The Stompin’ Tom Centre to host a Festival Series featuring top East Coast talent

For Immediate Release
Friday, May 17, 2019

The Stompin’ Tom Centre to host a Festival Series featuring
top East Coast talent, June – September, in Skinners Pond, PEI

Tickets on sale now!

(Skinners Pond, PE) – The Stompin’ Tom Centre is excited to announce its nine-date 2019 Festival Series in Skinners Pond, Prince Edward Island from Saturday, June 8 to Saturday, September 28.

The summer series will host ‘up close and personal’ concerts by some of the region’s best talent from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by local entertainment until midnight each night.

The line-up is as follows:

Saturday, June 8: Matt Minglewood followed by Kim Albert & Faces
Saturday, June 22: Jimmy Flynn followed by Jamie Matthews and Daniel Drouin
Saturday, June 28: Songwriters’ Circle, featuring Meaghan Blanchard, Peggy Clinton, Blair Gaudet and Rodney Arsenault

Saturday, July 13: Ellis Family followed by Ivan Daigle & Dirt County Confederates
Saturday, July 27: Joel Plaskett followed by The Next Generation

Saturday, August 10: Meaghan Blanchard followed by Doyle Band
Saturday, August 24: JP Cormier followed by Gordie McKeaman & Rhythm Boys

Saturday, September 14: Lennie Gallant followed by Billy MacInnis & Band
Saturday, September 28: Clements Family followed by Small Town Jokurs

Each concert will offer a Taste of PEI menu, including PEI craft beer on tap.

“The Stompin’ Tom Festival Series gives the Stompin’ Tom Centre an opportunity to bring in higher profile regional entertainers which will attract more visitors to western PEI. It also gives our very talented local entertainers an opportunity to get more exposure with a broader audience,” saysAnne Arsenault, Festival Director and General Manager of the Stompin’ Tom Centre. “We’re paying it forward in the spirit of Stompin’ Tom Connors who so fiercely supported Canadian music and up and coming artists!”

Tickets for the Stompin’ Tom Centre Festival Series are available now at the Stompin’ Tom Centre Box Office (14024 Route 14, Skinners Pond), by phone at (902) 882-3214 and online here: stompintomcentre.comA service charge applies to online purchases.

The Festival Series is general admission for all ages and doors open at 6 p.m. each evening.

“The Stompin’ Tom Festival Series will be an excellent tourismdraw to West Prince and will undoubtedly attract visitation from outside the province,” said Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay. “It will also provide a great opportunity for Islanders and visitors alike to learn about Stompin’ Tom and his impact on Canadian culture, as well as exposing concert goers to some tremendous local and regional musical talent.”

The Stompin’ Tom Centre opened in 2017 to commemorate one of Canada’s most prolific song writers of all time. Well-known for his love of Canada and the songs that resonate such as Sudbury Saturday Night, Bud the Spud and the Hockey Song. The centre is a popular attraction bringing many new visitors to Western PEI and fast becoming famous for their dinner theatres featuring songs and stories of Stompin’ Tom and the chef prepared meals featuring PEI product. The centre has already received a service excellence award and strive to make everyone experience one to remember.

For more information on the Stompin’ Tom Festival Series, visit: StompinTomCentre.com.
 
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Sponsors of the Stompin’ Tom Festival Series include, Tignish Credit Union, NewCap Radio, the Tignish Heritage Inn, Tignish Initiatives Corp., and the province of Prince Edward Island.

About Stompin’ Tom Centre

Stompin’ Tom Connors devoted his life to singing about the people and places that make Canada great. His homegrown music, distinctive black hat and boots, foot stomping stage antics and brash patriotism paved the way for him to become an iconic Canadian folk music artist.

His music that reaches back to his boyhood roots in Skinner’s Pond, Prince Edward Island, still resonates across the country and tugs at the heartstrings. To map this musical man’s journey and pay tribute to his work, fans can step inside the recently built Stompin’ Tom Centre and his restored boyhood school in Skinner’s Pond.

Tom finally found a place to hang up his iconic hat and boots, as well as other memorabilia for permanent display at the superb facility, which also houses authentic products, services and experiences.

The facility is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting June 1 and wrapping up on September 30, with the exception of the Stompin’ Grounds entertainment space, which stays open to cater for the dinner theatres and live entertainment.

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For photos and interviews, please contact:

Wendy Phillips, Phillips Public Relations Ltd.
(902) 492-0960 / wendy@pprl.ca