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Blues Summit
2024

February 22 (NEW DATE)

February 22 at 730pm

Blues Summit 2024

Blues Summit 2024: Featuring TIGHTROPE and special guests Got Blues
TIGHTROPE is Danny MacNevin, Remi Arsenault and Yves Arsenault.

Rémi Arsenault has been a prominent side and session musician in the PEI music scene for over 20 years. He picked up bass, drums and guitar before he was 10 years old, growing up in a very musical family that is well known for its cultural contributions to the French-Acadian music scene on the Island and beyond. He has toured North America and Europe numerous times with artists such as, Natalie Macmaster, Donnell Leahy, Vishten, Catherine Maclellan, Coig, Fayo, Dominique Dupuis, An Acoustic Sin and many more.

Danny MacNevin, born and raised in Summerside started on drums at a very young age, then migrated to guitar and by age 15 was playing and singing in various local bands. He toured Canada with Maxine MacLeod and Randy J. Martin throughout most of the 90’s before settling in to the local scene where he’s shared the stage with many talented musicians. He Takes inspiration from his heros such as SRV, Hendrix, the 3 Kings and many more and combines that with some country chicken Pickin’ to create a unique approach to the blues!

Yves Arsenault had a love for music at an early age taking up the drums at the age of 12. He’s been playing in bands, hired as a session musician and has done some teaching since the age of 16. A wide range of influences from heavy metal to big band jazz he has played in many different styled musical projects like metal, jazz, blues, country, rock, traditional, pop, gospel and has played for several tribute acts (Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison,  Motorhead, Black Sabbath).  He’s shared the stage with many different acts/artists on stages in eastern Canada and some ECMA and Juno showcases. Some artists he’s played with include Kevin Fox, Stephanie Mainville, Tolerance, Aron Scott Earthquake, Robin Mark, Chad Matthews, Marcella Richard, Johnny Oliver and many more.

Got Blues
Got Blues have been entertaining islanders with the electric blues since 2010. They are well
known for the Saturday afternoon blues matinee and jam they have hosted September to June
since they began. They always have a special guest or two each week. Some of which include:
Theresa Malenfant, Amanda Jackson, Danny McNevin, Kenny Pearl, Andrew Waite, Chris Kirby,
and many more. The members include: Reg Ballagh, Mike Robicheau, and Chris Roumbanis.
Got Blues will be joined by special guest, the multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist Troy MacArthur.

 

Blues Summit 2024: Featuring TIGHTROPE and special guests Got Blues

Tickets: $28.50 All In

Songs For A Winter's Night: Celebrating The Music of Gordon Lightfoot

February 24th - 7:30pm

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Song's For A Winter's Night: Celebrating The Music of Gordon Lightfoot

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the music of Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot. Songwriters Nudie and Shane Pendergast will take the stage to perform the iconic songs that have defined generations. From the heartbreaking “If You Could Read My Mind” to the epic “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” the evening promises to be a heartfelt celebration of the man and his songs. From the sweet folk licks of Lightfoot’s early music, to the sultry electric guitar riffs and grooving bass lines of Sundown, lead guitarist Bobby McIsaac and bassist Serge Bernard perfectly capture the spirit of Lightfoot’s musical feel. Join us at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre for a must-see performance for Lightfoot fans young and old.
Shane Pendergast has folk music in his blood. Hailing from a long lineage of storytellers and musicians in Prince Edward Island, he is keeping the Maritime folk tradition alive with his honest and insightful compositions. From folk festivals across the world to the small halls of PEI, Shane has cemented himself as one of Atlantic Canada’s finest young folk troubadours. His 2021 album ‘Second Wind” won Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Music PEI Awards, and his live album “The House Before the Bridge” was nominated for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year at the 2023 ECMA Awards.
An Island sensation for years, Nudie has toured long and far and played in venues of all sizes across North America. Along with club & festival shows in Canada & the United States, Nudie has showcased at the North by Northeast Festival, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, the Americana Music Festival in Nashville and the North American Folk Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. His songs have been featured in CTV television’s Saving Hope as well as the 2021 crime/thriller, A Small Fortune.

