Boggeroo Blues Tent

Cloggeroo’s Sunday programming now at Bogside Brewing

Blues-rock duo Campbell and Johnston will perform in the Boggeroo Blues Tent

What happens when you take PEI’s much-loved Cloggeroo music festival, mix in Three Rivers’ very own Bogside Brewing, and top it off with an afternoon of top-quality Canadian blues? It’s the “Boggeroo Blues Tent”! 

For the first time ever, Cloggeroo’s Sunday afternoon (August 13) all-blues show will be happening at Bogside’s new outdoor venue overlooking the Montague River in Three Rivers. 

This year’s Sunday festival lineup of smokin’ blues musicians from across the Atlantic region starts off with JUNO and Maple Blues award-winning artist Garrett Mason of Nova Scotia—considered by many to be Canada’s greatest living guitar player. Next up will be New Brunswick’s Theresa Malenfant, a vocal powerhouse in the tradition of Janis Joplin and Etta James. Theresa will be backed up by her band The Instigators featuring Scott Medford, Terry Patterson and Mike Hanlon. 

Topping off the show will be Halifax based blues-rock power duo Campbell & Johnston and the Black Market Band. Christine Campbell, originally from PEI, and Blake Johnston have been entertaining audiences with their soulful tone blended into 60s and 70s rock style guitar riffs and vocal harmonies, and have been opening for bands such as Burton Cummings, Steve Earle and Bob Seger. Their 2021 recording earned them an award for Best Blues Album at the 2022 ECMAs and a Maple Blues nomination.Kenny Boone, a visual artist from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia will also be on stage, doing a live painting inspired by Garrett Mason’s music. Kenny has painted on stage with Matt Minglewood, Matt Mays , Slowcoaster, Men of the Deep, Rita McNeil, Colin Grant, Joe Murphy and many others.  

Since 2019, Bogside Brewing has been brewing a full palette of award winning beer, cider and vodka soda on site, and pairing it with fresh food from Crafters Smokehouse, Hooked, and Famous Peppers Pizza—along with live music from all across PEI and beyond. 

Cloggeroo, the ECMA-nominated music festival in Three Rivers, PEI, is celebrating its 10th year this summer. The annual festival takes place August 11–13 and features live music (The Barr Brothers, The Mellotones, Kellie Loder, The Town Heroes and more), a beer garden, live sand-sculpting, camping, silent discos and more along the shores of the Brudenell River in Georgetown.

Doors open at the “Boggeroo Blues Tent” on August 13 at 1:30 pm, with music from 2–6 pm.

Cloggeroo’s festival shuttles will be running from Cloggeroo’s campground for those with weekend or Sunday passes.

Visit cloggeroo.com for more information and tickets.