ECMA ‘Big Blue’ Gets Island Makeover

ECMA ‘Big Blue’ Gets Island Makeover
Posted on 04/23/2019
Big Blue, the East Coast Music Awards guitar that is passed annually from host city to host city at the end of ECMA Awards Week, has a new look. The City of Charlottetown commissioned local artist Ashley Anne Clark to add a touch of PEI to the guitar.

Every year, the ECMA host city adds something to Big Blue to represent their community then passes the guitar to the next host city. The City of Halifax presented Big Blue to the City of Charlottetown in 2018, symbolically handing-off the hosting of the ECMAs to PEI’s Capital City.

The ECMAs will be held in Charlottetown from May 1-5, 2019. The new artwork on Big Blue, which includes Island sand, is an iconic scene from PEI with a lone blue heron standing on the Island’s sandy, red shoreline.

Mayor Philip Brown will hand the guitar off to St. John’s Mayor Danny Breen during the East Coast Music and Industry Awards on Sunday, May 5. St. John’s will host the ECMAs in 2020.

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