Category Archives: Music

United By Song

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| Homburg Theatre

Join us for a special evening of courageous Islanders and talented local songwriters that tell the transformative stories of lives changed thanks to the generosity of those who support the United Way of PEI. 
United by Song is a celebration of our community and a thank you to those who help make it a better place for everyone to live, work and play.Four individuals will share their empowering personal stories with four local artists. Each artist will write and debut an original song inspired by the strength and resiliency of the storyteller, shining a light on the critical issues, diversity, possibility and talent found right here at home.

*There will be a special reception at Memorial Hall following the show.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse
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Feet On the Ground

French Programming: Guillaume Arsenault Brings Instrumental Folk and Thoughtful Storytelling to the Art Gallery

With his feet mainly rooted in the folk genre, Guillaume Arsenault concocts his songs with a keen craftsmanship. He is at once sensitive and resolved, funny and placid. In his backpack, he carries his successes (numerous awards, six original albums) and collaborations with a herd of acclaimed artists, such as Eric Dion, Charles Imbeau, and Erik West-Milette.

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Presented in collaboration with RadArts, and as a key part of the Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre season, Guillaume Arsenault will be up close and intimate, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the sleek surroundings of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Arsenault is presenting this concert in promotion of his new album La partie de moi qui tremble, being released October 11.

The singer-songwriter was born in Gaspésie, a distinct and rugged region of Quebec, and his voice is consistent with the scale of his landscape, calling on the power of the elements. On his sixth album—alternately instrumental and sung in French—his music seeks a balance between being crisp and melodic and keeping the listener guessing. Folk songs are dressed with keyboards and hypnotic rhythms from the world of electronica music, keeping the sweet melodies charged and intense, at times. The songs here blend the simplicity of folk and storytelling with flavours of the contemporary and more experimental. The result is a dynamic set of songs that are at once hopeful and nostalgic but also contemplative and apprehensive.

Confederation Centre invites Islanders and visitors to explore something new this fall, discover Guillaume Arsenault in the spacious and rich surroundings of the Gallery. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Tickets for all performances are now on sale and can be purchased at the Confederation Centre Box Office or online. Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

When Pigs Fly Pink

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $49.50 (tax & fees included)

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PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd In the Flesh Tour 2019

“A must-see for Pink Floyd Fans!”

Hailed as Canada’s finest tribute to Pink Floyd.  PIGS celebrates one of the greatest bands of all time with a flawless performance of both classic and rare Pink Floyd songs, complete with a state of the art light, laser and visual performance.

The In The Flesh Tour 2019 is bringing the authentic music and concert experience of Pink Floyd to fans across North America.  PIGS celebrates the history of Pink Floyd by bringing to life countless fan favourites from Pink Floyd’s vast catalogue of songs.  Audiences can look forward to performances of well known, hit songs from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals.  In addition, other favorites and rarities from Meddle to The Division Bell will be performed.

PIGS uses authentic equipment, going through great lengths to recreate the sound and live concert experience of 70s era Pink Floyd.  Pink Floyd’s intricate live show was a significant part of the original band’s appeal, and PIGS works to keep that experience alive for generations to come.  PIGS’ band and crew have a deep love and respect for Pink Floyd, and bring the voices, sound, mannerisms, instruments, lights, lasers, visuals, and even a giant Mr. Screen (a circular projection panel made famous during Pink Floyd’s 1974 Dark Side of the Moon Tour) to create an authentic live Pink Floyd Experience.

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd Tribute, have spent over a decade perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences across Canada.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Stomp On Down

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*SOLD OUT – Please contact Box Office (902-888-2500) to add your name to the wait list. Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
ALL SEATS: $35.50 (fees included)

TRIBUTE TO STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS – CHAD MATTHEWS
With special guest Kim Albert

Back by popular demand after a sold out performance in June 2019, this tribute to Canadian icon, the late Stompin’ Tom Connors, is second to none, paying homage to one of Canada’s most beloved folk heroes.

Headlining the show will be Island singer/actor Chad Matthews, who portrays Stompin’ Tom at a dinner theatre in Skinners Pond PEI at the Stompin’ Tom Centre and who has performed in Toronto with renowned tenor John McDermott and most recently contributed his acting skills to the feature film Still the Water shot on location on PEI and directed by Summerside’s own Susan Rodgers (to be released in 2020).

Joining Chad for this special night of Stompin’ Tom songs, stories and laughs, is his band comprised of well-known Island musicians including fiddle sensation/singer/songwriter/step dancer Keelin Wedge, along with guitar extraordinaire Daniel Drouin fresh off his Music PEI award win and recently chosen for the 2018 Canadian Songwriter’s Challenge. On drums will be seasoned singer Rodney Arsenault, whose 35+ years in the business have seen him on stage with the legendary Eddie Eastman, with Catherine MacLellan in her show “If It’s Alright With You” honouring her late father Gene MacLellan, and many others. Last but certainly not least, on bass guitar, another veteran of the local music scene, singer Wade Carragher.

