Music PEI is pleased to announce Stars, Dan Mangan, Plants and Animals, Murray McLauchlan, and The Spinney Brothers as the headlining acts for the inaugural Credit Union May Run Music Festival. Taking place in Charlottetown from May 13-17, the event celebrates the talents of PEI’s artists while featuring accomplished acts from across Canada.
Tickets are NOW on sale!
The Credit Union May Run Music Festival kicks off with Bluegrass at the Brewery on May 14. Taking place at The PEI Brewing Company, the show features The Spinney Brothers along with Notre Dame de Grass from Montreal, local favourites Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, and more.
The Songwriter Concert takes place on Friday, May 15th at Harmony House Theatre. Hosted by iconic Canadian folk artist Murray McLauchlan, the evening features performances from the five nominees for Music PEI SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, including Amy & Rachel Beck, Catherine MacLellan, Katie McGarry, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, and The Meds. Friday also features another early show, The PEI Brewing Company House of Rock.
Saturday offers two more concerts: The Cavendish Beach Music Festival Country Jubilee at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside features Albertan cowboy crooner Tim Hus along with PEI artists to be announced. The second is The Dockside Concert in the Harbourview Room at the Delta Convention Centre. Fans in attendance will be treated to performances from Murray McLauchlan, Dan Mangan, and local talent to be announced. Music PEI also presents a free show for the family, the Confederation Court Mall Music in the Mall on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday and Saturday night, downtown Charlottetown comes alive with showcases at eight venues including: The Old Triangle, Hunter’s Ale House, The Factory, Fishbones, Marc’s Lounge, John Browns, The Guild, and the Olde Dublin Pub. Creative Saskatchewan is also presenting a special all Saskatchewan showcase Friday night at John Brown Richmond Street Grill.
Sunday’s Closing Concert is presented by AM Burgoyne Insurance and is split into two shows. The early portion features Dan Mangan (BC), Tim Hus (AB), Jay Semko of The Northern Pikes (SK), The Small Glories (MB), and their PEI counterparts from PEI the Canadian Song Challenge.
The late show finale sees Montreal indie pop/rock icons Stars and Plants and Animals take the stage along with Island artists to be announced.
The 2015 Music PEI Awards are presented at each concert and selected showcases during the Credit Union May Run Music Festival.
Tickets are now on sale via Ticketpro. A limited number of Festival Passes (early bird – $95) and Friday and Saturday Showcase Wristbands ($40) are now available along with individual concert tickets. Ticket details can be found at ticketpro.com or http://www.mayrunmusicfest.com/