Avonlea Village Music
Avonlea Village has a lineup of local and traditional music Monday–Frida in August. The Avonlea Showband, with Michael Pendergast, Leon Gallant, Remi Arsenault, and Brendan Peters, present 3 shows a day, at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm. Sat see Island musician Gordon Belsher with either Cynthia MacLeod or Richard Wood fiddling at 2 pm. Sun will feature Sunday Best, with Michael Pendergast, Shane Pendergast, Andy Doucette, and Molly Pendergast dancing. www.avonlea.ca
Sing-a-long at the Farm Centre
Bring friends and family to the Sunday sing-alongs every week in August at 7 pm in the Farm Centre’s Legacy Garden. Bring your instruments. There’ll be a musician to get things going. Bring lawn chairs. 420 University Ave.
Blues Matinee at The Factory
Blues Matinee every Saturday 2:30–4:30 pm hosted by Got Blues (Chris Roumbanis, Reg Ballagh, Mike Robicheau). 2nd set is an electric blues jam. Guests are: Chastity Smith, Sean Ferris (Aug 31), guitarist-singer Doug Burton, drummer Jim O’Leary (Sept 6), singer-guitarist Tim MacPherson (13), singer Amanda Jackson (20), trumpet player Neil Knudson (27). Kent St, Charlottetown. 902-370-FOOD, www.thefactorycookhouse.com
Definitely Not The Symphony
Festival du bon vieux temps
Musical evenings celebrating Acadian music and culture are at the heart of Festival du bon vieux temps. This old time festival is held on the last Sun of each month throughout 2014 at the Centre acadien de Prince-Ouest, DeBlois.
Haviland Club Wed Night Music
Join John Rehder Wednesdays at The Haviland Club in Charlottetown as he hosts weekly guests. John plays the first set. Guests are: Andrea MacDonald (Sept 3), Mike Mooney, Laurie Brinklow (10), Todd MacLean (17), Bonnie LeClair (24)
Hillsborough River Gospel Brunch
Hillsborough River Gospel Brunch at the Trailside Café welcomes of all ages to the Brunch on Main St. in Mount Stewart. Brunch, hosted by The Emeralds—Hannah Rose, Natalie Sullivan and Melissa MacKenzie. Between sets, the house turntable will spin LPs hand-picked from owners Pat & Meghann Deighan’s vinyl collection. Brunch runs 11 am–2:30 pm to September. Call 902-676-3130 to reserve or just stop in.
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 will be a slow session. Players welcome. 89 University Ave, Charlottetown. 902-892-5200
Uilleann Pipers Club