The Cavendish Beach Music Festival is a music festival held in mid-July in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Cavendish is a resort community located 39 kilometres (24 mi) northwest of the provincial capital Charlottetown.
In 2009, its inaugural year, the festival was a three-day event and featured major acts Rik Reese & Neon Highway, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, and Reba McEntire. Additional acts included Paul Brandt, Doc Walker, and Deric Ruttan.
In 2010, the festival was extended to five days and the site included the construction of a permanent stage and other supporting infrastructure.New to the festival for 2010 was a day featuring local artists in a partnership with the East Coast Music Association named “ECMA at the Beach”. Major acts in 2010 included Rik Reese & Neon Highway, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift, and Lady Antebellum. Additional acts included Emerson Drive, Gloriana, The Road Hammers, Shane Yellowbird, Dean Brody, Melanie Morgan, Gord Bamford, Tara Oram, Victoria Banks, and Ashley MacIsaac.
Taylor Swift performing on July 10, 2010 to a crowd of 35,000 people.
Country music superstar Taylor Swift took the stage on July 10, the third day of the festival where approximately 35,000 people were in attendance.
In 2011, the festival was a four-day event with major acts Trace Adkins, Johnny Reid, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Additional acts included Eric Church, George Canyon, Tanya Tucker, Aaron Lines, Chad Brownlee, Ricky Skaggs, Corb Lund, and Doc Walker.