10+ arts, music and community events you should check out in Fredericton this weekend

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This weekend’s roundup includes an album release show, a photography exhibit, a tribute to the Golden Girls and lots more. 

Jason Haywood plays Grimross Brewing on Saturday March 2.


High Valley at The Playhouse. Canadian country duo High Valley is returning to the Maritimes and will perform in support of their latest releases, Dear Life and Farmhouse Sessions. While their upbringing – completely cut off from pop culture in their early lives and 2,500 miles from where they now live in Music City – didn’t exactly acquaint them with the Billboard 100, it’s that insulation that helped cement their musical ideals and love of simple, classic country. High Valley’s music feels simultaneously fresh and timeless. Dear Life, their major label debut on Warner Music, is an album that fuses tradition with wide-eyed musical exploration, stays true to their family-first value system and celebrates resilient positivity.  8 p.m. $46.11-$59.15

Motherhood Album Release Show at The Charlotte Street Arts Centre. We’re honoured to debut our hard-earned new album in our hometown, with close friends all around. We’ve invited three of our favourite bands to join us for a special night, and now we’re inviting you! Bring the whole family; this is an all-ages show! 7 p.m. $10-$15

Motherhood Afterparty with Shrimp Ring + Young Satan in Love and Kral Majales at The Capital. Keep the celebration going after Motherhood’s show at the CSAC. Doors at 10 p.m. Show at 11. $6 or free with your Motherhood ticket.

Cathy Hutch Band at Grimross Brewing. Cathy Hutch is a singer/songwriter from New Brunswick, Canada. She has previously recorded in Nashville and her co-written song about her daughter, called “I’m In Here,’ has become known around the world as the Anthem for Autism. Cathy writes, sings and performs from the heart. Her music beautifully expresses her love of classic rock and blues, along with soul-stirring ballads, and her lyrics are at once poignant yet uplifting. Cathy’s newest album, called Free Wheelin’, (produced by legendary Paul Milner), is a testament both to joy and the resilience of the human spirit. 8 p.m. $5-$10

Evan LeBlanc at The Muse. The front man for local heroes David In The Dark, gives The Muse an intimate sample of his new solo material. From rock and roll…to folk…songs about heartache and songs about those warm summer days, Evan’s music will take you on a trip through his life and experiences. 7 p.m. $10


Thank You For Being a Friend: Ultimate Golden Girls Experience at The Playhouse. Delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories of the classic television show – Thank You for Being a Friend is the Golden Girls performed with puppets. Prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends as Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche reunite for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show. This performance will have diehard fans, as well as newbies rolling in the aisles with laughter, thanks to the timeless brilliance of The Golden Girls. 7:30 p.m. $19-$36

Benny Von at the Muse. Get in on the ground floor of this performer; A PEI native poised to be a huge Maritime breakout artist.

Citing influences and comparisons made to the likes of Keaton Henson, Passenger and Mumford and Sons, this ‘Islander’ has put himself firmly in the sights of many who believe in his blossoming talents. Though he is new on the scene, he has been using performance and songwriting as a tool to process his life and experiences since his early teens. 7 p.m. $8

She Said Feck Records First Birthday Party at The Capital. Fredericton based record label and management company, She Said Feck Records, celebrates its first year. With 3 bands officially signed to the label: Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire, CHIPS, and Melonvine, owner Kate Butler also supports several other NB-based artists, venues, and festivals in different endeavours including booking, album releases, social media management, and more. Butler is in talks to add more artists to the She Said Feck roster and continues to support local musicians when the opportunity arises.

She Said Feck will celebrate with a show at The Capital, featuring a mix of artists on the label and some of She Said Feck’s favourite local musicians: CHIPS, Jerry Faye & Band, and Some Dads. 10 p.m. $10-$12

Jason Haywood + Jenny LeBlanc at Grimross Brewing. Two New Brunswick songwriters take the stage on Saturday night at Grimross.  8 p.m. $5-$10


Open Mic at Grimross Brewing. All welcome; music, poetry, storytelling and more. 2-5 p.m.

Kelsey Fawcett at the Affirmation Lounge. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the Lounge, with a cozy sweater and warm beverage, as Kelsey serenades you for the evening with her sweet, sassy, and powerful acoustic covers of some of your favourite songs, for your listening pleasure. 7:30 p.m.

Nick Hawkins Photography Exhibit at the Fredericton Public Library. For this photographic series, Nick Hawkins has traveled around the East Coast of Canada to capture the diversity of Atlantic Canada’s marine and coastal life. Nick seeks stories and images that bring attention to the impacts of human activity on wildlife. By capturing unique and rare photos, Nick hopes to educate Canadians about the importance of oceans and inspire them to care for species and ecosystems. The exhibit runs March 3-29 and there will be a public reception March 16 from 2-5 p.m.

This feature 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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