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Fredericton’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series is in Full Swing.

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Charging of the Guard photo: www.tourismfredericton.ca

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)

June 24 | George St. Blues Project | Blues

July 1 | Sidney Murgatroyd | Celtic

July 8 | After 30 Years | Country/Classic

July 15 | 3 ½ Men | Classic Rock

July 22 | Atlantic Standard Time |

July 29 | Paula Tozer | Country

August 5 | Cathy Hutch Band | Country

August 12 | Katherine Moller | Celtic

August 19 | The Unheard |

August 26 | 8 Track Mind | Retro Pop

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