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. No event on April 1. Supper will be served at 5 pm for purchase. Door prize , 50/50 draw. Info: 902-854-2324 or 902-854-3300
Big Band Tuesdays with the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble
The Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble will once again present concerts at The Pourhouse in Charlottetown during the winter months. The Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble will perform a benefit concert in support of Anderson House on February 27. PEI’s only community big band is in its 22nd year of performing a mix of contemporary charts and classic standards in addition to tunes composed or arranged by band members. The musicians range from promising young music students to experienced professionals. The Pourhouse concerts begin at 7:30 pm and will be all-ages (adult accompaniment). Doors open at 6 pm for dining.
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
Dunromin bluegrass band will host a monthly jamboree in partnership with the Linkletter Community Centre. Jams are held on the fourth Thursday of every month starting at 7 pm. 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. Upcoming jamborees: February 22 and March 22. 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: February 17 with Father & Son team of singer/guitarist Danny Gallant and drummer Mitchell Gallant; and February 24 with a 60th birthday party for singer Theresa Melanfant with guitarist Scott Medford from NB along with drummer Albert Kays and bassist Brian Langille. 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
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
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 Brewery
Sunday Series: Tunes on Tap! is a free weekly event held every Sunday from 3–5 pm at Copper Bottom Brewery, 567 Main Street, Montague. Each week, a small group of musicians from PEI and Atlantic Canada gather for an afternoon of traditional Celtic music. February lineup: Thomas Harrington, Nick Van Ouwekerk, Taylor Johnson, Ward MacDonald (February 18); and Cian O'Maorain, Mary MacGillivray, Thomas Harrington (February 25). 902-361-2337
Treble with Girls Winter Series
Cardigan Feed Service and Cardigan Bearing & Steel presents the 3rd Annual QEH Winter Fundraising Concert Series hosted by Treble with Girls. All are welcome to enjoy some of the best in Island music and family-friendly fun in support of the QEH Foundation. Guest lineup is: Peggy Clinton & Johnny Ross (February 25), St. Paddy’s Ceilidh with Irish performer Cian O’Morain with Mary MacGillivray (March 11), Kitchen Party Finale (April 8). Series takes place at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall at 151 Stratford Road at 2 pm. All ages are welcome.
Trinity Winter Concert-Ceilidh Series
A winter concert-ceilidh series kicked off at Trinity United Church, 90 Spring Street, Summerside in January. The concerts will be held on the third Sunday of each month to May. In the event of a storm, the concert will be held the following Sunday at the same time. Eddy Quinn and Fiddlers' Sons with Keelin Wedge are set to play February 18 from 2–4 pm. This will be the award winning folk music group's first time back to Summerside since appearing before a sold out crowd at The Harbourfront Theatre last summer. Fiddlers' Sons features: singer-songwriter Eddy Quinn on lead vocals, guitar and fiddle; multi-instrumentalist Keelin Wedge on vocals, guitar, fiddle and bass; singer-songwriter John B Webster on vocals and guitar; and musical veterinarian Courtney Hogan-Chandler on fiddle. The group will showcase tunes, stories and songs from their recently released album Fiddlers' Sons The Best Of Twenty Years. There will be copies of the new CD along with Eddy Quinn's book Island Characters available for sale. Admission at the door. Upcoming featured performers include: Blu Gillis, comedy act "Sara & Annie" by Wanda Dunbar and Ruth Smallman, Not All There Band and others tba (March 18); Bluestreak (April 15); and Roy McCaull, Marcella Richard and Larry Campbell (May 20). Info/tickets: 902-436-3155