Americana Weekend Boasts Festival-Sized Lineup

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Living Roots Music Festival organizers will bring more than two dozen artists and performers to stages across the city this month for Americana Weekend, November 15-18.


Matt Carter

In case you haven’t had your fill of music festivals here in the eleventh month of 2023, there is another big weekend of music on the horizon. Although organizers are not calling it a festival, Roots and Soul’s upcoming Americana Weekend has much in common with their early summer event, the Living Roots Music Festival. And that’s a good thing.  

Earlier this fall, Fredericton music promoter/artist manager Eddie Young announced plans to host a weekend of roots-based music with a few outside-the-genre surprises thrown in for good measure. Spread out over six stages throughout the city’s downtown, the upcoming Americana Weekend will welcome a number of new and familiar faces to the city November 15-18.

I am excited to bring this event to Fredericton,” said Young. “It is called Americana Weekend but is not limited to the genre. As usual, I am determined to bring in brand new artists to the area. You may not know the names, but the tallent is there.”

The list of artists scheduled to perform is long and varied and includes returning Saskatoon-based country crooner Zachary Lucky, indie roots rockers The Pinkerton Raid (North Carolina), and Canadian country music troubadour Bobby Dove.  

Other performers heading to Fredericton for the weekend include Winnipeg’s 9-piece instrumental collective Apollo Suns, and BA Johnston, as well as several regional roots performers like Colin Fowlie and the Humble Few, Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth, Jaclyn Reinhart, Amber Walls, and the one and only Sleepy Driver. Full schedule below.

Tickets are on sale now.

Wednesday November 15

Riley Taylor + Paul Cafcae + Ben Vallee | Dolan’s Pub 

Corbin Hawkins + Katie Schurman + Dalton Carew | Broken Record Bar & Music Room

Thursday November 16

Mary Louise | Hanson Road Flower Co. | 6-8 p.m. 

Nick Ivory + Mckayla Daigle + Ben Valee + Montgomery Street Band | Broken Record Bar & Music Room | 8:30 p.m.

Friday November 17

Robert Caissie & Sue Maillet | Hanson Road Flower Co. | 6-8 p.m. 

Klub Khrome

Clinton Charlton | 7:30 p.m. 
Colin Fowlie & the Humble Few | 8:30 p.m. 

Broken Record Bar & Music Room

Ella Campbell | 7 p.m. 
Gary & Ross | 8 p.m. 
Ben Valee | 9 p.m. 
The Pinkerton Raid | 10 p.m. 
Whisky River Ramblers | 12 a.m.

The Cap

The Big South | 8:30 p.m. 
Lguanadan | 9:30 p.m. 
Apollo Suns | 10:30 p.m. 

Saturday November 18

Freya Milliken | Hanson Road Flower Co. | 6-8 p.m. 

The Wilser’s Room

Drake Adams | 2 p.m. 
Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth | 3 p.m. 

Klub Khrome

Jaclyn Reinhart Band | 7:30 p.m. 
Sleepy Driver | 8:30 p.m. 

Broken Record Bar & Music Room

Amber Walls | 4 p.m. 
Bobby Dove | 5 p.m. 
Zachary Lucky | 6 p.m. 
Graham Nicholas | 7 p.m. 
Jason Haywood & the Goldrush | 8 p.m. 
After The Wreck | 9 p.m. 

The Cap

Lil Omar | 9 p.m. 
Walrus | 9 p.m. 
BA Johnston | 10:30 p.m. 

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