August message from The Grace

Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre
August 2018
Tatamagouche, NS

Visit our web site for more information or to buy tickets online.
902-956-1848 Operations Manager

2018 Season – At The Grace
Scroll below for details on our upcoming events:

We are working on our 2018 performance series, part of which you will find in this monthly newsletter.
Go to our web site for more information.

June 1 – Alan Syliboy art exhibit – through July
August 3 – Sept 16 Jane Grady art exhibition
August 9 – Open Mic Night
August 10 – Tony Quinn, Bill Plaskett
August 19 – Sean McCann – TATAFEST
August 23 – Unforeseen – TATAFEST
August 24 – Kitchen Party, Keith Mullins – TATAFEST
August 25 – Bard By The Bay – TATAFEST
August 26 – Bard By The Bay – TATAFEST
September 13, 14, 15, 16 – Film Festival
September 22 – Chris Gilroy
September 29 – Tomas Kubinek, The Miracle Man
October 13 – Jimmie The Janitor
November – Holiday local talent showcase
December 12 – Bette MacDonald, ‘Tis the season.
For more details on all events go to

Book The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre or the popular Ice House Gallery for your staff party or event. Several options exist for your reception, wedding, annual meeting, banquet or other special event. For details email or call 902-956-1848

If you are interested in volunteering at The Grace, please contact us by email or phone. We are always looking for help especially on show night, or in the art gallery, bar, tickets, advertising and more. For details email or call 902-956-1848

ART | Alan Syliboy – Art Exhibition
Through June – July
Alan Syliboy is an established Mi’ kmaq artist. His work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching and spirituality. The exhibition will be featured through to the end of July.

ART | Jane Grady Art Exhibition Opening

Friday, August 3, 2018
7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Until Sept 16, 2018

MUSIC | Open Mic Night – FREE
Thursday, August 9, 2018
FREE admission
We’re back!! Once again your chance to perform on the big stage. Bring your friends to this popular event, a great showcase of local talent.
Bar available. Donations at the door appreciated.

MUSIC | Tony Quinn and Bill Plaskett $20
Friday, August 10, 2018 (Note: Date change)
Tickets – $20
Two well known Nova Scotia musicians team up at The Grace for an evening of classic folk and traditional songs. Tony and Bill bring their shared love of the music, their guitars in complementary tunings, and their voices in unison and harmony.
Sponsored by The Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche.

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Sunday August 19, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

Celebrating Sun, Soil and Society, in the village of Tatamagouche, TATAFEST is in its. year, bringing people together with events for all ages.The 2018 version will give you a chance to take part in lots of entertainment. You are invited to purchase a TATAFEST VIP Ticket Package which allows you access to the following events and venues for only $70:

Sunday, August 19:
Sean McCann (of Great Big Sea) in concert at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

Thursday, August 23:
Unforeseen. A cover band featuring the remarkable blind pianist Shelby Murray at The Grace.

Friday, August 24:
A Kitchen Party hosted by Keith Mullins and also featuring Christina Martin, Meaghan Smith, Dale Murray and Jason Mingo.

Saturday/Sunday, August 25/26:
Bard By The Bay. A Shakespearian delight. At The Creamery Square Senator’s Stage

And during TATAFEST Week:
FREE admission to the Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre

These events and venues are all found at Creamery Square in Tatamagouche.

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MUSIC | Sean McCann of Great Big Sea – $30
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Tickets $30

In partnership with TATAFEST 2018, The Grace presents Sean McCann, formerly of the renowned folk/rock group Great Big Sea.

Séan McCann – long-time singer in the iconic Canadian party band Great Big Sea, was a high functioning alcoholic burdened with a dark past. He spent 35 years drinking heavily to numb his pain and avoid his truth. In 2013, he decided to leave the band and re-invent his life.
He is now a solo artist and advocate for mental health and addiction recovery. His story is about surviving abuse, becoming sober, leaving the band and making a real difference in the world.

Listen to Sean Sing

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MUSIC | Unforeseen – $20
Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:30 pm
Tickets $20

This event is part of TATAFEST 2018.
“Unforeseen” is a unique and unforgettable experience featuring blind pianist Shelby Murray and her band of journeyman musicians, who have performed with the Glamour Puss Blues Band, Dutch Mason, 1755 and many more.

The group has performed at many marquee events including festivals, beaches, parks, fairs, corporate events, village, town and city celebrations and private functions.

The “Unforeseen” concert experience showcases the greatest rock’n’roll hit songs from yesteryear, combined with classic rock selections that include songs from: Roy Orbison, Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, CCR, Elton John, Billy Joel, Trooper.

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