Sum­mer’s end

Scott’s Cove Park closes for the sea­son.

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROS­ALYN ROY Ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

PORT AUX BASQUES, NL – The weather chose to co-op­er­ate with clear, calm skies and barely a chill for the crowd that turned out to en­joy the end of sum­mer con­cert at Scott’s Cove Park on the evening of Sept. 5.

Through­out the sum­mer the Town em­ploys lo­cal mu­si­cians to en­ter­tain the crowds, much to the de­light of tourists and reg­u­lar lis­ten­ers like Mil­dred Spencer and Mary Bat­tiste.

“I love it. I love mu­sic, and as far as I’m con­cerned the peo­ple in Port aux Basques were blessed,” said Bat­tiste. “Imag­ine you can come over here and it don’t cost you. Look what we’re get­ting from the town. I think it’s fan­tas­tic.”

“I come out ev­ery night, me,” agrees Spencer, who has been com­ing out ev­ery night since free live mu­sic was first of­fered at the park.

In ad­di­tion to the mu­sic the park also of­fers rental kiosks to en­trepreneurs. This was the sec­ond year Jus­tine An­der­son opened her Wild Flower kiosk, and she thinks the ex­pe­ri­ence gained makes the ef­fort worth­while. Be­ing in a high traf­fic area has helped her grow her cus­tomer base.

“A lot of peo­ple that I had last year came back,” said Jus­tine, who will be set­ting up shop on the wa­ter­front again next sea­son. “I would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend it to any young artist or en­tre­pre­neur look­ing to get them­selves out there and get their feet wet run­ning a busi­ness.”

Plenty of New­found­land and coun­try songs were per­formed this sum­mer by four area bands: Bernie and the Boys, The Gate­way Group, The Good Times Band, and Stan and The Boys. The Town does of­fer re­mu­ner­a­tion to the mu­si­cians, who are beloved by much of the res­i­dents and are al­ways a hit with tourists.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

Lo­cals and tourists en­joyed the last night of sum­mer, shop­ping at kiosks and en­joy­ing live mu­si­cal per­for­mances at Scott’s Cove Park on Tues­day, Sept. 5.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

The Gate­way Group

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

Mil­dred Spencer and Mary Bat­tiste are reg­u­lars at Scott’s Cove Park ev­ery sum­mer.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

Jus­tine An­der­son is al­ready plan­ning to open her kiosk again next sum­mer.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

Stan and The Boys

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

Bernie and The Boys

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

The Good Time Band

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