Blues Jam with Whiskey Business
Blues jam with Whiskey Business at Baba's Lounge from 5:30–8:00 pm on the last Saturday of the month. First set features rockin' blues originals and covers. Second set is an open blues jam. 181 Great George Street, Charlottetown. facebook.com/whiskeybusinessp
Close To The Ground
The Close To The Ground concert series with hosts Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge runs every Thursday at 8 pm until September 28 at Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner. Enjoy the roots music of PEI in the air conditioned comfort of the Kaylee Hall which is located at the intersection of Rte 3 and 4 near Montague. Island band Fiddlers’ Sons welcome a musical guest each week to join them on stage for a night of toe tapping music and laughs. The lineup includes winners and nominees of JUNO, ECMA and Music PEI awards, veteran Island performers and gifted young up-and-coming talent. Featured are: Hal Bruce (July 20), Kelley Mooney and story-teller Denny King (July 27), Leon Gallant and Billy McInnis (August 3), Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher (August 10), The Ladies Of Fiddlers’ Sons featuring Sheila MacKenzie, Cynthia MacLeod, Maria (McDougall) Bartlett, Courtney Hogan-Chandler and Keelin Wedge (August 17), The Ellis Family Band (August 24), Lennie Gallant (August 31), Dave Gunning (September 7), The Rubber Boot Band (September 14), Gary Chipman (September 21), Finale with PEI’s Country Gentleman Lester MacPherson and Mr. Jim Williams (September 28). Admission is at the door.
Concerts in the Garden
Wednesdays until August 23, the garden of Wyatt Heritage Properties, 205 Prince St, Summerside, comes alive with music performed by local musicians on an outdoor stage. The style of music varies but is connected to its Maritimes roots. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the concerts, which run 6:30–8:30 pm. Ice cream made daily on the premises with PEI dairy farm milk/cream is served with Island fruit toppings. July lineup is: Patina (Kevin MacPherson, Marc Robichaud, Bob Picard, Bob “Pizza” Maclean) (July 26).
For the Love of the Island
On Wednesdays until September 6, a new music show featuring Island musical group Treble with Girls (Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie and Norman Stewart) will take place at Kings Playhouse, Georgetown. For the Love of the Island brings to life traditional and original songs, and the stories behind them. Kings Playhouse, Georgetown
Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches
Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches at Trailside Café and Inn in Mount Stewart run each Sunday between 10 am–2 pm until the end of August. The Grace Notes & The Brunch Prophets perform at the brunches throughout the season. Mount Stewart.
Ireland meets Scotland
The Ireland meets Scotland show is held at Orwell Corner Historic Village in Orwell each Friday at 7:30 pm until August 25. The show tells the story of Irish and Scottish immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the New World, many of them on PEI. The story is told primarily through music and dance, with just enough prose and poetry to set the scenes in the minds eye of the audience. The show features father and son Colin Jeffrey on fiddle and Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, Amanda Mark on flute and tin whistle, and Celtic dancers mother and daughter and Marlys and Alexis Maclaren, and Abigail Rogers. Don’t miss this performance for all ages which celebrates the heritage of PEI during Canada’s 150th year festivities. This season will also be a reunion of the show’s original cast (1999-2002). Reservations for the performance can be made at 902-314-3078. Macphail Homestead will serve supper before the show for those who wish to combine supper and the show (reserve at 902-651-2789).
Island Jazz at Baba’s
Jazz shows every Thursday at Baba’s Lounge, 181 Great George St, Charlottetown. Shows run 8–10:20 pm. Donations are welcome. Lineup: Tribute to Miles Davis (July 20), Kendra Gales Blues (July 27), Ken Fornetran Quartet (August 3).
Jon Rehder at Barnone Brewery
Jon Rehder hosts an evening of music at Barnone Craft Brewery every Friday. Jon performs one set and an invited guest performs the second set. Enjoy local music and craft brewing in this renovated barn on Route 225 in Rose Valley. Music begins at 7:30 pm. Lineup: Mitch Schurman (July 21), Marianne Rehder (July 28).
Leon Gallant in Concert
Leon Gallant performs in concert at Stanley Bridge Hall every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 pm until September. You’ll hear Maritime, traditional, Island and Leon’s original music. Hall is at Rtes 6 and 224. Stanley Bridge.
