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Mini concerts at College of Piping

This summer, the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts are offering mini concerts daily, Mond [ ... ]

Art workshops

Art and drawing workshops are offered at the Little Carriage House in Monticello this summer. Child [ ... ]

Acadian Musical Village with Gadelle

Monday to Friday

Monday to Friday from 12–5 pm, local band Gadelle, and guests will entertain with their acadian folk tunes on the terrace. Acadian Musical Village is located at 1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village. 902-854-3300, www.villagemusical.com

Peakes Wharf Concerts

Daily

Peakes Wharf summer concert series is a free outdoor concert on the Charlottetown waterfront that takes place 7 afternoons and 7 nights a week (all shows weather permitting). A wide variety of local entertainers perform: The Kitsons, Kendall Docherty, Gord Belsher & Richard Wood, Dave Connolly, Jon Matthews, Gord & Todd, Dave Woodside, Katie McGarry, Dino & Judy, and Kate & Nate. Schedule: www.peakesquay.com/summer-concerts/

Stompin’ Tom Centre

Daily

The Stompin’ Tom Centre at Skinner’s Pond presents ongoing music through the summer to September 30. Daily entertainment with local artists runs from 1–2 pm. Friday Night HoeDown goes 7–10 pm every Friday. Stompin’ Saturdays offers live music from 9 pm on Saturdays. 14024 Rte 14, Skinners Pond. 902-882-3214

TD Always on Stage

Daily 

TD Always on Stage presents live music in downtown Charlottetown on Victoria Row Stage and on Sydney Street Stage, all afternoon and evening every day of the summer. The schedule, with artists too numerous to mention, can be found at www.victoriarow.com/2018-schedule.

Bluegrass and Open Mic at Summerside Legion

Every Monday

On Mondays enjoy bluegrass 7:30–9 pm with different entertainers each week at Summerside Legion. Open mic runs before the concert at 7 pm. Bring an instrument for a jam after the concert. 340 Notre Dame St, Summerside. 902436-2091

Ireland Meets Scotland

Every Tuesday at Beaconsfield Historic House
Every Friday at Orwell Corner Historic Village

Ireland Meets ScotlandA celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance, will be performed Tuesdays to August 28 at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown; and Fridays to August 31 at Orwell Corner Historic Village in Orwell. Shows begin at 7:30 pm. Ireland Meets Scotland tells the story of Irish and Scottish immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the New World, many of them here on PEI. The show features Colin and Tristan Jeffrey on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute and tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, and Celtic dancers Marlys and Alexis Maclaren and Abigail Rogers. For the Orwell show the Macphail Homestead will serve suppers starting at 5 pm. Info/reserve: Kevin Jeffrey, 902-314-3078,  norseboat.com/IrelandMeetsScotland.html, 902-651-2789, www.macphailhomestead.ca

Concerts in the Garden

Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday through August, Culture Summerside presents outdoor musical concerts in the garden of the historic Wyatt Heritage Properties, Corner of Granville and Prince Sts in Summerside. Local bands and musicians perform a range of music, the favourite being Maritime. The concerts run from 6:30–8:30 pm. Admission is by donation. Ice Cream made onsite is sold during the break. Bring a chair or blanket. Lineup: www.culturesummerside.com

Iain McCarvill and Bruce Rooney

Every Wednesday

Iain McCarvill and Bruce Rooney perform songs on acoustic guitars every Wednesday at 8 pm. Old Triangle Alehouse, 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown. 

Music at Seawalk Park

Every Wednesday 

Music takes place every Wednesday to August 29 at 6:30 pm in Seawalk Park, North Rustico. Enjoy free, live, local music on stage sponsored by the Provincial Credit Union Stella Maris Branch: Olivia & Kari Lynn Blacquiere (August 15), Kelly Buote (August 22), Eddy Quinn (August 29). Seawalk Park is at 24 Harbourview Dr and 106 Riverside Dr. www.northrustico.com

Town of Kensington Summer Music Series

Every Wednesday

Free music every Wednesday in August from 6–8 pm at the Schurman Centennial Gazebo (opposite Train Station). Kensington

Close to the Ground

Every Thursday

The Egg Farmers Of PEI Close To The Ground Concert Series with hosts Fiddlers' Sons and Keelin Wedge runs every Thursday at 8 pm to September 27 at Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner. Enjoy the roots music of PEI in the air conditioned comfort of the Kaylee Hall located at Rtes 3 and 4 near Montague. Island band Fiddlers’ Sons welcome a musical guests each week. There is a canteen service and 50/50 draw and CDs and books available for sale from the performers. Admission is cash at the door. Everyone is welcome. Guests are: The Lumber Jills (August 16), The Ellis Family Band (August 23), Billy MacInnis and Leon Gallant (August 30), Cynthia MacLeod (September 6), Lennie Gallant (September 13), Lester MacPherson and Mr Jim Williams (September 20), Finale with storytellers Denny King and Gary Evans (September 27).

Island Jazz at Baba’s Lounge

Every Thursday

Island Jazz presents jazz shows every Thursday at Baba's Lounge, 181 Great George Street in Charlottetown, from 8–10:20 pm. Top local musicians perform original music, standards, jazz and pop favourites with a featured guest, followed by an open jam session where anyone is welcome to join in. No cover. Donations accepted at the door. Upcoming Island Jazz shows are: August 16 Island Jazz featuring Ian Toms Trio; August 23 Island Jazz Farewell featuring Evan McCosham; and August 30 Island Jazz featuring Jon Rehder.

