Trinity United Church in Summerside will host a variety concert at 2 p.m. on March 24 featuring Nathan Wiley, Juliette Squarebriggs, Party Mix and Logan Maddix.
Doors open for this family-friendly concert at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $12 with advance tickets available for $10 at the church office, 90 Spring St., Summerside, or by calling Wendell at 902-436-8600. Children under 10 years are admitted free. Trinity is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information on the concert, contact the church office at 902-436-3155.
Hailing from Summerside, Wiley, who is a three-time ECMA winner and five-time Music P.E.I. winner, first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut, “Bottom Dollar”. He made good on the promise of that release with his follow-up, “High Low”, two years later. His blend of classic sounds with a modern, slightly world-weary perspective, struck a chord with listeners. Next came “The City Destroyed Me”, followed last year by “Bandits”, a six-song EP that was nominated for four Music P.E.I. Awards. Wiley has shared the stage with artists, including Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Matt Mays and Ron Sexsmith, and his work has appeared on TV, film and stage. He splits his time these days between writing new material, producing other Maritime acts (including an ECMA-winning record for Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Drea MacDonald, the Fluffy Little Cowboys and Nikkie) and scoring short and feature length films.
Squarebriggs moved to the Island in 1990 from the northern part of New Brunswick along the Baie of Chaleurs. She learned to play rhythm guitar for her love of singing, which she has done since an early age. She is the 11th child of 12 and followed in the footsteps of her late father and four of her brothers who are also musicians. She will be accompanied by Jack Darrach and Fred Arsenault.
Party Mix is a cover band from the north shore of Prince Edward Island that plays down-home favourites, pop and country – essentials for a kitchen party. Party Mix consists of Betty Pound, Charles Reid, Malcolm Lane, Matthew MacLaine and Brad Trivers, but may be a partly mixed subset on this occasion.
Born and raised in Summerside, Maddix, is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar and sings primarily focused on folk, and blues genre. He’ll perform a few of his original compositions and maybe a few cover numbers.