Music PEI Week 2024

Awards Gala and performance lineups announced

Inn Echo
Inn Echo are one of the performers at this year’s Awards Gala

Music PEI has been busy organizing and making some big changes to their flagship event: Music PEI Week 2024. 

PEI has an enormous amount of musical talent and Music PEI Week gives Islanders an opportunity to celebrate and support that talent. 

A full week of shows to celebrate the Island’s diverse musical landscape begins on March 6 with the Kick-Off party at The Guild in Charlottetown. The reception will get underway at 6 pm followed by the opening show featuring Absolute Losers, BraedenV, Brooke MacArthur, Julia Robichaud and Liam Corcoran. 

The popular SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Concert will be held at St Paul’s in Charlottetown on March 7. Hosted by CBC Mainstreet’s Matt Rainnie, this year’s concert will include performances by nominees Lennie Gallant, Dylan Menzie, Lawrence Maxwell and The East Pointers.

Tidal Tunes on March 8, a night of music at the Souris Show Hall will showcase Ava & Lily, Emily MacLellan, Pearly Gates, Heather and Richard Wood. On the same night in Charlottetown, an eclectic night titled Music Mosaic will take place at Trailside Music Hall with performances by Güiza, Aubin pi la S.C.B., Tzu-Cheng, Lefunk and The Umbrella Collective. 

The Reprise! afternoon returns on March 9 with classical and jazz music at The Guild. Performing are Sirens, Tiffany Liu, Dan Rowswell and Luminos Ensemble. The evening lineup for Coastal Cadence on March 9, also at The Guild, will feature performances by Rick Sparkes, Rightflow, Brad Milligan, Nadia and Brandon Howard Roy.

The most significant change this year involves PEI’s music industry association reverting to a previous model, combining their Awards Party with their Festival Finale concert into one Awards Gala. Open to the public and held at Confederation Centre of the Arts in the Sobey Family Theatre for the first time in a decade, this red carpet event will feature performances by Tara MacLean, Inn Echo, Sirène et Matelot, Jenn Grant and Noah Malcolm. Led by PEI’s grand impresario Craig Fair and a nine-piece house band, the Awards Gala will be hosted by Mathias Kom and Ariel Sharratt of The Burning Hell. Join PEI’s biggest celebration of Island music on March 10 as the 2024 Music PEI award winners are revealed. Tickets are on sale now at confederationcentre.com.

Tickets and festival passes are on sale now. Full details on page B3 of The Buzz. Visit musicpei.com and follow @musicpei for updates on all things Music PEI Week.