Corner of Grenville and Pepperell Streets, St Peter’s
Date: Aug 30, 2022
August 30, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cape Breton’s Carmen Townsend is a 4 time Music Nova Scotia Award winning artist and has most recently picked up an ECMA for Rising Star Recording of the year. She was named Best Female Artist by local Coast Reader’s and was also invited to take part in National Hockey Day where she shared the stage with Dave Bidini, Sarah Harmer and Chris Murphy (Sloan). Upon releasing her debut album in January 2011, she was selected to be the opening act for Heart’s cross Canada tour and has also shared the stage with INXS , showcased internationally at SXSW, The Great Escape Festival and Liverpool Sound City. She also spent 11wks in Australia and performed at The Woodford Folk Festival as well as The Peats Ridge Festival. Ms. Townsend is currently writing her 2nd release and will be travelling to New York City to co-write with Grammy Award winning songwriter Jesse Harris. Her self penned “Without My Love” was also featured on ABC this summer in a television series. Carmen’s first single will also be featured on “Lost Girl” and in the indie film ” Love Me”. She was selected out of hundreds of entires as a semi-finalist for the She’s The One Emerging Female Contest at the Ottawa Blues Festival. Ms. Townsend has also performed with the Halifax local Jubilee Swing Orchestra and a future album collaboration with John Wesley Chisholm is in the works. Carmen was also featured at this years Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and Celtic Colours.
” If Rock and Roll was walking down the street …it would be wearing a Carmen Townsend T-Shirt”
– International Bluesman, Matt Andersen.
Dylan Devoe is a Cape Breton Singer/Songwriter from Boularderie Island who writes Folk songs with heavy Blues and Rock N’ Roll influences intertwined. With strong vocals and gritty guitar riffs, this powerhouse performer knows how to please a crowd. His debut album “Words & Sounds” features an all-star lineup of musicians, with 6 singles topping the charts on various platforms and radio stations. Dylan writes relatable songs about love, loss and life on the East Coast and is a musical force to be reckoned with!
Be sure to spend some time in town before and after the show – grab a bite to eat, visit the shops and stay for the night.
Tunes on the Town is a live music series in downtowns throughout Cape Breton Island during summer and fall 2022. The program is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Rediscover Main Streets program.
Want to show off your Cape Breton adventure? Read through this blog to find your new favourite instagram hot spot this summer. Trust us, nothing says natural more than a nature photo.
My name is Riley Beaton and I am from Mabou, Cape Breton Island. I’ve always had a deep passion for adventure, the outdoors, and photography so getting to explore hidden gems on the Island that I love was very suiting and enjoyable. @rileybeaton2