Souris Show Hall summer

Full lineup focuses on community and culture

Jenn Grant
Photo by DeeDee Morris

Tucked away just off Main Street, with a view of the water, the Souris Show Hall, a venue now owned and operated by local residents, is gearing up for a summer of music and storytelling. This season, the Hall will host an array of musicians, from well-known Canadian artists to emerging talents, offering something for every music enthusiast.

Setting the tone for the season, the summer lineup kicks off with Jenn Grant on June 15. Other highlights include Portuguese singer-songwriter Nico Paulo bringing her unique melodies to Souris on July 20, and the ever-popular PEI duo Salt Water Dollies will return on July 27 with their blend of traditional fiddling and beautiful vocal harmonies. 

Saltwater Hank

Saltwater Hank—an Indigenous folk and country artist from the West Coast, whose latest album is written entirely in the Ts’msyen language Sm’algyax, will perform on August 1. On August 10, Jing Xia, a virtuoso of the Guzheng, will take the stage, offering a mesmerizing experience with her traditional Chinese instrument, and JUNO Award winning songwriter Catherine MacLellan will continue the musical journey on August 22. 

The season will continue in September with two standout performances. Charlottetown group Inn Echo, known for their dynamic blend of traditional and contemporary sounds, will perform on September 7. The legendary Lennie Gallant will perform on September 5.

Adding to the musical offerings, Souris Show Hall will also host two songwriter circles. These special events are designed to spotlight emerging talents, providing a platform for up-and-coming artists to shine alongside established names, offering unique evenings where fresh voices can share their craft in an intimate and supportive environment. These nights will be hosted by Nick Doneff and take place on July 4 and September 15. In addition, the Souris Show Hall is initiating a new Songwriter-in-Residence program in partnership with Music PEI in order to foster emerging talent.

Now community-owned and operated, the Souris Show Hall aspires to be a beacon of cultural enrichment and entertainment in Eastern Kings. It not only serves as a gathering place for art lovers but also plays a pivotal role in supporting and nurturing local talent. This summer’s lineup is a testament to the Hall’s commitment to delivering diverse and high-quality performances that resonate with and enrich the community.

Visit sourisshowhall.com for more information on the full lineup and schedule, ticket purchases, or to keep up with upcoming announcements.