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.
For the Love of the Island
On Wednesdays from July 5 to September 6, a new music show featuring Island musical group Treble with Girls (Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie and Norman Stewart) will take place at Kings Playhouse, Georgetown. For the Love of the Island brings to life traditional and original songs, and the stories behind them. Kings Playhouse, Georgetown
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. Featured guests: June 24 Season Finale with singer Amanda Jackson and guitarist/harmonica player Dale McKie. thefactorycookhouse.com, 902-370-FOOD Follow on Facebook. 189 Kent Street, Charlottetown.
Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches
Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches at Trailside Café and Inn in Mount Stewart run each Sunday between 10 am–2 pm until the end of August. The Grace Notes & The Brunch Prophets perform at the brunches throughout the season. Mount Stewart.
Island Jazz at Baba’s
Weekly jazz shows at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown featuring top local and regional musicians performing original music, standards, jazz, blues and pop favourites with a featured special guest artist, followed by an open jam session where anyone is welcome to join in. Takes place on Thursday nights at 8 pm. Donations at the door for the Island Jazz program are welcome. Baba’s is a licensed bar and admission is 19+. Happy hour drink discounts and food specials are available to 9 pm. Local musicians, students and music fans are encouraged to bring an instrument and join in the second set each Thursday night. For info visit IslandJazz on Facebook or call 902-388-6042.
Jon Rehder at Barnone Brewery
Jon Rehder hosts an evening of music at Barnone Craft Brewery every Friday with Chris Gauthier. Jon and Chris perform one set and an invited guest performs the second set. Enjoy local music and craft brewing in this renovated barn on Route 225 in Rose Valley. Music begins at 7:30 pm.
Local Live Music Fridays from 6:30-8:30 pm. 98 Water St, Charlottetown. 902-569-3343
Old Time Acoustic Jams
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.
PEI Musical Adventure
A PEI Musical Adventure at MacKinnon Homestead Grounds, 31228 Rte. 2, Richmond. Commencing at 7:30 pm on select Tuesdays (July 4, 25; August 15; and September 5). Featuring Lynne Provance and Cecelia Bell with a mixture of traditional and original music including Scottish songs, fiddling, bagpipes, and original songs about PEI. Info: 902-854-3513
Sunday Night Shenanigans
Sunday Night Shenanigans, hosted by Judy MacLean, returns to York Community Centre June 25 at 7 pm. Guests are Janet McGarry and Wildwood bluegrass band featuring husband and wife duo Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard who have performed for may years at bluegrass festivals and many other events throughout Eastern Canada and beyond. Janet is a 5 time Award winner of the Female Vocalist of the Year, earning her a Masters at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards, and she is a Daughter of Bluegrass, a group of International leading women in bluegrass. Serge is a talented multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass with ease, and is a harmony singer. He is well known as the host Bluegrass Island which airs weekly on CFCY. Janet is currently working on a new CD titled Forever is the Love to be released in July. Bandmates include: Denise MacLeod on fiddle who grew up on bluegrass music in The Hay Family Band. Dylan Ferguson, guitarist, is a young recording artist known for his rich vocals and love of bluegrass standards and has a couple of CDs to his credit. Gail Mullen, who plays bass, has been singing all her life and has a love for oldtime, folk, and traditional roots music from the Appalachian mountains. Centre, at Rte 25, York Road, is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. Tickets are at the door at 6 pm. Showtime 7 pm. 902-566-5545. Vessey’s Seeds supports the show.
World Class Kitchen Party
The trio of Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin bring their “World Class Kitchen Party” shows to Stanley Bridge on Saturday nights. To quote from an entry on Trip Advisor: “The Sterling Women’s Institute Hall in pretty Stanley Bridge, PEI, seats 150, and they’ll be packing ’em in this summer for another season of the best traditional music on the island, with its premier fiddler, Richard Wood, and his music buds Gordon Belsher and Brad Fremlin. This trio knows how to make things rock, with tunes both original and handed down from the greats (Winston Scotty Fitzgerald, Jerry Holland, Don Messer, to name a few). They give it all 150% and we could feel it down to our tappin’…it’s an evening to sate all the senses!” Ice cream and strawberries are available at intermission. On July 1, Richard will be away performing for troops in Shilo, Manitoba. So Gordon and Brad will be joined that night by the Island’s favourite red haired fiddler Courtney Hogan-Chandler. Fiddle, songs, surprises. www.RWood.ca, www.GuernseyCove.ca, www.MySpace.com/bradfremlin