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May Run Music Festival Country Jubilee

This popular show has presented some of PEI’s top country artists for the past 4 years. Opening the show will be 3 nominees for Music PEI’s Country Recording of the Year. Kelley Mooney, Dan Currie and Johnny Oliver will perform in a songwriters’ circle.

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The second half of the show will be a special PEI Country Legends Tribute featuring Neil Matthews, Lester MacPherson and more.

The Country Jubilee appears at the Harbourfront Theatre on May 20th at 7:30 PM.

McLauchlan Back in Front

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he’s been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Yet some may wonder where he’s been of late.

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Murray did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen’s, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church.

But now Murray is on the road in his own right once more. Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it’s not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn’t brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”

And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.

Murray McLaughlan is at the Harbourfront Theatre on May 2nd at 7:30 PM.

6 Guitars, 1 Musician, 5 Stars

6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and unforgettable characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players – each with their own distinct voice, views and musical style (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country). Each character plays music, shares their history with music from discovery to mastery, and then celebrates or skewers the other genres.

“I don’t need fancy chords for country. Just play G. What’s wrong with G? If your chord has a number in it you’re a jerk.” With plenty of laughs and songs from all genres this show is for the music lover in all of our hearts.

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Since the show’s premiere in 2010 6 Guitars it has earned numerous awards, rave reviews and standing ovations all over North America. It has relentlessly sold out houses in every festival it has appeared in and won Pick of the Fringe for both Edmonton and Vancouver. It is also one of the top 5 highest grossing acts in the history of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival where it sold almost 3000 tickets in 12 days.

Hilarious, charming and at times surprisingly poignant, 6 Guitars is a show so good, you’ll want to see it again and again.

“5 stars, Chase Padgett’s Six Guitars is nothing short of a storytelling masterpiece. The play will leave you doing two things: laughing until you cry, and lifting your jaw to its proper position.” – The Edmonton Sun.

“Actor and musician Chase Padgett expertly combines his guitar chops with his acting abilities to deliver a stunning performance…” – Austin Post

“6 Guitars is note perfect.” – Ottawa Citizen

“Chase Padgett’s accomplishment in 6 Guitars is so virtuosic that it had me on my feet.” – Georgia Straight

“5 Stars, A masterful storyteller and captivating entertainer…” – Vue Weekly

6 Guitars is at the Harbourfront on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 PM.

17th Bluegrass Jamboree & Jam Sessions On the Side

Join us at the Harbourfront Theatre for an evening of entertainment featuring The Kevin Prater Band from Kentucky, Mark Boutilier from Nova Scotia and PEI’s own Joe Casey &  Westwind.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Saturday, March 26, will be Marilyn Singer.

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Jam sessions all weekend long at Quality Inn Garden of the Gulf in Summerside! Weekend packages available, including 2 nights’ accommodations and 2 tickets to the show at Harbourfront Theatre.

The show starts at 7 PM and all tickets are $23.50.

For package purchases or to book accommodations, call Quality Inn Garden of the Gulf at 902-436-2295 or 1-800-265-5551 .

Flying Boy Peter Pan and Aladin, Too

The Magical Journey, presented by Tohu-Bohu Productions, comes to the Harbourfront Theatre on Friday, March 18, at 7 PM

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A magical musical adventure in the heart of the fairy-tale world, featuring the most famous characters of all time. Along with Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, Aladin and Peter Pan, the whole family will travel to an imaginary and enchanted world of song and dance.

The six characters will perform hits such as Hakuna Matata, Beauty And The Beast, A Whole New World, and many others, all in a beautiful setting!

For ticket information and purchases, please visit https://themagicaljourneyshow.com or call 1-855-251-6107. Tickets for this special engagement are not available at the box office or through Ticket Pro.

Jekyll and Nothing to Hide!

Join us for what is sure to be extraordinary night of music featuring George Canyon’s Jekyll and Nothing to Hide Tour! at the Harbourfront Theatre.

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George Canyon’s show will feature his full band and performances of past hits as well as songs from his brand new album “I Got This”. He’ll even treat you to a few acoustic versions of some of his biggest hits. This is sure to be a powerful show, packed with high energy and emotion!

Jekyll and Nothing to Hide! is on Sunday, March 13, at 7:30 PM. All seats are $55.80.

One Reason There is (Almost) No Winter Theatre

 

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Near the Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown

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Outside the Victoria Playhouse, Victoria-by-the-Sea

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National Park, North Rustico, near the Watermark Theatre

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Driving to The Guild, Charlottetown

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Summerside, near the Harbourfront Theatre

Lights! Camera! Island!

What do you get when you mix famous film stars with local PEI yokels? Why, heartwarming chaos, of course, at the Harbourfront Theatre. It’s Lights, Camera, Island!

The Harbourfront Players have a brand spanking new comedy to present to you in March. Written by Island playwright, Karen Slater, and directed by Marlane O’Brien, this hilarious play about famous film stars shooting a movie on Prince Edward Island has the locals reeling and one of the stars wishing he were back in the big city.

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Starring an ensemble cast, featuring some favourite Harbourfront Players’ actors, and mixing in some new faces, Lights, Camera, Island! will have you rolling in the aisles and wiping away tears as Elroy, Leroy and Dexter utilize their Island charm to try to woo the film’s star, Eva Linguini, while the local women can’t contain their excitement over the charismatic male idol, Jacques Dubois.

Shows March 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:30 PM and March 6 at 2 PM. All tickets are $15.00.

Yippie Yi Yo Kayah

Tim Hus will make you sit up and pay attention to his songs, story songs that capture the pioneering spirit that motivates and inspires truck drivers, miners, rum runners, trappers, men of the land, men of the sea, and vagabonds.

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Part of a new generation of Alberta-based songwriters who have been nurtured on the tapestry of sounds that country music served up in the sixties and seventies, Hus points to many life experiences and the influences of family and specific musicians when it comes to assessing his own make-up as an artist.

“I look up to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and road dogs like Fred Eaglesmith. Then there’s all the people I meet out on the road and the stories that come with those introductions,” says Hus, citing the influence of other artists including Corb Lund, Ian Tyson, Woodie Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.

The summer of 2009 marked a career highlight for Hus when he had the opportunity to tour with the late Stompin’ Tom Connors on a number of dates across the nation.

“It’s not a secret that Tom is one of my heroes and it was quite the time out on the road with him. I could tell you all sorts of stories, but we’ll leave those for another time,” laughs Hus, who was honored to work with the legendary Connors.

Connors made his appreciation for Hus’s songwriting skills known as the two played before large and enthusiastic crowds, declaring, “I’ve been looking for 30 years for a young guy who’s proud to write songs about our country. I’d like to pass the torch to Tim Hus.”

Tim Hus is at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on February 26. All tickets are $25.00.