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HRM Services for Country Rockfest on the Halifax Common


(Tuesday, August 3, 2010)  This summer’s second and final Concert on the Common will run this Friday and Saturday (August 6 and 7).   Country Rockfest 2010 will feature various local and international artists over the two days, highlighted by Alan Jackson on Saturday night and Johnny Reid on Friday.  Additional artists include Nova Scotia’s own George Canyon, Billy Currington, One More Girl, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Lonestar, as well as several local artists.

Sidewalk closures on North Park Street, between Cornwallis and Cogswell Streets, along with the Cogswell Street sidewalk which runs on the south side of the Common from North Park to the Central Common crosswalk, are back in place. 

To help ease traffic to and from the area before and during the concert, Metro Transit will extend Saturday service on the Alderney Ferry to accommodate concert-goers as follows: 6:30 am - 2 pm (every 30 minutes) and from 2 pm to midnight (every 15 minutes).  Service frequency will be adjusted as needed to meet passenger demand.

Metro Transit will have extra buses on standby to accommodate concert goers on regular conventional bus routes near the Halifax Common.  Bus routes in proximity to the Halifax Common include:

 6 Quinpool        7 Robie         18 Universities        80 Sackville

For detailed route maps and schedules, refer to a Riders’ Guide, contact the Call Centre at 490-4000 or visit

Tear-down for Country Rockfest 2010 is expected to be completed by Tuesday, August 10, 2010.  

Work will begin almost immediately following the concert on preparations for the Canada Games Oval in the same area of the Common.  The temporary, long-track speed skating oval is set to be ready by December and will be available for free public use leading up to the Games.

For more information relating to these major events on the Halifax Common for 2010 go to:


Kathleen Cameron

HRM Communications



Lori Patterson

Metro Transit





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