National Public Relations

For over 40 years, NATIONAL has been at the centre of issues and industries that matter, leading change in Atlantic Canada, and beyond.  NATIONAL is a firm with deep roots and a wealth of experience in Atlantic Canada. We are a full-service marketing communications firm that serves regional, national, and international clients with a head office in Montréal and branches in Saint John, Halifax, St. John’s, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, UK, and Denmark.

We are recognized by our clients as “best in class” and we have won awards for being leaders in our disciplines.

Phone: 506-672-1860



I’d like to perform on the Market Square Boardwalk, how do I submit my name for this?

Music performances prioritize live, local, original music, feature on two stages: Boardwalk stage (outdoor, covered, waterfront) and Atrium stage (inside, park-like town square) and occur throughout the year. There is a concentration of entertainment during the summer months, but the centre features events year-round. Other medium at encouraged to participate as artisans and vendors in various festivities throughout the year. For more information on upcoming events, please visit the Market Square Events Calendar

Submissions are accepted via email or hard copy, and should include:

  • recent recording or sample of art for review
  • live performance recording when possible
  • email address
  • availability for submission year
  • list of other venues/projects and/or reference
  • links to website, social media etc. when possible
  • membership to music organizations (local 815, Music NB, ECMA, etc.)
  • EPK

In the subject line, musicians should include Music Submission and Year of Submission; artisans/vendors should include Artisan/Vendor Submission and Year of Submission.

Once your submission is received via email, you will receive an auto-reply to confirm receipt. Only those applicants for whom we have an opening for this upcoming season will be further contacted.

Please send all submission to

Do I have to pay to attend events on the Market Square Boardwalk?

All events on the Market Square Boardwalk are free of charge and happen rain or shine! This is made possible with a variety of community partners, most notably our not-for-profit arts &culture organization, the North Market Wharf Cultural Association. For more information about this Association and how to become involved, please contact

Barred Rock Chicken

We care about creating amazing, flavourful, bold food that you’ll go out of your way to get. Barred Rock isn’t anything you might expect. It’s intense, delicious, and everything we serve is carefully made with the best ingredients available. The chicken we use didn’t cross some random stretch of road, it built its own road then crossed just for the hell of it. That’s the Barred Rock way.

Phone: 506-638-9378



Hours: Monday – Saturday from 12pm – 7pm