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Bluegrass on the Boardwalk

August 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

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Our Boardwalk chefs are going hog-wild to claim juicy victory as the BIG 5 BBQ BATTLE CHAMPION! We’re firing up the Big Green Eggs at dawn on Friday, August 26th to create the most fantastic pulled pork the city has to offer! Paired with the best bluegrass music in the Maritimes, this is summer at its finest – featuring performances from Pretty Archie and The BackYard Devils!
Immediately following the 5 oc’lock Work Whistle Weekend Windup, the Boardwalk chef’s from Saint John Ale House, Ryan Duffy’s Steak & Seafood – Saint John, McGill’s, Lemongrass Thai Fare and Grannan’s Seafood will present the best of the best – pulled pork sundaes!
What’s a pulled pork sundae you ask? Join us at 5pm and you could receive a #free sample of the amazing creations from our Boardwalk chefs!
Kicking off the Bluegrass weekend entertainment is Pretty Archie at 5pm followed by The BackYard Devils at 8pm!

Bluegrass On the Boardwalk

Pretty Archie is a Country/Folk/Bluegrass band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Long time friends Brian Cathcart (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Matt McNeil (Lead Guitar, Mandolin) and Colin Gillis (Harmonica, Bass, Vocals) and Redmond MacDougall (Banjo, Percussion, Vocals) make up this quartet. Always jamming together growing up, they guys decided in May 2012 to form a band. The band chose the name Pretty Archie after a local (Cape Breton) character known for playing with 2 strings outside shopping malls in any weather and not always (or ever) in key. The guys thought the name Pretty Archie embodied the love of playing and performing music along with representing their hometown.

Pretty Archie

The Backyard Devils musical roots stretch deep and wide, bringing people together in a shared experience of culture and heritage. Members of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative are brought together by the fun of sharing music. We envision an enduring community, celebrating and enriching our culture through music. Our mission is to create meaningful connections between cultures, community groups, artists and audiences by offering music-related events.Backyard Devils pic crop