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

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This weekend’s roundup includes outdoor theatre, new art exhibitions, and lots of live music at venues throughout the city.

Janowskii join BA Johnson and Outtacontroller at The Capital, Saturday night.


Quinn Bonnell with The Heavy Steppers + Matt Comeau Band + Godfather K + Kelsey Arrow Music at The Capital. Enjoy four unique Indigenous artists, each with their own Individual style of music and background: from Esgenoopetitj First Nation, blues rockers Quinn Bonnell and The Heavy Steppers; also from Elsipogtog First Nation, singer-songwriter Matt Comeau Band; from St. Mary’s First Nation, upcoming rap sensation Kendin Aker (aka. Godfather K); and from Tobique First Nation, producer/songwriter Kesley Arrow Music. Please, join us for this broad spectrum of Indigenous Talent. 9 p.m. $8.

The Beach Bums: A Tribute to The Beach Boys at The Playhouse. The “beach party”, the cars, the sun, surfing, the endless summer…. this is what The Beach Boys music is. During the summer of ’98, six artists grabbed their instruments and talent to put together the ultimate tribute to The Beach Boys. The goal of the show is to recreate the magic and the essence of the 60s on the California beaches. The magic starts when The Beach Bums dress and act like The Beach Boys in their 60’s show with precision singing of over thirty Beach Boys original hits. No tracks are used, it’s all live. 7:30 p.m.

National Indigenous People Day Events at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The program includes: Solstice Ceremony with Sacred Pipe; Drumming and Dancing with artists from New Brunswick’s First Nations Communities; and a Presentation on the Wabanaki. This is a free event and no tickets are required.

House Concert with Miller, MacDonald, Cormier: Scottish Border Pipes. Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald are a magical duo that have become renowned across Canada and further afield, for their synergistic approach to traditional Scottish music. Blending Scottish Lowland pipes with Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic song and step-dance, Ben and Anita join the threads of Old and New World traditions, while constantly exploring new ways to bring their instruments closer together. To reserve your seat, call 457-0826 or email pmm56@me.com. 8 p.m. $25.

Cultural Expressions Festival at the Capital Exhibit Centre. The 11th annual Cultural Expressions Festival invites you to join us for three exciting days of entertainment from around the world to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This year’s theme, Roots of Harmony, will feature Lebanese cultures and showcase over 130 dance and music performances, displays, food and family activities, coordinated by the Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc, in partnership with Fredericton’s 17 ethno-cultural and community groups. June 21-23.

Bard in The Barracks 2019: Measure For Measure. Fredericton’s outdoor Shakespeare summer theatre tradition opens a new season this weekend with Pay-What-You-Wish performances of Measure For Measure on June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Barracks Square and A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Odell Park.


Rob Moir + Tim Walker at Grimross Brewing Co. Toronto’s Rob Moir and Fredericton’s Tim Walker team up for a fantastic evening in the taproom. 8 p.m. $10.

BA Johnston + Janowskii + Outtacontroller at The Capital. BA Johnston returns to the Capital with a new album and the same set, with actual good bands Janoskii and Outtacontroller. 9 p.m. $10.

Peter F. Light at The Tipsy Muse Café. Ontario singer/songwriter Peter F. Light makes his Muse debut this month. He’s heard too much and loved too long to stick to one style of music. You’ll hear everything from the lively ‘30s to jazzy pop and even a touch a folk thrown into his writing. 7 p.m. $10.

Bard in The Barracks 2019: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fredericton’s outdoor Shakespeare summer theatre tradition opens a new season this weekend with Pay-What-You-Wish performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Odell Park.


New Exhibitions Opening at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. A free event, stop by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery at 2 p.m. to see the latest new works on display. 

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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