Scotiabank Stage: July 3 - July 29, 2018


Conceived and created by Jeremy Webb & Ian Sherwood


Scotiabank Stage

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday - 2pm & 7:30pm

Key Dates:
July 3 - Pay What You Can
July 5 - Opening Night
July 10 - Industry Night

Come with, there's gonna be a time on Argyle!

Ever been to a Maritime kitchen party?

Join singer/songwriter Ian Sherwood and pals as our Scotiabank Stage becomes home to four friends throwing the best party on the East Coast, in their kitchen! Each performance has a special guest star musician!

Featuring Celia Koughan, Karen Lizotte, Malia Rogers, and many more!




See below for our list of special guest performers!


Mo Kenney (July 17 - 19)

Her latest recording, The Details, is Mo at her strongest... and most vulnerable. She delivers a powerful punch with her third record which won her the ECMA 2018 Solo Recording of the year. A promising young singer-songwriter is now a dynamic artist who has emerged with a collection of attitude-driven indie rock that will pull at your heartstrings. Mo has won numerous awards and captivated audiences with performances in Australia, Europe, the UK and the US.


Ian Janes (July 20)

Janes’ latest release, Yes Man, was given 4 out of 5 stars by Rolling Stone France, nominated for four 2017 Music Nova Scotia awards, and was nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the
2018 East Coast Music Awards. Ian was one of nine national finalists in Sirius XM/CCMA’s “Top Of the Country” competition. In March 2017 Ian's song "Can't Remember Never Loving You” was used in the hit TV show “Nashville”. Ian’s songs have also recently been recorded and performed by The Julian Taylor Band (Aporia), new country artist Danielle Bourjeaurd (Ole-Red Dot) and The James Barker Band (Universal).



Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac (July 21)

Performances at 2pm and 7:30pm!

Mary Jane is a sharer of Celtic songs, stories and spirit which has garnered numerous JUNO and East Coast Music award nominations, critical acclaim, and an international audience. Her use of modern instrumentation and arrangements provides a respectful and beautiful framework for these Gaelic treasures but it is Mary Jane’s spell binding vocal performance and heartfelt delivery that makes these selections truly come alive for the listener.

Wendy is an award-winning fiddler, piano player and step dancer from Creignish. She began appearing publicly at age 5 as a step dancer, by age 12 was studying fiddle with Stan Chapman, and at 15 was playing professionally all over Cape Breton Island. With five records to her credit – the most recent “Variations” with her Cape Breton Celtic Supergroup, Beolach – she is a favourite worldwide.


Dave Gunning (July 22)

Performances at 2pm and 7:30pm!

With a career spanning 11 albums and more than 20 years, folk-roots based singer-songwriter Dave Gunning has earned multiple East Coast and Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a Juno nomination for his well-crafted work. A genuinely engaging performer and world-class songwriter, Dave has the magnetic gift of captivating audiences by infusing his shows with his own brand of humourous tales and touching commentary on the everyday, bringing a new vibrance, energy and life to his heartfelt songs.


Christine Campbell (July 24-25)

Christine Campbell launched her new album, Roller Coaster, in April 2017. The album offers a narrative of a small-town Prince Edward Island girl who has become a powerful performer, known for her unapologetic mastery of guitar, piano and bluesy rock vocals. As a musician dedicated to her craft, discerning fans are thrilled by Christine’s live shows, offering a unique mix of old and new original songs in each performance, as well as a bonus cover or two from her rock heroes and impressive jams and solos.

T. Thomason (July 26)

With over a decade of experience in the music industry T. Thomason has garnered multiple ECMA and Music Nova Scotia nominations, song-writing awards and recognition as one of Canada’s Top 25 Under 25 by CBC Music. T. has shared the stage with The Trews, Joel Plaskett, Gord Downie, Collective Soul, Fefe Dobson, Dragonette, and Carly Rae Jepsen, to name a few. A conglomerate of Thomason’s song-writing sensibilities and reverb-y indie rock anthemic choruses, his 2016 EP “sweet baby” garnered him a nomination for Rock Recording of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards.  In November 2017, T. embarked on a new journey developing the pop/electronic sound of Thomason’s first full length record under his new name, featuring his new voice. Release is scheduled for early 2019, with singles beginning to drop in August 2018.

Charlie A’Court (July 27 - 7:30pm)

Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary song writing places him firmly on the world stage. His latest album, Come On Over, won the 2015 Blues Recording of The Year at both the East Coast Music Awards and Nova Scotia Music Awards. A’Court regularly tours across Canada and internationally, and has toured with or opened for James Cotton, Delbert McClinton, UB-40, Colin James, Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray. A five-time ECMA winner and eight-time NSMA winner, A’Court is without a doubt, one of the most genuine performers of his time.


The Hupman Brothers (July 28)

Performances at 2pm and 7:30pm!

Ryan and Scott Hupman have an original sound, superb artistry and are at ease as they find each other in the music. Raised in a family where music was important, they began playing and song writing when they were young. As a duo, they become as if one with rich percussive guitar work and expressive and intricate solos. Their accomplishments include various nominations and awards including an ECMA, a Music Nova Scotia Award, International Song writing competition semi-finalists, and a Maple Blues Award Nomination.


Old Man Luedecke (July 29)

Performances at 2pm and 7:30pm!

Old Man Luedecke is the recording and performing name of two-time JUNO Award winning roots singer songwriter Christopher Luedecke. Old Man Luedecke has appeared at major folk festivals in Canada, the US, UK and Australia and keeps up a steady touring life. He has supported artists such as Feist, Bahamas, Joel Plaskett, and Matt Andersen. He has twice appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage and is often featured on the CBC, ABC and BBC radio services. Luedecke is four-time nominated and twice-winning JUNO awards, long-listed for the Polaris Prize and multiple Music Nova Scotia award recipient.



Heather Rankin (Jul 31, Aug 1,2,4)

Performances at 2pm and 7:30pm on Saturday Aug. 4!

Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter and actor. Best known as the youngest member of the multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning musical group The Rankin Family, she has recorded and performed with a variety of artists, including The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon.

Holding a BFA in Theatre from Acadia, her recent stage credits include Birdy in Daniel MacIvor’s Small Things (Neptune/Mulgrave Road), Donna in Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad (Neptune), and Bitsy in MacIvor’s Bingo (Mulgrave Road/Neptune) - for which she was nominated for a Merritt Award.

In 2016 she co-hosted the ECMAs with Ashley MacIsaac, and performed at a barbecue for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That year she released her debut solo album A Fine Line which was nominated for a Juno Award, and two East Coast Music Awards for “We Walk As One.”


Scotiabank Stage: July 3 - 29, 2018