Stompin Tom Centre
Friday, June 29, 2018
Live entertainment by George Canyon, Taw Connors, Whiskey Jack and more | Songwriters Circle | Songwriters Workshop | All ages | Taste of PEI food tent menu
The Stompin’ Tom Festival headliners for the 2nd annual event in Skinners Pond June 29 to July 1 have been announced.
On June 29 is an outdoor concert performance by the son of Stompin’ Tom Connors, country musician Taw Connors. Opening the show is country artist Daniel Drouin. On June 30 the stage welcomes Canadian country singer, George Canyon, whose new album Southside of Heaven has just been released. Guest for that show is country musician Ben Chase. To celebrate Canada Day July 1 the festival features Whiskey Jack presents Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom, a show that is not only a portrait of Whiskey Jack’s years on stage with Stompin’ Tom, but has anecdotes and songs from their years as cast members on the CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show. It includes a multi-media presentation featuring audio clips and photos from the band’s many years on stage. Joining Whiskey Jack is Canadian country and folk artist Cindy Church. Also performing is Waylon’s Drinking Buddies.
“A unique thing about the Stompin’ Tom festival is that it features all Canadian artists,” says Anne Arsenault, Festival Director and General Manager of the Stompin’ Tom Centre. “That is something Tom himself wanted…this is why Canada Day weekend is the most appropriate time to be celebrating his legacy with a festival in his honour and paying it forward featuring new and existing Canadian artists!”
The weekend will include a Songwriters Circle on June 29 hosted by Daniel Drouin with Ben Chase, Rodney Arsenault, Keelin Wedge and Johnny Oliver. Following the Circle there will be a jam session and live entertainment until midnight. A Songwriting Workshop will take place June 30 from 2 to 5 pm. The workshop, hosted by singer-songwriter Kurk Bernard, will teach the basics of lyric writing and putting it to music.
The Taste of PEI food tent menu will feature PEI culinary delights.
The Festival is for all ages.
Stompin Tom Centre
14024 Route 14