The Cape Breton Makin’ Waves concert series returns to Wentworth Park this summer


SYDNEY, NS – Cape Breton’s Makin’ Waves concert series is set to return this summer to its home base at the historic bandstand in Wentworth Park.

Announced in a press release, organizers said the free concert titled “Welcome Home to Live Music” will take place over five Thursday nights from July 7 to August 4.

The outdoor concert series, which was nominated for the 2020 ECMA Event of the Year, will bring the park to life with music, food trucks and vendors.

This year‘s event will feature 10 lead artists and five young local songwriters.

“We are so excited to be planning Wentworth Park this summer,” said event coordinator Joe Costello. “The Makin’ Waves Foundation brings people together to experience art and community. With our partners and funders at all levels of government, we welcome everyone home to listen to live music.

Series headliners include Cape Breton songwriter Dave Sampson, former Hey Rosetta frontman Tim Baker, three-time Polaris Prize nominee Basia Bulat, Hall of Fame inductee Canadian songwriter Lennie Gallant and New York band Red Baraat.

Also at Makin’ Waves are two-time ECMA 2022 winner Morgan Toney, acclaimed jazz artist and host of CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Jazz show Laila Biali, blues and sacred steel ensemble from Florida The Lee Boys and Island Girls member Jenn Sheppard.

Other artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

A full program and more information on the performers is available online at


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