Shania Twain rocks crowd at P.E.I. Founders Week Concert

CTV News
August 31, 2014

Canadian country music superstar Shania Twain rocked a crowd of more than 22,000 in Charlottetown Saturday night with a high-energy performance at the P.E.I. Founders Week Concert.

It was Twain's first time performing in Prince Edward Island, and fans of the Ontario native could barely contain their excitement.

"We got our tickets back in March. We were the first ones. We slept out in the car overnight to get our tickets," Mary and Kristina McCormick said.

Twain performed with her regular band, which backs her in Las Vegas where she regularly performs.

The five-time Grammy Award winning singer dazzled the crowd with a diverse set, which saw her dancing in her trademark black cat suit and included a segment where she sang her hit single "You're Still the One" on a white horse.

After the concert Twain marvelled at how everything seemed to come together perfectly during the show.

"The weather was gorgeous, and the wind was just blowing in the right way… it couldn't have been better. It was wonderful," she told CTV Atlantic.

Twain later shared photos of the rehearsals on her Facebook page.

P.E.I. singer Trinity Bradshaw was one of the performers who opened for Twain. She said she'd never forget the experience.

"I'm going to be telling this story to my grandkids," Bradshaw said. "I'm never going to forget this moment for the rest of my life. This is truly a dream come true."

The concert kicked off Founders Week, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which led to Confederation.

The week runs until Sept. 7, and includes a parade of ships, historical re-enactments, as well as musical and dance performances.