By: Amanda Hather
Charlottetown and the rest of Prince Edward Island are buzzing with excitement for this year’s summer thanks to Big Red Music Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and as a way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, the free concerts happening throughout the summer! Starting off with a bang is the FREE Canada Day show featuring David Myles, Tegan & Sara, Classified, and Barenaked Ladies.
Many other amazing Canadian artists are visiting the Island this summer to put on free concerts in the 2014 Celebration Zone at the Charlottetown Waterfront.
July 4th – Natalie MacMaster, The Barra MacNeils
July 11th – Serena Ryder
July 18th – Paul Brandt
July 24th – Burton Cummings
August 8th – Matthew Good
August 13th – Buffy Sainte-Marie
August 15th – 1755
August 16th – Matt Andersen
August 23rd – The Sheepdogs
To reserve your free access passes to ensure you get into the free events, head to http://www.pei2014.ca/celebrationzone/index.php?page=zone_signup.
And of course, rounding out the summer celebration is the one and only Shania Twain performing at the Charlottetown Event Grounds on August 30th. For tickets to Shania, head to https://boxoffice.civiccentre.pe.ca/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0&search=P_SEQ%20in(1010,1009)
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.