Chad’s special guest, Kim Albert grew up on country music, making her first stage appearance at 5 years old, and she hasn’t slowed down since. An ECMA nominee, PEIMA nominee and CCMA showcase artist, Kim’s music has taken her across Canada and around the world, including showcases in the US, Dubai and the Virgin Islands. Here at home, she performs regularly with her band Kim Albert and Faces, and donates her time and talent to many telethons and charities, including Easter Seals, Christmas Daddies, Anderson House, Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name just a few, and local benefit concerts.

So much Prince Edward Island talent on the same stage for this memorable one night only event! Don’t miss out – get your tickets before they’re gone!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:00 PM
ALL SEATS: $35.50 (fees included)

TRIBUTE TO STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS – CHAD MATTHEWS
With special guest Kim Albert

Back by popular demand after a sold out performance in June 2019, this tribute to Canadian icon, the late Stompin’ Tom Connors, is second to none, paying homage to one of Canada’s most beloved folk heroes.

Headlining the show will be Island singer/actor Chad Matthews, who portrays Stompin’ Tom at a dinner theatre in Skinners Pond PEI at the Stompin’ Tom Centre and who has performed in Toronto with renowned tenor John McDermott and most recently contributed his acting skills to the feature film Still the Water shot on location on PEI and directed by Summerside’s own Susan Rodgers (to be released in 2020).

Joining Chad for this special night of Stompin’ Tom songs, stories and laughs, is his band comprised of well-known Island musicians including fiddle sensation/singer/songwriter/step dancer Keelin Wedge, along with guitar extraordinaire Daniel Drouin fresh off his Music PEI award win and recently chosen for the 2018 Canadian Songwriter’s Challenge. On drums will be seasoned singer Rodney Arsenault, whose 35+ years in the business have seen him on stage with the legendary Eddie Eastman, with Catherine MacLellan in her show “If It’s Alright With You” honouring her late father Gene MacLellan, and many others. Last but certainly not least, on bass guitar, another veteran of the local music scene, singer Wade Carragher.

Chad’s special guest, Kim Albert grew up on country music, making her first stage appearance at 5 years old, and she hasn’t slowed down since. An ECMA nominee, PEIMA nominee and CCMA showcase artist, Kim’s music has taken her across Canada and around the world, including showcases in the US, Dubai and the Virgin Islands. Here at home, she performs regularly with her band Kim Albert and Faces, and donates her time and talent to many telethons and charities, including Easter Seals, Christmas Daddies, Anderson House, Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name just a few, and local benefit concerts.

So much Prince Edward Island talent on the same stage for this memorable one night only event! Don’t miss out – get your tickets before they’re gone!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Hello Hotel California

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium Seats (Rows A-G): $50.00 tax & fees included
Regular Seats: $45.00 tax & fees included

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*Only single seats remain. Contact Box Office to add your name to the wait list if you require two or more seats together: 902-888-2500 (Open Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm | Show Days: 12pm-show time)

VaughnCo Entertainment
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Hotel California

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet!

Close your eyes and you’re right back there…You’ll hear all the hits remarkably replicated in this spectacular show!

*Only single seats remain. Contact Box Office to add your name to the wait list if you require two or more seats together: 902-888-2500 (Open Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm | Show Days: 12pm-show time)

VaughnCo Entertainment
presents
Hotel California

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet!

Close your eyes and you’re right back there…You’ll hear all the hits remarkably replicated in this spectacular show!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Beck Pops Back

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $32.00 (tax & fees included)

Rachel Beck and The Atlantic String Machine

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Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018 after earning the most online votes for six weeks straight. The Atlantic String Machine is a multi award-winning classical crossover string quintet based on Prince Edward Island. As a collective, they have performed with Canadian treasures Sarah Slean, Lennie Gallant, and The Once, to name a few.

Rachel Beck featuring The Atlantic String Machine is an exciting new collaboration which invites audiences to experience Beck’s original compositions against a lush soundscape of piano, strings, and percussion. Exposed. Confessional. Connective. Beck’s warm stage presence and superb vocals envelope listeners as they collectively journey across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

On a High Note

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We’re ending our season on a high note at the Victoria Playhouse!
Join us as we close our 38th season with PEI’s newest supergroup featuring Ken Fornetran on sax, multi- instrumentalist Emmanuelle LeBlanc and Ian Toms on guitar. Melding jazz to celtic, folk to rock and country to classical. Three amazing musical talents… and maybe even a special guest!
Sunday, September 22nd at 7:30pm

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse