This week, we here at Mixtape are going to do something a little different for the Mix Pick. You see, we heard that a massive group of East Coast performers and a handful of businesses along Halifax’s Gottingen Street have joined forces to raise money for stabbing victim Scott Jones, at an event set to take place tomorrow, November 28, and we think that’s pretty rad. So this week, we picked this whole event as something you should check out.
A brutal attack on Thanksgiving weekend left Jones, a 27-year-old music teacher from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, with a severed spinal cord paralyzing him from the waist down. After reports that the attack was a hate crime against Jones’ sexuality, thousands of people have already flocked together to show support for Jones. Now hundreds more are looking to participate through music and performance.
On the event’s Facebook page, organizer Georgia Richards is quoted: “This event is an opportunity to support Scott financially as his whole life changes, and to celebrate his courageous spirit. It is also a chance to take a stand against intolerance – we won’t stop speaking up, protecting each other and making our community feel safe. Everyone deserves to be safe. And we need you to help us.”
The event will see six venues showcasing more than 40 musical, spoken-word, comedy and drag performers showcasing their talents for this great cause. Musical artists performing during the event include Paper Lions, Rich Aucoin, Ghettosocks, Dana Beeler and many, many more. The Full line up is as follows:
The Marquee Ballroom
This Ship, Moon, Billie Dre & the Poor Boys, Paper Lions and Rich Aucoin.
9PM – 2AM / $15 advance, $20 at the door
The Bus Stop Theatre
Weirdo Click, Nicole Ariana, Neon Dreams, Quake Matthews and Cam Smith and Ghettosocks, followed by a dance party.
8PM – 2AM / $15
The Company House
Dana Beeler, Jim Dorie, Irish Mythen, Kim Harris, Erin Costelo and Heather Green with Young River, followed by a dance party with Heavy Petting.
7PM – 2AM / $15
Spoken word and performance with Deirdre Lee, Ardath Whynacht and Hermit of the Woods, followed by a dance party with DJ Regalia.
8PM – 1AM / PWYC, suggested donation $10
Comedy Show featuring Bill Wood, Paul Warford, Andie Bulman, Ann Denny and Megan Mackay.
9-11PM / PWYC, suggested donation $10
Drag and Burlesque Show hosted by Rouge Fatale featuring Felix Static, Vincent St. Grace, Clark Kunt, Luscious Lane, Farrah Moan, Eureka Love, Miss Magenta, Morph and Mr. Hott Metz, followed by a dance party with DJ Jo Riddles.
9PM – 2AM / $10