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OUR HISTORY

 

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What was once a cow pasture in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, is now the home of the largest multi-day outdoor music festival in Atlantic Canada – the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. More than 70,000 visitors annually flock to the festival for the biggest names in country music, camping, dining, the warmest waters north of the Carolina’s and to create memories that last a lifetime.

 

Past performers have included: Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, and country legends Alabama and Reba.

 

The American Bus Association has named Cavendish Beach Music Festival to its Top 100 Events in North America and the West Jet Fun N’ Festivals Series deemed the festival Top 10 Best Festival in Canada. The festival has also been nominated as Event of the Year by the East Coast Music Association and the Canadian Country Music Association.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INITIATIVES

 

Cavendish Beach Music Festival is committed to protecting the precious PEI coastline, limiting our carbon footprint and bringing environmentally conscientious practices to our site such as:

 

  • Full on-site recycling program
  • Public transit and carpool system
  • Powered by Bullfrog Power: clean, renewable energy. All of our electricity comes from low-impact, renewable wind sources from the PEI Wind Farm

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GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

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Cavendish Beach Music Festival Supports Local Charities to the Tune of over $550,000!

For the past five years, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival has been hosting the “World’s Greatest Country Music Festival,” putting Cavendish, Prince Edward Island on the world stage and injecting millions of dollars into the local tourism economy. But, no matter how big this festival gets, organizers never forget their Prince Edward Island roots and the volunteer spirit that courses through this province.

The Cavendish Beach Music Festival  has a reputation across North America for being friendly and enthusiastic. While a lot of this energy comes from festival fans, some of it has to be attributed to the volunteer groups who work at the event. When volunteers are working for a cause, they tend to do even the most difficult job with a smile. For their continued service and support, festival organizers are truly grateful.

Following are only a few of the charitable organizations we have supported:

- North Shore Minor Hockey Association
- CNIB
- Habitat for Humanity
- Island EMS
- Children’s Wish Foundation
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- Special Olympics
- Western Hospital
- Junior Achievement of PEI
- Canadian Cancer Society
- AIDS PEI
- Holland College
- Music PEI
- College of Piping
- u17 Boys Basketball
- Prince County Hospital
- Canada Games Mens Basketball
- Special Olympics
- Syncro PEI
- Habitat for Humanity
- WCRFC “Avema” Senior Women’s Soccer
- PEI Field Hockey Association
- Prostate Cancer Canada
- New Glasgow Fire Department
- Junior Achievement
- Speed Skate PEI
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- English Language School Board

The Cavendish Beach Music Festival is always looking for dedicated volunteer groups to work various tasks at the festival. If you are interested, please email [email protected].

We process a number of donations annually. If you have a donation request please send to [email protected].

Deadline for 2014 donations is June 1, 2014.


ACCESS ADVISOR

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The Cavendish Beach Music Festival has been recently accredited as “Fully Accessible” by Access Advisor. We offer a wealth of services to our physically challenged guests to ensure a positive experience. Services include an accessible parking lot for those with the government issued parking passes, a limo golf cart shuttle service to and from the parking lot, through accreditation at the gate, accessible washrooms, crushed gravel pathways, and a newly constructed accessible viewing platform that offers a premium view of the main stage. Our accessible viewing platform is fully licensed and comes complete with a beverage server. We do not take reservations or charge a separate fee for this service. Space is plentiful and is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

  • To read more about our accessible classification, visit Access Advisor’s Website. www.accessadvisor.ca