Musical Entertainment

The Main Stage Schedule


Friday July 7, 2023 8:00 PM


Friday July 7, 2023 9:00 PM

Sass Jordan

Friday July 7, 2023 10:10 PM
The 2023 Lobster Carnival will once again feature four headliners, with Friday night starting things out with Juno award winner and multi-nominee Sass Jordan! Jordan’s still rocking out as strongly as ever with her signature rasp over 30 years after bursting on the Canadian music scene with hits like Tell Somebody and Make you a Believer.


Friday July 7, 2023 11:59 PM

Spyder MacDonald

Saturday July 8, 2023 12:30 PM

East River Rats

Saturday July 8, 2023 2:00 PM


Saturday July 8, 2023 8:00 PM

The Town Heros

Saturday July 8, 2023 8:45 PM

Big Sugar

Saturday July 8, 2023 10:15 PM
Saturday’s headliner will be one of the best-selling bands in Canadian rock history, Big Sugar, with frontman Gordie Johnson. The reggae-blues rock band has been cranking out hits dating back to the 1991 self-titled debut, and will threaten to blow the roof off the tent on July 8th! Turn the Lights On, Diggin’ A Hole, Dear Mr. Fantasy, All Hell for a Basement, and the list of hits goes on.

Fully Completely

Saturday July 8, 2023 11:59 PM

Carson Fullerton

Sunday July 9, 2023 2:30 PM

Heather's Kitchen

Sunday July 9, 2023 3:15 PM

DeeDee Austin

Sunday July 9, 2023 4:15 PM

Moon Minglewood Band

Sunday July 9, 2023 5:15 PM
On Sunday we will feature two premiere East Coast Canadian headliners to close out the weekend, first with a reunion of the Moon Minglewood Band! Sam Moon and Matt Minglewood formed their first band together back in 1969, and they have shared the stage countless more times over the years, and they will join forces again in 2023 for Pictou Lobster Carnival!

Lennie Gallant

Sunday July 9, 2023 7:00 PM
To close out the 2023 Pictou Lobster Carnival will be none other than Lennie Gallant and his band. With songs so profound and hard hitting, Lennie Gallant was awarded the Order of Canada, and he boasts a dozen albums to his credit with some of the best known songs in Canadian folk music history including Peter’s Dream and Which Way Does the River Run. Those are just two of which combine with a huge catalog of powerful and memorable songs that continues to grow.