On the road to our 35th Anniversary... 2018

35th Anniversary

Members and guests came together on June 14th, 2018 to join in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the South Shore Bluegrass Music Association.

Memories were shared at the “Double S Park” in New Canada by past and present members. Pictured above are front row: Councilor of District 5, Cathy Moore; MC-Reg Tanner; Jessie Slauenwhite who is an active Lifetime Member at 91; Mayor of the District of Lunenburg, Carolyn Bolivar-Getson; Don Getson, Ginny Ramey (cutting cake) and Ross Ramey original members in 1983 & Lifetime Members; Sandra Conway, current President and Edgar Russell, our newest “Lifetime Member”. Back row: Jonathan Crouse from Country 100.7 Radio.

On the road to our 35th Anniversary... 2018

The South Shore Bluegrass Association was formed in 1983 by a group of local musicians who wished to promote bluegrass and old-time music throughout the South Shore region of Nova Scotia. There were 86 members at that first meeting, which was held at Italy Cross Fire Hall on November 20th, 1983. In 1989, the club was incorporated under the Societies Act and the word “music” was added to make the name “South Shore Bluegrass Music Association, which had grown to over 100 members. Festivals were held on private properties throughout Nova Scotia where fans camped and listened to our member musicians and invited guests. Money was raised and set aside for the day it would be possible to have our own park. We hold “Open Jams” on Friday evenings during the summer and have great support from the public as well as our members. Once monthly we hold a Variety Show, where the talents of our guests and member groups offer a wonderful evening of great entertainment. During the year, we proudly support organizations such as I.W.K. Health Centre, the Salvation Army and the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore. The current membership of the South Shore Bluegrass Music Association stands at 250+ and takes pride in maintaining and building on the foresight and achievements of the members since 1983.

Written & submitted by Brenda Conrad, SSBMA Secretary

Events Calendar 2018

♪ Events Calendar 2018 ♫    

For more information on events in the community, visit Jerry Murphy's List. 

 

April

First Variety Show in 2018

April 28

7:30 - 10 pm

May

IWK GOSPEL SHOW (PUBLIC)

May 6 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Variety Show (PUBLIC)  May 19 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  Weekly Jams begin May 25th to October 12th (PUBLIC) May 25 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 June

FLEA MARKET (PUBLIC) June 16 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  Variety Show (PUBLIC)  June 16 7:30 - 10:00 pm 

July

Variety Show (PUBLIC)  July 21 7:30 - 10:00 pm 

August

Variety Show (PUBLIC)  August 25 7:30 - 10:00 pm

September

IWK&nbsp GOSPEL SHOW (PUBLIC) September 9 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  Craft Fair September 22 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  Variety Show (PUBLIC)  September 22 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

October

Variety Show (PUBLIC)  October 13 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

November

Christmas Show (PUBLIC) November 18 2:OO pm - 4:30 pm 

 

Close up day    

On the road to our 35th anniversary in 2018

The South Shore Bluegrass Association was formed in 1983 by a group of local musicians who wished to promote bluegrass and old-time music throughout the South Shore region of Nova Scotia. There were 86 members at that first meeting, which was held at Italy Cross Fire Hall on November 20th, 1983.


From our very beginnings as a club, some of the members were dreaming of acquiring a camping park where members could meet, as this traditional type of music is usually enjoyed at outdoor gatherings.

In 1989, the club was incorporated under the Societies Act and the word “music” was added to make the name “South Shore Bluegrass Music Association, which had grown to over 100 members. Festivals were held on private properties throughout Nova Scotia where fans camped and listened to our member musicians and invited guests. Money was raised and set aside for the day it would be possible to have our own park.  In this, our 35th year, we have a cap of 250 members plus our “Lifetime Members”. Most weekends from May to October, you can find lots of members coming together for music, games, fun, food and fellowship.


We hold “Open Jams” on Friday evenings during the summer and have great support from the public as well as our members. Once monthly we hold a Variety Show, where the talents of our guests and member groups offer a wonderful evening of great entertainment.


During the year, we proudly support organizations such as the:

IWK Health Centre, the Salvation
Army and the Health Services of the South Shore.
The current membership of the
South Shore Bluegrass Music Association
takes pride in maintaining and building on the
foresight and achievements of the members since 1983.

 


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