Songs For A Winter's Night: Celebrating The Music of Gordon Lightfoot

Tickets $29 All In

White Room: A Celebration of The Music of Cream

March 9, 2024

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White Room: A Celebration of The Music of Cream

There are certain key moments in history . Events take place that shape the world and define the importance of that era and solidify its place in the annals of time. The 1960s were certainly no exception to this and music was certainly its greatest defining contribution. One decade, incredibly, gave rise to The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the world’s first and best supergroup, CREAM! Comprised of three legendary musicians Ginger Baker (drums), Jack Bruce (bass and vocals) and the incredible Eric Clapton (guitar and vocals) Cream brought together their backgrounds in rock, jazz and blues to create a new psychedelic sound that’s still just as exciting now as it was then.

White room is a new power trio consisting of accomplished and very sought after Prince Edward Island musicians, Danny MacNevin (guitar and vocals) Max Gallant (drums) and Aron Scott (bass and vocals) who have come together to relive and recapture the incredible electricity of CREAM. They too, like CREAM, combine their countless years of experience and love of rock, blues and jazz to recreate and celebrate the music of one of the very best and most enduring bands of the late 60s, the one and only CREAM!

See White Room perform this show live and on stage at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre March 9th 2024.

White Room: A Celebration of The Music of Cream

Tickets: $25 All In

ENCORE
Launch Show

March 10

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ENCORE

Encore Launch Show 

Be prepared to be wowed by the new step-dancing group, ENCORE. Based out of Charlottetown PE, Bethany, Libby, Maddie, Maggie & Juliette grew up performing and dancing all across the Island and Maritimes. When discussing the possibility of Encore, the girls realized that shows with a primary focus on dance are lacking and underrepresented. Encore wants to show that the rich culture of step dancing is still very much alive, and they are excited to showcase their contemporary spin on the style. These girls bring the energy and the talent. You will indeed be yelling “ENCORE!” after the final number. You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind performance.

The show will feature outstanding performances by Cameron Francis, Dominik Pineau, Megan Bergeron and Nick van Ouwerkerk.

They thought their performing days had come to an end. Turns out, they’re only just beginning.

This is their Encore.

Follow them on Instagram @encore.dancegroup to keep up on all things ENCORE.

ENCORE

Tickets $35 All In

Nathan Wiley
and Band

March 15, 2024

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Nathan Wiley and Band

Summerside, PE’s Nathan Wiley first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut Bottom Dollar, which won the East Coast Music Award for Alternative Album of the Year, and was chosen by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten albums of 2002. His blend of classic sounds with a modern, slightly world weary perspective struck a chord with listeners, as songs full of subtle melodies and lyrics addressing those unquenchable yearnings inside all of us wormed their way into their ears. In the years that followed, Wiley has made good on the promise of Bottom Dollar with the ECMA-winning sophomore album High Low (2004), the Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced effort, The City Destroyed Me (2007), Bandits (2015) and most recently Modern Magic, which took home Music PEI’s “album of the year” and “songwriter of the year” as well as another ECMA nomination. Nathan recently scored the feature film, Nightblooms and has shared the stage with artists like Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Matt Mays, Ron Sexsmith and many more, while his work has appeared on tv, film and stage.

Nathan Wiley and Band

Tickets: $25 All In

Gypsy: The Ultimate Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

March 23, 2024

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Gypsy: The Ultimate Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

GYPSY – The Premiere “Fleetwood Mac” Tribute band features accomplished musicians, who deliver a world-class show! The songs of this iconic recording artist transcend across three generations of music fans. Their award-winning album called’ Rumours” has sold close to 50 million copies. Fleetwood Mac has reached international acclaim with countless Billboard charting smash hits.

The “Gypsy” Fleetwood Mac experience is a truly authentic representation of this multiple award-winning groups very best songs of all time, including Stevie Nicks duets with Don Henley and Tom Petty. Their spectacular show repertoire includes; “Dreams, Go your Own Way, Rhiannon, Don’t Stop, The Chain,” and many more fan favourites.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MqMRfDxVMw

Gypsy: The Ultimate Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Tickets: $35 Plus Fees and HST

Epic Eagles: The Definitive Tribute To The Eagles

April 4, 2024

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Epic Eagles: The Definitive Tribute To The Eagles

EPIC EAGLES – The Definitive Eagles Tribute.

