Live & Local Thursdays

Join us every Thursday at Kiju's for an evening of live & local music! 

6pm - 9pm

Free Admission

A different local artist every week! 

Live and Local: Thursday Music Series at Kiju’s


June 1st

Stewart MacDonald

Cape Breton musician, Stewart MacDonald, began his music career almost 20 years ago. During this time he has had the opportunity to gain a wide variety of musical experience performing with many of Cape Breton’s finest musicians. He has played violin for the Cape Breton Orchestra and with Le Grand Cercle as well as performing for Celtic Colors International Festival.  He plays a variety of styles including Folk/Rock, Celtic and Easy Listening.


June 8th

Jason MacDonald

Jason is an award-winning Cape Breton singer and songwriter from Gabarus Lake, CB.  Jason draws on his experience as a lobster fisherman, tree farmer and carpenter to craft the songs that have populated his 3 recordings. Jason is another crowd favorite!



June 15th

Buddy MacDonald

Buddy MacDonald, from the North Shore of Cape Breton, has been a singer/songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years.  Over the years he has travelled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries. Buddy's songs have been performed and recorded by artists throughout the country. Buddy continues to tour. Whether in a small country hall, pub, festival or concert theatre, his love of writing, singing and entertaining comes across to bridge the gap between performer and listener.


June 22nd

Mike Lelievre

A founding member of the CB saltwater reggae band Slowcoaster, Mike is an accomplished guitarist and singer.  He has been hosting Open Mikey’s at Governor’s for the past 5 years and is always a crowd favorite.


June 29th


Michele Stephens

Michele Stephens' unique and soulful style of solo piano and vocals are well known and she is a fixture in the diverse music fabric of the Cape Breton scene. She is a jazz, R&B, soul, Broadway, torch, pop songstress  and her amazing vocals are showcased by her deft piano chops - she delivers sultry, nuanced performances of eclectic musical choices and her original songs. Often compared to musicians like: Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy,  Stevie Nicks and Maria Muldaur - Michele is always striving to put her own sound and spin on her music and she leaves her audiences wanting more of the smoky, piano bar throwback feeling she creates! 


July 6th

Jordan Musycsyn

Jordan is a hard working singer/songwriter, is a masterful storyteller writing songs about life and love with pathos and humour in a Folk-Country style. He sustains a busy touring schedule throughout Canada in support of his sophomore album ‘Old State of Mind’. Drawing on his own life experiences he writes relatable songs of love, loss and the human condition. A dynamic performer, Jordan moves the audience from laughter to tears and back again.


July 13th

John Curtis Sampson

With a music career that has spanned over 20 years, John Curtis Sampson is known as one of Cape Breton’s finest country crooners.  This multi-award winning artist will sing classic country and holiday favorites all night long!



July 20th

Chad Tetford

Chad Tetford is a songwriter/singer from Mira, Nova Scotia.
He has been singing and writing for as long as he remembers. His songs are infused with a little Country, Pop, Rock and Celtic from his Cape Breton roots. He has been featured on various radio stations on the East Coast. His song “California Morning” has been receiving radio play on CBC throughout Canada. CM hit number one on the popular internet radio show eastcoastcountdown. He performs regularly in Halifax, Cape Breton and around the Maritime’s.



July 27th

Laurenn Marchand

Laurenn is an Indie/Folk singer-song writer that will make those feelings come to life and bring warmth to your soul. This modern-day songstress from Cape Breton has found herself gaining popularity across Canada.

Her debut EP, Ghosts in the Garden, was nominated for Solo Recording of the Year, Folk recording of the Year, and New Artist Recording of the Year at the 2016 MNS Awards. Laurenn is heading on tour this fall and is ready to captivate audiences across the Maritimes. 





July 27, 2017, 6:00 pm