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WATCH: Amanda Jackson Band plays pop-up concert in Charlottetown coffee shop


The band is one of two P.E.I. finalists in CBC Searchlight Competition; deadline to vote is Wednesday


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Lunchtime regulars at Receiver Coffee in Charlottetown got a surprise on Monday when The Amanda Jackson Band gave a pop-up performance.

While guests munched on spinach salad or sipped roasted cauliflower and jalapeno soup, musicians Amanda Jackson, Dale McKie and Todd MacLean climbed to the top level of the restaurant and performed a mini-concert that included “Dance Into the Light,” the song they had entered in the CBC Searchlight Competition. Missing from the performance were band members Jon Rehder, bass and Reggie Ballagh, percussion.

The band is in Round 2 of the competition, one of two P.E.I. acts that are included among the 100 finalists. The other Island artist is Danny Drouin, who entered his song, “Lost." Drouin is a member of the band Renegade. 

To listen and vote for the two P.E.I. acts, go to http://www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight/entries/1/0/22/24/

Deadline to vote is Wednesday, March 7 at 4 p.m. local time.

Amanda Jackson is accompanied by Dale McKie, left, and Todd MacLean during a pop-up concert at Receiver Coffee in Charlottetown on Monday. The band is one of two groups that are included among 100 finalists of CBC Searchlight Competition. The other is Danny Drouin who plays with the band Renegade.
Amanda Jackson is accompanied by Dale McKie, left, and Todd MacLean during a pop-up concert at Receiver Coffee in Charlottetown on Monday. The band is one of two groups that are included among 100 finalists of CBC Searchlight Competition. The other is Danny Drouin who plays with the band Renegade.

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