The Magical Memorable Venue Tour – Kinsmen Community Centre

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The fourth in a series of short videos exploring some of Fredericton’s former all-ages venues. This episode looks at the Kinsmen Community Centre, one of just a handful of all-ages venues to ever exist on the city’s Northside. 

Matt Carter

Here we go again. This time we’re talking about the Kinsmen Community Centre in the neighbourhood of Devon. Home to many a metal show during its tenure, the Kinsmen Community Centre also hosted a number of punk and hip-hop shows. When I started rolling these episodes out, a friend of mine reached out to tell me he saw Shad perform here back near the start of his career. I had no idea. Because my background is rooted in punk when it comes to all-ages shows, I sometimes forget that the mohawked, studded jean jacket crowd wasn’t the only scene without a home during the 90’s and early 2000s.  Never stop learning.

NOTE: At some point in this video I say the Kinsmen Community Centre was one of only a handful of all-ages venues that I could think of. What I meant to say is that it was one of only a handful of all-ages venues on the city’s Northside. Seems I have the ability to make typos even when I’m not typing. Beat that! 

Related: The Magical Memorable Venue Tour EP:1  – St. Charbel’s Hall

Retaled: The Magical Memorable Venue Tour EP:2 – The I.O.O.F. Hall

Related: The Magical Memorable Venue Tour EP:3 – The Pyramid Warehouse

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