PEI Bluegrass Festival

Early bird tickets available until June 15

Tickets are now available for the 36th annual PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival with early bird special prices available until June 15. The Festival will be held once again at the Dundas Fairgrounds, Dundas, PEI from July 7–9.

Janet McGarry

In addition to headline performers from the United States, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island’s bluegrass scene will be represented by the Janet McGarry Band, The Stiff Family, and Bluestreak who will be performing a number of sets throughout the festival. Other Island bands on the program are Heartfelt Bluegrass, SK Bluegrass and Just Grass.

This year’s headline performers from the USA are High Fidelity and The Tommy Webb Band. 

High Fidelity were nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) New Artist of the Year in 2019. Their sound is influenced by the bluegrass stars of the 1950s and 60s such as Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, and Jim & Jesse.

Tommy Webb is from Langley, Kentucky. He performed with Clyde Bowling and the Southern Bluegrass Boys before starting The Tommy Webb Band in 2005. Tommy sings lead, tenor, and guitar is his main instrument, but for an eager crowd he will always pull out the old time claw hammer banjo.

Nova Scotia is represented at this year’s festival by Bluegrass Tradition, featuring Trevor Boutilier and Karen DeCoste, and by the Oxbow Mountain Boys from the Annapolis Valley.

The Festival welcomes two bands from New Brunswick this year: Third Harmony who have been part of the NB bluegrass scene since 2015, and Blueroad, a newly-formed group of young musicians.

Ticket information and festival details are available at peibluegrass.ca/tickets or by calling 902 566-2641