cigWyatt Heritage Properties/Culture Summerside’s 2018 Concerts in the Garden
July 4th – August 22nd

Wednesday evenings, from July 4th through to August 22nd, the garden of Wyatt Heritage Properties, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville Street and Prince Street) comes alive with the sound of music performed by local musicians on the outdoor stage. The style of music varies weekly, but is connected to the roots of the Maritimes. Bring along a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the concerts which run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission is by donation. During the intermission, ice cream made daily on the premises is offered for sale. For more information call 902-432-1298. 

July 4th – Rodney Savidant 

This will be a rare opportunity to hear in concert Rodney Savident who has graced the musical stage for nearly sixty years. No longer performing on a regular basis, Savident likes to do an occasion gig; playing a variety of music from 50s and 60s rock’n’roll, country and bluegrass gospel. He has recorded a number of CD’s, the latest titled, Rodney Savident Sings Real Country.   

July 11th – Fred Martin & Tim Meness

Fred Martin, a retired pharmacist, has been singing Maritime, Traditional music since the mid 1980’s, and has played and sung with many groups over the years. For this gig he is joining up with gifted keyboard and accordion player and vocalist, Tim Menees.  Menees is a retired political cartoonist from Pittsburgh, PA, who is a summer resident of Fernwood, PEI.

July 18th – The Buchanan Family

Lloyd Buchanan and his sister, Wanda (Dunbar) have entertained audiences from the stages of numerous venues. The Buchanan’s perform contemporary, country, and 1960s music, with a smidge of gospel in the mix. 

July 25th – Patina

Concerts in the Garden will be part of the Summerside Arts Festival for this date. At 7 pm, the band Patina composed of Kevin MacPherson, Marc Robichaud, Bob Picard and Bob (Pizza) Maclean, will play on the Chautauqua Tent stage situated in the garden. It will be much the same as any other Concerts in the Garden evening. Admission will be by donation. Patina performs a wide variety of easy listening music from artists such as, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Barenaked Ladies, to local song writing legend Gene MacLellan, and a few originals by band member, Kevin MacPherson. 

August 1st – On The Road

On the Road Again plays a selection of country classics, Irish numbers, and old time fiddling with harmonica selections. Members of the group are Joe Lawless-acoustic rhythm guitar, Bobby MacLean-bass guitar, Ernie Gallant-lead guitar, John Campbell-violin, and Claude Gaudet-violin and harmonica.

August 8th – Dunromin

The popular PEI bluegrass band, Dunromin, produces the sound of bluegrass and old time music.  Band members are Vans Bryant (guitar and harmony vocals), Harold Noye (lead vocals and mandolin), Marnie Noye (bass), and John Campbell (vocalist and fiddler). Making Plans and Memories are the titles of their two CD’s. 

August 15th – Johnny Oliver

Johnny Oliver’s commitment to his music is described as “a passionate affair where you can feel the raw emotions in his songs.” The award winning singer/songwriter has performed on numerous stages including the Cavendish Beach Festival. His shows cover everything from hard driving country/rock through to smooth tender ballads. His albums have received extensive airplay throughout the Maritimes.

August 22nd – Not All There

This Irish pub band is never sure just how many band members are showing up for a gig but, regardless, it is always a great show! Gary Arsenault, Wendell Cameron, Mike Johnstone, and Ramona Roberts are a few of the musicians you may enjoy in the band Not All There.

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Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. Presents
Summerside Arts Festival
July 23rd – July 25th

The Summerside Arts Festival celebrates the arts in Summerside! The festival consists of three separate components. For a full program, click here!


The Daily Muse:  Media Exhibit 
Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20                           

Each day celebrates the work and achievements of an individual artist from the area. Articles will appear on, and other platforms.


Arts in Motion  – Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25
11:30 am to 1:30 pm – No Admission       
Downtown Historic Water Street, between Granville & Central Streets     

Artists and musicians put the arts into motion as they demonstrate, perform and answer questions about the arts as people stroll the streets. Some demonstrations invite participants to sit down and join in the creative experience.

Chautauqua [shuh-taw´-kwuh)  
Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25
2 pm to 9 pm – Admission by Donation
Wyatt Heritage Properties, 205 Prince Street, Corner of Granville & Prince Streets         
Chautauqua was a popular travelling show of the early 1900s featuring musicians, actors, and lecturers who performed in small communities across North America for the purpose of promoting culture and education. It came to Summerside from 1919 to 1929. Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. reintroduced a local version in 2014.

Summerside’s Chautauqua has three elements:

  • Afternoon talks/performances in the Lefurgey Cultural Centre

  • An evening outdoor open-air art market featuring the creative works of local artists and artisans on the Wyatt lawn

  • Evening outdoor concerts presenting Island musicians on the outdoor stage of Wyatt lawn  

Parking for Chautauqua available at Trinity United Church parking lot, 90 Spring Street, just across from Wyatt Heritage Properties.

Rain Venue for outdoor concerts– Trinity United Church – across from the Wyatt House.