By Trevor J. Adams
August 17: Weir Field in Upper Sackville hosts the annual Weir Rockin’ concert, this year featuring Glass Tiger, Streetheart and Lou Gramm.
August 23: From his hit “The Twist” in 1959 to the Billboard #1 “Knock Down the Walls” in 2007, Chubby Checker is still going strong. See him at Casino Nova Scotia.
August 29: Two of the hottest rock acts of
the early 2000s, Matchbox Twenty and the
Goo Goo Dolls, share the bill for the
Halifax Metro Centre’s biggest concert
of the summer.
DINNER & A SHOW
Continuing through November. Imagine the periodic table, sung to the tune of “The Pirates of Penzance.” That’s one of the highlights of The Big Twang Theory, which continues through the summer at the Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre on Barrington Street. Inspired by The Big Bang Theory, the musical comedy is paired with a three-course meal.
August 9 to 10: The Halifax Seaport BeerFest on Marginal Road showcases beer and cider from around the world. You’ll find local brews like Garrison from Halifax, Hell Bay from New Brunswick and the PEI Brewing Co., alongside some of Canada’s top beers, such as Saint Bock from Quebec, Muskoka Cottage Brewery from Ontario and Granville Island from British Columbia. International beers abound as well, including Germany’s Hacker Pschorr Brewery, Tiger Brewery from Singapore, Brew Dog from Scotland, Affligem Abbey from Belgium and the American Shipyard Brewery.
August 12, 15 to 18: Back for its third year, this time the Sandjam celebration of beach volleyball features pros from Canada, the U.S., Germany and the U.K. The urban beach park, the Sands at Salter on Lower Water Street, hosts the action.
August 11: Parthenia is a quartet of viols dedicated to the performance of ancient and contemporary repertoires. See them at Saint George’s Anglican Church.
STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES
August 13: The acclaimed singer/songwriter, and outspoken anti-war activist, is still going strong. See him at Casino Nova Scotia.
August 17: The city’s hockey heroes, fresh off their first national championship, return with a pre-season match against Cape Breton.
August 22: If you love country music, this is the biggest concert of the summer—the Nashville guitar slinger makes a rare visit to the Halifax Metro Centre.
August 30: High-octane auto racing continues at the track in Enfield, with races in several series.