Cavendish Beach Music Festival (CBMF), presented by Bell is making a triumphant return this summer. The festival is back with main stage headliners Luke Combs on Thursday, July 7th, Darius Rucker on Friday, July 8th, and Dustin Lynch on Saturday, July 9th.
The Colliding Tides Kitchen Stage will also kick off on Thursday, July 7th and run until Saturday, July 9th, with an incredible array of talent including Allie Colleen.
Cavendish Beach Music Festival has quickly grown to become Atlantic Canada’s largest multi-day outdoor music festival. Located in the picturesque coastal resort community of Cavendish, P.E.I, Cavendish is turned into the hottest, most star-studded spot in the region every July, attracting over 60,000 country music fans each year. Past festival performers have included Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum, and country legends Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, Reba, and pop sensation Shawn Mendes.
I had the opportunity to chat with Allie Colleen one of the Colliding Tides Kitchen Stage performers about what festival attendees can expect from her performance, tips for first time festival goers + more!
Kat: What does performing at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival mean to you?
Allie: IT’S OUR FIRST TIME IN CANADA! If that’s not cool enough– I’m excited as a fan of country music. This year’s line up is pretty stacked and we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to play and to show that we hang well with the big boys.
Kat: Can you give us any hints about what festival goers can expect from your performance this year?
Allie: I dropped my first album in November and we bring all that music on the road with us. We have songs for single parents, children of divorce, parents who are navigating divorce, cowboys and women expressing their sexuality. We bring a couple covers with us like Jo Dee Messina and Kings of Leon, and my personal favourite – I’ve got good jokes.
Kat: Can you share with us a little about what goes into your preparation for a performance at a music festival this large?
Allie: Being that this festival is our first performance out of the US the preparation is pretty outstandingly different. Papers, customs, I am still not sure how we are even getting our merch there, but it’s gonna be a cool learning experience for me.
Kat: What do you enjoy most about music festivals, aside from performing?
Allie: Being a fan! I am going to enjoy my time off stage just as much as my time on stage, I can promise you that.
Kat: Do you have any wisdom or tips for a first time festival goer?
Allie: Nah, grip it and rip it. Come and have fun! I always encourage hands-on learning – come and see what it’s about!
Kat: What are your plans for the rest of 2022? More live performances? Any new music?
Allie: Yes, yes and yes. Staying on the road as much as we can to promote the new stuff we’ve been working on, and between you and I… it’s pretty good stuff. Can’t wait to share it!
Website: https://cavendishbeachmusic.comA Chat With Cavendish Beach Music Festival Colliding Tides Kitchen Stage Artist Mariya Stokes