Local Live Music Fridays from 6:30-8:30 pm. 98 Water St, Charlottetown. 902-569-3343
Mont-Carmel Summer Concerts
Summer Concert Series organized by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) celebrates its 10 season of Acadian entertainment featuring artists from various regions of the province, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Québec, Ontario and the United Kingdom. Shows take place each Sunday until August 27. On stage are: Atlantic Presenters Association’s Canada 150 Performance Series in partnership with RADARTS (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène) presents Les Hay Babies (NB), Kim Albert, Cynthia MacLeod, Alex Arsenault, Isabelle and Danielle Saunders (July 23); Kaylee Arsenault and Jonathan Arsenault, Albert and Mona Arsenault with Louise Arsenault, Jill Chandler, Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse family, Alexandra Mitchell and Lydia Arsenault, Monique Gallant, Kristen Cameron and Kendall Paugh (July 30) Concerts take place at Mont-Carmel Parish Centre, 5786 Rte 11, Mont-Carmel. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Shows begin at 7 pm. There is 50/50 draw and canteen. Line-up is subject to change.
North Rustico Seawalk Park
Every Wednesday in North Rustico Seawalk Park features free, live, local music on stage to August 30 from 6:30–8:30 pm. Check out the schedule: Phase II (July 26), Taylor & Kelly Buote (August 2), Kim Albert & Faces (August 9), Mason Doiron & Kaitlyn Gallant (August 16) Mid Life Crisis (August 23), Still Rockin' (August 29).
Old Time Acoustic Jams
Old Triangle Sessions
A weekly traditional music session, with host fiddler Roy Johnstone, takes place Sundays from 2–5 pm at the Old Triangle Alehouse, Charlottetown. First hour is a slow session. Players welcome.
The Schooner Sessions are Thursdays at 7 pm with players and dancers welcome to join in. 89 University Ave, Charlottetown.
PEI Musical Adventure
A PEI Musical Adventure at MacKinnon Homestead Grounds, 31228 Rte. 2, Richmond. Commencing at 7:30 pm on select Tuesdays (July 25; August 15; and September 5). Featuring Lynne Provance and Cecelia Bell with a mixture of traditional and original music including Scottish songs, fiddling, bagpipes, and original songs about PEI. Info: 902-854-3513
Shipyard Patio Parties
Every Thursday night, beginning around 9:30 pm, the Shipyard Deck will host Patio Parties offering BBQ menu and live music with the sunset and stars as a backdrop. Local musicians will perform. PEI Lobster House, Shipyard, 370 Water St, Summerside. 888–9372
Songs from the NorthSide
Songs from the NorthSide at Rock Barra Artist Retreat will feature Teresa Doyle as host with invited guests: Teresa Doyle and Patrick Bunston (July 23), J.J. Chaisson (July 30), Findlay Mullally & The River Thieves (August 6), Mark Haines (August 13), Young Folks Concert (August 20), October Browne and Friends (August 27). Concerts are Sunday at 7:30 pm. Best to be there by 7 pm to get a good seat. Tickets are at the door. The Retreat is located off Rt. # 16 just 10 min North of Souris.
Sunday Night Shenanigans
Sunday Night Shenanigans, hosted by Judy MacLean, are held at York Community Centre at 7 pm. Guests join Judy each week. Guests in July include Kelley Mooney, Wally Young, Marie MacIntyre, plus fiddlers, stepdancers and some off-Island guests TBA. Centre is at Rte 25, York Road, is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. Tickets are at the door at 6 pm. Showtime is 7 pm. 902-566-5545.
West End Blues
Local musicians with occasional guests perform at West End Blues night Wed beginning at 8 pm. This popular summer blues night takes place at RCAF Wing, 329 North Market St, Summerside. wingpei.com/cal-events, 902-436-2440
World Class Kitchen Party
The trio of Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin will bring their “World Class Kitchen Party” shows to Stanley Bridge on Saturday nights. To quote from an entry on Trip Advisor: “The Sterling Women’s Institute Hall in pretty Stanley Bridge, PEI, seats 150, and they’ll be packing ’em in this summer for another season of the best traditional music on the island, with its premier fiddler, Richard Wood, and his music buds Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin. This trio knows how to make things rock, with tunes both original and handed down from the greats (Winston Scotty Fitzgerald, Jerry Holland, Don Messer, to name a few)…it’s an evening to sate all the senses!” Ice cream and strawberries are available at intermission. www.RWood.ca, www.GuernseyCove.ca, www.MySpace.com/bradfremlin