11th annual Cavendish Seashore Music Pageant set to open Friday – CBC.ca


Cavendish Seashore Music Pageant is about to start its 11th season and a few of the world’s greatest acts in nation music are about to rock Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

“World-class occasion” is a phrase utilized by Jeff Squires, the CEO of Whitecap Leisure — the corporate that produces CBMF.

The competition has a giant weekend in retailer because the packed lineup contains nation’s greatest star Carrie Underwood and different prime artists together with Hunter Hayes and Eric Church.

“It is a marquee occasion and once they’re taking a look at their very own summer season schedules and the place they’re enjoying … Cavendish Seashore Music Pageant is on the map for the performers the identical means it’s for the followers,” Squires stated.

Carrie Underwood will play Saturday evening, July 6. (Mark Humphrey/Related Press)

The most important expense for the competition is the performers.

“Yearly we have now world-class performers and we take heed to the followers,” Squires stated. 

Final 12 months the competition gained the Canadian Nation Music Affiliation’s award for prime competition, following a weekend that introduced the likes of Luke Bryan to the North Shore.

Skilled crew as much as the problem

The competition grounds on the Cavendish Seashore Music Pageant have been getting some ending touches on Thursday. (Stephanie vanKampen/CBC)

Squires stated yearly CBMF asks followers what they’d prefer to see subsequent and Carrie Underwood has been on the “prime of that listing for a number of years.” 

Crews have been working since Might to accommodate the anticipated 25,000 concertgoers, stated Jill Campbell, advertising supervisor for the competition.

She stated crews have been simply placing collectively the ultimate touches for the live performance collection. “Actually, it is numerous grass slicing.”

Campbell stated crews are scrambling, however they’ve it underneath management.

“We’ve got a ton of crew members who’ve been right here for 11 years, particularly the positioning crew, which helps immensely,” she stated.

Placing collectively the stage for the Cavendish Seashore Music Pageant is like placing collectively ‘grownup Lego,’ says crew member Matt Hannah. (Stephanie vanKampen/CBC)

Matt Hannah is a kind of crew members. He stated issues have been going easily on Thursday and constructing the stage up is enjoyable.

“Everybody’s having fun with themselves, having a very good time with the buds and simply constructing grownup Lego.”

The competition begins Friday and goes to Sunday night, gates open at midday every day.

There are a number of modifications to the competition this 12 months. There can be no bracelets exhibiting that individuals are of authorized ingesting age.

Concertgoers will now must have their ID on them always, and may very well be requested for it at any time.

As of Thursday afternoon, tickets are nonetheless accessible.

RCMP can be within the space

RCMP on P.E.I. can be imposing Transport Canada’s drone laws — which prohibit anybody from flying a drone at marketed occasions, like Cavendish Seashore Music Pageant.

RCMP on P.E.I. can be imposing Transport Canada’s drone laws. (RCMP)

Violations of the federal guidelines involving drones carries a minimal $250 wonderful and a most wonderful of $15,000.

RCMP are additionally reminding concertgoers to make plans to get residence safely and to not settle for rides from strangers “regardless of how pleasant the gesture appears.”

Although hashish is now authorized throughout Canada, it is not going to be permitted on the CBMF competition grounds. (Stephanie vanKampen/CBC)

Police warn they can even be monitoring for impaired drivers, speeders and these carrying open liquor.

“Whereas nearly all of individuals attending the live performance are regulation abiding, it solely takes a number of dangerous decisions or unlucky occasions to create a harmful scenario with lengthy lasting outcomes,” police stated in a launch.

“Be sure you and your pals are attending to and from the venue safely.”

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