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

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This weekend’s roundup includes a house concert with Ross Neilsen, a classical duo at Gallery 78, Family Day at the BAG, lots of live music and more. 

Edmonton Alberta’s Faith Healer (Jessica Jalbert) performs Saturday night at The Capital Complex with Kral Majales + Heat $heets. $10 at the door. 9 p.m.


Riversmoke at The Capital Complex. 70’s rockers Riversmoke make their Capital Complex debut this Friday with an evening of music featuring songs from AC/DC, Mountain, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, April Wine, Tom Petty, and more. 10 p.m. $10.

Lansdowne Concert Series presents Ross Neilsen. Ross Neilsen is one of Fredericton’s most famous blues artists and has played Lansdowne on three previous occasions and each time to a sold-out crowd. Ross has been and is currently a featured artist at Harvest Jazz and Blues each year. His shows are always highly energetic and passionate. 41 Riverfront Way. 8 p.m. $20.

Romances for Cello and Guitar at Gallery 78. Please plan to join cellist Emily Kennedy and classical guitarist Steven Peacock as they present Romances for Cello and Guitar, a program which celebrates the many and varied expressive possibilities of music for this rare and evocative combination of instruments. You’ll hear music by Dowland, Vivaldi, de Falla, Villa-Lobos and Cordero, as well as tangos by Piazzolla and Marchelie, and original arrangements and compositions by Mr. Peacock in a number of folk and popular traditions. Admission is by donation; all are welcome. 7:30 p.m.


Tragedy Ann at the Tipsy Muse Café. The award-winning music of Guelph folk duo Tragedy Ann inspires chills, provokes smiles, and reminds you to breathe. With the occasional nod to alt. blues and handshake with contemporary folk-rock, Liv Cazzola and Braden Phelan intertwine the storytelling power of Tom Waits with the musical nuance of Mandolin Orange, crafting something simultaneously familiar and fresh. 7 p.m. $15.

Faith Healer + Kral Majales + Heat $heets at The Capital Complex. Edmonton’s Faith Healer perform headline Saturday’s lineup at the Capital with local supporting acts Kral Majales and Heat $heets.  10 p.m. $10.

Artful Persuasion Craft Supply Sale at Knights of Columbus Hall. Artful Persuasion artists and friends are coming together and sell the craft supplies that they no longer use. Expect new to you supplies and a bit of everything at the sale. 9 – 2 p.m.

Drone Day at Connexion ARC. What is Drone? Drone music or simply drone, is a minimalist sub-genre of ambient music that emphasizes the use of sustained sounds. Join us for a celebration of drone, community, and experimental sounds! Hosted by Sunday Music Spa, this will taking place along with along with events happening across Canada for Drone Day 2019. Connexion ARC will be welcoming all those who are interested in participating. A limited number of instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. No experience necessary! 12-5 p.m.


MonkeyJunk, Garrett Mason and Keith Hallett at the Playhouse. A triple bill of Canadian blues musicians, Monkeyjunk, Garrett Mason and Fredericton’s own Keith Hallett.  7:30 p.m. $40.87

Family Art Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Bring the whole family to the Gallery’s Family Art Days! This series, offered on the last Sunday of each month, includes musical performances, multiple artist workshops, free admission, and more. This month, celebrate Lord Beaverbrook’s Birthday with art, music, and stories from your community. 12 – 5 p.m.

Fredericton Heritage Trust hosts Public Talk. Fredericton Heritage Trust will be hosting a free illustrated talk by Brent Wilson of the Centre for Conflict Studies/Gregg Centre on Fredericton’s British Garrison and the Military Compound: 1784-1869. Charlotte Street Arts Centre. All are welcome. 2:30 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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