CBMF History

Cavendish Beach
Music Festival

Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

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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!

CBMF (or “Cavy” to adoring fans) is a summer tradition for more than 60,000 country music lovers. The festival made its mark on the national stage as a two-time winner of the Canadian Country Music Association Festival/Event of the Year and nominee for East Coast Music Association Festival/Event of the Year. Appearing on several international top destination festival lists, it’s no secret why CBMF annually attracts droves of visitors to the region.

Nestled in the coastal resort community of Cavendish, the festival is surrounded by picturesque beaches with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. The area boasts many attractions and adventures – camping, amusement parks, seaside dining, outdoor activities, galleries, shops, and the stunning Prince Edward Island National Park. Every July, Cavendish is turned into the hottest, most star-studded spot in the region, where memories are made that last a lifetime.

Past performers include Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, Reba McEntire, and pop sensation Shawn Mendes.

After a hiatus in 2020, we returned in 2021 with the Road Back to Cavendish: a series of live shows throughout Atlantic Canada leading up to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival Presented by Bell in July 2022. Gord Bamford and Tim Hicks kicked off the First Stop on the Road Back to Cavendish, with more stops on the way – including The Washboard Union, Dallas Smith, and more!

The Cavendish Beach Music Festival Presented by Bell will be the highlight of summer 2022, featuring superstars Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, and Dustin Lynch. Hop onboard the Road Back to Cavendish as we make our way towards #CBMF2022!

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