NS Marquee Stage Artists

JD Clarke

JD Clarke grew up in the small town of West Gore, Nova Scotia. JD's music and reminiscently fresh writing style, originates from the country roots of his heart displaying songs that are filled with memorable melodies and relatable emotions from the real life experiences of one simple country man. Winner of Music Nova Scotia Country recording artist of the year and 4 time ECMA nominee. 2 albums 14 singles released to country radio. Current release is the single “Come Back To Me” from the upcoming EP due out mid 2018.

www.jdclarke.net

Performs Saturday, August 4 at 1pm.

Tj King

Tj King is a fireball of swagger and performance. A crowd pleaser, he delivers his brand of modern Country with energy and intensity, engaging the audience and attracting new fans. What they call a true “working artist," Tj believes the live show to be the most important and memorable moment. He hails from Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, a small community in the rural outskirts of Halifax. Influenced and encouraged with his first guitar from his father at a very young age. Tj worked hard to refine his musical talents singing, guitar playing and songwriting. Tj released his first recording in 2013, an EP self-titled Tj King that was later nominated for Country Recording of The Year for Music Nova Scotia. Tj was also one of six finalists for the Casino Nova Scotia’s Artist in Residence Program. He has been recognized as a country music star on the rise by Canadian Country Music Association and Music Nova Scotia with his announcement as one of 6 finalists in the CCMA Discovery Program - Atlantic Canada, followed by the release of his first full length recording “Feels Right”, that took home the award for 2016 Music Nova Scotia - Country Recording of The Year and was Nominated for a 2017 East Coast Music Award - Country Recording of The Year.

www.tjkingmusic.com

Performs Saturday, August 4 at 3:30pm.

Christine Campbell

Christine Campbell launched her new album, Roller Coaster, in March 2017. It is a true representation of her diverse influences – from hard rock and 70’s rock to roots and blues. Christine has attracted top-calibre artists like Jeff Burrows of The Tea Party to add their musical talent to the songs. And Classified’s co-writing and co-production pumps up the radio-ready element. Roller Coaster offers a narrative of a small town Prince Edward Island girl who has become a powerful performer, known for her unapologetic mastery of guitar, piano and rock vocals.

 “I’m married to music. It’s my life.”

 As a musician dedicated to her craft, discerning fans are thrilled by Christine’s Live shows, offering a unique mix of old and new original songs in each performance, as well as a bonus cover or two from her rock heroes and impressive jams and solos. Whether playing intimate acoustic shows with her wingman, Blake Johnston (formerly of The Stogies), or rockin’ out, fully electric with her five-piece band, Christine’s live performances always attract loyal fans.

 Since her first self-titled solo project in 2013, Christine has gained a devoted following, with the attention earning her opening spots for Bob Seger, Steve Earle, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, and Jann Arden. After a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2016, she was able to gather the resources and support necessary to produce this album and make it her proudest work to date.

www.christinecampbellmusic.com

Performs Sunday, August 5 at 1pm.

Reeny Smith

Whether she is playing with a full band, as a trio with her backup singers or solo on the keys, Reeny delivers magic every time, lighting up the room. Her extraordinary vocals, confident stage presence, and energetic live show make for a truly unforgettable, entertaining experience. Reeny has been building her audience from an early age. Her natural born talent was inspired and nurtured by her family and friends growing up in North Preston, Nova Scotia. Both Reeny’s father and her grandfather are former members of one of Canada’s premier gospel bands and her uncles in the Carson Downey Band are both highly esteemed musicians. In her youth, Reeny was influenced by singing and playing piano in church choirs, leading her to pursue her passion for music even further. In 2015, she enrolled in the prestigious Music Arts program at St. FX University, majoring in jazz vocals, and released her first EP, I Am Reeny.

Reeny has captured much attention and high praise from within the music industry, having an already long list of awards and accolades to her credit. She was first recognized in 2011 with the
Portia White Award for Excellence in Vocal Performance, along with a scholarship from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for her outstanding musical attributes. Reeny was selected as Casino Nova Scotia's Artist In Residence in 2015 and attended the Gordie Sampson Songcamp the same year. Reeny has received three African Nova Scotia Music Awards for Up and Coming Artist (2011), Rising Star (2012), and Artist of the Year (2015). In 2017 and 2016, she won Music Nova Scotia’s African Canadian Artist of the Year award.

www.iamreeny.com

Performs Sunday, August 5 at 3:30pm.