All-star, all-Nova Scotia entertainment for Lobster Carnival

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The entertainment lineup for this year’s Pictou Lobster Carnival will be rockin’ the waterfront.

After a year-long void of live music, organizers are looking forward to hosting a weekend of entertainment and they’ve put together a lineup of Nova Scotia talent that is sure to appeal to all ages.

Long-time Nova Scotia favourite Matt Minglewood Band will return to the Carnival stage as the main event Friday night. A press release from the Lobster Carnival Committee says, “Minglewood’s blues-style rock is just what we need to get back into the spirit of celebrating summer in Nova Scotia.”

Be ready to rock on Saturday night with Hush, Pistol Packin’ Papas and, closing act, Andre Pettipas and The Giants! This local group has a new CD coming out the same week as Carnival so festival-goers are sure to enjoy the group’s sing-along anthems.

Dave Sampson will take the stage Sunday evening. Deemed one of Canada’s Walk of Fame emerging artists, Sampson’s heart-on-your-sleeves folk-pop style music is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Some of Pictou County’s best entertainers will be joining in throughout the weekend, including Albert Brother’s Band on Friday night, Truro’s Awolk on Saturday night and Jud Gunning with his guitar pickin’ folk music on Sunday. Local country performer Jason Perry, along with Cape Breton’s Robert Bouchard and the Ultimate Online Kitchen Party favourite, Kelly Family Band, will also perform Sunday afternoon.

The organizing committee says all of this entertainment will be delivered safely. “We’re submitting a plan to Public Health for approval hopefully in early May,” says Kent Corbett. “We’re working hard putting the plans together to keep the event as safe as possible for everyone.”

Watch for more details on the Carnival’s Facebook page and website as the weekend entertainment schedule is finalized.