-New weekly Mainstage series includes Fiddlers’ Sons, Alicia Toner, OBEMBE, Logan Richard, and more!-
Darcy Campbell is thrilled to be injecting a little more musical night-life into the downtown this winter. Beginning February 23, Confederation Centre will be presenting the weekly concert series Tuesday Night LIVE! Each night sets the spotlight on a different Island artist, offering something new and dynamic on the Centre’s Mainstage—all for just $10.00.
Campbell is director of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre. “I think our patrons will enjoy the mix of established artists, a few rising stars of the local scene, and some talent that may be ‘new-to-you’,” he reflects. “We’re doing this all within a safely and socially-distanced Mainstage Theatre, offering Islanders some excellent songwriters and full bands that they might not typically see on this stage.”
He continues, “We are also encouraging patrons to support our great local restaurants and consider a downtown dinner before the show.”
Concertgoers can bring a receipt from a local restaurant to the Tuesday night show — from that same day – and be entered to win a $50 restaurant gift card. Front-of-House attendants will collect signed receipts pre-show and a live draw will be conducted from the Mainstage.
Tuesday Night Live! will kick off on February 23 with Island folk mainstays Fiddlers’ Sons. One week later, the Centre welcomes 2020 Music PEI Entertainer of the Year Cory Gallant. Gallant’s rich, soul-filled vocals have helped gain him national exposure through CBC Searchlight, the ECMA’s, and the Canadian Country Music Association.
Concert tickets are on sale now for $10, all in, with no additional service charges. A limit of 200 tickets will be sold to each performance.
“While we have been fortunate to see strong weekends for our Charlottetown restaurant community, the weekdays have continued to be a challenge,” offers Executive Director Heidi Zinn, with Discover Charlottetown. “Tuesday Night LIVE! is a fantastic way to encourage people to get out to have a bite mid-week, celebrate our Island’s talented musicians, and cozy up at the Mainstage—one of our city’s most treasured venues.”
Zinn continues, “Kudos to our friends at the Centre for using their venue to lift our spirits and help our colleagues in the restaurant sector. If there is one thing about our community, we’ve got each other’s backs.”
Photo cutlines:  Afro-fusion artist based out of Charlottetown, OBEMBE, will make his Confederation Centre debut on Match 9; [2} Island favourites, Fiddlers’ Sons, hit the Mainstage on February 23;  Cory Gallant;  Alicia Toner (submitted).