Stanfest, Rise Again – The Show Must Go On - 07.29.14


Joel Plaskett is performing in the Rise Again – The Show Must Go On concert on August 20 at the Metro Centre in Halifax, in support for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival.

Festival organizers were forced to cancel their 18th annual event this year in the face of Hurricane Arthur as it blew into Atlantic Canada. Annually Stanfest, as it is affectionately known, brings over 50 artists together in front of 12,000 fans in Canso, Nova Scotia.

The line-up for the Rise Again – The Show Must Go On concert includes:

Carl Bond
Catherine MacLellan
Dave Gunning
J.P. Cormier
Joel Plaskett
Laura Smith
Matt Andersen
Molly Thomason
Rhapsody Quintet
The Stanfields
Stephen Fearing
Thom Swift

Tickets are $42.50. Tickets are available online at www.ticketatlantic.com, Ticket Atlantic Box Office, participating Atlantic Superstores, charge by phone at 451-1221 and toll free at 1-877-451-1221. Service charges apply.


Summer folk fest time - 07.22.14


It’s summer folk fest time, people! As you already know, Joel loves touring this great big country of ours, and this summer is no exception.

Besides already rockin’ out at the Sled Island music festival in Calgary, the NXNE show in Toronto, and a benefit concert in Moncton, Joel’s got more great summer shows lined up:

Acoustic Maritime Music Festival, Kempt Shore NS, July 18 & 19
Regina Folk Festival Regina, Regina SK, August 8 & 9
PEI Jazz & Blues Festival, Charlottetown PEI August 22
Shelter Valley Folk Festival, Grafton ON, August 29 & 30
Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Halifax NS August 31
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Fredericton NB, September 13

Click here for show details.

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Joel Plaskett performing at HUFF in Halifax - 07.16.14


With summer festival now in full swing, organizers behind the fifth annual Halifax Urban Folk Festival have begun to unfurl the info behind this year’s headlining acts, including Joel Plaskett, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Doug Paisley and more.

This year’s event runs August 24 through September 1 at various venues across downtown Halifax. While the lineup details have yet to be released in full, artists like Paisley and Pirner will make multiple appearances throughout the festival, with other participants revealed so far also including Catherine MacLellan, Dwight Twilley, Steve Poltz, the Northern Pikes’ Brian Potvin, Garland Jeffreys and more.

Though more info is still on the way, you’ll find the confirmed show details over annual here. Tickets for these shows run between $10 and $45, and you can pick them up online here.

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Joel Plaskett performs “Love This Town” while driving around Halifax - 07.10.14


CBC Music presents Beetle Roadtrip Sessions with Grant Lawrence.

To watch the video, click HERE.

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If you consider yourself even remotely a fan of Joel Plaskett, you’ll probably be familiar with his ode to his hometown of the Halifax, “Love This Town.” It’s a classic.

You might also remember that the proud East Coast singer-songwriter named his award-winning 2007 concept album Ashtray Rock after his woodland teenage hangout near his childhood home in the Halifax suburb of Clayton Park.

For this CBC Music Beetle Roadtrip Session, Joel Plaskett serenades me with “Love This Town” while giving me a driving tour of his favourite haunts of Dartmouth and Halifax… and concludes with an epic quest into the suburbs to see if we can find the long lost actual Ashtray Rock. It’s Plaskett’s first time back in twenty years.

(And if you aren’t a Joel Plaskett fan yet, this video just might win you over.)


Moncton Cares Benefit - 06.24.14


Moncton is coming together on Friday, June 27 to support the families of the recently fallen RCMP Officers. Casino New Brunswick / Nouveau Brunswick are donating the use of their space and manpower to put on the show, with all artists performing donating their time – so 100% of money raised will help to support the families left behind after this senseless tragedy.

Artists performing for Moncton Cares include Andy Brown, Mike Biggar, Dominque Dupuis, Shaun LeBlanc, J. Hubert Francis & Eagle Feather, Jake Stewart, Kendra Gale, Jared Lutes, Ivan Daigle, Lovestorm, Mel & Tina, Jared Lutes, Terry Hume and a special performance by Joel Plaskett.

Tickets/Donation are $20 – $50, general admission only. Tickets available online and at the Casino NB box office.


Double bill with Joel Plaskett and David Myles in Wolfville May 31 - 05.31.14


For a fourth year, the Deep Roots Music Co-op is collaborating with the Apple Blossom Festival to present a major concert on Apple Blossom Saturday.

This year, on May 31, two of Eastern Canada’s most beloved artists, Joel Plaskett and David Myles, coming together for one memorable double-bill.

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