The 2023 Canada Games and Confederation Centre for the Arts have teamed up for a series of IllumiNATION Festival shows. Join us for IllumiNATION – a 14-day celebration of PEI and Canadian arts and culture. Celebrations will take place across the Island with every event open to the public and FREE to attend!
If you reserve tickets and later find out you are unable to attend, please call our Box Office at 1 (800) 565-0278 to return your tickets.
Get “Snowed In” with Joel Plaskett Emergency as they perform their critically acclaimed concept album, Ashtray Rock, in its entirety!
About Joel Plaskett Emergency
Plaskett’s songs are a perennial part of the national playlist, a fixture on “best of” lists, and the soundtrack to the lives of faithful fans across the country and around the world. His accolades over a quarter century include a Juno, numerous East Coast Music, Canadian Folk and Music Nova Scotia awards, and two Polaris short list nominations.
In the early 2000s, Plaskett started touring under his own name with his band, The Emergency (featuring Dave Marsh on drums since 1999, and for the last 14 years, Chris Pennell on bass). Backed by the Emergency and racking up a growing roster of anthemic singalongs, Plaskett worked his way up from small clubs to opening for Paul McCartney and the Tragically Hip, and filling larger venues with his own devoted audience.
Plaskett is a versatile and ever-evolving artist, at turns delivering intimate and idiosyncratic singer-songwriter fare (In Need of Medical Attention, La De Da, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test); incendiary riff-rock (Down at the Khyber, Truthfully, Truthfully), left-leaning folk rock (Solidarity), as well as conceptual epics and off-kilter feats of musical stamina (Ashtray Rock, Three, Scrappy Happiness, 44).