Friday August 21
If you’re hungry for great musical entertainment then Big Fish is definitely the catch of the day. This lively quintet, noted for their strong harmonies and expansive set list of all your favorites, has been performing their unique show for over twenty years throughout the Maritimes and central Canada. Audiences of all ages have been fascinated by the creativity, powerful voices and showmanship of this talented group of performers as they bring together songs from the 50’s to the present and covers everything from Broadway musicals to Maritime music. This group loves to sing and have fun and it shows!
Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound
Grab a drink, grab some ribs and get ready to groove. Come get funky (and maybe chunky) and help us close out our first full day of Ribfest with Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound. You’ll be sure to leave with a full belly and a great workout!
The group channels classic soul and funk in their infectious original material. With an airtight rhythm section and searing horns lay the foundation, over which the five-foot firecracker lead vocalist Roxy Mercier soulfully drives home songs of social justice, love lost & won.
The band just released their new album, Stand Up & is making waves across the country & beyond. The new record reminds it’s listeners to fight for what you believe in & that love really does conquer all.
Saturday August 22
Tracy Lynn & The Silver Flame Band
Tracy Lyn has been captivating audiences since the age of 11, after her first television appearance. Originally from Pictou County, this powerful vocalist went professional in 2016 with The Silver Flame Band. She is working on her second album to be released in 2020 and is currently touring Atlantic Canada.
Randy Swallow Band
Hailing from Thorburn, Nova Scotia, Randy Swallow has earned a reputation for himself as an engaging and dynamic guitarist and frontman.
Swallow categorizes himself as progressive blues -a flavour of blues including names like Jeff Healey, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Colin James, and Eric Clapton all bear influence on Swallow’s aggressive but melodic and ultra-confident guitar playing.
Performing in a power trio format while slinging a custom built guitar of his own creation, Swallow has shared stages and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Healey, Dutch Mason, Jerry Doucette, and Mike Smith, better known today as Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.
Dirty Rockin Scoundrels
The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels bring you the best Rock ‘n’ Roll music of the 50’s and 60’s with an intense live show that’s guaranteed to rock your socks off.
Next Exit is a 4 piece East Coast Cover Band based out of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The band consists of Dave Wright (vocals and guitar), Jason Conway (vocals and bass), Matt Kenny (vocals and lead guitar), and Brandon MacDonald (drums). Their music repertoire crosses various genres from rock, country, pop, maritime and more. With the guys all coming from different music backgrounds and all being highly proficient in multi-styles of music, they blend it all together and it makes for a very diverse, high energy, crowd pleasing good time
Neon Soul Machine
You heard it here first – Neon Soul Machine will be joining us this year! They are a 10-piece party band serving you tunes from across the board. Get ready to bust a move (and maybe your gut after all those ribs 😉)
Sunday August 23
The Kitchen Criminals
The Kitchen Criminals (KC) are a four piece Celtic Rock band home based in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. After 4 years of performing together, they have recorded their first album of original tunes, Down The Hatch. The 10 track album ranges from high energy drinking anthems to love ballads. Many of their tunes feature toe tapping fiddle licks and a chorus you cannot help but find yourself participating in.
Outfitted with an acoustic guitar, fiddle, bodhran drum and bass guitar, KC sets the stage with their Celtic instrumentation and love for the typical East Coast kitchen party atmosphere. Largely influenced by other Atlantic Canadian bands such as MacKeel, Great Big Sea and Rawlins Cross, KC’s own music ranges from original songs, to fiddle reels and Celtic classics. Their musical appeal extends into many stylistic tastes and their first album, Down The Hatch, is no exception.
Trilogy consists of three Pictou County musicians that have combined their unique styles into one harmonious sound. Whether you’re a country fan, a pop lover or anything in between – they’ve got you covered. Not only can Trilogy change it up by genre, but each member can carry a tune on multiple instruments.