Tickets to Halifax Jay Smith Memorial Benefit Concert SOLD OUT!



Due to an overwhelming response, the East Coast Music Community is pleased to report that the Jay Smith Memorial Benefit Concert on Sunday, April 7 at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax is SOLD OUT!

Through the generous contribution of local production company, 45 North, the event will be streamed live from 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time here:

In addition, a fourth stage has been added for the event in the Harbourfront Lounge at Casino Nova Scotia from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Attendees can pay what they can with a suggested donation of $20.00. The performance schedule is as follows:

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Songwriters’ Circle featuring Heather GreenAndy BrownDylan Guthro and Mo Kenney

2:45 p.m. Mir

3:30 p.m. Like a Motorcycle

4:15 p.m. The Motorleague

5:00 p.m. Alert the Medic

100% of all proceeds from these shows are going to the Smith Family Trust. To donate, visit:

Cape Breton musician, Jay Smith passed away suddenly on March 26th while on tour. To support his family and two young children, his friends, family and members of the East Coast Music Community have rallied to host the benefit concert and silent auction.

Since 2007, Smith was a member of the Matt Mays band and recorded the Juno-nominated record, Terminal Romance and the highly acclaimed CD, Coyote. He is also known for his work as front man and singer-songwriter of trio, Rock Ranger and won a 2009 East Coast Music Award for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for the song “We Are Young And So Is The Night” which he co-wrote with Gordie Sampson. He released a self-titled solo CD in 2011.

Receive the most up-to-date information on the Jay Smith Memorial Benefit Concert & Silent Auction, by joining the Facebook event here:

Nathan Jones of Moncton’s Mercenary Merch has done a run of Jay Smith t-shirts from which the proceeds will be donated to the Jay Smith Trust Fund. Check out the very cool design over on his website and pick yourself up one while you’re at it.