Acoustic Jam Sessions
Acoustic Music Jam
Sunday acoustic music jams, organized by the Acadian Musical Village and the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival, take place for the 17th season at the Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village every Sunday to May 6 from 2 to 8:30 pm. Supper will be served at 5 pm for purchase. Door prize and 50/50 draw. Info: 902-854-2324 or 902-854-3300
Blues Jam with Whiskey Business
Last Saturday of each month
Blues jam with Whiskey Business at Baba's Lounge from 5:30–8:00 pm on the last Saturday of the month (April 28, May 26, June 30). First set features rockin' blues originals and covers. Second set is an open blues jam. 181 Great George Street, Charlottetown. facebook.com/whiskeybusinessp
Last Sunday of each month
Dunromin bluegrass band hosts a monthly jamboree in partnership with the Linkletter Community Centre. Jams are now held on the last Sunday of every month from 2:30–4:30 pm beginning April 29. The format is always the same—a set with Dunromin, a short break for refreshments and chatting and an open mic time with the skilled musicians in the Dunromin Band providing back-up. This open mic experience is an opportunity for singers, instrumentalists, dancers, storytellers, etc, to entertain and it ensures an interesting and unique concert for the listening audience. Wheelchair accessible venue. Linkletter Centre is at 1670 Rte 11, Linkletter. Wheelchair accessible venue. Info: Marnie Noye, 902-436-8833
Got Blues Matinee
Got Blues Matinee every Saturday from 2:30–4:30 pm at The Factory Cookhouse. Hosted by Got Blues (Chris Roumbanis and friends Reg Ballagh & Mike Robicheau). Each week there is a special guest during the first set and the second set is an open electric blues jam. Guest list: April 28 with singer Theresa Malenfant and guitarist/singer Scott Medford from NB; May 5 with Joe MacMillan; May 12 with Kelley Mooney and Brian Langille; May 19 with Annette Drapeau and Todd MacLean; May 25 with Dan Doiron. Follow on Facebook or visit thefactorycookhouse.com for more details. 189 Kent St, Charlottetown.
Island Jazz at Baba’s Lounge
Island Jazz presents shows every Thursday at Baba’s Lounge in Charlotteotown from 8 to 10:20 pm. Top local musicians perform original music, standards, jazz and pop favourites with a featured guest, followed by an open jam session.
Live in the Nest
Lively Songs for Little People
Every Tuesday (Charlottetown)
Every Thursday (Stratford)
The Musicman’s casual drop-in shows continue to the end of May 2018. At a small family-friendly rate, the weekly presentations include movement, song, dance, and humour. Each Tuesday the gathering point is a new location this year, the upstairs Food Court in the Confederation Mall downtown Charlottetown. Showtime is 10:45–11:20 am. On Thursdays families come to the Stratford Gym from 10:45 am–11:20 am. The show is called Lively Songs for Little People and has been an ongoing opportunity for young children’s and family’s initial social interactions. All are welcome.
Old Triangle Sessions
Every Sunday (Trad music session)
Every Thursday (Schooner session)
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.
Sunday Series: Tunes on Tap! at Copper Bottom Brewing
A free weekly event held every Sunday from 3–5 pm at Copper Bottom Brewing, 567 Main Street, Montague. Hosted by Ward MacDonald, Tunes on Tap hopes to bring traditional Celtic music to Kings County on a regular basis and will feature new artists from across PEI, Atlantic Canada, and beyond. Between the fiddles, piano, pipes, and guitar, your toes will be tapping. Upcoming: Cynthia MacLeod & Friends (April 29); Cian O'Morain, Mary MacGillivray and Colin Jeffrey (May 6); Kenny Chaisson, Thomas Harrington and Ward MacDonald (May 13); Thomas Harrington, Nick VanOuwerkerk, Taylor Johnson and Ward MacDonald (May 20); Rannie MacLellan, Ward MacDonald and Kevin Chaisson (May 27). 902-361-2337
Trinity Winter Concert-Ceilidh Series
May 6, May 20 & June 3
The fifth Trinity United Concert Series will be held May 6 at 2 pm at Trinity United Church, 90 Spring Street in Summerside and will feature Michael Pendergast and friends. Upcoming guests include Phase II on May 20 and Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band on June 3, all at 2 pm. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the church office at 902-436 3155.
Weekend Warmup at Copper Bottom Brewing
Copper Bottom Brewing's Weekend Warmup features local musicians every Friday from 7–10 pm. Each week a different artist will perform a three hour set featuring a wide range of covers from The Beatles to John Prine and everything in between. Upcoming lineup: Andrew G. MacDonald (April 27); Bridgette Blanchard (May 4); Andrew G. MacDonald (May 11); Nick Doneff (May 18); TBA (May 25). 567 Main St, Montague. 902-361-2337