August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
Opening Day – August 10, 2019

Emmanuelle LeBlancPrince Edward Island will host the Congrès mondial acadien for the first time in 2019, and it all gets under way on August 10 in Abram-Village! The day will take on a folk festival atmosphere, with a big show in the evening on the Acadian Festival site in Abram-Village.

As the day’s artistic director, Emmanuelle LeBlanc, explained, “Opening day will give people an opportunity to discover some great musical groups and meet with artists from all disciplines, including musicians, cooks, and craftspeople. It will truly be a day of discovery.”

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

6 a.m.:
Breakfast & musical entertainment, Borden
Starring: Monique Poirier - Patricia Richard - Corde à vents

10 a.m.:
Community fair, Mont-Carmel
Starring: Les Paloudes - DOC - Cajun Country Reviva
Exposition agricole & Festival acadien Site
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2 p.m.:
Folk Festival on the opening site of CMA 2019
Folk workshops with violin masters, with a mix of traditional Acadian music and contemporary music. Many artists will share their songs and discuss around the Acadian music.
Starring: L’enchantement des abeilles - Marcella Richard - Menoncle Jason - Carnaval en Promenade - Backyard Devils
Hosted by: Ryan Doucette

6 p.m.:
Official opening ceremony

7 p.m.:
Opening show
Starring: Barachois - The East Pointers - Arthur Comeau - La Famille Savoy - Lennie Gallant - Vishtèn - Les Hay Babies - Acadie Danse - Suroît - Cajun Country Revival
Credit Union Stage, Abram-Village

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