Cavendish Beach Music Festival

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Cavendish Beach Music Festival
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Genre Country
Dates July 7–9, 2017
Location(s) Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
Years active 2009 - present
Official Site

The Cavendish Beach Music Festival is a music festival held in mid-July in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Cavendish is a resort community located 39 kilometres (24 mi) northwest of the provincial capital Charlottetown.


In 2009, its inaugural year, the festival was a three-day event and featured major acts Rik Reese & Neon Highway, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, and Reba McEntire. Additional acts included Paul Brandt, Doc Walker, and Deric Ruttan.[1]

In 2010, the festival was extended to five days and the site included the construction of a permanent stage and other supporting infrastructure.[2] New to the festival for 2010 was a day featuring local artists in a partnership with the East Coast Music Association named "ECMA at the Beach". Major acts in 2010 included Rik Reese & Neon Highway, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift, and Lady Antebellum.[3] Additional acts included Emerson Drive, Gloriana, The Road Hammers, Shane Yellowbird, Dean Brody, Melanie Morgan, Gord Bamford, Tara Oram, Victoria Banks, and Ashley MacIsaac.

Taylor Swift performing on July 10, 2010 to a crowd of 35,000 people.

Country music superstar Taylor Swift took the stage on July 10, the third day of the festival where approximately 35,000 people were in attendance.[3]

In 2011, the festival was a four-day event with major acts Trace Adkins, Johnny Reid, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Additional acts included Eric Church, George Canyon, Tanya Tucker, Aaron Lines, Chad Brownlee, Ricky Skaggs, Corb Lund, and Doc Walker.

In 2012, the festival included major acts Rik Reese & Neon Highway, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, and Rascal Flatts.

In 2013, the festival included major acts Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks. Additional acts included Little Big Town, Jason Blaine and Michelle Wright.

On November 26, 2013, it was announced that the 2014 event will feature Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Darius Rucker, Gord Bamford, and Brett Kissel.[4][5]

On December 3, 2014, the event announced the 2015 lineup of Eric Church, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Kira Isabella & The Mavericks.

The 2016 Cavendish Beach Music Festival featured The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Wills and Emerson Drive.

The 2017 Cavendish Beach Music Festival lineup will include Kip Moore, Zac Brown Band, Chad Brownlee, and Little Big Town.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Award Outcome[6]
2010 Canadian Country Music Association Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year Nominated
2011 East Coast Music Association Event of the Year[7] Nominated
2014 West Jet Fun N' Festivals Series Best Festival on Prince Edward Island[8] Won
2015 Canadian Country Music Awards Festival or Fair of the Year[8] Nominated
2015 East Coast Music Association Event of the Year[9] Nominated
2016 Canadian Country Music Awards Festival or Fair of the Year[10] Nominated
2016 Tourism Industry Association PEI Operator of the Year Won
2017 Music PEI Venue & Festival of the Year Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire & More - 2009 Cavendish Beach Music Festival". Archived from the original on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Dave. "Fans line up for world-class talent in Cavendish". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b MacLeod, Al (July 12, 2010). "Rain greets concertgoers on last day of festival". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Shea, Darlene. "Shelton and Lady Antebellum to headline Cavendish music fest". The Journal Pioneer. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Cavendish Beach Music Festival. 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "CCMA AWARDS NOMINEES - FULL LIST!". Canadian Country Music Association. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
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  8. ^ a b Archived February 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
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