The mayor of Nelson says the Queen City’s selection as a finalist in a national music competition came out of the blue.
Deb Kozak says two reps from the Air Miles Detour program contacted the city.
Before they knew it she and City Manager Kevin Cormack were learning all about the exciting and unexpected opportunity.
The Air Miles Detour program promotes music-friendly places that are not major cities and Nelson is one of five national finalists. Voting takes place throughout May.
A live music celebration and kick-off event goes during the day at the newly renovated Hall Street Plaza on Saturday