P.E.I. 2014 Inc. announces lineup of concert series headliners for Sesquicentennial summer
The P.E.I. 2014 Celebration Zone will host a summer-long concert series featuring some of the best known names in Canadian music.
P.E.I. 2014 Inc. announced the lineup of artists to take the Atlantic Lottery/Red Shores main stage at Confederation Landing in Charlottetown for the free concert series this summer.
In 2014, Canadians are marking the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which led the way to the creation of Canada.
"Prince Edward Island is proud to be the birthplace of our great nation, Canada, and this summer the P.E.I. 2014 Celebration Zone concert series will showcase the best musical talent our country has to offer," said Egmont MP Gail Shea in a news release. "Although we are Canada's smallest province, to celebrate 150 years of the Charlottetown Conference, the P.E.I. 2014 Celebration Zone will host the country's biggest and best outdoor kitchen party."
Headliners of the P.E.I. 2014 Celebration Zone concert series include: Canadian rock legend, Burton Cummings; multiple Juno Award-winner, Serena Ryder; multi-platinum selling rocker, Matthew Good; critically acclaimed country music star, Paul Brandt; iconic singer-songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie; East Coast powerhouse, Matt Andersen & The Mellotones; fan favourite rockers, The Sheepdogs; iconic Acadian band, 1755; fiddling sensation, Natalie MacMaster, and Cape Breton music icons, the Barra MacNeils.
All programming at the P.E.I. 2014 Celebration Zone is free. Those wishing to attend the concert series can reserve individual tickets through a no-charge reservation system. Details of the reservation system will be announced at a later date.
Further programming details and a full schedule of the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will be revealed in the coming weeks. Visit www.pei2014.ca/celebrationzone for more details.
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