What's On



Jul. 4 - 5, 2017

International Double Header

Time: 7:30pm

  We are kicking off the Festival of Summer Sounds in fine style with two exciting international acts. See nine uber-talented musicians from two continents on one stage. Both bands will be in Nova Scotia  appearing at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival and will bring the fun to Pictou. Salt and Light Bluegrass Band (USA) Salt and Light Bluegrass is a six-piece family... more...
Thu, Jul. 6, 2017

Pictou County Pop Classics SOLD OUT

Time: 7:30am

Following on the heels of its sold out, four-run 1970s tribute show, this performance will feature 40 billboard hits from the 1960s - the decade when rock ‘n roll, civil rights, and flower power all came of age. The ‘60s were revolutionary times, and the social and cultural transformation was taking place on the streets, in homes, and on the radio.  With... more...
Jul. 11 - 13, 2017

Summer Sounds Alumni

Time: 7:30pm

For over 20 years the deCoste has hosted festive summer ceilidhs jam packed with tunes, masterfully written songs,  pipe bands and highland dancers. This week we keep that tradition rolling. *Buddy MacDonald* calls Cape Breton home but is a busy touring artist year-round, appearing on stages from Ingonish to Scotland to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennesse. *Heather Cameron* is a new face in... more...
Sat, Jul. 15, 2017

The Dream Catchers

Time: 2:00pm

The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, produced by Confederation Centre of the Arts, that creates opportunities for Canadians to come together and explore where we have come from and where we are going as individuals and as a nation. Using the dreams and voices of young Canadians to guide us we will explore the importance of inclusion, reconciliation,... more...
Jul. 18 - 20, 2017

International Spotlight - Curly Strings

Time: 7:30pm

There are no borders when it comes to fine traditional and acoustic music. Our Creative Director discovered this great band showcasing in Kansas City, USA. Curly Strings is a four-piece band from Estonia that draws its inspiration from American bluegrass and their own personal heritage. Intense and playful ensemble work, hauntingly beautiful melodies and sincere presentation of their musical heritage... more...
Jul. 25 - 27, 2017

Tales And Tunes

Time: 7:30pm

This week’s artists were selected because of their talent for spinning tales as well as tunes. *Paul McKenna* calls Glasgow, Scotland, his home. With four albums to his credit, he has toured Europe, the United States, and Canada extensively since 2006. In 2012, he was named Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards. *Jimmy Sweeney* came to Nova Scotia... more...
Aug. 1 - 2, 2017

Celtic Ladies

Time: 7:30pm

Each summer we turn the spotlight to our region’s most talented Celtic Ladies. *Ardyth and Jennifer* are long-time deCoste Alumni. They showcase both timeless traditional and new celtic music composed and performed on dueling harps. Fiddler and vocalist Alicia Putnam, joined by her musical  parents Robert and Kelly on guitar and pipes, has been a regular cast member in the Festival... more...
Thu, Aug. 3, 2017

Pictou Our Town, Our Story - a theatrical night of music, dance and history

Time: 7:30pm

2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Pictou County, the birthplace of New Scotland, plays a pivotal role in the birth of our great nation. Following the landing of the Hector in Pictou in 1773 with 189  Scottish immigrants fleeing poverty and persecution in Scotland, thousands were to follow. The deCoste wanted to celebrate this important milestone for Canada, and... more...

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Tue, Aug. 8, 2017

Cape Breton Summertime Revue

Time: 7:30pm

THE CAST CAME BACK – They couldn’t stay away! The 2017 Summertime Revue crew is excited to gear up again for another round of great music and side-splitting comedy. After two successful seasons, the historic 90-year old Savoy Theatre will host rehearsals and multiple shows in August for the crazy characters of the Revue, before they hit the road to perform at Strathespey Performing... more...
Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

Pictou Our Town, Our Story - a theatrical night of music, dance and history

Time: 7:30pm

2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Pictou County, the birthplace of New Scotland, plays a pivotal role in the birth of our great nation. Following the landing of the Hector in Pictou in 1773 with 189  Scottish immigrants fleeing poverty and persecution in Scotland, thousands were to follow. The deCoste wanted to celebrate this important milestone for Canada, and... more...

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Wed, Aug. 16, 2017

JD Fortune - One Night With You

Time: 8:00pm

Is An electro-retrospective high energy concert of the life and music of Elvis Presley performed by Rock Star INXS (CBS Television) Winner - JD Fortune. JD has always loved the music of Elvis Presley. Singing Elvis's music comes very naturally to JD. The show will feature songs from the 3 decades of Elvis's musical life. JD's beautiful powerhouse voice combined... more...
Thu, Aug. 17, 2017

Pictou Our Town, Our Story - a theatrical night of music, dance and history

Time: 7:30pm

2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Pictou County, the birthplace of New Scotland, plays a pivotal role in the birth of our great nation. Following the landing of the Hector in Pictou in 1773 with 189  Scottish immigrants fleeing poverty and persecution in Scotland, thousands were to follow. The deCoste wanted to celebrate this important milestone for Canada, and... more...

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Sat, Aug. 19, 2017

OLATE DOGS

Time: 7:30pm

VaughnCo Entertainment is very proud to announce this special family show! Quality entertainment for all ages is something we take great pride in, and this event, we know will embraced dog lovers all across Atlantic Canada for children and children at heart.  In 2012 on the seventh season, the audience of ‘America’s Got Talent’ would meet a family like no other.... more...
Aug. 22 - 23, 2017

The Lumberjills

Time: 7:30pm

New Brunswick Showcase: On Canada’s East Coast there is a time-honoured tradition of fiddling and step-dancing.  The Lumber Jills are dedicated to keeping the traditions of their Acadian ancestors alive. All National youth championship female fiddlers and dancers; Amélie, Jaylee, Machaela and Janelle are from New Brunswick, Canada   and have promoted their culture across Canada and Ireland. In September they... more...
Thu, Aug. 24, 2017

Pictou Our Town, Our Story - a theatrical night of music, dance and history

Time: 7:30pm

2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Pictou County, the birthplace of New Scotland, plays a pivotal role in the birth of our great nation. Following the landing of the Hector in Pictou in 1773 with 189  Scottish immigrants fleeing poverty and persecution in Scotland, thousands were to follow. The deCoste wanted to celebrate this important milestone for Canada, and... more...

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