Photos by Jim Brown
Scorching temperatures were no match for the fevered excitement of thousands of country fans descended on the Cavendish Beach Music Festival grounds on Day 1 of the festival, which opened with chart-topping Calgary country artist Ben Chase (born and raised on PEI) and concluded with a performance later that evening by multi-platinum American singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes.
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The trademark Cavendish Beach Music Festival cowboy hats were on full display at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival on opening day, July 5.
Fans arrived early and in high spirits for an afternoon performance by Calgary country music star Ben Chase