Meghan Trainor could come to Nelson for a concert this summer is Nelson wins the Air Miles Detour program.

Nelson competing for Meghan Trainor concert

Five communities aiming to win Air Miles Detour contest.

Grammy Award-winning singer Meghan Trainor could host a concert in Nelson this summer, but it might also end up in Moose Jaw, Morin-Heights, Que., Mulmur, Ont., or Port Hawkesbury, NS. It all depends on who wins the Air Miles Detour music competition.

The campaign will be kicked off tomorrow with a dance party in the Hall St. Plaza, featuring local bands Moontricks and Red Eyed Soul, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After that Nelson supporters are encouraged to register for Air Miles and start shopping, as each Air Mile earned is considered a vote for their community of choice.

(You don’t have to live in Nelson to support the city.)

In announcing Trainor as the performer Wednesday, Air Miles also praised each community and released a short video depicting them.

“Nelson is a unique community that has drawn in arts and culture lovers seeking peace of mind since the hippie scene of the 1960s,” read a press release. “People of all ages have made the conscious choice to move to this picturesque place and music has been one of the biggest unifying threads among them for decades.”

Meghan Trainor co-wrote “All About That Bass,” a song that became a viral hit in 2014, and Rolling Stone deemed her the year’s “Most Unlikely Pop Star.” Her style is described as “neo-retro” and as a mixture of pop, doo-wop and blue-eyed soul.

Voting for the contest takes place in May. If Nelson wins, the concert will be held this summer.

Trainor has a new album called Thank You coming out in May.

 

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Nelson climate strike packs downtown to demand action

An inter-generational crowd staged a ‘die-in’ as part of the global strike Friday

Nelson’s Cedar Grove Estates affordable housing site to receive $3.2 million in renos

The project was made public during the Nelson CARES annual general meeting

Kootenay Lake ferry to shut down Saturday afternoon

Service to resume Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m.

Mystery illness killing Kootenay bees

Samples being sent to laboratories for analysis

Woman stabbed in downtown Nelson

Victim is in hospital, suspect is in police custody

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Oak Bay father’s testimony at murder trial like plot of ‘bad low-budget movie:’ Crown

Crown alleged Andrew Berry’s ‘entire story of Christmas Day is a lie’

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Singh campaigns in Toronto, May in Winnipeg, as Liberal and Tory leaders pause

All parties expected to be back on the campaign trail Sunday

Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

‘I think that will be really important to address the overall trend of youth vaping’

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote once-secret military base

B.C. First Nation signs agreement to return its land on Vancouver Island

The land on the east coast of Vancouver Island will be returned to the We Wai Kai Nation

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Most Read