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Best way to experience music is within arms reach. The success of the Trailside Cafe’ & Inn was built on this factor. It is music for musicians. For those seeking the best in good music, whether it be emerging artists such as Dylan Guthro or Meaghan Blanchard, the industry leaders like Matt Mays and Catherine MacLellan, or the legends like Gordie Sampson or Dave Gunning, this is the venue to see them.

Trailside strips away the layers of production and bright lights; it’s just you, the musicians and the warmth of good food and drink.

Our first Trailside album! Billy MacInnis recorded “Live at the Trailside” last season with his band over two, sold out nights. This will be on sale all season long at the Trailside and at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown. Billy MacInnis will be having a cd release party at the Trailside on May 29th & 30th.

Music PEI Venue of the Year

Thanks to Music PEI, everyone who voted, the other nominees for running kick ass venues, all of the great musicians who’ve graced our stage, our wonderful staff who made our first season so awesome, and to everyone who’s come out and supported us.

Our Hillsborough River Gospel Brunch starts the first Sunday in June and runs until August.

Everyday Olympic moments in Canada

… I recently came across a couple of examples of Canadians in the travel and hospitality industry who are giving it their all as they chase their dreams. Pat and Meghann Deighan were married on December 30, 2011, about two weeks after they purchased the Trailside Inn and Café, a venue 30 minutes outside of Charlottetown that has been a reliable spot in Prince Edward Island for good music and good times. The Trailside was in need of rescue and the newlyweds have poured themselves into making it the coolest music venue in Canada east of Casa del Popolo in Montreal and the Dakota Tavern in Toronto. ….

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Here’s a great review of that ran in the Calgary Herald recently

 

Click on the link below to read a food review from The Guardian newspaper…

Meghann and Pat Deighan are the new owners of the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart, which serves up great food along with great music in an intimate setting.http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Arts/Entertainment/2012-07-13/article-3030403/Smaller-menu-boasts-big-time-flavour/1

Try the Trailsides own Hellfire Jack Hot Sauce. Used on our burger and in our caesar. Available at the Trailside Cafe & Inn or in Charlottetown at Back Alley Music.

Our Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches will be back June 2013

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Upcoming Shows…

Friday, April 25th- Laura Smith

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

We’re very pleased to have one of Trailsides fan favourites Laura Smith open our third season. Laura is a celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter based in Mahone Bay, NS. Read More

Saturday, April 26th- Ron Hynes

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Sunday, April 27th- Ron Hynes

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

With a songwriting career that spans more than 30 years, Ron Hynes is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie Award winner and a past Juno, CCMA and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee. Read More

Friday, May 2nd- Thom Swift with Brian Dunn

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Based in Halifax, singer-songwriter and master finger-style guitarist, Thom Swift has enjoyed a career in music that that has brought him a multitude of national awards and acclaim. Read More

Saturday, May 3rd- Irish Mythen & Liam Corcoran

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Singer-songwriters Irish Mythen and Liam Corcoran will present a duo performance at the Trailside on May 3rd.This collaboration will see these two artists accompany each other on their own original songs … Read More

Friday, May 9th- Ashley Condon

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

With a Canadian Folk Music Award nod and six Music PEI Award nominations under her belt, and having landed at #3 on Penguin Eggs magazine’s list of favourite new discoveries of the year … Read More

Saturday, May 10th- Amy & Rachel Beck

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Amy & Rachel Beck are a folk duo with undeniable pop sensibilities. Amy is a talented multi-instrumentalist who switches from acoustic guitar to piano or cajon with ease during live shows … Read More

Sunday, May 11th- Mother’s Day Show w/ Dennis Ellsworth & Lindy Vopnfjord

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Dennis Ellsworth is a Prince Edward Island based songwriter and Lindy Vopnfjord (of Major Maker “Rollercoaster” fame) is from Winnipeg, though based in Toronto, ON
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Friday, May 16th- Dave Gunning

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Saturday, May 17th- Dave Gunning

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Writing from a sonic menu that includes flavors of Irish, Scottish, folk and country musical styles, Dave Gunning transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul. Read More

Friday, May 23rd- J.P Cormier

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Saturday, May 24th- J.P Cormier

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

J.P Cormier is a man with many musical talents. He is a skilled songwriter, a gifted singer, and an extraordinary musician who has accomplished success with more than one instrument. Read More

Sunday, May 25th- Jerry Leger – Mike Dixon – Dan Paynter

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Thursday, May 29th- Billy MacInnis CD Release Party for “Live at the Trailside

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Friday, May 30th- Billy MacInnis CD Release Party for “Live at the Trailside

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Saturday, May 31st- Ten Strings & a Goat Skin

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break

Saturday, June 21st- Andy Maize & Josh Finlayson of the Skydiggers

Doors/Kitchen open at 6:30pm w/ music starting at 8:00pm Tickets available on-line at Ticket Break