400 people working to get Shania Twain concert site ready

Promoter says Charlottetown Event Grounds great venue for Shania Twain show

CBC News
By Angela Walker
August 27, 2014

Preparations are well underway at the Charlottetown Event Grounds for the Shania Twain and Corey Hart concert Saturday night.

Grandstands are being built that will hold 3,500 people. Another 23,000 people are expected for general admission.

According to Ken Craig with the promotion company, Donald K Donald, the first site inspection was done last November.

Craig said they have 400 people on the grounds this week getting things ready.

"Grandstands actually take about five days to build and about three days to tear down," said Craig.

"The stage itself is actually 120-feet wide by 80-feet deep. It is one of the biggest stages that we can have out here. But we need a big stage for an A artist like Shania Twain. And it will take three days to build it. Sound and lights come in on Thursday, video comes in on Friday."

Craig said it costs about $1 million to put on a show like this.

He notes 800 people will be working on site on concert day, including 300 people in security alone.

Islander Trinity Bradshaw, is also playing the show as part of the Island's 2014 Founders Week festivities.

Grandstands and stage being set up