May Run Music Festival kicks off on May 18th and runs until May 22nd and will feature performances by Music PEI award nominees Tim Chaisson, Vishten, Sorrey, Dylan Menzie, Coyote, Nathan Wiley, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys to name only a few at venues across the Island. The Music PEI Awards will be handed out at events throughout the week including the newly created Awards Party on Sunday afternoon. The Closing Concert and After Party on Sunday May 22nd will be at the Delta Convention Centre. Don't forget, Monday is a holiday!
A full schedule can be found at www.mayrunmusicfest.com
If you're coming from off Island there are a number of hotel/festival pass packages available starting at $144/double occupancy. Each package includes two full access festival passes. Full details can be found atwww.mayrunmusicfest.com
The Bell Aliant Song Conference is Music PEI’s conference dedicated to studying the art and commerce of songs. Kicking off on May 19, the conference brings together songwriters from PEI (Tim Chaisson, KINLEY, Dennis Ellsworth, Dylan Menzie), Nova Scotia (Carleton Stone), New Brunswick (Andy Brown), Newfoundland (Brianna Gosse) and Ontario (KASHKA) for co-writing, pitching sessions and a series of concerts as well as music industry professionals from the US and Canada. Panels and workshops will focus on songwriting, music licensing, producing, music rights and more. Keynote Speaker for 2016 is Bernie Finkelstein founder of True North Records. The Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference takes place in Charlottetown May 19-21. www.cansongcon.com for detailed descriptions on panels and delegate information.