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
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
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
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
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
A 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 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
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
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
Free music every Wednesday in August from 6–8 pm at the Schurman Centennial Gazebo (opposite Train Station). Kensington
Close to the Ground
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
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
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
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
Brìgh House Band Irish Matinée
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
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
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
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
Since 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
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
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
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.
Sunday Night Shenanigans
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, 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
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.