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Your Guide to Theatre & Live Music This Summer in Charlottetown

FROM INTIMATE VENUES TO OPEN-AIR CONCERTS, live music is part of the fabric of life in Charlottetown. Charlottetown is fortunate to have a mix of intimate live music venues like The Trailside Music Hall and larger spaces like Confederation Centre of the Arts or PEI Brewing Company. Outdoor spaces such as Peake’s Wharf, Founders’ Hall and Victoria Row really take centre stage in the summer months. Meanwhile, the regular stream of live music in pubs and bars, as well as multi-day music festivals, infuse the city with palpable energy throughout the year.

Read on for what’s in store throughout the city this summer!

FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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1) WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF ANNE OF GREEN GABLES


ANNE & GILBERT

Florence Simmons Performance Hall
May – October, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Hailed in Variety as “delightful” and “utterly charming,” Anne & Gilbert is the story of Anne Shirley’s journey into young adulthood as she experiences her first job, university, and a tumultuous romance with Gilbert Blythe. Based on the novels “Anne of the Island” and “Anne of Avonlea” by L.M. Montgomery, this musical features award-winning songs, memorable comedy, and drama that make Anne & Gilbert unforgettable family entertainment.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES–THE MUSICAL™
Sobeys Family Theatre at Confederation Centre
June 19 – August 31, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

See Prince Edward Island’s iconic redhead on stage this summer! This Canadian classic is a humorous, touching, and dynamic musical that will inspire your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and mesmerize you with its graceful and exhilarating singing and dancing. This year, the beloved musical coincides with 150th birthday celebrations for author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

“The story of Anne is an integral part of Prince Edward Island culture, and the Centre is thrilled to continue the musical’s legacy.” – Adam Brazier, Artistic Director of Performing Arts

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2) HAVE A TOE-TAPPING GOOD TIME

JERSEY BOYS
Sobeys Family Theatre at Confederation Centre
June 25 – September 21, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

They were just four guys from New Jersey – until they sang their very first note. Catch the rags-to-riches story of the 1960s rock and roll group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, featuring hit songs like “Sherry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”, and more!

ROSS FAMILY CEILIDH PRESENTS GONE IS THE KEROSINE LAMP
Florence Simmons Performance Hall
July 3 – Sept 25, 2024
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Step into a historic downtown theatre – hidden in plain sight – for a cultural adventure with quirky, personable siblings Stephanie, Johnny, and Danielle. Through song and story, music and dance, they lovingly – and masterfully – weave originality into their authentic, centuries-old Celtic and Acadian Island roots. This established group’s new show, Gone is the Kerosene Lamp, is sure to lift your spirit and forge a lasting bond with PEI. Playing select dates from June to September.

BECOMING DOLLY
The Mack
July 4 – August 24, 2024
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Step inside the life of country music legend Dolly Parton. This heartfelt cabaret show pays tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time and features iconic songs like “9 to 5”, “Coat of Many Colours”, “Jolene”, and more.

STAN ROGERS, A MATTER OF THE HEART
Florence Simmons Performance Hall
July 19 – August 22, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart is a theatrical celebration of the musical legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Stan Rogers. From the rousing “Barrett’s Privateers” to his heartfelt “Forty-Five Years”, Stan Rogers painted a vivid musical landscape of the people and places in Canada and the stories they had to tell. His body of work continues to inspire and entertain people all over the world to this day.

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3) LIVE MUSIC GALORE

TRAILSIDE MUSIC HALL
155 Kent Street
Shows (almost) daily, doors 6:30pm
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SOUNDS OF THE WATERFRONT (free)
Founders’ Food Hall & Market | Peake’s Quay
Daily, July 1 – Sept 1 from 12-8pm
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ALWAYS ON STAGE (free)
Victoria Row
Daily, July 1 – August 11 – 12-8pm
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CRAIG FAIR PRESENTS – ANYTHING FOR LOVE: THE MUSIC OF MEAT LOAF
PEI Brewing Company
July 11-26, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Is there anything more epic than the nostalgic, dramatic rock music of Meat Loaf? Come experience hits like I’d Do Anything For Love, Bat Out Of Hell, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, and many more! Starring: Joce Reyome, Brad Milligan, Marli Trecartin, Brandon Howard Roy & Carrie MacLellan

WHITECAP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: TIM BAKER
PEI Brewing Company
July 24, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Tim Baker has returned with Along The Mountain Road, a sonic embrace, a call in for love, and a cry out for connection. Baker wants us to bring our pain and suffering, and align it all with melody. The 5-song EP, a companion piece to The Festival (2022), is a kaleidoscopic view in these complicated times.

