Music & Entertainment Fill the Air and Halifax Travel Plans in 2013

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Discover why Halifax is the East Coast’s Centre Stage

Travellers looking to add an element of fun and excitement to their next vacation should set their sights on a Halifax getaway in 2013. With a stellar line up of major concerts, marquee festivals and events, and world class Halifax entertainment taking place at a range of fantastic venues throughout the year, visitors will be treated to intimate atmospheres that create a front row feeling mixed with East Coast warmth and charm.

The scene is set for Halifax music, theatre, and festival experiences that you will not find anywhere else. Anticipation is building for Eastlink East Coast Music Week in Halifax, a five-day, non-stop musical celebration showcasing and recognizing the best of East Coast artists and music. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Eastlink East Coast Music Week will be made up of 185 showcasing artists and 46 stages/events, happening at various Halifax venues from March 6-10. Another marquee Halifax event, The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest, is back for its 18th year with a packed slate of 15 shows from April 24-27 featuring some of Canada’s best loved and well-known comedians including Caroline Rhea, Scott Thompson, Brett Butt, Debra Digiovanni, and Nikki Payne.

Halifax travel experiences always include fun, unique performances and this year is no exception. As the spring season begins to sprout, theatre lovers and Broadway fans will be eager to catch Neptune Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde, The Musical which has dates through April and May and is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Also in April, Halifax audiences will be treated to legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen who will bring his Old Ideas World Tour to the Metro Centre stage on April 13. And count on Symphony Nova Scotia’s Beer & Beethoven show to offer up a vibrant classical-meets-kitchen party evening of high quality Halifax entertainment on May 10. This lively annual celebration will mark the end of the Symphony’s 30th anniversary season.

What better way to liven up a vacation than by taking advantage of the many spectacular Halifax travel experiences available to visitors this season? Visitors can put themselves in the front row of Halifax by browsing the wide selection of Music & Entertainment-themed vacation packages on or by discovering more thrilling vacation ideas in the Music & Entertainment sample itinerary.

About Destination Halifax
Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax Regional Municipality as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travelers.