The Music Line-up

This years music line-up is as spectacular and diverse as in previous years at the Carnival. We are proud to announce the Line-up for 2019

Friday

Witchitaw
Makayla Lynn
Fireworks
Matt Minglewood
False Pretence

Saturday

Shelley Bean and the Duckety Mucks
Street Party with Jacob Moon
Rabbit Town Blues Band
Jimmy Rankin
Dirty Rokkin Scoundrels

Sunday

Gospel Music
Downtown Jam Artist
Mike and MacPhersons
Kitchen Criminals
Rum Ragged
The Collective
Barra MacNeils

Witchitaw

Friday July 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Witchitaw is a southern country rock band from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. They have recorded three full length albums in Nashville. Their 3rd studio album, “The Ride” was nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards.


Makayla Lynn

Friday July 5, 2019 9:00 PM
Named “One to Watch” by Rolling Stone Magazine and recently landing in the coveted #1 spot on CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown, Makayla Lynn is a fresh face in the industry with the vocals, songwriting ability and stage presence that many call unprecedented for her age. The 2018 East Coast Music Awards Country Album winner AND the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Awards Entertainer of the Year, Makayla began piling up prestigious award nominations at just 12 years old and was recently named the youngest ECMA winner in the award’s 30 year history. At the prime age for social media, she boasts over 1 million video views from over 50,000 social media fans with the numbers climbing rapidly.”


Matt Minglewood

Friday July 5, 2019 10:15 PM
One off Lobster Carnival's Favorite. Matt Minglewood has long been known as a musical shape-shifter and the band are masters of improv and genre bending. Their constant touring and high octane live show has earned them the well-deserved reputation of 'down to earth bearers of good will and good times'. Their diversity and broad audience appeal has made them a fave on the Canadian touring circuit.”


False Pretence

Friday July 5, 2019 11:59 PM
False Pretence is a rock n’ roll party band from Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Since they first appeared on the scene in 2008, the boys in the band have mastered a wide variety of classic and modern hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond. Their non-stop high-energy sets are jam-packed with all your favorites - Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Loverboy, Van Halen, U2 and many, many more.


Shelley Bean and the Duckety Mucks

Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30 PM
Shelley Chase has worked with children for over 20 years. As an early childhood educator, day camp leader, entertainer, musical theatre and cartoon instructor, she has created magical and interactive memories for her young charges through a love of the arts. Part of the Mr. Dress-Up generation, she believes children are still enchanted by puppets, new crayons and heartfelt melodies. In her Shelley Bean persona, she draws upon a colourful repertoire Atlantic Canadian folk music and songs from the late composer Darrin Eck. She weaves joy and community through every lively performance, giving each young person and chance to be heard, the courage to sing loud and dance however they like. With interactivity and humour integral to her performance, it is not just the children, but also the Moms, Dads and caregivers that sing along.”


Street Party with Jacob Moon

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:30 PM
Enjoy an afternoon of toe tapping tunes with Jacob Moon!


Rabbit Town Blues Band

Saturday July 6, 2019 8:00 PM
Melting traditional blues with rock influences, the Rabbit town Blues Band comes out of their caves but a few times a year to share their favorites with the public. Legends in their own minds and yours, the Rabbit Town Blues Band make your ears happy and your feet shuffle.


Jimmy Rankin

Saturday July 6, 2019 9:45 PM
Rankin of course is a renowned Canadian songwriter with a long string of hits for The Rankin Family and from his solo albums. He joined the family group as a young teen, and soon became co-lead singer and songwriter of such classics as “North Country,” “You Feel The Same Way Too,” and “Movin’ On.” His name is synonymous with the East Coast sound, and was one of the very first writers to bring it to a national and international audience. His 1994 Juno-winning single “Fare Thee Well Love” has taken on a life of its own having been sung by choirs around the globe and in 2013, voted the #1 East Coast song of all time by CBC listeners across Canada. Jimmy Rankin’s new Moving East is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Rankin helped pioneer. Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, who tell strong stories and write well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record. It’s his take on what it means to live and breathe Maritime tradition, culture and music, but with a raw, unsentimental and current edge.”


Dirty Rokkin Scoundrels

Saturday July 6, 2019 11:30 PM
With Dirty Rokkin Scoundrels you are guaranteed to have some fun Rokkin getcha dancin,Fist pumpin Classic 60's 70s 80's music.


Brian, Brenda & Floyd (Gospel Music)

Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00 AM
Gospel


Downtown Jam Artist

Sunday July 7, 2019 1:00 PM
Winner of the Downtown Jam Artist


The Kitchen Criminals

Sunday July 7, 2019 2:00 PM
The Kitchen Criminals (KC) is a four piece ensemble from Pictou County. Their East Coast, Celtic-Rock sound was largely influenced by Atlantic Canadian bands MacKeel, Great Big Sea, Rawlins Cross, Dropkick Murphys and Fleur Mainville.
KC formed in 2016 due to a shared musical connection, enthusiasm and a love for the typical East Coast kitchen party atmosphere. They have built a large fan base by playing for pubs, colleges and universities, as well as entertaining at private functions such as weddings, corporate parties, benefits and many more. Their music ranges from original songs, to fiddle reels and Celtic classics. This group’s musical appeal is one that extends into many stylistic tastes.
Outfitted with an acoustic guitar, fiddle, bodhrán drum, tin whistle, mandolin, and bass guitar, KC set the stage with their Celtic instrumentation and rock approach to the music industry.


Mike and the MacPhersons

Sunday July 7, 2019 3:15 PM
The popular local band Mike and the MacPhersons are sure to get you up and moving.


Rum Ragged

Sunday July 7, 2019 4:30 PM
From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. While their pub shows have transformed into festival headlining gigs in a very short span of time, they are a group who are comfortable performing in any venue with a serious want to spread the reach of their music.”


The Collective

Sunday July 7, 2019 6:00 PM
The Collective is an electrifying six-piece band from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, boasting a genre-defying blend of indie-pop dance grooves that consistently leave their audiences wanting more; they are known for their energetic and engaging live performances, their natural on-stage chemistry and their unparalleled ability to fill a dance floor with their irresistible sonic magnetism.


Barra MacNeils

Sunday July 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal. The Barra MacNeils live concert experience brings so much more to the stage than most live acts ever can. Multiple lead vocalists, beautiful sibling harmonies, top drawer instrumental prowess on a wide variety of acoustic, stringed, percussion and wind instruments blended with dancing, storytelling, Gaelic songs and a journey through an ancient culture; it is family entertainment at its highest level. Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry, this diverse and talented family group continues to wow audiences around the world with their captivating vocals, harmonies and extraordinary musicianship.”