SUPER TROUPER: A NIGHT OF ABBA!
PEI Brewing Company
August 7 – 30, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Witness the most epic live performance of ABBA music PEI has seen since Mamma Mia! Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Super Trouper, Money, Voulez Vous, Does Your Mother Know… When it comes to ABBA, the list of songs is endless and every single one is a banger! Fun, ABBAsolutely! Transport back to the free feeling of the 70’s and 80’s through the songs of this legendary band. Craig Fair Music Productions and Whitecap Entertainment bring you Super Trouper: A Night of ABBA! Starring: Julain Molnar, Kelley Mooney, Josée Boudreau & Craig Fair

SOMMO PRESENTS: STEVEN PAGE
PEI Brewing Company
August 17, 2024
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Founding member and former lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page continues to garner international acclaim for a dazzling solo career since 2009. Featuring Kristen Martell!

SOMMO PRESENTS: WINTERSLEEP
PEI Brewing Company
August 28, 2024
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Juno award-winning Wintersleep are indie-rock stalwarts hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wintersleep songs are known for encouraging thought and introspection. Now, drawing on seven albums worth of material, their set promises to be varied and bespoke, full of joy and surprise.

WHITECAP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: BEGONIA
PEI Brewing Company
September 21, 2024
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Pegged as Canada’s breakout alt-diva, Begonia has built a legion of fans online and at her legendary live shows. Her critically acclaimed discography includes Lady In Mind EP (2017), Fear (2019) and Powder Blue (2023). Among her accolades, she has two JUNO nominations (2021, 2024, Adult Alternative Album of the Year), two Polaris Prize nominations, multiple #1 songs on CBC Radio, and was named one of NPR’s Artists You Need to Know. Begonia’s live performance is world class. Her vocal prowess has the power to absolutely floor an audience, evidenced at her Polaris Gala performance.

“With a rich sound and unshakeable confidence, Canadian-born Begonia is a force to be reckoned with.” -Wonderland Magazine (UK)

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4) COMEDY SHOWS TO TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE

SIDE HUSTLE – LIVE IMPROV
The Guild
July 6 & August 17, 2024
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PEI’s only all-women improv troupe, returns to The Guild this summer with its all-original, made-up on-the-spot entertainment. Side Hustle’s shows are filled with laughter, spontaneity, and many moments of pure comic genius.

PATRICK LEDWELL & FRIENDS
The Trailside Music Hall
July 9, 23, 30 and August 5, 6, 13, 20
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Island standup comedian Patrick Ledwell presents the newest and the best from his 15 years on stage. From Hunter River to the Halifax Comedy Festival, he’s spent a decade and a half shaping stories from life, and plucked from the Island headlines. Every night, he’ll serve up a different smorgasbord of what’s kept PEI audiences rolling in the aisles. There’ll be graphic projections, maybe a song, and a very special opening guest each show.

“Patrick is one of the funniest people in Canada, period.” – Steve Patterson, Host CBC’s ‘The Debaters’

70 MILE YARD SALE
The Mack
Sept 18 – 21, 2024
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Inspired by Prince Edward Island’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale, comedian and storyteller Justin Shaw shares a story about a madcap journey across the Island to retrieve a lost family heirloom. Equal parts funny and heartfelt, this tall tale is about family, friendship, and finding more than what you bargained for.

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5) FAMILY-FRIENDLY OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES BY DONATION

MI’KMAQ HERITAGE ACTORS: RHYTHMS AND STORIES OF THE RED EARTH (by donation)
Confederation Centre Outdoor Ampitheatre
July 3 – 26, 2024 @ 12PM daily
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Celebrating over a decade as Atlantic Canada’s premier Indigenous theatre company, the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors share the history of Indigenous peoples on Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) through stories, songs, and beautiful traditional dance. This fun and interactive show features colourful regalia, traditional instruments, and teachings for all ages. Created and performed by The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors.

ISLAND STEPS
Confederation Centre Outdoor Ampitheatre
July 3 – 26, 2024 @ 12pm daily
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This high-energy dance show explores the fusion of traditional Island step with Caribbean and South American movement. The acclaimed Roberts Dance Academy and Xclusiv Dance Crew collaborate for this dynamic performance that demonstrates how diverse cultures can come together and share their love for dance. Presented by Roberts Academy of Dance and Xclusiv Crew. Choreographed by Juliette Roberts and Dawn Ward-Dames.

Need a place to stay? Check out our amazing selection of accommodations. Curious what else to do around Charlottetown? Don’t miss a beat over on our events page.

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