Monday night concerts
The season begins with Morgan Toney
Victoria Playhouse has a decidedly tuneful edition of their Summer Festival planned for this year.
The season begins June 11 with Seaside Sets, a collaboration with the Festival of Small Halls. The evening will feature songs, tunes, jigs and reels with headliner Morgan Toney, who blends Cape Breton fiddle with the stories of his Mi’kmaq heritage.
The popular Monday Night Concert Series, featuring a lineup of primarily Maritime artists, will return July 10, kicking off with Alicia Toner. The Canadian Folk Music Award winner for Solo Artist of the Year has a voice that soars above it all. The stage will come alive with a night of blues music from by Morgan Davis on July 17. The Detroit-born, Nova-Scotia-based JUNO winner has over half a century of experience and is a legend in the industry. The lineup continues in August with Lorne Elliot (7), Andru Branch & Halfway Tree (14), Jeanie & Charles (21), and Jabbour (28).
The Tree Huggers Ball will take place on most Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm throughout the summer, with dates set for July 11 and 18, and August 8, 15 and 22. These celebrations of PEI’s trees will be led by Jon Rehder with Reg Ballagh, Chris Gauthier and Carlie Howell, accompanied by special invited guests each week. There will be songs and stories about trees, dancing, a participatory choir, and a clown with a chainsaw. Honour the fallen and cheer for the new growth together.
This year Victoria Playhouse is honouring the sense of camaraderie and connection that music brings by ensuring everyone has a chance to experience it. Tickets for their concert series range in price, and the Tree Huggers Ball cabarets feature a pay-what-you-feel option.