The nominees for the 2016 Music PEI Awards have been announced and you will not be disappointed with the sheer amount of talent the Island has to offer. With the 30 categories ranging from the music, musicians, industry personnel, and venues, this year’s May Run Music Festival, where the awards are presented, is sure to be a hit.
Some of the nominees include Ten Strings And A Goat Skin (Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and Touring Artist of the Year), Tim Chaisson (Album of the Year Lost In Light, Country Recording of the Year Lost In Light, Male Solo Recording of the Year Lost In Light, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year “Miss Saying Goodbye”, and Video of the Year “Miss Saying Goodbye”), The East Pointers (Entertainer of the Year, Touring Artist of the Year, Album of the Year Secret Victory, Cavendish Beach Music Festival Group Recording of the Year Secret Victory, and Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year Secret Victory), Meaghan Blanchard (Video of the Year “Crash”), and many, many more.
This year’s festival is taking place between May 18th and 22nd. Check out our rundown of some of last year’s events here to get a taste of what to expect from this year’s event. Be sure to check back here for more information when the lineup for this year’s showcases is announced and when tickets become available!
Full list of awards and nominees for the 2016 Music PEI Awards.
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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.