Countdown to Legalization
Matt Mays
and special guest

The Marquee Ballroom
Tuesday, October 16th
Doors at 8:00PM


Where will you be when history is made?

October 17 is a big day for Canada and we’re throwing a BIG countdown party to celebrate. Join us on October 16 as we wait for the clock to strike midnight with Matt Mays and New Brunswick/Ontario duo Partner. Keep your expectations high — this will be a celebration to remember.

Free entry for Halifax Pop Explosion wristband holders. Festival wristbands are $80 (plus tax and fees). If space permits, there may be a limited amount of tickets available at the door.

This show is open to those 19 years of age and over.

A limited number of tickets are available now.


Matt Mays

Fresh off a string of tour dates in the US with The Gaslight Anthem, Matt Mays returns to Halifax with his ripping rock n’ roll band in tow. On the heels of his latest record, Once Upon A Hell Of A Time…, Mays readies its companion piece, Twice Upon A Hell Of A Time…, available on October 19.



Less than a month after their performance at the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto, Partner comes back East to shred at the Halifax Pop Explosion. Over the last year, their shortlisted record In Search Of Lost Time earned the Maritime-connected act critical acclaim from outlets such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, and NPR.


About Civilized.


Founded in 2015, with offices in New Brunswick and California, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle, but don’t define themselves by it. Reaching more than 3 million visitors per month, North America-wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly. Other verticals include Civilized Studios, a video network available to 100+ million viewers that fills the void of broadcast quality video and original series in the cannabis space, and Civilized Events, exclusive branded experiences for both the cannabis industry and consumers – from intimate dinner parties to large-scale events like the World Cannabis Congress.

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We would like to acknowledge that the festival takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.