Best All-ages Venue

The Pavilion

While music lovers loudly lamented the death of several live licensed venues, Halifax’s all-ages scene chugged along, bringing in great bands, minus the hangover and late start. Chris Smith from The Pavilion names a few shows to remember: There was the Pop Explosion show, the Pavilion Anniversary Party in August and the East Coast Punkfest, plus Protest the Hero last February and the Comeback Kid show in the fall. Smith thanks “HRM staff for their support, Pavilion volunteers, all of the bands that have played the club, and everyone who comes out to shows to support the club and the bands playing here.”

First runner up: North Street Church
Second runner up: Bus Stop Theatre