2020 Concerts in the Garden
Location: The garden of Wyatt Heritage Properties
205 Prince St (Corner of Granville and Prince Streets), Summerside PE
The Sounds of Island Summer
Wednesday evenings, from July 8th through to August 19th, the garden of Wyatt Heritage Properties, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville Street and Prince Street) comes alive with the sound of music performed by local musicians on the outdoor stage. The style of music varies weekly, but is connected to the roots of the Maritimes, country and gospel. Bring along a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the concerts which run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission is by donation.
The concerts are sponsored by the Government of Prince Edward Island and the City of Summerside. During the intermission, ice cream made daily on the premises is offered for sale. For any additional questions please call 902-432-1298.
July 8th – Fred Martin and Jim Gallant
Fred Martin and Jim Gallant are distant cousins who have been making music together for over 15 years. The duo offer a mix of music genres from Folk, to Maritime, Gospel and Country along with some originals. Retired pharmacist Fred Martin has been singing for a wide range of audiences in Prince County for over 30 years. Island-born and multi-instrumentalist Jim Gallant divides his time between southern Ontario and his summer home in Bayside, PEI.
July 15th– Country Trio
The Country Trio Band is known for performing the classic country hits of the past, along with Irish, and Newfoundland music, and lively instrumental numbers. The band is made up of Fred Arsenault on bass guitar and vocals, Ernie Gallant lead guitar and vocals, and Joe Lawless acoustic electric guitar and vocals. The three musicians have a combined total of over 150 years of entertaining Islanders with their musical talents.
July 22nd – Summerside Arts Festival Performance in the Garden
Bùmarang Celtic Trio
Summerside Arts Festival draws to a close with a Concert in the Garden performance by Bùmarang Celtic Trio. Kate Bevan-Baker, Sarah Pagé, and Dave Gossage, three of Montreal’s finest Celtic musicians (Kate Bevan-Baker is an Islander) draw from their diverse musical backgrounds in jazz, classical, African, bluegrass and traditional music to create an unforgettable Celtic sound.
July 29th – Patina
Patina composed of Kevin MacPherson, Bob Picard and Bob (Pizza) Maclean, performs a wide variety of easy listening music from artists such as, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Barenaked Ladies, to local song writing legend Gene MacLellan, and a few originals by band member, Kevin MacPherson.
August 5th - The Buchanan Family
Lloyd Buchanan and his sister, Wanda (Dunbar) have entertained audiences from the stages of numerous venues. The Buchanan’s perform contemporary, country, and 1960s music, with a smidge of gospel in the mix.
August 12th – Juliette and Old Tradition
Juliette Squarebriggs, Jack Darrach, and Fred Arsenault make up the group Juliette and Old Tradition. Music has been a common thread within the lives of Juliette, Jack and Fred. Throughout the years, they have played music with different groups and fellow musicians. When the three started making music together, they found their roots in classic country music.
August 19th - Rodney Savident
Rodney Savident, who has been performing for over sixty years, plays a variety of music from 50s and 60s rock’n’roll, country and bluegrass gospel. He has recorded a number of CDs, the latest titled, Rodney Savident Sings Real Country.
Another summer of beautiful music presented under the tree canopy of Wyatt Heritage Properties draws to a close.
Where did eight weeks of summer go?