Fredericton’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series is in Full Swing.
The City of Fredericton has been hosting free outdoor concerts during the summer months for close to 30 years. That’s pretty remarkable. Over the years they’ve welcomed some of the area’s most promising up-and-coming acts and have helped place talented young musicians before an open and appreciative audience – a priceless act of encouragement for any young performer. They have also provided us with the opportunity to experience some of the regions most established and respected performers in a most relaxed setting. It’s no wonder our city has such an appreciation for music. For many Frederictonians, music has been a part of our city’s culture for a long as they can remember.
This year’s concert series is now underway with regular performances happening at the Main Street/Nashwaaksis Commons Amphitheatre and in the heart of downtown at Officer’s Square. And once again, we’ve got a lot to look forward to with acts spanning multiple genres, tastes and interests.
Some of this year’s performers include Fredericton rock/blues act Kill Chicago, the award-winning duo Tomato Tomato, Acadian indie-folk performers Cy and the godfather of the Saint John music scene, Brent Mason.
The city also welcomes the return of several “summer concert regulars” including the Downtown Blues Band, the Fredericton Concert and Marching Band as well as the Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band.
It looks like we’re gearing up for another great season of free music! Check out the full line-up below:
Officers’ Square, Queen Street
Tuesdays, Thursday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday rain date – Wednesdays, Thursday rain date – Mondays, Saturday – no rain date).
June 23 | Fredericton Concert and Marching Band | Marching Band/Fanfare
June 25 | Downtown Blues Band | Blues
June 30 | Kill Chicago | Rock (no rain date)
July 2 | Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band | Pipe Band
July 4 | Alan Jeffries Trio | Bluegrass
July 7 | Brent Mason | Folk
July 9 | Doux Zéphyr | Francophone
July 14 | Tracy and the Hurtin Hearts | Jazz/Roots
July 16 | Shaun Ferguson | Francophone World Music
July 21 | Tomato Tomato | Roots/Americana
July 23 | Tangled Traditions | Celtic
July 25 | Michael Feuerstack | Indie Rock (no rain date)
July 28 | Paula Tozer | Country
July 30 | Earthbound Trio | Funky Folk
August 1 | Paper Lions | Pop/Rock
August 4 | Cadet Camp Argonaut, Sunset Ceremony | Massed Band
August 6 | Fredericton Concert & Marching Band | Marching Band/Fanfare
August 8 | Vogue Dots | Indie Pop (no rain date)
August 11 | Les Barattes Blues | Francophone 70’s Rock
August 13 | The Waking Night | Indie/Blues
August 18 | Kendra Gale Band | Blues/Rock
August 20 | Scotty & The Stars | Children
August 25 | Cy | Francophone Acadian Indie-Folk
August 27 | Society of St. Andrew Pipe Band | Pipe Band
Sept 1 | The Thomists | Jazz
Sept 3 | Mike Biggar | Country
Sept 8 | Nick’s Dixies | Dixieland
Sept 10 | Sleepy Driver | Alternative Roots
Please note: September concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
Main Street/Nashwaaksis Commons Amphitheatre
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (rain date – Mondays)