February 13th, 2019
Kensington, PE – The Indian River Festival announces artists for its 2019 summer season!
The Festival, now in it’s 24th year, includes the best in folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional and contemporary music all in the acoustically perfect Historic St. Mary’s Church in Indian River, Prince Edward Island.
The lineup of artists for 2019 Indian River Festival summer season includes: Jeremy Dutcher, Tracy Cantin,The Once, Brett Polegato, Catherine MacLellan,VC2 Cello Duo, David Myles, Ironwood Quartet, The Fretless, French Squeeze, Rose Cousins, Indian River Festival Chorus, The Small Glories, Saskatoon Children’s Choir, Dmitri Levkovich & Agne Radzeviciute, Scandinavian String Alliance, Lina Boudreau, Montréal Guitare Trio, Shari Ulrich, Bach Sonatas with Mark Fewer & Hank Knox and MORE! 2019 lineup can be found here
“As thoughts turn to the wonders of summertime in Canada, I feel pulled towards the shores of Malpeque Bay on beautiful PEI with increasing excitement surrounding the upcoming season of delights at the Indian River Festival.” Artistic Director, Robert Kortgaard said. “Our fabulous team has been working through the year to get the brightest and best in multiple musical genres lined up for another great summer.”
All summer concerts take 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!
“Our awe inspiring venue has never looked better. The adjacent pavilion provides a convivial setting for a cool drink and conversation with music lovers from far and wide who have come to know that an IRF experience is second to none. The best Canadian musicians love to be inspired by the amazing acoustics, the beauty of the surrounding area, and the warmth of the Island hospitality. You will be, too! We are proud to welcome you to come see and hear our stellar 2019 season.” says Kortgaard.
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.
“We are very proud of the lineup for our 2019 summer season in Historic St. Mary’s” says Don Quarles, Executive Director of the Festival. “Even though regular tickets are not on sale until April 2nd, we are releasing artists names now, so IRF music lovers can take advantage of the savings from our packages for multiple concerts”.
Festival, Gold and Season Packages allow visitors and islanders the opportunity to purchase 6 tickets (Festival) or 10 tickets (Gold) or the entire regular summer season (Season) and save up to 42%. For more information on IRF 2019 packages click HERE.
“Although some restrictions apply to our packages, savings are incredible! In fact, regular single tickets buyers are now purchasing packages, as they found they attended several concerts last year and know they are going to do the same in 2019” said Quarles. “The good news is, if you don’t use the tickets yourself, you can give to family or friends so they, too, can enjoy the Indian River festival experience!”.
The season will start with a special open house on Friday, June 7th 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.
Tickets available via the IndianRiverFestival.com website, Ticketpro website, by calling 1-888-311-9090or 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 24th season in 2019, 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.