The party is back in the kitchen this summer at Neptune Theatre

The Argyle Street Kitchen Party returns with its focus on East Coast talent

The Argyle Street Kitchen Party continues at Neptune Theatre's Scotiabank Theatre through August 25. Photo by Stoo Metz.
The Argyle Street Kitchen Party continues at Neptune Theatre's Scotiabank Theatre through August 25. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Few people do it like East Coasters do it. The kitchen party that is. And Neptune Theatre knows it, as they have announced the return of The Argyle Street Kitchen Party this summer.

Conceived and created by Halifax-based folk musician Ian Sherwood and Neptune Theatre’s artistic director Jeremy Webb, The Argyle Street Kitchen Party will feature some of Atlantic Canadian’s top musical talent.

Hosted by Sherwood, alongside East Coasters Celia Koughan, Karen Lizotte, and Malia Rogers, they will be joined by a series of special musical guests through the show’s run.

“The beauty of The Argyle Street Kitchen Party is that you could come again another night and experience a new guest and a different vibe each time,” says Webb in a media release. “It’s a great way for visitors and locals to experience some of our best local musicians in an authentically Nova Scotian way.”

Opening The Argyle Street Kitchen Party on July 23 are Nova Scotia sisters Cassie & Maggie. The 2018 Juno award nominees will bring their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic instrumentals and vocals to the stage.

Also scheduled to appear on August 6 & 7 are husband and wife duo John and Lisa McLaggan, who together make up Tomato Tomato. Featuring an eclectic mix of folk and country, the New Brunswick-based couple have just recently released their latest album “Canary In A Coal Mine”.

Later in August, singer-songwriter and actor Heather Rankin returns to the Neptune Theatre. A member of the multi-platinum group The Rankin Family, she goes solo for her appearance at The Argyle Street Kitchen Party August 13-18, prior to making a return to Halifax for three concerts this winter.

Closing out The Party on August 20-25 is Canadian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, Lennie Gallant.

Other musicians scheduled to perform are Christina Martin, Charlie A’Court, T. Thomason, Ryan Cook, Reeny Smith, Mo Kenney, and Makayla Lynn.

The Argyle Street Kitchen Party is a toast to some of the best music, both new and old, that the East Coast has to offer,” says Sherwood in the release. “It’s been an absolute time putting this together with some of the best musicians I can think of to share the stage with.”

The Argyle Street Kitchen Party plays the Scotiabank Stage at Neptune Theatre July 23 through August 25. Visit neptunetheatre.com for tickets and information.