Cavendish Beach Music Festival
|Cavendish Beach Music Festival|
|Dates||July 5–7, 2019|
|Location(s)||Cavendish, Prince Edward Island|
|Years active||2009 - present|
The Cavendish Beach Music Festival is a music festival held in mid-July in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The 2019 Festival is scheduled for July 5-7th on Prince Edward Island. The festival is produced by Whitecap Entertainment. 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.
In 2010, the festival was extended to five days and the site included the 2011 construction of a permanent stage and other supporting infrastructure. 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. Additional acts included Emerson Drive, Gloriana, The Road Hammers, Shane Yellowbird, Dean Brody, Melanie Morgan, Gord Bamford, Tara Oram, Victoria Banks, and Ashley MacIsaac.
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.
The 2017 Cavendish Beach Music Festival was a three-day event whose lineup included Kip Moore, Zac Brown Band, Chad Brownlee, and Little Big Town.
The 2018 Cavendish Beach Music Festival is a four-day event whose lineup included Luke Bryan, Shawn Mendes, Chris Young, and Brett Eldredge. This is the first time in six years that the festival has become a four-day event.
The 2019 Cavendish Beach Music Festival presented by Bell is a three-day event whose lineup includes Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Russell Dickerson and Cam with more announcements to come.
Awards and nominations
|2010||Canadian Country Music Association||Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||East Coast Music Association||Event of the Year||Nominated|
|2014||West Jet Fun N' Festivals Series||Best Festival on Prince Edward Island||Won|
|2015||Canadian Country Music Awards||Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year||Nominated|
|2015||East Coast Music Association||Event of the Year||Nominated|
|2016||Canadian Country Music Awards||Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year||Nominated|
|2016||Tourism Industry Association PEI||Operator of the Year||Won|
|2017||Music PEI||Venue & Festival of the Year||Nominated|
|2017||Canadian Country Music Awards||Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year||Nominated|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cavendish Beach Music Festival.|
- List of country music festivals
- List of festivals in Prince Edward Island
- List of music festivals in Canada
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