It all begins with an idea

It all begins with an idea image

March 30, 2022

During the pandemic, Maverick Cooperative Partners, Margot Holmes and Debbie Peters developed avenues to create work for touring artists.

Thinking that touring would continue to be limited during the 2021-2022 Season, Margot and Debbie created Music from the Edges of Canada – a national music series that showcases 22 Artists featured in 11 Live and Virtual Concerts in four Theatres from the edges of Canada. The venue partners are the Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB; the Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River, BC; the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT and the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, NT.

Each of the four Theatres will present the Series of 11 Streaming Concerts with audiences viewing the concerts from coast to coast to coast. Musicians represent all genres of Canadian music including but not limited to: Blues, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Celtic, R & B, Global, Americana, and traditional Indigenous music. This inclusive and culturally diverse project employs 140+ Canadian arts workers.

Music from the Edges of Canada is funded through FACTOR Canada and sponsored by Tourism Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Hospitality Association, Tourism NWT and Yukon Tourism.