Harvest Week at the Tipsy Muse Café

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Fredericton’s Tipsy Muse Café is getting into the Harvest spirit in a big way this year with a full slate of events beginning on September 14 with the opening of photographer Rob Pinnock’s Live Shots Series #2. 

This shot of legendary Fredericton musician Paul Campbell in performance was part of photographer Rob Pinnock’s first Live Shots Series. Pinnock’s second instalment in what may become an annual exhibition of his work opens September 14 at the Tipsy Muse Cafe.
Matt Carter 

Fredericton’s Tipsy Muse Café is getting into the Harvest spirit in a big way this year. After a year that brought most of the popular downtown cafe’s entertainment programming to a halt, the Muse is back in the Harvest game with a full lineup of performances mixing jazz and blues with a touch of visual art.

Muse co-owner Rob Pinnock has been taking photographs at live music events for years and will help kick off Harvest week 2021 with an exhibition of his work documenting the city’s live music culture. 

“We did an exhibition like this last summer as well and sold out of all of those prints so it was a bit of a successful showing,” said Pinnock.

“I’m not a professional photographer but I’ve been blessed with years of media passes and great access to stages, and I’ve been lucky enough to have my camera with me for some well lit stages and we got some nice frames out of them.” 

This exhibition will mark Pinnock’s second showing at the café and will feature five large format prints, each framed at 24” x 36”. 

“This show is basically the first Harvest event of our week,” said Pinnock. “That will happen on September 14. A couple of shots in the show were taken during previous Harvest festivals so it’s a great time to unveil those. This show kicks off the week and we’ll be going full throttle from there on in.”

Following the exhibition’s opening on Tuesday, the Muse will host performances by The Tortoise, the Hare, and the Millionaire, Matchstick Mike and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys, and Keith Hallett. The week’s live music lineup gets underway on September 16 with an evening performance by the Don Bossé Jazz Trio. 

“I enjoy our jazz nights immensely,” said Pinnock. “Jazz is something that has only started to speak to me in the last few years. And this year the Don Bossé Trio have Joel Miller sitting in with them so it’s going to be a great night of music to kick the week off.”

The café’s busy schedule wraps up on Sunday September 19 with the return of its popular open mic event running from 3 – 5:30 p.m. with guest host Pat Flanagan.

“Pat is going to host the return of our open mic on Sunday which will be a nice way to unwind from a busy Harvest week,” said Pinnock. “I’m looking forward to having that event up and running again.”

Advanced tickets for all performances are available for purchase at the Tipsy Muse Café, 86 Regent Street.  

Upcoming Events:

September 14 | Live Shots Series #2 by photographer Rob Pinnock | 7 p.m. | View Event
September 16 | Don Bossé Jazz Trio | 7 p.m. | View Event
September 17 | The Tortoise, The Hare and The Millionaire | 5 p.m. | View Event
September 17 | Matchstick Mike and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys | 7:30 p.m. | View Event
September 18 | Keith Hallett | 5 p.m. | View Event
September 18 | Matchstick Mike and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys | 7:30 p.m. | View Event
September 19 | Open Mic at the Muse | 3 p.m. | View Event

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