Mary & The Country Gentlemen

Every Thursday 

Mary & The Country Gentlemen is Mary Smith, Theo Weigers and Lou Doiron joined by Ivor Price, lead guitar player and vocalist, and David Moore, who plays a bass. They perform in Brackley at the Brackley Beach Community Centre on Thursday nights through the summer. They also perform in North Rustico at the Seniors Hall on the fourth Sunday of each month. Band members play a variety of instruments and several are vocalists. They look forward to playing a variety of country music during the summer. 902-963-2356

Old Triangle Schooner Sessions

Every Thursday

A weekly trad music session takes place Thursdays at 7 pm at the Old Triangle Alehouse, 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown. Players and dancers welcome to join in.  

Acadian Musical Village Kitchen Party

Every Friday

Every Friday local artists entertain 8–10 pm. Acadian Musical Village is located at 1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village. 902-854-3300, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.villagemusical.com

Brìgh House Band Irish Matinée 

Every Saturday

Brìgh House Band Irish Matinee at The Old Triangle in Charlottetown with Cian, Mary, Thomas and guests, on Saturdays at 5:30 pm. 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown.

Saturday Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion

Every Saturday

Saturday Kitchen Party from 2–5 pm has Kitchen Party band and guests. 340 Notre Dame St, Summerside. 902-436-2091

Sou’West Bar and Grill music

Every Saturday

Saturday entertainment at the Sou’West Bar and Grill continues weekly until the end of August. Local entertainer Shane Pendergast sings a wide variety of Maritime and Canadian folk songs from 5:30–8:30 pm. The Sou'West Bar and Grill is located on the wharf in New London. 902-886-3000

Suds Songs and Oysters

Every Saturday

Join Kevin Ryan & The Pendergast’s every Saturday this summer from 4–7 pm for an evening of songs, beer and oysters. This is a family-friendly event taking place at Copper Bottom Brewing, 567 Main St, Montague. 902-361-2337

Waterfront Summer Series

Every Saturday & Sunday

The town of Montague features entertainment on the waterfront with various local entertainers on Saturdays from 2–4 pm and Sundays 6–8 pm weather permitting. These free concerts in the gazebo take place on the Montague waterfront. townofmontaguepei.com

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series

Every Sunday

Jessica RhayeSince 2008, the summer concert series organized by La Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel (CDCPMC) has featured performances by over 660 artists (musicians, singers and story-tellers) as well as 260 dancers, and has attracted over 13,000 spectators. The 2018 edition will feature Acadian entertainment and artists from various regions of PE, NB, NS, NL, and QC. Shows take place Sunday evenings to August 26. Doors at 6:15 pm and shows at 7 pm. Each evening there will be 50/50 tickets, canteen service, and admission at the door (free for preschoolers). Membership cards available for purchase. Performers: August 19 with Caroline Bernard and Anique Granger (QC), Meaghan Blanchard, Kendra MacGillivray (NS) and stepdancer Kaylee Arsenault; August 26 with Calixte Duguay (NB), Tara MacLean & Dennis Ellsworth, Miller | MacDonald | Cormier (Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald, and Zakk Cormier), and stepdancer Mélodie Jordan. Info: cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com. Mont-Carmel Parish Centre (5786 Route 11, Mont-Carmel). Line-up is subject to change. 

Music in the Park Souris

Every Sunday

Music takes place in the CN Park in Souris every Sunday in August at 2 pm. Enjoy music of all kinds for all ages. Bring your own chair. The CN Park is on Pond St, Souris. Rain venue is the Silver Threads Clubhouse, 78 Main St, Souris. www.sourispei.com

Rock Barra Summer Concerts

Every Sunday

Rock Barra Retreat in northeastern PEI offers a Sunday concert series at 7:30 pm with host Teresa Doyle. Upcoming guests are Backroads with Ward MacDonald, Teresa Doyle, Patrick Bunston (August 19), and Friends of Rock Barra (August 26). For details see www.rockbarraretreat.com.

Old Triangle Trad music session with Roy Johnstone

Every Sunday

Roy Johnstone & friendsA 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.

Sunday Night Shenanigans

Every Sunday

Sunday Night Shenanigans at 7 pm at York Community Centre, Rte 25. The weekly event hosted by Judy MacLean features top talent. Evening includes audience participation, 50/50 draw, lunch and Visitor From Away prize from Vesey’s Seeds. Tickets are available at the door from 6 pm. Showtime is 7 pm. The Centre is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-566-5545

Sunday Series: Tunes on Tap! at Copper Bottom Brewing

Every Sunday

A free weekly event held every Sunday from 3–5 pm at Copper Bottom Brewing, 567 Main Street, Montague. Hosted by Ward MacDonald, it features traditional Celtic music by artists from across PEI, Atlantic Canada, and beyond. Between the fiddles, piano, pipes, and guitar, your toes will be tapping. Ward MacDonald plays alongside weekly guests. 902-361-2337

Mary & The Country Gentlemen

Fourth Sunday of each month

Mary & The Country Gentlemen is Mary Smith, Theo Weigers and Lou Doiron joined by Ivor Price, lead guitar player and vocalist, and David Moore, who plays a bass. They perform in North Rustico at the Seniors Hall on the fourth Sunday of each month. Band members play a variety of instruments and several are vocalists. They look forward to playing a variety of country music during the summer. 902-963-2356

Seaside Experiences

Select dates

To the end of September, Northumberland Ferries will showcase music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer during select crossings. On the Confederation ship PEI businesses and chefs will do samplings and demonstrations. On the Holiday Island ship Nova Scotia businesses are represented. Northumberland Ferries depart from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia. For Ferry schedule, entertainment calendar and chef listings visit www.ferries.ca.

For more ongoing music, visit our Ceilidhs, etc. page or our online Events Calendar.

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