Entertainment

A variety of Island, Maritime and "From Away" talent, suited to all ages and interests, is offered on the stage of the Summerside Lobster Carnival Entertainment Tent sponsored by Curran & Briggs Ltd.
 
You are sure to be entertained!

The Lumber Jills

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"The Lumber Jills", New Brunswick's mavens of Old Time Fiddle and step dance join Celtic East Coast songsters " Drowsy Maggie" for a rollickin downhome shindig at The Summerside Lobster Festival.

 

Enjoy the best in Maritime fiddle, toe tapping sing-a-longs and all the "sociables" one festival can handle. The Lumber Jills feature 4 award winning fiddlers, driving piano and a planker down attitude, steeped in the barn dances and lumber camps of southern New Brunswick. Julie, Quinn, Sara and Katie are accomplished festival favourites.

 

Drowsy Maggie's songbook leaves no pub fave untouched from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI they are continually celebrating the songs we love on the East Coast of Canada. Shelley, Kyle and Stacey feature fiddle, bodhran and guitar for this good time reunion. 

Richard Wood Trio
Sponsored by Key Murray Law

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For more than three decades, Richard Wood has impressed audiences across the world with his electric live show. Along with winning countless championships as both a step dancer and as a fiddler, Wood has won many Music PEI awards, six Canadian ECMAs, and has twice earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy for top Maritime fiddler. He recently released his 8th album, UNBROKEN, which was mastered by legendary, multi Grammy Award winning Bob Ludwig, and nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

 

Award winning musicians Gordon Belsher, and Brad Fremlin will join Wood on stage for their world class kitchen party that will give the audience a dose of pure east coast musical magic.

Jeremiah Johnston Throw Zone Juggling Show


Holding two medals in the world championships of juggling, Jeremiah's performances feature thrilling stunts, big laughs, and fantastic displays of dexterity and balance that will captivate audiences of all ages.

His nighttime L.E.D light show features the latest in technology and is “mind boggling.”

 

Check out his amazing performances at www.thethrowzone.com.

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys
Sponsored by Wendy's and Tim Hortons

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There’s no other band around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.

Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazylegs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Crowds all over the world stare in awe as Gordie plays with joyful abandonment. Onlookers report Gordie and the Boys to be festival highlights time and time again. This is mostly due to the elastic legged band leader nicknamed “Crazylegs” as he demonstrates his unique blend of Canadian clogging and step dancing.

 

Chad Matthews and the Delivering Hope Band

Chad Matthews is an Island country music and gospel singer who is perhaps best known for playing the stage role of Stompin’ Tom. However, Matthews and his band have their own style that is described as both healing, inspirational, and highly entertaining. Chad brings his own life experience to his performances. The documentary, "Then Sings My Soul” is a perfect introduction to Chad Matthews.

Silly Robbie Children's Show
Sponsored by McDonald's

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Silly Robbie brings a highly interactive and extremely energetic musical performances to kids across the country. His upbeat and catchy songs focus on important issues in today's world like positive self-esteem, healthy living and treating people the way you want to be treated. Anyone who experiences Silly Robbie live always walks away tapping their toes, clapping their hands and have a big smile on their face. You don't want to miss this high energy music show. 

The Nick Doneff Band

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Since relocating in 2013, Ontario native Nick Doneff has become a staple within the PEI music scene as a busy sideman, multi-instrumentalist, and solo performer. 

 

Following the December 2016 release of his debut recording, Doneff has been attracting attention for his earnest song writing and his magnetic live performances. His song Old Dog was featured on CBC’s flagship arts and culture program, Q, where host Tom Power described him as a cross between John Prine and Joel Plaskett.

Shane Pendergast

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Shane Pendergast is a folksinger from Tracadie Cross, Prince Edward Island. He learned to play by ear at an early age, immersed in a culture of family kitchen parties; by age 12 he was performing professionally on stage. Shane’s connection to Maritime folk music dates back to the efforts of his great-grandparents, preservers of folklore in P.E.I. Shane is carrying the torch forward with his own songs, inspired by rural life and Maritime history.

 

Shane is known as an old-school troubadour, and “might just become the East Coast’s de facto King of Folk.” (The East). His album “Second Wind” won Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Music PEI Awards.

"One Proude Islander" Show
Karl and Garth Proude

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Born and raised in a small Prince Edward Island community in the 1950s, Karl Proude defines himself as “One Proude Islander.”  Through his performances he strives to keep alive the memory and music of some of the great Island artists and song writers that have passed on. He also performs the music of Island and Maritime greats still with us, as well as his own music to give visitors an authentic Island experience. 

 

Charlottetown native, Garth Proude began a professional music career with the national CBC series, ‘Music Hop” and moved on to become the house band leader for the CBC program, Singalong Jubilee. He has performed with artists in several genres of music.

 

Louise and Helene

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Louise Arsenault and Helene Bergeron
have had long and impressive careers in the entertainment world. As members of the award winning band Barachois, they performed throughout the world.

 
Louise's vibrant and energetic fiddle playing has been known to raise smoke from her bow. Her feet stomping is truly entertaining. Helene is considered by her peers to be one of Canada’s finest step dancers, and as a musician she makes the piano keys dance.
Enjoy their Acadian style performance during the lobster suppers.

The Roy MacCaull - Kim Tuplin 
"Isn't Country Music Great" Show

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Veteran musician Roy MacCaull is an iconic name in Island music. He produced Kim Tuplin’s first CD, “Living the Dream” in 2016, which launched their joint stage show of old-time duets and harmonies. The two have recorded the CDs, “Singing in Harmony” and “Hay, isn’t Country Music Great.” 
 
Band members include Sandra MacCaull (vocals, harmony), Steve Perry (fiddle), and Bobby “Pizza" MacLean (bass guitar).

Holley/ McLure: Celebrating Atlantic Talent

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Ron Holley and Sandra McLure (Timeless Tunes) perform heart-felt and high energy renditions of pop, rock, and country hits from the 1950s through to the 1980s. Their diverse vocal talents enable them to bring to life the sounds of many musical icons. Their Lobster Carnival Show, Celebrating Atlantic Talent, will feature the artists and music of Atlantic Canada.

Krysten Cameron

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 Krysten Cameron of Summerside, already has an amazing bio at the age of seventeen.  The 2021 PEI Youth Talent provincial champion has performed all over the island in numerous competitions, showcases, and musicals. Some of her credits include: Elsa in “Frozen Jr”, Veronica Sawyer in “Heathers”, The Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz”, Child of Avonlea in “Anne and Gilbert the musical”.

Krysten not only performs, but has taken part in directing, producing, choreographing and musical directing in her school showcases.  She loves spending her downtime at her piano, writing some original pieces. Just graduating from high school, Krysten will be attending The American and Dramatic Academy in New York City in the fall for two years, then finishing her last two years of schooling in Los Angeles to study musical theatre. She feels privileged to be able to do what she loves. 

The Country Trio

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Music is a passion for the members of The Country Trio.

 

After many years of solo work these  three retirees have combined their musical talents. Their repertoire includes Classic Country, Old Time Fiddling, Irish and Country Gospel selections. They perform at different venues in Summerside and surrounding areas.

Danspirations
Showcase of Dance for 2022

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Enjoy the variety of excellent dance talent our community has to offer, including Tap, Step, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical and Classical Ballet!

BAD Nicholas

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BAD Nicholas is the husband and wife Roots Music duo, Bobby and Amber-Dawn Nicholas.

 

Together they have years of experience touring, playing and recording in Nashville Tennessee, and around the
world. The couple lived and worked for many years in Nashville before coming home to Canada. They
now make their home on Prince Edward Island.