Privileged to perform the timeless music of the Eagles & Don Henley (solo), performing for huge outdoor and arena audiences, and sharing bills with some of rock’s legends!
Featuring the voice of Dean Young – Lead Vocals covering Henley – Drums|Guitar|Percussion ; Dean held this position for almost 2 decades with the Canadian tribute ‘Hotel California’ – 2003-2018
Performing alongside the incredible vocalist | multi-instrumentalist Mike Alonzo, Lead Vocals covering Glenn Frey|Joe Walsh|Timothy B Schmit|Randy Meisner – Guitars | Bass | Keys, with the amazing Jeff Salem on Drums | Percussion, Dan Bohemier Bass | Keys | Backing Vocals and Frank Koren Guitar | Backing Vocals
Providing a masterful presentation of Eagles classic hits and Don Henley favourites with its rock n’ roll game-changing song catalogue, Epic Eagles has earned its place among the top drawing tribute acts in North America and is widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show in production today.
Perfecting the music while sharing incredible lead vocal similarity, audiences are treated to a high energy show with the legacy sound of the Eagles and Don Henley.
Featuring greatest hits like Hotel California, One of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Desperado, Dirty Laundry, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy, The Boys of Summer along with some deep cuts for the die-hard Eagles & Henley fans.

Journey with Epic Eagles through all Eagles’ signature sounds, from country rock to hard rocking tunes highlighting their extraordinary catalogue, with lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy.

“You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave….”

Epic Eagles: The Definitive Tribute To The Eagles

Tickets $40 All In

International Children's Memorial Place
Fundraising Concert

May 26

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International Children's Memorial Place
Fundraising Concert

We are excited to be featuring Terry Kelly, a legendary Canadian country/folk musician. He has released six albums and charted eleven singles. Kelly has won seven East Coast Music Awards and been inducted to the Order of Canada.
In addition, The Ross Family, three siblings consummate performers who are thoroughly entertaining playing the fiddle, piano, step dancing, and amazing vocals all with high energy.
We are thrilled multi-instrumentalist from Stanley Bridge Leon Gallant will perform his songs that are bound to get your feet tapping.
Our facility operates with money raised through donations and our fundraising activities. Our annual concert is an opportunity for people to enjoy great entertainment and support our organization. Money will go towards our old fashion family picnic being held July 14th at the site and the offering of grief sessions in the spring.

International Children's Memorial Place
Fundraising Concert

Tickets $35 All In

James Mullinger
Greatest Hits Tour

April 13th

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James Mullinger

James Mullinger is celebrating 20 years working as a stand up comedian. And he is inviting you to join him in a unique and special show at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre. This is James’ only full length public performance on Prince Edward Island in 2024! He has had a busy year – publishing a bestselling memoir, releasing a sitcom, launching a new stand up special as well as editing Atlantic Canada’s only international magazine The Maritime Edit, but now he is back on the road doing what he does best… entertaining live audiences from coast to coast.

2024 is his 20th year in comedy and to celebrate he is touring North America with his best jokes and routines from two decades on stages around the world. Also featuring brand new material exclusively for 2024, the show will feature his ‘greatest hits’ including routines from his decade touring the UK that have never been performed in Canada before.  Also featuring brand new material exclusive to this tour, this is his Greatest Hits tour so the perfect show for long term fans and newcomers alike. Enjoy James’ best jokes from his 20 years touring the world as a stand up comedian. 100 minutes of non-stop laughter guaranteed!

“A great stand up.” Jimmy Carr

“Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing. I love James Mullinger.” Michael McIntyre

“I don’t even like British people, but I love James Mullinger.” Mary Walsh

“James Mullinger is my favourite comedian friend who has relocated from England to New Brunswick. And I’m not just saying that because he’s the only one.” Steve Patterson, host of CBC’s The Debaters

*Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language.
Recommended for ages 12+

James Mullinger

Tickets $30 All In

The Grand Tour
Timeless Country Classics!

