2019 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 3rd through to August 21st, 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. 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 3rd – 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.
July 10th– 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.
July 17th – Kevin Arthur and Fred Martin
Fred Martin and Kevin Arthur delight audiences with the singing of Maritime and Traditional music. Their names are well-known in the Island music scene. Toes will be tapping and there will be dancing on the lawn.
July 24th – Summerside Arts Festival Performance in the Garden
Nick Doneff and Nathan Wiley
The performance will be part of the Summerside Arts Festival happening from July 23rd to 25th. The format will be a typical Concerts in the Garden evening that runs a little later. There will be two performances.
Since relocating in 2013, Ontario native Nick Doneff has become a staple within the PEI music scene as a busy sideman and multi-instrumentalist. Following the December 2016 release of his debut recording, Doneff has been attracting attention for his earnest song writing and his magnetic live performances. His song Old Dog was also recently featured on CBC’s flagship arts and culture program, Q, where host Tom Power described him as a cross between John Prine and Joel Plaskett.
Hailing from Summerside, PE, three time ECMA award and five time Music PEI award winning artist Nathan Wiley has shared the stage with artists like Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Matt Mays, Ron Sexsmith and many more. He first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut BOTTOM DOLLAR, followed up with HIGH LOW, THE CITY DESTROYED ME, and BANDITS.
July 31st - Not All There
This Irish pub band is never sure just how many band members are showing up for a gig but, regardless, it is always a great show! Gary Arsenault, Wendell Cameron, Mike Johnstone, and Ramona Roberts are a few of the musicians.
August 7th – 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 14th 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 21 – Gentle Breeze
Gentle Breeze is an all new four member band with a total of over 100 years of entertaining experience both on and off PEI. Their combined bios fill pages and had to be drastically cut. Singer/songwriter Lisa Logan's has shared the stage with such names as Johnny Burke, Conway Twitty, Gordon Lightfoot, Michelle Wright and Kenny Rogers. Dylan Ferguson is a familiar face on Island stages where he started performing at the age of ten. He has played lead guitar and sang with the award winning PEI bluegrass band, Janet McGarry and Wildwood. In 2012, he released his first recording, Country Roots. Harold and Marnie Noye have been entertaining on and off PEI for over thirty years as a duo and with several different bands. Harold sings a fine lead and plays mandolin and guitar. Marnie plays stand up base and adds harmony vocals. They have numerous awards to their credit. Both are looking forward to having their very talented and much younger friends, Lisa and Dylan, join them for some fine music with Gentle Breeze.
Where did eight weeks of summer go?