2018 ECMA Nominations announced

With 2018 marking 30 years of the East Coast Music Association, the buzz around this years conference and festival is at an all-time high. Of course, one of the main draws of the week are the awards themselves. The nominees were announced this week at the Halifax Public Library.

Rose Cousins leads the pack with eight nominations, while Jenn Grant follows with six. Ria Mae, KINLEY, and Joel Plaskett each garner four.

The full list of nominees can be seen HERE!

We here at Canadian Beats are thrilled to be nominated again this year for Media Outlet of the Year.

The Chronicle Herald is the official sponsor of the 2018 Fans’ Choice Awards voting, which is now open here. The public can vote once a day until March 16, 2018, at 5:00 pm AST.


The 2018 East Coast Music Awards Show, hosted by comedian Jonathan Torrens, takes place on Thursday, May 03 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS. Performers for the show include Sloan, Measha Brueggergosman, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, The East Pointers, Port Cities, The Once, The Barra MacNeils, Universal Soul, Les Hay Babies, City Natives, KINLEY, Quake Matthews, and Makayla Lynn.

The Awards Show will once again be available live on Bell Aliant Fibe TV1 and free of charge at ECMA.com. In addition, select showcases will also be available to stream live on ECMA TV throughout the festival.

Tickets for the 2018 East Coast Music Awards Show are $40 plus fees and are available at the Scotiabank Centre box office or online HERE.

Festival passes, wristbands, weekend warrior wristbands, VIP passes, and tickets for the 2018 ECMA Big Ticket with Alan Doyle are also available by visiting http://ecma.com/festival/tickets.

For a limited time, prices are as follows:
Awards Show – $40 + service fees
Alan Doyle Big Ticket – $45 (fees included)
Weekend Warrior – $45 + service fees
Wristband – $55 + service fees (early bird price)
Festival & Conference Pass – $75 + service fees (early bird price)
VIP Pass – $350 + service fees

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