Acoustic Jam Sessions
Acoustic Music Jam
Sunday acoustic music jams, organized by the Acadian Musical Village and the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival, take place for the 17th season at the Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village every Sunday to May 6 from 2 to 8:30 pm. No event on April 1. Supper will be served at 5 pm for purchase. Door prize and 50/50 draw. Info: 902-854-2324 or 902-854-3300
Big Band Tuesdays with the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble
As part of a winter-long series of benefit concerts, the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble will perform on March 20 at The Pourhouse to honour and support Holland College’s School of Performing Arts (SoPA). Founded in 2010, SoPA offers courses in music, dance and theatre arts. The 19-member Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble, now in its 22nd year of performing, presents a mix of contemporary charts and classic standards. Band members range from promising students to seasoned professionals. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm and will be all-ages (with adult accompaniment). Doors open at 6 pm.
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 (March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30). First set features rockin' blues originals and covers. Second set is an open blues jam. 181 Great George Street, Charlottetown. facebook.com/whiskeybusinessp
Dunromin bluegrass band hosts a monthly jamboree in partnership with the Linkletter Community Centre. The next jamboree will be held March 22 from 7–9 pm. Jams will then be held on the last Sunday of every month from 2:30–4:30 pm beginning April 29. The format is always the same—a set with Dunromin, a short break for refreshments and chatting and an open mic time with the skilled musicians in the Dunromin Band providing back-up. This open mic experience is an opportunity for singers, instrumentalists, dancers, storytellers, etc, to entertain and it ensures an interesting and unique concert for the listening audience. Wheelchair accessible venue. Linkletter Centre is at 1670 Rte 11, Linkletter. Wheelchair accessible venue. Info: Marnie Noye, 902-436-8833
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. Guest list: March 24 with singer/guitarist/harmonica player Katey Day from NB, guitarist/singer Roland Beaulieu and drummer Jim O’Leary; March 31 with singer Chastity Smith, saxophonist/keyboardist Pat King, guitarist/singer Logan Richard and drummer Jamie Doucette; April 7 with singer/guitarist Ian Janes from NS, saxophonist Glen Strickey, and drummer Matt Bridges; April 14 with singer/guitarist Roger Jones and drummer Alan Dowling; April 21 with singer/guitarist Graeme Hunter and drummer Jim O’Leary; and April 28 with singer Theresa Malenfant and guitarist/singer Scott Medford from NB. Follow on Facebook or visit thefactorycookhouse.com for more details. 189 Kent St, Charlottetown.
Island Jazz at Baba’s Lounge
Island Jazz presents shows every Thursday at Baba’s Lounge in Charlotteotown from 8 to 10:20 pm. Top local musicians perform original music, standards, jazz and pop favourites with a featured guest, followed by an open jam session. Upcoming featured guests: Rob Oakie with Pascal Miousse (March 22), Holland College SOPA Celebration (March 29).
Live in the Nest
Lively Songs for Little People
The Musicman’s casual drop-in shows continue to the end of May 2018. At a small family-friendly rate, the weekly presentations include movement, song, dance, and humour. Each Tuesday the gathering point is a new location this year, the upstairs Food Court in the Confederation Mall downtown Charlottetown. Showtime is 10:45–11:20 am. On Thursdays families come to the Stratford Gym from 10:45 am–11:20 am. The show is called Lively Songs for Little People and has been an ongoing opportunity for young children’s and family’s initial social interactions. All are welcome.
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.
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, Tunes on Tap hopes to bring traditional Celtic music to Kings County on a regular basis and will feature new artists from across PEI, Atlantic Canada, and beyond. Between the fiddles, piano, pipes, and guitar, your toes will be tapping. Ward MacDonald will play alongside the following guests: Zakk Cormier (March 25); no show in lieu of The Fretless in concert on April 1. Tunes on Tap returns with: Richard Wood, Aaron Crane, and Ward MacDonald (April 8); Taylor Johnson, Nick VanOuwerkerk, Thomas Harrington, and Ward MacDonald (April 15); Hailee LeFort and Ward MacDonald (April 22); and Cynthia MacLeod & Friends (April 29). 902-361-2337
Trinity Winter Concert-Ceilidh Series
A winter concert-ceilidh series takes place at Trinity United Church, 90 Spring Street, Summerside. The concerts are held on the third Sunday of each month to May. In the event of a storm, the concert will be held the following Sunday at the same time. Upcoming featured performers include: Bluestreak (April 15); and Roy McCaull, Marcella Richard and Larry Campbell (May 20). Info/tickets: 902-436-3155
Weekend Warmup at Copper Bottom Brewing
Copper Bottom Brewing's Weekend Warmup features local musicians every Friday at 7 pm. Each week a different artist will perform a three hour set featuring a wide range of covers from The Beatles to John Prine and everything in between. Upcoming lineup: Andrew G. MacDonald (March 23), Jon Rehder (March 30); Bridgette Blanchard (April 6); TBA (April 13); Nick Doneff (April 20); and Andrew G. MacDonald (April 27). 567 Main St, Montague. 902-361-2337