Union Duke | July 16 & 17
Union Duke is a Toronto folk act that bridges big-city rock with bluegrass and country, defined by their entwining banjos, vocal harmonies, chicken-pickin’ electric guitars and a heel-stomping beat.
Tim Chaisson | July 18 & 19
Tim Chaisson is a singer-songwriter from Souris, PEI. He is also a world-class traditional fiddle player . He is part of the JUNO winning PEI group The East Pointers. SOLD OUT
Ashley Condon | July 20
Lennie Gallant | July 21 & 22
Rustico’s Lennie Gallant has recorded 11 albums. He is 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year and won 2017 ECMA Folk Recording of the Year for Searching For Abegweit. His new album, Time Travel, comes out soon. SOLD OUT
Carmel Mikol + Ted Simmons + Scott MacKay | July 23
Daughter of a Working Man is Carmel Mikol’s third album. Carmel won the Grand Prize in the Folk Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Great American Song Contest. Ted is from Newfoundland, but has travelled to and lived in many other parts of the world. Born in PEI but living in Calgary, MacKay has recorded Twin (produced by Leeroy Stagger) which features fiddle, banjo and the harmonies of Scott’s twin, Ben.
Madison Violet | July 24 & 25
Madison Violet have a JUNO nomination, Canadian Folk Music Award, and a Country Music People’s Magazine Award. Their single “These Ships” has over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify.
Morgan Davis | July 26
For nearly 4 decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from of country blues, as well as his own songs and storytelling.
J.P. Cormier | July 27 & 28
Cape Breton’s JP Cormier is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. His latest albums are The Chance (JUNO-nominated) and a collaboration with Dave Gunning, Gunning + Cormier Two. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry over two dozen times.
Rachel Beck + Elise Besler | July 29
PEI singer-songwriter Rachel Beck’s self-titled album came out in March 2018. On March 8, its first single, “Reckless Heart,” hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 having most online votes for 6 weeks.
Alfie Zappacosta | July 30
Alfie Zappacosta is undeniably one of Canada’s premier songwriters and performers with a string of chart topping hits and a recording and acting career that has spanned 40 years.
Erin Costelo | July 31 & August 1
One of the east coast’s hottest soul acts, Erin Costelo is the real deal and not to be missed. Just out is her album Down Below, the Status Quo following We Can Get Over.
Garrett Mason | August 2 & 3
Charlie A'Court | August 4
Goitse | August 5
Jessica Rhaye + Brent Mason | August 6
Micah Barnes (The Nylons) + Holly Arsenault | August 7
Mairi Rankin + Ailie Robertson | August 8
Fred Eaglesmith | August 9 & 10
Nathan Wiley | August 11
Sean McCann of Great Big Sea | August 12 & 13
Matt Minglewood Solo & Acoustic | August 15 & 16
Dennis Ellsworth | August 17
Nudie | August 18
Christina Martin | August 19
Meaghan Blanchard | August 23 & 24
Amanda Jackson Band | August 26
Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher | August 31
Trailside Music Café & Inn is at 109 Main Street in Mount Stewart. Doors open 6:30 pm with music at 8 pm. Tickets available at www.trailside.ca, Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626 for reservations.