Sherman Downey show postponed due to bad weather

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Newfoundland ferry cancellation postpones roots-rock concert to Tuesday night

CHARLOTTETOWN – The cruel hand of Mother Nature has left Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case stranded at the ferry dock. The award-winning Newfoundland group was scheduled to play The Mack this Saturday night, but due to nasty winter weather, have had their ferry to Cape Breton cancelled.

Sobeys Live @ the Centre presents Newfoundland folk-pop band Sherman Downey and The Ambiguous Case at The Mack on Feb. 15 as part of the Winter Songwriters Series.


Last spring, the folk-pop act was crowned winner of CBC’s National Searchlight competition for Best New Artist, chosen from over 3,000 entries from across Canada. Now the Newfoundland group is kicking off a Canadian tour for their new album, "The Sun in Your Eyes."

Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case have recently toured to festivals such as The concert is rescheduled for this Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Confederation Centre’s box office will be in touch with all ticket holders, and there are still some tickets remaining.

Evolve, Canadian Music Week, and Indieweek, and Downey is thrilled to be making their debut at Confederation Centre.

“The centre actually gave us one of our first big breaks, bringing us to the Vancouver Olympics for Atlantic Canada House,” the dreadlocked front-man recalls. “I feel that there's a unique kinship between P.E.I. and Newfoundland that comes from growing up on an island,” he continues. “It's as if we all knew that even if we were cut off from everything else, we'd still find comfort in the music. The boys and I feel quite at home on P.E.I.”

Tickets are available at Confederation Centre’s box office at 566-1267 and toll-free at 1-800-565-0278, online at, or in person at the concert.

Organizations: Confederation Centre, CBC, The Sun Atlantic Canada House

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Canada, P.E.I.

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