St. Mary's Church (photo: Darrell Theriault)

Indian River Festival

Special events planned

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Not only does this year’s Indian River Festival 24th season lineup include folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional and contemporary music, but they are planning additional events that will take place in Historic St. Mary’s Church and the pavilion in Indian River.

June 7 at 1 pm the season starts with a free open house featuring local music and food.

On June 8 Lobster Tails N Tunes featuring PEI lobster, a menu from Chef Ilona Daniel and local performing artists Inn Echo.

The Indian River Festival Fundraiser on June 14 at 7:30 pm presents Island A Cappella and Men of the Harvest. Proceeds support the Festival and Historic St. Mary’s.

Open Stage takes place June 27  and August 31 at 1 pm. Come perform on Historic St. Mary’s Stage.

August 14 and 28 Sarah Hagen brings you Wine, women and wit at 7 pm. Come for a PEI Handpie, a glass of wine, Upstreet beer, or a piece of strawberry shortcake and a one-hour concert by pianist Sarah Hagen.

On August 17 enjoy Piano & Movie Night at 8 with Dmitri Levkovich’s rendition of Rhapsody in Blue on piano before sitting back to watch Chaplin’s classic City Lights.

Mark your calendar for September 8 when Harvest Soupfest takes place as a fundraiser. The event features local chefs serving soups as well as music in Historic St. Mary’s.

The lineup of artists for 2019 Indian River Festival summer season includes Jeremy Dutcher, Tracy Cantin, The Once, Brett Polegato, Catherine MacLellan, VC2 Cello Duo, David Myles, Ironwood Quartet, The Fretless, French Squeeze, Rose Cousins, Indian River Festival Chorus, The Small Glories, Saskatoon Children’s Choir, Dmitri Levkovich & Agne Radzeviciute,  Scandinavian String Alliance, Lina Boudreau, Montreal Guitar Trio, Shari Ulrich,  Bach Sonatas with Mark Fewer & Hank Knox.

Indian River Festival