Scott’s Cove Park closes for the season.
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.
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.
The Gateway Group
Mildred Spencer and Mary Battiste are regulars at Scott’s Cove Park every summer.
Justine Anderson is already planning to open her kiosk again next summer.
Stan and The Boys
Bernie and The Boys
The Good Time Band