The Halifax music & arts community brings you something special on November 28th. On that evening a fundraiser to support Scott Jones will be held at six separate Gottigen Street venues. This fundraiser features many Halifax artists (music, spoken work, comedy, etc) – see full schedule below.
Scott Jones is a 27-year-old music teacher from New Glasgow who was stabbed over Thanksgiving weekend, because of his sexuality. His spine was severed and he has been left paralyzed by the attack. “To have these performers and businesses come together in my name is overwhelming,” said Jones. “This is going to be an amazing night and I am so thankful for their support and love!”
“Scott’s hope and message of positivity in the face of adversity is inspiring,” said event organizer Georgia Richards. “This event is an opportunity to support Scott financially as his whole life changes, and to celebrate his courageous spirit. It is also a chance to take a stand against intolerance – we won’t stop speaking up, protecting each other and making our community feel safe. Everyone deserves to be safe. And we need you to help us.”
The full lineup for Gottingen Street for Scott Jones includes:
The Marquee Ballroom This Ship, Moon, Billie Dre & the Poor Boys and Paper Lions. 9PM – 2AM / $15 advance, $20 at the door
The Bus Stop Theatre Neon Dreams, Quake Matthews and Cam Smith and Secret Guest. 8PM – 12AM / $15
The Company House Dana Beeler, Jim Dorie, Irish Mythen, Kim Harris, Erin Costelo and Heather Green with Young River, followed by a dance party with Heavy Petting. 7PM – 2AM / $15
Alteregos Spoken word and performance with Deirdre Lee, Ardath Whynchat, El Jones and Hermit of the Woods, followed by a dance party with DJ Regalia. 8PM – 1AM / PWYC, suggested donation $10
Plan B Comedy Show featuring Bill Wood, Paul Warford, Andie Bulman, Ann Denny and Megan Mackay. 9-11PM / PWYC, suggested donation $10
Menz Bar Drag and Burlesque Show hosted by Rouge Fatale featuring Felix Static, Vincent St. Grace, Clark Kunt, Luscious Lane, Farrah Moan, Eureka Love, Miss Magenta, Morph and Mr. Hott Metz, followed by a dance party with DJ Jo Riddles. 9PM – 2AM / $10
Advance tickets are available for Menz Bar ($10), the Bus Stop Theatre ($15), the Company House ($15) and the Marquee Ballroom ($15 advance, $20 at the door). A discounted service fee will be added. Alteregos and Plan B are Pay What You Can at the door, with a suggested donation of $10. To purchase advance tickets, visit http://www.ticketpro.ca. A ticket stub from ANY Gottingen Street for Scott Jones event provides entry to ANY dance party, subject to capacity.
100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Scott Jones Trust. Gottingen Street for Scott Jones sponsors include Tour Tech, Long & McQuade, Ticketpro, Propeller Brewing Company, The Marquee Ballroom, Budget Rent A Car, HRM, The Company House, Menz Bar, Alteregos, Plan B, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Cansel Wade, The Coast and Sobeys.
For more information on Gottingen Street for Scott Jones on November 28, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/177158662490437/.
To date, various fundraising efforts have raised over $86,000 for Scott Jones. For more information on the Scott Jones Trust, visit http://www.supportscottjones.com/.
sweet little something – Heather Green
i’m not a superstar, i’m not a Hollywood actor
i’m not a big name famous face that they name street after
my mother didn’t come from old money or royal blood no, no, no
i’m not a rocketman, i’m not a college professor
i’ve never won a noble prize and i probably won’t ever
the only thing my father left behind
is this guitar and these green eyes yeah, yeah, yeah
prechorus: but you, you see something in me
and i, i can’t help but believe
CHORUS: that this little known nothing’s
gotta sweet little something
in the love that i make with you, yeah yeah yeah
i’m not a gamblin’ man, ain’t got no lucky streak
even if i had a winning hand, my face would tell on me
so ante up ante up all you want no pot
could compare to what i’ve got no, no, no
thank you life, thank you love
thank you for all this empty space, thank you for filling it all up