Beer Garden & Main Stage Schedule

Jud Gunning

Friday July 5, 2024 7:30 PM
Jud Gunning possesses a profound passion for music and is swiftly establishing himself in the Nova Scotian music scene. Having showcased his talent at prestigious events like the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Pictou Lobster Carnival, and the New Glasgow Jubilee, Jud has delighted audiences throughout the Maritime provinces and is on the rise. He is committed to mastering the guitar and holds great admiration for icons such as Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, John Allan Cameron, Buddy Holly, Roger Miller, Hank Snow, Stompin’ Tom Connors, and the Delmore Brothers. Jud continues to amass a substantial collection of classic tunes and instrumentals.


Friday July 5, 2024 8:00 PM
Slowcoaster is a dynamic indie rock band based in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Known for their eclectic sound, the band masterfully blends rock with diverse musical influences including reggae, ska, folk, and jazz. This fusion creates a unique and vibrant auditory experience that sets them apart in the indie music scene. Their innovative approach to music showcases their versatility and ability to cross genre boundaries, appealing to a wide range of listeners.

Matt Mays

Friday July 5, 2024 10:15 PM
Since departing seminal alt-country collective The Guthries in 2002, Matt Mays has alternated between solo projects (his self-titled debut, the film soundtrack ...When the Angels Make Contact) and band projects (the eponymous Matt Mays & El Torpedo record and 2008’s Terminal Romance). Following the dissolution of Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Mays released Coyote in 2012 to much acclaim, including a JUNO Award win for Rock Album of the Year. In 2017 Mays released Once Upon a Hell of a Time… to be followed a year later by the album’s ‘woody’ companion Twice Upon a Hell of a Time…. As the pandemic shut down touring in early 2020, Mays set up a studio in his garage and produced Dog City, an inspiring album written from the perspective of a rescue dog. In early 2021, From Burnside With Love, a live album showcasing unplugged versions of his most popular songs, was released along with a concert film of the same name.

Albert Dunnewold

Friday July 5, 2024 11:59 PM
Albert is the perfect choice for any gathering, ready to transform any area nto a lively concert. He specializes in delivering high-energy performances featuring a mix of popular, fun, and upbeat songs guaranteed to please a diverse audience. He sets the tone with tunes that keep everyone dancing and enjoying the vibe!

Ashley George Band

Saturday July 6, 2024 12:30 PM
Ashley George was raised in Pictou, Nova Scotia and from the moment he picked up a guitar at the tender age of 9, he was certain that his future lay in music. His exceptional talent for crafting vivid imagery through his lyrics and melodies has captivated audiences, turning many into devoted fans throughout Canada. Ashley's music resonates with a deep emotional quality that engages listeners, making his performances profoundly impactful coupled with toe-tapping maritime energy.

Spyder MacDonald Trio

Saturday July 6, 2024 2:00 PM
This musical Trio features John 'Spyder' Macdonald in the title role. It's an entertaining and uplifting show with great songs, spine-tingling tales of life, and an all around good time.


Saturday July 6, 2024 8:00 PM
Hailing from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the rock trio WHYGO is determined to demonstrate that coming from a small town doesn't mean producing a small sound. Drawing on a broad spectrum of influences from blues to metal and everything in between, WHYGO delivers a unique blend of poetic lyrics and an aggressive musical style, complete with a bold and loud attitude.

Skunk Motel

Saturday July 6, 2024 8:45 PM
The music of Skunk Motel is loud, emotionally charged, and heavy. You can expect to hear heavy guitar riffs and solos, with drums driving the beat forward. The bass will groove right through your bones as the vocal lyrics and melodies paint pictures of new perspectives.

The Blue Stones

Saturday July 6, 2024 10:00 PM
Saturday’s headliner will be the stellar up and coming Canadian blues rock band, The Blue Stones. Since bursting onto the scene with their acclaimed debut album Black Holes, The Blue Stones have delivered a crowd-thrilling live show that defies the laws of physics, generating an impossibly massive sound from its two members alone. On their third album, 2024 JUNO nominated ‘Rock Album of the Year’ Pretty Monster, the duo fully capture the controlled chaos and combustible energy of their live set for the very first time—all while expanding on the potent songwriting and sonic ingenuity shown on Black Holes (a 2018 release that earned them a JUNO Award nomination for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’), its 2021 follow-up Hidden Gems (a JUNO nominee for ‘Rock Album of the Year’). Despite the colossal growth they’ve experienced since getting their start playing dive bars in their small hometown, The Blue Stones instill every track with equal parts unchecked passion and a joyfully adventurous spirit.

The Fuzz Petals

Saturday July 6, 2024 11:59 PM
From 2007 to 2012, the Fuzz Petals were one of the most popular bands from Pictou County. With the goal of proving that there was more to the Pictou County music scene than country and Celtic music. Dave Hoare (Fuzz), Dave Joyce, Don Stallard, Barry Humphries, Tommy Chapman and Jamie MacFarlane started to bring Pop-Rock music from all decades to the stage. From the Red Room at Annie Fuzz’s to stages all over the province to being a mainstay at the Lobster Carnival for years.

County Connection

Sunday July 7, 2024 2:30 PM
County Connection is an up-and-coming youth band that was formed in 2023. The Members of this group all met thru a non-profit organization called “Kids in Bluegrass.

Morgan Toney

Sunday July 7, 2024 3:15 PM
2024 JUNO-Nominated Mi'kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney brings the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq People together with brilliance and heart. First Flight, Toney’s 2023 East Coast Music Award-winning debut album, celebrates language and heritage in Toney’s transformation of traditional songs like the Ko’jua and the Mi’kmaq Honour Song alongside highly original songcraft.

The Hello Darlins

Sunday July 7, 2024 3:30 PM
Making a name as the biggest breakthrough artist on the international Americana scene with their debut album Go By Feel, Canadian folk/country/roots collective, The Hello Darlins have returned with an even more ambitious collection of material for 2024 – a double album titled The Alders & The Ashes. Led by Romani-Canadian musician, Candace Lacina and world-renowned keyboardist Mike Little, The Hello Darlins and the band joined with their friend Matt Andersen for a 36-date, cross-Canada tour in 2023 that marked their formal introduction to audiences in their home country. Playing sold out shows in revered venues such as Massey Hall (Toronto) to the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) the band proved they were truly ready for big stages by delivering a tight, uplifting show that highlighted the musical skills of each member.

Rum Ragged

Sunday July 7, 2024 4:20 PM
Formed by Aaron Collis and Mark Manning, Rum Ragged takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, the Eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar and button accordion, these new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with both songs and tune sets which they deliver with an honest swagger and reverence for their roots with a creative, contemporary edge, Rum Ragged have quickly become known as the finest purveyors of their great living musical tradition.

Hal Bruce

Sunday July 7, 2024 7:00 PM
Hal Bruce is a veteran, full time entertainer from Nova Scotia, Canada, and got his musical start the night The Beatles took the world by storm on the Ed Sullivan Show back in February 1964. Ever since then, he has not looked back.