Nova Scotia Music Week Gets Rich Aucoin, POSTDATA, Keeper E. for 2023 Edition

Sluice, Reeny Smith, Alanna Matty, Like a Motorcycle, Crossed Wires, Jah'Mila, Good Dear Good and more will also perform

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 6, 2023

Following last year's celebration of the event's silver anniversary in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) is back for 2023. Artists, fans and industry professionals will gather in Yarmouth/Kespukwitk, NS, from November 2 to 5, to celebrate the province's ever-fertile music scene.

The full lineup of performers for the 2023 edition of NSMW has now been unveiled, boasting appearances from the likes of Halifax hero Rich Aucoin, Paul Murphy's POSTDATA, Exclaim! New Faves alumni Keeper E., Like a Motorcycle and Jah'Mila, alongside the likes of Sluice, Reeny Smith, Good Dear Good, Alanna Matty, Peanut Butter Sunday, Crossed Wires, Willie Stratton, the Town Heroes, Terra Spencer, Leanne Hoffman, Kilmore, Jon Hines and Carleton Stone.

Organizers also suggest keeping an eye out for some special homegrown rising stars: the aforementioned reggae revolutionary Jah'Mila, Syrian-Lebanese rapper Shanii, the Abegweit First Nation pop artist DeeDee Austin, Palestinian MC BASYL and Nigerian-born Afrobeats aficionado aRENYE.

Wristbands that provide access to the entire festival — as well as Delegate (access to all showcases, conference sessions, mixers and special events) and Day Passes — are on sale here. Music Nova Scotia members get 30 percent off Delegate Passes through the Member Benefit Portal.

See this year's full lineup of performing artists in alphabetical order below, and visit the NSMW website for further scheduling information.

Adina Fraser
Alanna Matty
Ally Fiola & the Next Quest
Amy Hirschfeld
Andrea Cormier
Arwen Brobbin
Atay & JAX
Avery Dakin
Baba No Baby
Bøwen V.o.K & DA Milli
Braden Lam
Cameron Nickerson
Campbell & Johnston
Carleton Stone
Cassie and Maggie
Casual Cries for Help
Catherine Little
CJ Bissett
County Connection
Crossed Wires
Daniel James McFadyen
DeeDee Austin
Denzel Subban
Elyse Aeryn
Eric Stephen Martin
Geoffrey & Lan Day
Good Dear Good
Haliey Smith
India Gailey & Edward Enman
Izra Fitch
Jackson\Wilson Duo
Jade Bennett
James Shaw Quartet
Jennifer King
Joe H Henry
Joe Hubley
Jon Hines
Julia Cunningham
Jupiter Reign
Keeper E.
Kristen Martell
Kxng Wooz
Kye Clayton
Laura Rae
Leanne Hoffman
Like a Motorcycle
Lindsay Misiner & the 7th Mystic
Logan Edward MacKay
Maggie Andrew
Marlee Bubar
Mary Beth Carty
Maura Whitman
Mike à Vik
Mo Money Matteo
Moira & Claire
Nicole Ariana
North of Nowhere
Old Blood
Origami workshop
Peanut Butter Sunday
Pillow Fite
Rain Over St. Ambrose
Rankin MacInnis
Ray Reaves
Reeny Smith
Rich Aucoin
Riley Reign
Serena Wu
Skunk Motel
Sleepy Kicks
Steel Cut Oats
Sylvie Boulianne
Terra Spencer
The B.
The Gilberts
The Town Heroes
Tide & Timbre
Vickie Deveau
Willie Stratton
Yohvn Blvck

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