The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre.

If you are planning a trip to Tatamagouche in June for the farmers’ market, Train Station Inn, North Shore Archives at Creamery Square, a visit to Tatamagouche Brewing Co., or a walk on the Butter Trail, why not add some live entertainment to the mix?

The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre at Creamery Square has just the ticket with a busy summer of events for everyone.

Alan Syliboy is an established Mi’kmaq artist whose work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Syliboy creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching and spirituality. An exhibition of his works will be featured through June and July, with the opening scheduled for June 1 at 7 p.m.

On June 9, 7:30 p.m., Syliboy returns to The Grace with his band, The Thundermakers. The show consists of songs, stories (narrative about The Thundermaker) accompanied by multi-media art film, and live performance. Tickets are $15.

Make plans for the Gala Dinner for The Grace to be held at the Northumberland Room, Fox Harb’r on June 3, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. A silent auction is available, entertainment and more. Every ticket sold includes a one-year membership to The Grace. All proceeds are for the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Tickets are $100 and are available at Scotiabank, Tatamagouche, and online at

A monthly feature at The Grace is Open Mic Night. Once again, it’s the Grace Jollymore Jam! This is a wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned musicians to bring their talents to the stage. Come sing with us on June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome at the door.

The Sunrise Film Festival will present a one-day intensive Script Writing Seminar conducted by novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Gary L. Blackwood on June 16 at The Grace, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, email

At the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, there is always an intentional focus on great local talent. On June 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Dana Jefferson and Friends will be highlighted. Jefferson is featured regularly at local establishments and has an extensive repertoire to share. Tickets are $15 at the door.

For details on all events at The Grace, visit or email Inquire about weddings, meetings, seminars, art displays, live shows, receptions and more.


Fred Maybee is the operations manager at the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre in Tatamagouche.