PORT HAWKESBURY: The Town of Port Hawkesbury is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2018 Granville Green outdoor concert series which will be held each Sunday from July 1 to August 5 at 7 p.m.

This is the 24th year for the free outdoor concerts held at the Granville Green bandshell in Port Hawkesbury. The series is presented by NuStar and Bear Head LNG, with other community-minded sponsors who support the series.

Exxon Mobil is the proud presenter of the opening acts, and this year’s openers are all from Atlantic Canada.

This year’s series features nationally-recognized artists, as well regional favourites who will appeal to all ages. The 2018 Granville Green lineup is as follows: July 1 Lennie Gallant with opener Cassie and Maggie; July 8 Steven Page with opener Jon Hines; July 15 Bruce Guthro with opener Jodi Guthro; July 22 The Town Heroes with opener Party Boots; July 29 Rawlins Cross with opener The Hypochondriacs; and August 5 Fred Penner with opener Dylan Menzie.

As in prior years, the concerts are free and those attending are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for seating comfort. Non-profit groups will be fundraising by selling food and tickets each night, and contributions for the foodbank will be received weekly at the vending tent located next to the stage. In case of inclement weather, the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre will be used as the backup venue.

Performance sponsors are: Canadian Heritage; the Province of Nova Scotia; TD Bank; Port Hawkesbury Paper; Nova Scotia Power Point Tupper Generating Station; Kitchen Fest; Destination Cape Breton; Atlantic Lottery; A1 Pizza; Kent Building Supplies; The Reporter; Sound Source; Maritime Inns; and 1015 The Hawk.