ECMA Opening Night

Plus complete Festival lineup and schedule available

The Once

Celebrating Atlantic Canada’s vibrant music industry, over 100 Atlantic Canadian artists and bands have been announced to showcase at the 36th annual East Coast Music Awards, Festival and Conference in Charlottetown May 1–5. The full artist lineup is now available at

ECMA 2024 will kick off with an Opening Night Concert starring PEI’s pop-folk duo The East Pointers, Newfoundland’s roots-folk trio The Once, and PEI’s pop-rock group Two Hours Traffic. The show will take place at the Prince Edward Confederation Ballroom at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown on May 1 at 8 pm.  A limited number of tickets for this concert are on sale now at Note that the Opening Night Concert is a separate ticketed event and is not included with the ECMA Festival Pass.

“The ECMAs are coming back to our beautiful Charlottetown and it will be buzzing,” says Jake Charron with The East Pointers. “We’ll be playing a show with some of our favs to kick off the week.”

ECMA has also unveiled the festival schedule of performances and events, including the Screamin’ Teens all ages show, Patio Parties and late night concerts. Performance venues include Charlottetown Beer Garden, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, John Brown Richmond Street Grille, Salvador Dali Café, St. Paul’s Church, Trailside Music Hall and Upstreet Brewing.

Previous announcements have unveiled the performers for the annual Awards Show and the Songwriters Circle. This year’s program has something for everyone. For the complete artist lineup, Festival schedule, tickets and more, visit