Free concert kicks off week of celebrations in Charlottetown

Published on June 10, 2014

A free outdoor concert in Victoria Park in Charlottetown Tuesday afternoon and evening kicked off a week of free concerts to celebrate 1864 Week.

The Tuesday concert featured such Island musicians as Gordon Belcher, Richard Wood, Teresa Doyle, her son Patrick Doyle, Cynthis MacLeod, Jon Matthews, Fiona MacCorquodale, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.

During the rest of this week there will be concerts featuring folk music, blues, roots and country and an indie pop stage. After the blues concert Saturday night there will be fireworks beginning at 10 o'clock. On Sunday there will be a family and diversity stage featuring multicultural music.

This year, Charlottetown's Natal Day celebrations will go from this Friday to Sunday featuring such events as free concerts, a pancake breakfast, a skateboard competition and flower barrel planting contest between the city councillors.

One of the highlights of the celebrations will be the visit of Governor General David Johnston who will attend the church service at St. Dunstan's Basilicia following the Natal Day parade that begins at 10 a.m. at City Hall.