Sweltering Songs Announces Summer Lineup

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Sweltering Songs returns for a third summer with a jam-packed East Coast lineup. Tickets on sale Friday.

Jessica Rhaye & The Ramshackle Parade are one of several acts announced for Sweltering Songs 2023, taking place July 22-23. Photo by Naomi Peters.
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After the pandemic led to the cancelation of Shivering Songs’ 2021 festival, organizers began looking to the warmer months for an opportunity to unite audiences through music.  Sweltering Songs was born that summer and has now become a regular part of Shivering Songs’ annual programming.

Now entering its third year, Sweltering Songs returns July 22-23 with a diverse lineup of performers including Les Hay Babies, Mo Kenney, Nico Paulo, chillteens, Jessica Rhaye & The Ramshackle Parade, Postdata, Jason Anderson, Isaac & Blewett, Andrew Sisk, Nicole Ariana and additional artists to be announced.

Last summer’s event welcomed the addition of the Waterloo Row Tent located on the Green across from the Christ Church Cathedral and next to Beaverbrook Art Gallery. A stunning location capturing so much of the city’s picture-perfect beauty, this unique venue location will serve as home for many of the performances planned for 2023.

“We’re excited to return to the area after bringing our Waterloo Row Tent to life for the first time in 2022,” said co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. “It’s a cozy and beautiful setting to host a wonderful line-up featuring old friends and musical peers, new favorites, and emerging artists alike for Fredericton listeners.”

All ages, family-friendly and wet/dry events will be hosted on Waterloo Row, with partner venues hosting 19+ events.

“With a busy summer of events including Fierté Fredericton Pride 2023 and Jazz on the Wolastoq happening around the same time, you’ll see a city full of music and events,” Atkinson said. “I can speak for all of the organizers and say we hope the public is ready for us to deliver something special.”

Sweltering Songs weekend passes, day passes, and individual tickets go on sale Friday June 2 via www.swelteringsongs.com

Get familiar with some of this year’s performers:

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