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June 9th Beamsville, ON
The Terrace at Redstone Joel Plaskett Solo - Concert and BBQ Series
19+ Show - Tickets: $79.00 which includes a 3 course meal
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June 24th Swift Current, SK
Windscape Field Long Day's Night Fest - Joel Plaskett Emergency
With Bombargo
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June 26th Timmins, ON
Hollinger Park Joel Plaskett Emergency - "Stars & Thunder 2017" Timmins International Fireworks Competition & Music Festival
Supporting Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
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June 29th Iqaluit, NU
Nakasuk School Alianait Arts Festival Pre-Festival Concert
Joel Plaskett Emergency with special guest Bill Plaskett.
Tickets available online, Arctic Ventures, Alianait office, and at the door.
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'Tis the Awards Season…apparently

Visons of sugarplums not withstanding, it appears it’s also the season for awards nominations and, although Joel and the Emergency are no longer strangers to this sort of thing, it’s still nice to get them even though no one is really, truly, concerned about winning the hardware. So, we thought we’d let everyone know that the following has come to our attention…

CBC Radio 3 has a brand-spanking-new set of awards to be known as The Bucky and Joel Plaskett Emergency has been nominated in three categories:

Best Lyric

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Uh Oh…

Sometimes the technology gets the better of us…

We’ve somehow lost a month of posts on The Skinny and I apologize that we didn’t notice it earlier…

I can’t reproduce Joel’s pithy and prosaic prose from memory but I will get to the pith and that’s to draw attention to the fact that The Emergency is continuing with the now-legendary tradition of New Year’s Eve at The Marquee Club in Halifax…

In fact (and this is something Joel actually loses sleep over) each year the band spends cuckoo amounts of time trying to figure out how the current NYE show can top the one from the year before…

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Somebody Turn On The Lights…

As beautiful as the weather has been (at least on the East Coast) I suppose it’s time to think about – gulp – Christmas. To that end, the city of Toronto has a really nice family thing at Nathan Phillip’s Square where they light the big festive tree and give the citizens a fun night out…

What a sweet way to thank the tax-payers, with the added benefit of providing some fab entertainment.

And we’d like to thank the powers-that-be in Toronto for inviting the Joel Plaskett Emergency to be part of this hugely fun event…

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Some new awards…

The weekend saw the 10th anniversary Music Nova Scotia Awards taking to the road for the first time – this year in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The finale was the awards show at the historic Astor Theatre, and a swell awards show it was…

Entertainer of the Year - Joel Plaskett Emergency

Songwriter of the Year - Joel Plaskett

We’d also like to congratulate all the other winners (and nominees), with special attention to Jenn Grant and In-Flight Safety!

And thanks to all the folks at Music Nova Scotia for their hard work putting this event together and their general continuing support of not only Joel and the Emergency but all the musicians in Nova Scotia…

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