Announcing full lineup for Credit Union Music PEI Week 2020
Music PEI is announcing the full lineup of events for the 2020 Credit Union Music PEI Week taking place this February. The five-day festival runs from February 5th to 9th and will celebrate some of the best of Island music from this past year with shows at various venues featuring many of the 2020 Music PEI Award nominees and several special guests.
Kicking off with the Opening Reception at The Alley on Wednesday, February 5th, starting at 6:30 pm. There will be refreshments and snacks. At 11:00 pm head over to Baba’s Lounge, where Emilee Sorrey will host the Open Mic.
A must see on Thursday, February 6th is the returning favourite SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Concert. Starting at 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church and hosted by Matt Rainnie, nominees Andrew Waite, Dennis Ellsworth, Irish Mythen, Rick Sparkes, and Tara MacLean will perform in a cozy Songwriters’ Circle with interviews by Rainnie giving a glimpse into the stories behind the songs.. The 2020 Music PEI SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award will be presented at the end of the evening.
Friday, February 7th Credit Union Music PEI Week features two different shows at two different venues. At 7:30 pm head to The Guild for Music Mosaic, an eclectic mixture of music featuring some highly accomplished nominees— Vishtèn, Fayo, Sirène & Matelot (Featuring Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard), SOPA World Music Ensemble, —and special guests. For a late show, get rocking at Red Dirt Rock at Hunters Ale House with Dennis Ellsworth, David Woodside, Soul Filter, and Brad Milligan Band at 10:00 pm.
To start off Saturday, February 8th, enjoy Wintertime Tunes at 7:30 pm at The Guild. There will be an eclectic lineup of music to warm up to with performances by Tara MacLean, Winterjazz, Haily MacIsaac, and Vince the Messenger.
Also at 7:30 pm, plant yourself in Summerside at the beautiful Celtic Performing Arts Centre at the College of Piping for Diggin’ Deep Roots featuring Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Blair Gaudet, Greg Bungay, Maureen Trainor, and Inn Echo.
On Sunday afternoon Music PEI will host the Awards Party. Featuring music by Island Jazz, this invitation only get-together at The Rodd Charlottetown Hotel is an opportunity for 2020 Award Nominees and guests to celebrate each other’s achievements.
The week’s festivities will come to a close Sunday, February 9th at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall. The Festival Finale begins at 7:30 pm and includes performances by The MUsic PEI award top nominees including Irish Mythen, Cory Gallant, Gordie Mackeenman & His Rhythm Boys, Paper Lions, and Sorrey.
Tickets for the 2020 Credit Union Music PEI Week will be on sale January 6th 2020. Visit www.musicpei.com or call 902-894-6734 for more information.
Music PEI is the Music Industry Association for the province of Prince Edward Island with a mandate to assist in the development of PEI’s music industry.