June 14, 2024

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The Grand Tour
Timeless Country Classics!

THE GRAND TOUR is a timeless journey through the heart of classic country music! This show is guaranteed to transport audiences back to the golden eras of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s with an electrifying performance by an exceptional ensemble of talented musicians performing hits by some of the greats such as George Jones, Vern Gosdin, Conway Twitty, Jim Reeves and many more!

Front and center, we have the charismatic Jamie Matthews on lead vocals, channelling the soulful voices that defined the genre. Accompanying Jamie is an all star lineup including the incredibly skilled | Louise Arsenault on fiddle | Tanya Bernard on piano | Troy McArthur on steel guitar, banjo and harmonica | Danny MacNevin on lead guitar | Kurk Bernard on bass | Wayne Robichaud on drums |

With seamless collaboration, this group not only recreates the iconic hits of the four greatest decades of country music, but also brings a fresh energy and passion to each performance. Get ready to embark on a nostalgic journey through the timeless country classics, where everyone will come together to celebrate the rich heritage of this beloved genre.

“Step right up, Come on in… “

The Grand Tour
Timeless Country Classics!

Tickets $30 All In

The Mousetrap
A Murder Mystery By Agatha Christie

May 9, 10 ,11

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The Mousetrap
A Murder Mystery By Agatha Christie

The Mousetrap

 

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest running play anywhere in the world, and has been seen by 10 million people in London alone since its opening in 1952. Not bad for a play that the author hoped might run for 8 months or so! 

 

(A whodunit that invites the audience to figure out both who will be the victims, and who will be revealed as the murderer, The Mousetrap plays with the conventions of the murder mystery in ways that keep the audience in suspense until the very last minute.)

 

A snowstorm isolates a guest house in the English countryside, and traps the couple who own the house with six strangers. One stranger is murdered, and an intrepid police officer, who has arrived on skis, has to try to prevent the unknown murderer from claiming more victims. As the investigation continues, hidden connections among the guests are gradually revealed…but will the identity of the murderer be discovered before another victim has been claimed? The Mousetrap will leave audience members gasping when the murderer is exposed.  

 

Agatha Christie

 

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) has been called the “Queen of Crime” for having written 66 detective novels, more than 20 mystery plays, and 14 short stories, many of which feature Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best selling fiction writer of all time, with her novels having sold more than two billion copies.  Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None, and, of course, The Mousetrap are three of her more famous works. 

 

Seaside Theatre Company

 

Seaside Theatre Company is PEI’s newest community theatre, and is based at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre in Summerside. The company aims to “build community through theatre” by drawing on the many talents found throughout the island, and by presenting a wide variety of theatrical productions for both audiences and participants to experience.  To ensure that the shows presented by the theatre company fully represent the community of which it is a part, Seaside Theatre Company uses colour blind and gender blind casting.  

The Mousetrap
A Murder Mystery By Agatha Christie

Tickets $25 All In

Highland Storm
2024

July - August 2024

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Highland Storm 2024

Highland Storm

Highland Storm – an exhilarating evening of Celtic music and dance that will captivate the audience with stunning displays of the Highland and step dancers and breathtaking sounds from the pipes and drums.  Combine that with the haunting melodies of beautiful traditional songs and the consuming fire of the fiddle, this will be a moving authentic experience.
The audience will be transported to a pivotal time in PEI over 250 years ago, when 3 ships; the Annabella, the Edinburgh and the Falmouth, arrived having carried families from their homeland in Scotland to a new land with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Imagine arriving on these shores in the bleak autumn, having to clear land, cut wood and build a home in order to survive the unforgiving winters of PEI. What would that first year be like?
The story of the Scots arriving on PEI will be performed by The College of Piping’s instructors and students and featuring fiddler Gilbert Arsenault and vocalist Christine Gallant. Highland Storm is directed by Peter Gallant.
Prepare to sit tight and hold on…there’s a Storm coming!

