Monday, February 04, 2008
THE LIBERAL PARTY GIVE THE OK FOR ECMAs SNOBBY BUREAUCRATS TO GET DRUNK LATE
Last call extended during Fredericton ECMAs
Last Updated: Monday, February 4, 2008 | 10:12 AM AT
Music lovers in Fredericton will have some extra time before last call to enjoy the East Coast Music Awards this week.
The provincial government approved extending the closing times for licensed establishments hosting EMCA artists in the city from Feb. 7-10.
"It means more music," said Tim Yerxa, chairman of the ECMAs. "The showcasing artists are going to strut their stuff a little bit longer and audiences are going to get a chance to take a little more music in."
Bars will be allowed to stay open an extra hour until 3 a.m. and hotels will be allowed to stay open until 4 a.m.
Dolan's Pub on King Street will be benefiting from the extra time while featuring Newfoundland music as one of the partnered stages in the festival.
The extra hour won't likely mean a lot more business, but it will be good for customers, said owner Linda Dolan