and promised.
So, what is our goal? Bring huge acts as tourism draws to Halifax and put us on the map? Two thoughts: First – let us reflect on the words of my friend, Ben Pearlman. He is King’s College educated, former Halifax Pop Explosion Talent Director and now promoter working at Collective Concerts in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest independent concert –more–
To my wonder and delight, the Herald published my last article in the paper today. It was rather shocking in that I was not contacted, or, they tried to contact me while I was on business in Boston and never got a hold of me. It also comes two weeks after I wrote it, so some of the facts and –more–
I spent last weekend in Moncton, Halifax’ so called arch rival. I was up there for New Brunswick Music Week. I took my kids, did a panel and a ran a workshop, went to Crystal Palace, ate at the Crowne Plaza. We had a lovely time. A dominant meme in Halifax is that Moncton is outpacing Halifax economically, culturally, and –more–