Highland Storm 2024

Tickets $40 All In

Giant
A Celebration of The Music of Stan Rogers

August 21, 22, 23, 24

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Giant
A Celebration of The Music of Stan Rogers

GIANT : A celebration of The Music of Stan Rogers.
On June 2, 1983, the music world was robbed of a GIANT of a man, a true musical GIANT, the one and only Stan Rogers. One of the true great Canadian singer/songwriters of all time, he was taken from us far too soon while touring in the United States. Rogers died in an aircraft-related accident at the young age of 33.
With his booming voice, heartfelt songs and a charisma as large as the ocean and strong as the tide, Rogers won the hearts and ears of not only his Canadian compatriots coast to coast, but also globally.
The words and soul of the man travelled everywhere as unencumbered as an albatross soaring on the sea wind. Even among a notoriously fickle public of music consumers with their ever molting tastes and trends, Stan’s music began to grow exponentially in popularity as he made his way from venue to venue, stage to stage. Those songs, those great tales continue growing to this very day. This show, GIANT: A Celebration of The Music of Stan Rogers is a joyous experience, a kitchen party, a chance to hear those great songs alive and proud. A homage and a love letter to one of this nation’s all-time greatest artists.
Led by PEI musician and songwriter Aron Scott, this all-star cast includes some of the finest top-tier musicians bringing life to Roger’s music in the most vibrant and authentic fashion in this 2 hour show.
Aron Scott – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Jonny Ray Arsenault – Guitar and Background Vocals
Keelin Wedge – Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar and Background Vocals
Stéphane Bouchard – Bass
Maxwell Gallant – Drums and Keyboard
Aron, being of diverse musical taste, and experience, ranging from rock to rat-pack style crooning, is also a decades, long serious fan of Stan Rogers.
Personal Encounter / Stan’s Family and Guitar
Aron had an incredible experience involving Stan, albeit indirectly. He says “in 1997, before the first Stanfest over in Canso, Nova Scotia, I wound up at a house party in Bedeque at my friend Beth‘s place, who – completely unbeknownst to me until about two weeks previous – was Stan’s daughter. Yep! Stan Rogers’ daughter! So I am at this party, we are having some drinks and playing guitars and singing. Amazingly, Stan’s whole family was there! Wife, kids, along with a wonderful singer/harpist named Ruth Sutherland and a pile of friends. What a time! After a while, talking to Stan’s youngest son, Nate, I was informed that his dad‘s guitar, THE guitar, was in the case next to us, and would I like to play it? After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said, as cool as I could muster, ‘uh, sure ok’. Anyway, after inspecting it and absolutely awestruck over what I deemed to be the finest acoustic guitar I have ever seen, I got to play some of Stan’s songs on Stan’s guitar for Stan‘s family. No pressure. An absolutely incredible moment! I will never forget it! “
 Giant: A Celebration of the Music of Stan Rogers will bring the might and majesty, the bawdy and bellowing fun and the quiet tenderness of Stan’s words and music to the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre from August 21-24. Not to be missed!

Giant
A Celebration of The Music of Stan Rogers

Tickets $40 All In

That's The Island For Ya Deer!

July 6, 13, 20 and Aug 3, 10

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That's The Island For Ya Deer!

That’s The Island For Ya Deer!

Featuring Mike Pendergast and Shane Pendergast. 

This show is quintessential PEI. It’s the PEI you THOUGHT you knew with the songs behind the stories and the stories behind the songs. Shane Pendergast notes that, “there’s a real range of emotions in the songs that we have chosen for this show. From goofy songs to tender

ballads, there should be a healthy mix of laughter and tears.” It’s an evening full of musical curves and detours along the Island way. As Mike Pendergast explains, “The Island is a pretty special place so we let its charms take centre stage. It is a place that still surprises people whether from here or from away.” So, sit back and enjoy the view with PEI legendary entertainer, storyteller and musician Mike Pendergast and one of Atlantic Canada’s finest young folk troubadours, Shane Pendergast. This is ESSENTIAL PEI content at its best!

That's The Island For Ya Deer!

Tickets $30 All In