Question: What do Jigs Start Here, The Yarmouth Shantymen, The Burundi Drummers, The Side Cats, Dan McKinnon, The Dory Bungholes, The Ragged Robins, Vladimir Sitnikov, Wontanna, The Brogue Saxophone Quartet, Heather Green, The Hilltown Stompers, Naming the Twins, Jiggers Mist, David Bradshaw, The Fine Tuners, The Missing Keys, Vince Morash, Put the Kettle On, and Salt Water in Your Socks have in common?
Answer: They’re just a few of the musical groups and solo artists who have made the Maritime Museum’s Tuesday Night Tunes a “must-attend” summer evening event on the Halifax Waterfront for the past six years.
These free performances take place every Tuesday evening during July and August at 7pm, in the Museum’s intimate outdoor courtyard; although when it rains, everyone moves inside the Museum to the beautiful Small Craft Gallery.
In past seasons, Tuesday Night Tunes have included a variety of musical genres from Acadian and Celtic music to sea shanties, African drumming, classical, roots and jazz.
Tuesday NIght Tunes are supported by the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation and Develop Nova Scotia. For the past six years, these wonderful concerts have been a perfect way to enjoy a summer evening on the waterfront. Museum admission is generally free from 5 pm until 8 pm on Tuesdays, so a visit to the Museum topped off by a free concert makes for a great, inexpensive family night out.