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Indie Wedding Fair

The Indie Wedding Fair will offer a variety of unique artisanal wedding vendors, musical performance [ ... ]

Aboriginal Awareness Week 2017

As part of Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI will be hosting free events in  [ ... ]

Live in the Nest

Eagle Nest Artists’ Landing, in the heart of North Rustico, proudly welcomes Islanders and visitors alike to experience an authentic down–home good time. It’s like a house party without the prep work or the clean up.

Taps and tunes are featured at the Eagle Nest every night with open mic mixed with trivia, kitchen party jam sessions, and more. The local venue has been dubbed The Nest by locals

2017 Music PEI Award winners

2017 Music PEI Award winners

The 2017 May Run Music Festival came to a close on May 14 with the Music PEI Awards Party at the PEI Brewing Company followed by the May Run Meltdown at Florence Simmons Performance Hall.

Twenty nine awards were handed out Sunday afternoon with Paper Lions winning four new trophies including Pop Recording of the Year, Video of the Year, Digital Achievement of the Year and Group Recording of the

Music PEI SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: KINLEY

Music PEI SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: KINLEY

Music PEI kicked off the first of the ticketed shows for May Run Music Festival with the Songwriter of the Year Concert at King’s Playhouse in Georgetown on May 11. The first Music PEI Award of the week — the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award — went to KINLEY for her song "Microphone" from her debut solo album, Letters Never Sent. The night also featured performances from fellow

Canadian Songwriter Challenge participants announced

Music PEI has announced the third annual Canadian Songwriter Challenge as part of the Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference which takes place in Charlottetown May 10–13.

The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is an initiative supported by Bell Media and the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations. Each provincial music industry association has their own version and Music PEI has chosen to

Call to Artists: Concert Series & Residency

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River

When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills passed away suddenly in 2015, it felt like the end of an era for the popular house concert destination in Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island. Then a member of the Friends of The Dunk had an idea and after brainstorming with Board members, the Friends submitted an ambitious project to the Department of


PEI Symphony Orchestra

Review by Ivy Wigmore

On April 23, the PEI Symphony Orchestra finished its 49th season in fine style. Well, “fine” is quite an understatement, really. I’m sure if I surveyed audience members as they exited, “fine” would not be a word chosen to describe the performance. “Amazing” would probably be the general consensus, with some variations along the lines of “astonishing”

The experience

The experience
Profile: Don Quarles

by Jane Ledwell

Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lobster Festival when invited to an Atlantic Presenters’ Association showcase at St. Mary’s Church in Indian River. He recalls driving from Summerside on a sunny Island day and across the field, seeing a beautiful church steeple rising into the blue sky. He remembers reaching his destination and

2017 ECMA winners

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada that fosters, develops and celebrates East Coast music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The ECMA annually produces the ECMAs, one of the top music industry events in Canada, which includes awards, a festival, an industry conference and the

2nd Matt Andersen show added at Indian River Festival

Due to an overwhelming response, a second show has been added for Matt Andersen's June 25 appearance at Historic St. Mary's. Tickets went on sale in April for the 22nd season of the festival and Matt Andersen's evening performance is almost sold out. As a result, a matinee show is being added at 3 pm on Sunday, June 25. 

Andersen's return to beautiful Historic St. Mary's will

The Nothing Box

The Nothing Box

Talking Bands
by Darcy Cudmore

Kevin MacPhee is a veteran of the Charlottetown punk scene. In the early 2000’s he played in punk rock bands P.O.S., DCU and Ripping Hammer for the better part of a decade. After a hiatus from the music scene, he is back with The Nothing Box.

MacPhee (bass/vocals) and Curtis MacDonald (guitar/vocals) are the founding members of the band after meeting through mutual

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Some Upcoming Events

Barenaked Ladies at Confed

October 16
Homburg Theatre Barenaked Ladies are bringing their Canada ONE-FIVE-0H Fall tou [ ... ]

Double Book Launch: Mark Sampson and Reb...

June 29
Confederation Centre Public Library Husband and wife authors Mark Sampson and Rebecca Rosenb [ ... ]

2017 Festival of Wines

May 26 & 27
Eastlink Centre The Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island takes place May 26 and 27 [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

At the microphone

Profile: Kinley Dowling by Jane Ledwell Interviewing Kinley Dowling, you meet many musical persona [ ... ]

2017 PEI Science Fair awards

Organizers and 45 community partners of the 2017 PEI Science Fair handed out more than $15,000 in pr [ ... ]

PEI Cultural Strategy

Islanders encouraged to participate Islanders can take part in shaping Prince Edward Island’s fir [ ... ]