Entertainment

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

Silly Robbie

Silly Robbie brings a highly interactive and extremely energetic musical performance to youth. 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 the Silly Robbie show walks away smiling with toes tapping.

NorthFIRE Circus

Ringmaster K and Kiki Totally Outrageous of the NorthFIRE Circus offer up spellbinding performances. Ringmaster K’s variety circus performances combine a wealth of amazing circus skills with comedic theater.
 
The Kiki Totally Outrageous Show is filled with her best hula-hoops, contortion and acrobatic moves set to your favourite 80’s tunes! The two perform separately through the day, but come together in the evening to present the amazing NorthFIRE Circus Fire Show.

"Step Up" Dance Show

Presented by Sam's School of Dance, “Step Up” is a high energy step dance performance.
 
The show is a fusion of Celtic and modern music, steps, and choreography that will be sure to have audiences clapping, singing, and dancing along.  

Fraser Newcombe

Musician Fraser Newcombe is so supportive of the lobster industry and the role it plays in our culture that he had a custom lobster guitar made. Newcombe, from Murphy's Cove, Nova Scotia has an easy-going persona and comical nature that make his performances entertaining, and amusing. 

 

Newcombe recently returned from the North American Country Music Awards (International) held in Tennessee, with four awards including 2019 International Male Entertainer of the Year Traditional Country 50 & over.

Patina

Patina is a new trio from Summerside consisting of Kevin MacPherson, Bob Picard, and Bob Maclean. They play a wide variety of easy listening music from artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Barenaked Ladies, Gene MacLellan, and Kevin’s own originals.  Patina’s goal is to entertain their friends with music which allows everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy.

Richard Wood Trio Kitchen Party

The Island trio of Richard Wood, Gordon Belsher, and Brad Fremlin and their world class kitchen party is a “must see” event for anyone wanting a dose of pure east coast musical magic. The trio of world performing and award winning musicians will take you on a roller coaster ride of exciting jigs and reels, beautiful airs, songs, a little step dance, and a few surprises.

Marcella Richard, Larry Campbell and Bobby MacLean

Bobby “Pizza” MacLean

MacLean learned to play guitar at the age of twelve and by thirteen was playing bass in his first band.

For forty-seven years he has played bass with an extensive number of local bands and musicians earning him a respected place in the Island music scene.

Award winning artist Marcella Richard has been part of multiple musical groups performing across Canada, the United States, and France. Richard performs and records in both French and English, and it is said “her harmonious singing voice can warm up your heart and soul and will sometimes make you laugh, sometimes make you dance, and sometimes even make you cry.”  
 
Larry Campbell enjoys all genres of music and performing with different Island musical acts. He was named PEI Music Awards 2004 “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year.” Campbell was the co-founder of the award winning band, Bluestreak and he also played on the Cable Vision show, “Community Showcase” with Roy MacCaull for many years. His solo CD “Among Friends” with songs by Roy MacCaull and Ivan Ashley was released in 2000.

Jonny Ray Arsenault

Jonny Ray is a jester of modern times who takes his music seriously.  His vocal repertoire is drawn from his own song writing, traditional Acadian Music, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Paul Simon and many others. He loves to make the audience both laugh and cry, and is considered your favorite house party jammer.

Louise and Helene

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.

The Roy MacCaull - Kim Tuplin Show and Friends

In 2016, veteran Island musician Roy MacCaull (2018 recipient of Music PEI “Life Time Achievement Award”) produced Kim Tuplin’s first CD, “Living the Dream.”  It was the launch of a new music show as they began singing together old-time duets and harmonies, and recorded the CD, “Singing in Harmony.” 
 
Members of the band include Sandra MacCaull, Steve Perry, and Bobby (Pizza) MacLean. 

Johnny Oliver 

Johnny Oliver is a singer/songwriter from Alberton, PE. Johnny brings something new to each and every performance. With four albums and over 200 original songs to his credit, Johnny crosses the genre boundaries to give everyone a taste of what he has to offer, from hard driving country songs to tender emotional ballads and a little bit of everything in between. Johnny has collected 12 PEI Music Award Nominations and 4 East Coast Music Showcases, along with 4 performances at the well-known Cavendish Beach Music Festival.

Groove Company

Groove Company members are Doug Millington on trombone, Peter Bevan-Baker on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jon McInnis on tenor sax, Isaac Williams on bass, Alan White on drums, and Perry Williams on guitar and vocals.
Groove Company is back by audience demand. The Groove Company sound is a basic-rock trio plus a three-piece horn section.  Groove Company plays fresh arrangements of some of the most popular music of the last 50 years. Plan on dancing.  Groove Company members are Doug Millington on trombone, Peter Bevan-Baker on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jon McInnis on tenor sax, Isaac Williams on bass, Alan White on drums, and Perry Williams on guitar and vocals.

John Connolly

Award-winning singer/songwriter John Connolly has released several of his own works, produced albums for other artists and served as a performer, director, musical director and writer in theatre, film, radio and television. Currently, he is teaching voice at Holland College’s School of Performing Arts and involved in a number of music and theatre projects in development.

 

Recent projects include playing the role of Dutch Mason in "On the Road With Dutch Mason" at The Charlottetown Festival, writing music and lyrics for Marathon of Hope at Drayton Entertainment and co-writer for Catherine MacLellan’s show If It’s Alright With You.