FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kensington, PE – The Indian River Festival announces artists for its 2018 summer season!
The Festival, now in it’s 23rd year includes the best in folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional, contemporary music all in the acoustically perfect Historic St. Marys Church, Indian River, Prince Edward Island.
The lineup of artists for 2018 Indian River Festival summer season includes: Sarah Slean with the Atlantic String Machine, Michael Kaeshammer, The Sirens, Lennie Gallant, Amanda Jackson, Mike Biggar, Payadora Tango Ensemble, Chris Norman, Trio Tangere, Justin Nozuka, The Sweet Lowdown, Marc Djokic & Isabel Bayrakdarian, Dave Carroll, Dennis & Kinley, The Ennis Sisters, Alicia Toner, Hillsburn, Ensemble Made in Canada, Nick Donneff, Meaghan Blanchard and more!
“We are proud to present another incredible lineup of talent in our beautiful venue.“ says Robert Kortgaard, Artistic Director of the Festival. “Come join us this summer in a most magical place we know as Historic St. Marys and let the wonders of a live music experience transport you”.All summer concerts takes place in St. Marys’ Church on Hamilton Road in Indian River and doors open one hour prior to concert time and everyone is encouraged to arrive early, enjoy a drink and conversation in the pavilion, then relax and find out why everyone says Music Breathes Here!
The Festival has received many accolades throughout the years including a Music PEI Award for Achievement in Classical Music, several ECMA nominations for event and venue of the year, twice named in the Globe and Mail as one of the best small summer classical music festivals in
Canada, and most recently, it was listed as one of the top summer classical music festival’s in Canada by CBC Music. It should be noted that Artistic Director, Robert Kortgaard will be celebrating his 20th year with the festival this year.
The season will start with a special open house on Friday, June 8th at 1pm, which is FREE and available to the community to attend and will also hold several open stage events for performers wishing to have the opportunity to grace the stage in Historic St. Mary’s Church.
“We want the entire island community to come and enjoy music and food and be one of the first few to step foot inside beautiful Historic St. Marys before the season starts” said Don Quarles, Executive Director of the Festival. “We will have some special surprises for you this season and hope you put our summer schedule it in your calendar”.
Tickets for the summer season range from $15-42 and go on sale Tuesday, April 3rd at 10am AST. To SAVE up to 42%, buy a 2018 Summer Festival Package, Gold Package OR Season Package. Tickets available via the IndianRiverFestival.com website, Ticketpro website, by calling 1-888-311-9090 or by calling or visiting the Festival office in Kensington 902-836-4933.
Individuals and companies interested in partnerships, or purchasing discounted group tickets are encouraged to contact the Indian River Festival directly at [email protected]
About Indian River Festival:
Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. The internationally recognized Festival, has been twice named by the Globe and Mail as one of the best summer music festivals in Canada, and presents outstanding performances from a dynamic mix of some of the biggest names in Canadian music and exciting emerging talents. Now entering its 23rd season in 2018, this summer-long festival attracts thousands of music lovers annually to the acoustically perfect St. Mary’s Church, idyllically set overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay, to experience the very best in folk, blues, jazz, classical, traditional, contemporary and world music.
The Indian River Festival appreciates the financial support of the Canadian Government through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the province of Prince Edward Island. and the Town of Kensington.