2019 ECMAs Kick Off in Charlottetown Next Week

2019 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference Kicks off in Charlottetown Next Week
Posted on 04/26/2019
The region's largest celebration of music, the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference, will return to Charlottetown next week, running May 1-5. The highly anticipated ECMA Awards show is scheduled to take place at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre on May 2.

Thousands of music fans and industry professionals will descend on Charlottetown for the five-day international celebration which will showcase the best of East Coast artists and music across a multitude of venues including bars, churches, breweries, and the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre.

“Charlottetown will be alive with locals and visitors moving about our vibrant and historic city, discovering emerging East Coast musical talent, reconnecting with old favourites, and taking advantage of our plethora of unique restaurants and bars, accommodations, and local retailers,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “Hosting the ECMAs will undoubtedly bring substantial economic and tourism impact and media exposure to the Capital City.”

The 2019 ECMA: Festival & Conference is estimated to inject upwards of $4 million in economic impact on the destination.

In the Fall of 2016, the City of Charlottetown led a bid through their event management team to secure the 2019 event and has worked closely with the East Coast Music Association since being awarded the hosting rights in January 2017 in order to ensure a successful festival and conference.

“The ECMA is excited to return to Charlottetown for the 2019 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference,” said Andy McLean, CEO of the East Coast Music Association. “Our organization has worked closely with the City of Charlottetown's event management team since our acceptance of their bid proposal to host the 2019 event, and we look forward to kicking off what is sure to be a very successful celebration next week in the Capital City.”

Tickets are now on sale for all ECMA-related events. For a full schedule of activity, or to purchase tickets, visit ecma.com.