Maritime Kitchen Party (MKP) is named after a well- known tradition in Nova Scotia. We all know Maritimers love to party; and inevitably, the party ends up in the kitchen! There’s always a guitar playing, or someone belting out traditional songs at the top of their lungs.  MKP brings that feeling to their live performances with foot-stomping music heavily influenced with Canadiana such as Great Big Sea, Stompin’ Tom, Blue Rodeo and more. Throw in some MKP originals, rock, country and more and the party is “Rarin’ to go!”

MKP has opened for… or played with:

Kim Mitchell, Blue Rodeo, 54/40, Men of the Deeps, Big Sugar (twice) Dave Gunning, Bruce Guthro, James Keelaghan, Rita Chiarelli, Tal Bachman, Prism, Great Big Sea, Econoline Crush, The Sheepdogs (twice) and many more.

With a collective 90+ years in the business, MKP’s members are:

Steve Smith – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica

Shannon O’Neill – electric lead 5-string bass, backup vocals

Trevor Wallach – percussion, backup vocals

Major Appearances/Highlights:

  • Vernon Performing Arts Center, FOCUS Online Series with Shamma Sabir, January 2021
  • East Coast Garden Party Festivals, Fort MacMurray and Grand Prairie, 2017 with Trooper, Finger 11, The Arkells, Buck Cherry and the Sheep Dogs, 2017
  • Sun Peaks Resort Lobsterfest with 54/40, 2017
  • Penticton RibFest, Penticton BC, July 2016
  • Penticton Scottish Festival, July 2016
  • Boomtown Casino, Ft. McMurray, August 2014
  • Magnificent River Rats Festival, Athabasca, July 2014
  • Revelstoke Credit Union – 60th Anniversary Bash, Sept. 2013
  • Kuskanex Bridge Opening Community Celebration, Nakusp, BC, August 2013
  • Revelstoke Music Festival, Revelstoke, BC, June 2010- 2013
  • Kamloops Concert Series, Kamloops, BC, June 2011-2018
  • Revelstoke Arts Council Streetfest Series, 2009-2019
  • Glacier/Kokanee Inter-provincial Ball Tournament – Main Stage- Revelstoke, BC, Aug. 2001-2013 (Intermittently)
  • Canada Day (Main Stage), Revelstoke, BC, July 2009-13
  • International Provincial Exhibition, Dodge Main Stage, Armstrong, BC, August 2012
  • Cabin Fever Music Festival, Yellowknife, NT, March 2012
  • BC Royal Canadian Legion Tour, Oct-Nov 2011
  • Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT – 1992, 1996, 2003-2005 (Steve Smith)
  • Open Sky Festival, Ft. Simpson, NT, (Steve Smith), July, 2007
  • South Slave Friendship Festival, Ft. Smith, NT, 1995-1997 (Steve Smith)
  • Big Pond Festival (Rita MacNeil), Cape Breton, NS, 1995 (Steve Smith)

Ski Resorts:

Apex Ski Resort, Kelowna, 2019, 2020
Sun Peaks Resort, Kamloops, BC, 2017 – present
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke, BC, 2009-present
Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing, Blue River, BC, March 2011-present
Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley, BC, February 2012
Sunshine Village, Banff, December 2011
Panorama, Invermere – Feb. 2010

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