Wed, Mar 26, 2014.
Everybody's talking storm, wind, shovelling, and cancellations. It's not just school and work that's affected. A couple of major music events have had to change plans thanks to this spring fling of snow. Moncton's expecting the worst of it, and tonight (March 26) was supposed to be a major day for two different artists.
Rik Reese had the Capitol Theatre in Moncton booked for a career celebration. Called the Neon Highway Story, Reese was ready to go through a ten-year retrospective of his career fighting the good fight for local country music. It was, and still will be an evening of song, stories, triumph and tragedies, featuring his newly-christened Rik Reese Band. Just not tonight. Thanks to the storm, The Capitol has rescheduled the event, and it will now happen Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM. Tickets will be honoured on the new show date, and any ticket holders can contact the box office if they can't make that show.
Also, the Capitol's sister theatre, The Empress, was also booked for an event. It was to be the launch of the new album for Acadian singer Francelle Maria. That show has also been postponed, and a new date will be finalized too.
Sure, I hate shovelling as much as the rest of you, but now it's hurting the music community! This winter is getting out of control.
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Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).