Iqaluit musicians, artists to hold pub crawl for Haiti relief

Three Iqaluit venues to host music and more

By SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Iqaluit’s music scene is doing its bit for Haiti, with a pub crawl of entertainment through three of the city’s venues.

Traditional and contemporary musicians and other artists are donating their time and their talents to raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti.

The Royal Canadian Legion, the Elk’s Club and the Kickin’ Caribou lounge at the Nova Inn are all hosting musical acts on Saturday, January 30.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 7.

Jordan Grenke, who has independently organized the shows, said there will be volunteers at the door to collect donations for Red Cross.

Grenke said such donations are voluntary, not a cover fee to enter the venues.

Two of the three venues have promised to match the amount of donations collected.

Twelve musical acts have been lined up: five traditional and seven contemporary.

At 11:30 the Elks will host the finale, a collaboration with many of the artists. That session will be recorded and put on iTunes, with money from sales to go to the Red Cross’s relief efforts.

Artists from Nunavut Arctic College’s Fine Arts program will also take, selling artwork they have made for more donations.

The Legion and the Elks both have membership rules for entry, and their liquor permits don’t allow them to change them for the night.

To get around that, the two clubs are asking members to a

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