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Tunes on the Town Sydney - Michael Ryan & Kristen Herrington and Justin Vallis

Charlotte Street Parkette between 295 and 303 Charlotte Street

August 11, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Michael S. Ryan is an award-winning musician and Kristen Herrington is a prolific abstract artist. They have been travelling as a couple for the past decade and began creating art together in 2019 with Herrington developing a painting for every song from Ryan’s first solo album From the Bottoms of Our Murky Hearts.

As the frontman and songwriter for The Town Heroes, Ryan has toured the world and released 6 albums. He enjoys eating samples at grocery stores, walking fast, and giving boisterous thumbs-up gestures in applicable situations. Growing up in a farming community where cows outnumber people, Herrington draws upon life’s simple moments as inspiration for her paintings. Her interests range in spectrum from politics to petting zoos, bringing versatility to her creative approach.

Justin Vallis is a passionate artist who loves to play music no matter the reason. Justin has released multiple singles such as Warning Before the Fall, Outlaws, and many more. His Leonard Cohen-type songwriting/making ability makes him a must listen on August 10 at 5:00pm!

Be sure to spend some time in town before and after the show – grab a bite to eat, visit the shops and stay for the night.

Tunes on the Town is a live music series in downtowns throughout Cape Breton Island during summer and fall 2022. The program is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Rediscover Main Streets program. 

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