Eight music events you should check out in Fredericton this weekend

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This weekend includes swing dancing, a musical theatre coffeehouse, an Elvis tribute and lots of great music. 

Mary Beth Carty plays Grimross Brewing Co. on Friday night with Patrick Reynolds. Photo: facebook.com/stompinmary/

Friday 

Alex Bailey Swing Band at The Tipsy Muse Café. Bring your dancing shoes, because The Alex Bailey Swing Band is back for another incredible show! You are in for a great night of swing music and tons of surprises. It’s a show not to be missed, and you will leave smiling. For this evening, we set up the band in a way that allows for a dance floor, and it will be bumping the whole night. 7 p.m.

Patrick Reynolds and Mary Beth Cardy at Grimross Brewing Co. Drawing upon folk and blues traditions, and incorporating soul and rock influences, Patrick Reynolds writes songs with heartfelt lyrics and performs them energetically. With an accordion, musical bones, and stomping board, Mary Beth Carty is a rare gem. She was nominated Traditional Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Awards in 2009, and her solo album, Les biens-nommés, was nominated for a 2018 East Coast Music Award. 8 p.m.

Jim Axelrod Big Little Band at Johnston Avenue Seniors Centre. You’ll hear songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Dutch Mason, the Downchild Blues Band, and more. 7 p.m.

Saturday 

Matthew Sears at The Tipsy Muse Café. Sears is a Classics prof at UNB. He grew up in Nashwaaksis, playing in several bands around town, and now tries his hand at playing and writing rock and roll songs. 7 p.m.

Thane Dunn’s Elvis: Birthday Celebration at The Playhouse. Everyone’s favourite tribute to Elvis returns with the new show everyone is raving about. See the two-time World Champion perform 2 eras of Presley’s amazing career for the first time as he celebrates the birthday of music’s biggest icon: Elvis Presley. Thane Dunn has been called the complete Elvis package; he has the look, sound, moves and magnetic personality that have made him a fan favourite to Elvis fans young and old alike. 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Warm Up with Don Bosse & Mary Milliken at Grimross Brewing Co. Equally at home providing the elegant ambiance for a reception or wailing in front of an audience at jazz festivals, the Don Bossé Jazz Quartet revisits classic jazz standards with its own delicious blend of smooth Latin rhythms, funky grooves, cool jazz, and luscious ballads. 8 p.m.

Branch Out Productions’ Miscast Cabaret at 800 St. Mary’s Street. Join a cast of BOP alumni as they present Miscast 2020 – a casual evening coffeehouse filled with songs from roles they would never be cast in. Featuring music from Waitress, Hamilton, Hairspray, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady and more! Admission and refreshments are by donation. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 

NB Youth Orchestra at The Playhouse. Concert patrons will be treated to Vasi Vasi’s captivating interpretation of Carmen Fantasy. Come one, come all. This NBYO concert promises to move you, amaze you, and make you NB proud. 2 p.m.

This Week in Fredericton was created with notes from the Fredericton Arts Alliance‘s weekly newsletter as well as Music Runs Through It‘s weekly Fredericton music update. We encourage you to visit both these valuable community resources for more detailed information on these and other events happening This Week in Fredericton. 

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