Music, comedy and food aplenty featured at Acadian Musical Village this summer
Visitors and Islanders will be able to get their fill of lively Acadian music, hilarious comedy and delicious food when they visit the popular Acadian Musical Village this summer.
“We will present you with one of the best slate of events we’ve ever had at the Acadian Musical Village,” sayspresident Marcel Bernard.
“We are overjoyed to be able to present on our stages some of P.E.I.’s best Acadian performers, both musical and theatrical, to provide you an opportunity you to discover and experience our rich Acadian culture. It is therefore a great pleasure to invite everyone to come and visit us.”
From Mondays to Fridays, noon to 4 p.m., in Ti-Manuel’s Barn, Gadelle will meet with visitors and perform two 45-minute shows, at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. This super-group is formed of fiddler Louise Arsenault and guitar-keyboard player Helen Bergeron (both former members of the group Barachois), along with singer Caroline Bernard (formerly of Les Girls) and bass player Rémi Arsenault (formerly of Vishten).
Each week, the Acadian Musical Village offers three nights of “V’nez veiller” dinnertheatre show, starting in midJuly with three acts of comedy and music, interspersed with a four-course meal. Advance reservations are required. “The Belle of the Ball, by Wayne Robichaud, will play Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., July 18 to Aug. 22, and
on Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m., “Retour au fou-foyer” by Raymond J. Arsenault hits the main stage, July 20 to Aug. 30.
Every Saturday from July 8 to Aug. 26 (as well as July 21) will be Kids’ Day at the Acadian Musical Village. Between 1 and 3 p.m., two 45-minute shows will be performed by young P.E.I. performers, including the trio of “Janelle, Colby & Britney”, the band Paloude and the duo of Connie and Judy Yun. Other performers will be |confirmed over the coming weeks.
A variety of other festivities and celebrations will also be held on the grounds throughout the summer. In addition, those who would like to discover magnificent works of art by Acadian artists are welcomed to visit “La galerie La Palette”, located on the terrace.
When visitors and locals are hungry, they can visit the RestoBar La Trappe anytime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. for some terrific Acadian or seafood dishes. Or, visitors may also want to buy some fresh baked goods from La Galette blanche bakery, also located on site.
Gadelle will be entertaining visitors at the Acadian Musical Village all summer long. This fantastic group is formed of, from left, Louise Arsenault, Rémi Arsenault, Caroline Bernard and Helen Bergeron.