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July 2021

1971~ A Golden Year of Music with rising star Terra Spencer

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July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35 – $38

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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A Golden Year of Music   Where were you in 1971? Maybe you were trying to impress someone cute sitting next to you in Biology class or figuring out a plan to borrow your dad’s car on Friday night, or playing Twister in the rec. room. Or maybe, like Windsor, NS songwriter Terra Spencer, you just daydreamed about doing all those things while you flipped through a box of records in your grandparents’ basement. In any case, there's no question…

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Outside After Show- Albert Dunnewold

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July 15 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Albert Dunnewold will be joined by Scott MacFarlane playing an upbeat mix of folk, rock, country and blues, familiar to many age groups. The acoustic duo have been playing together for the last 12 years. Albert has been singing around the county for close to 25 years. Scott has toured North America playing bass guitar in several successful bands over the past 30 years, including Sandbox and Kilt.

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Stanfest Presents: Lennie Gallant

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July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$42

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, throughout his career, Lennie Gallant has released thirteen albums (10 in English and 3 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs.  He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year for 2016 and his song Peter’s Dream was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time. He was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall…

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Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

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July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$42 – $45

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step- dancing, he just loves to perform. Combine that exuberance and onstage dynamism with the stellar musicianship of his multi-instrumentalist comrades His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force. That potent combination has made the group highly sought-after performers on the international roots music circuit, thrilling audiences from Adelaide, Australia, to Edinburgh, Scotland. The Prince Edward Island-based combo has…

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Kitchen Criminals – Outside Aftershow

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July 21 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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The Kitchen Criminals (KC) are a four-piece Celtic Rock band based in Pictou County. After 4 years of performing together, they have recorded Down the Hatch, their first album of original tunes. The 10 track album ranges from high energy drinking anthems to love ballads. Many of their songs feature toe-tapping fiddle licks and a sing-along chorus. Largely influenced by other Atlantic Canadian bands such as MacKeel, Great Big Sea and Rawlins Cross, KC’s own music ranges from original songs,…

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Stanfest Presents: Atlantic Blue with Tara Maclean

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July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$50

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Celebrated PEI born singer/songwriter Tara MacLean takes you on a journey into the past, sharing the story of how music arrived and thrived on the East Coast of Canada. Atlantic Blue celebrates the lives and songs of Ron Hynes, Gene MacLellan, Hank Snow, Stan Rogers, Stompin’ Tom, Rita MacNeil, The Rankin Family, Lennie Gallant, Gordie Sampson, Sarah McLachlan & Shaye. Using film for the biographies of these brilliant writers and live music to illustrate their work, Tara‘s epic voice transports…

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Stanfest presents CÓIG ~ 25 Year Anniversary Book Launch

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July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$42 – $45

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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    We are partnering with the Stan Rogers Folk Festival on five summer shows, all of which will be livestreamed to an international audience. The July 24th event will be a special evening, with both a concert and book launch. The Power of Song – 25 Years of Stanfest, is a 300-page pictorial retrospective of the festival's storied evolution, complete with 1,000+ images and countless stories. Còig, one of Atlantic Canada’s hottest acts, will make the evening extra memorable.…

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The Myles Goodwyn Trio- Just Between You & Me ~The April Wine Story

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July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$50

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Myles Goodwyn, Just Between You and Me LIVE, brings the story of April Wine and its long-time leader to the stage with a show packed with hit songs and conversation. Myles is joined by Jim Henman (original member of April Wine) and Bruce Dixon (22 years with Rita MacNeil). Their three voices blend beautifully in song, and their musicianship is outstanding. Myles' unique voice gave April Wine their distinct and immediately recognizable sound. As far as rock history goes, Myles…

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August 2021

Stanfest presents Dave Gunning & Catherine MacLellan~ Songs & Stories 2

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August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$42 – $45

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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    Dave Gunning is a Canadian folk singer/songwriter from Pictou County who is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 25+ years and a dozen albums, he has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. Catherine MacLellan is one of Canadian folk music’s true gems, having been fortunate enough to inherit her father, Gene MacLellan’s musical talents. Catherine prefers to stay away from the limelight of celebrity…

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Summer Capers~ Island Music & Comedy

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August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$50

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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THE FIRST SHOW FOR AUGUST 12TH  IS NOW SOLD OUT! WE'VE ADDED A 2ND SHOW- AUGUST 11 @ 7:30 PM. PLEASE SELECT THAT DATE TO PURCHASE SHOW TICKETS. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   From the makers of the CB Christmas Hour, SUMMER CAPERS features the comedy and music of Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Jenn Sheppard and Stephen Muise, with Darren McMullen and Rachel Davis of CÓIG. Come take a walk on the funny, sunny side, with Summer tunes, Summer laughs and Summer Capers.…

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