Programs & Activities
Photography Exhibit Fills the Walls of MacNaught History Centre and Archives Gallery
“Discover the Island, Discover the Artist” exhibit featuring the works of The Red Sands Photo Club is now hanging at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives Gallery in Summerside as part of the ongoing Sixty Days of Fame series.
Red Sands Photo Club was started back in 2010 in Summerside and has built an impressive membership always eager to show their creative works through exhibit. Spokesperson for the club, Mike Gallant, says the show, as indicated in the name, will offer the viewer a wide scope of creative work as each photographer has their own style. As Gallant says, “It is all about creativity and skill.”
The show can be viewed at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives from December 1 through 21, 2018, and from January 3 to 31, 2019, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. An open house will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. All are invited. Admission to view the show is free. MacNaught is located at 75 Spring Street, Summerside.
Wyatt Heritage Properties – Culture Summerside’s 2019 Concerts in the Garden
Sounds of Island Summer
Wednesday evenings, from July 3rd through to August 21st, 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. Sponsored in part by the Government of Prince Edward Island and the City of Summerside. During the intermission, ice cream made daily on the premises is offered for sale. For more information call 902-432-1298.
July 3rd – Kevin Arthur and Fred Martin
Fred Martin and Kevin Arthur delight audiences with the singing of Maritime and Traditional music. Their names are well-known in the Island music scene. Toes will be tapping and there will be dancing on the lawn at the opening concert of the summer series.
July 10th– Patina
Patina composed of Kevin MacPherson, Bob Picard and Bob (Pizza) Maclean, 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.
July 17th – Rodney Savident
Rodney Savident, plays a variety of music from 50s and 60s rock’n’roll, country and bluegrass gospel. He has recorded a number of CDs, the latest titled, Rodney Savident Sings Real Country.
July 24th – Summerside Arts Festival Performance in the Garden – TBA
The performance will be part of the Summerside Arts Festival happening from July 23rd to 25th. The format will be a typical Concerts in the Garden evening.
July 31st – 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.
August 7 th – 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.
August 14th Juliette and Old Tradition
Juliette Squarebriggs, Jack Darrach, and Fred Arsenault make up the group Juliette and Old Tradition. Music has been a common thread within the lives of
Juliette, Jack and Fred. Throughout the years, they have played music with different groups and fellow musicians. When the three started making music together, they found their roots in classic country music.
August 21 – TBA
Where did eight weeks of summer go? Stay tuned for what group will play the final concert of the season.