15th Annual Canada Day Countdown!

June 30

Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated aspects of Market Square's annual Canada Day festivities. The waterfront ignites with this unique NYE-style countdown to July 1st, and it has become one of the signature events in the maritime music scene.

The night will finish with a New Year’s Eve Style Countdown to Canada Day at the stroke of midnight with pyrotechnics off the Boardwalk Stage!

Free rain or shine!

Featured Performers:

The Beaches – Toronto-based band The Beaches are glam rock and garage. They are undeniably warm and unquestionably cool. They are the girls next door and they are the life of the party.  However you break it down, The Beaches are 100% rock and roll.

Jill Barber – has once again reinvented herself.  On her latest album, Metaphora, Barber boldly bursts into the world of contemporary pop music.  The dramatic result is a Jill Barber like you’ve never heard before; a showcase of her power and vulnerability as both an artist and a woman.  Evolving over the course of many albums from folk to jazz, R & B and pop, her success is defined not by genre, but by her undeniable songwriting chops and distinctive voice.

Partner – is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes.

Tartan Terrors – are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor.  With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares “(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!” The Terrors use their Sonic blitz to score award winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike.

David In The Dark – Pairing melodic, sun-soaked rock with sparkling pop hooks and reverent lyrics, David in the Dark evoke the urgency of summer nights and the defiance of former selves while affirming them as one of the more accomplished, dynamic and musically promising bands to rise from Atlantic Canada.

Merimac – is a 4 piece group (often 5 with fiddle/piano) based in Halifax, NS, playing Current Pop, Classic Rock, EDM/Dance, Maritime/Celtic, Country, Reggae, R&Band more!  Its well-known, seasoned members bring a variety of influences and are sure to please any crowd from the Maritimes and Atlantic Canada, as well as the United States.

The Hardman Group Limited
1 Market Square
Market Square Boardwalk
Saint John, NB