PEI’s May Run Music Festival Set To Boost Artists & Dazzle Fans

Back for its third year toted as the May Run Music Festival, Music PEI will again bring together artists, musicians and industry execs to Bell Alliant Canadian Song Conference, this May 10-14th, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Music PEI is committed to showcasing our Island talent to a worldwide music community.

An interesting and inspiring time to be in Charlottetown, conference goers will have the chance to attend workshops, sessions, and participate in panels with world-class music industry professionals. Platforms will include building revenue streams, maximizing the benefits of social media, and negotiating contracts. The conference also presents artists opportunities to engage with executives in private meetings and listening sessions.

As the industry biz gets jiggy with it, there will be offerings for music lovers all over town. In PEI, it always feels like it’s our own mini ECMAs, with people traveling around from show to show, giving each other high fives, the festival buzz in the air. It should be noted that the festival has two all ages shows, as well as Jazz, Contemporary, Rock, Pop, Country and Singer/ Songwriter styles in venues both in Charlottetown and Summerside, so there’s something for everyone.

Emily Sorrey

Theresa Doyle & Patrick Bunston

Ben Gallant

Lennie Gallant

Andrew Waite

Dylan Menzie


Dennis Ellsworth

Meaghan Blanchard

Old Stone Station

Royal North

Atlantic String Machine


Stabbing Joy

Joe MacMillan

Paper Lions


Nick Doneff

Lonely Kid

Russell Louder

Fluffy Little Cowboys

The May Run Music Festival will also feature performances from Julia Dunn, Jessica Gallant, Maxine MacLellan & Peter Burke, Caleb Gallant, John MacPhee, David Woodside, We The Rescued, Rachel Beck, Fallback, Dekz, The Collective, Gadelle, Scott Parsons & Pepeto Pinto, Joe MacMillan, Island Jazz, and Yakbak.

The PEI Music Awards will be handed out at a private ceremony on Sunday, May 11th at the PEI Brewing Company – a nice little feather in the caps of our Island musicians who work so hard all year round.

Lastly, Music PEI presents their Canadian Songwriter Challenge. This unique project pairs up four Island musicians with other music industry associations for a two-day recording session and collaboration whereby the pair are asked to write two songs. The winners will be unveiled at the May Run Music Festival. Take a listen to last year’s tracks, Canadian Music Pei Songwriter Challenge Playlist and can’t wait to see you at the Festival!

The May Run Music Festival runs from May 10th-14th, 2017.

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