This Week in Fredericton

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A quick run through some of the events happening this week in the world of art, music and film.

Brooklyn Doran plays Grimross Brewery Friday night with Brown E and Del Barber as part of Living Roots Music Festival.


Gesig Isaac & Jamie Ross at Connexion Artist-Run-Centre. The artists will work in collaboration from May 27 to June 2, 2019, followed by an exhibition at Connexion ARC’s main space. The artists will present a talk on Saturday, June 1 at 1pm. This project aims to disseminate the true history of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915), president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Van Horne was a capitalist who amassed a fortune overseeing the expansion of the railway, one of the most violent motors that consolidated Canadian colonial power.

Paper Bag Singers at Christ Church Cathedral. Think you can’t carry a tune in a paper bag? No matter! Together we all sound great! This is a group for people of all ages and all singing abilities. There is no commitment; just join us when you can. It is only $5 for an evening of music and fun. 7:30 – 9 p.m.


Open Mic Night at The Capital. Rich Gloade hosts this weekly event at The Capital. If you are a duo, or a band, stop by and try out a new tune in front of a very encouraging crowd. 9 p.m. No cover.

Symphony New Brunswick presents Pictures of Perfection at the Playhouse. With guest conductor Gordon Gerrard, SNB explores some of classical music’s most perfect compositions as well as one of the Beaverbrook’s best! A world premiere of Ludmila Knezkova’s “Hotel Bedroom”, inspired by Lucien Freud’s painting, joins Beethoven #5 and Mozart’s Flute Concerto for the perfect concert experience. Flute Soloist: Naomi Ford. There will be a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m.  Show at 7:30 p.m. $8.70 – $36.52


The Mothership at Wilser’s Room. Yup, that’s right! The Mothership is back to funk up all of your Wednesday’s in May in Wilser’s Room. Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10. $6.

Nick Schofield presents Water Sine at the Fredericton Library. A relaxed ambient concert presented by Montreal musician Nick Schofield. He will be performing tracks from his latest album, Water Sine, featuring sounds of softness and simplicity. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. 7 p.m.


10th Annual What’s Up, Doc? Film Festival & Awards Ceremony in Marshall D’Avary Hall. What’s Up Doc? is a program created to give students the tools and film making skills necessary to engage in participatory documentary film making. At this event features student-made documentaries and celebrates their achievements. Tickets are free and no registration is required. 7 p.m.

FHS Music Department Spring Gala at Tom Morrison Theatre. The FHS Music Department will hold its end-of-year Spring Gala Concerts on consecutive Thursday night: May 30 and June 6 at 7:30 p.m. The May 30 concert will feature the String Ensemble, under the direction of Alison Milne, and the Concert Band, conducted by Greg Webber. June 6 will showcase the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Craig Woodcock, and the Glee Choir, led by Illyana Vermeersch. Come enjoy the culmination of our year’s work with these amazing student performers! Admission is by donation; refreshments will be served after each show.

Living Roots Music Festival at The Capital Complex. Enjoy performances by Black Suit Devil, Thrawsunblat, Fat Moth, The Fundy Drifters, Internal Night and Funky Johnson & The Cincinnati Connection. 8 p.m. $10.  

Living Roots Music Festival at The Tipsy Muse Café. Enjoy performances by Hannah Zamora and Jessica Pearson and the East Wind. 7 p.m. $10 or $20 with a Muse Pass.

Living Roots Music Festival at Grimross. The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire and friends perform The Allman Brothers’ classic Live At The Fillmore East. Don’t miss this double bill with 2019 Feels Good Battle of the Bands runners up, Chillteens. Doors at 7. Show at 7:30 p.m. $10-$15.  


Reading of Greg Everett’s New Site-Specific Script at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Written in Marble, Buried in Earth: The Spirit of a Place is the culmination of six months of research and writing about Fredericton’s Old Burial Ground, a project made possible through a Creation Grant from ArtsNB. Admission is free and open to all; accompanying the reading will be photographs of the site, and commentary to expand on some of the intention behind the play. 7 p.m.

Living Roots Music Festival at The Capital Complex. Enjoy performances by Jessica Pearson and the East Wind, Skinny Leigh, Bule, Pony Rouge, Joe Bass, Greg MacPherson, The Motorleague, Neil Morash, Willy B, Dumpster Cub and Fractal Code. 8 p.m. $15.

Living Roots Music Festival at The Tipsy Muse Café. Enjoy performances by Chris Hawkins and Rory Taillon. 7 p.m. $10 or $20 with a Muse Pass.

Living Roots Music Festival at Grimross Brewery. A Friday night headline festival performance featuring Brown E, Brooklyn Doran and Del Barber. 7:30 p.m. $15 advance. $20 at the door.


Living Roots Music Festival at The Capital Complex. Enjoy evening performances by My Father’s Son, Rick Sparkes and The Enablers, Wicked Vices, Gutter Demons, Rory Taillon, Uholy FREQS and Morohubu. 8 p.m. $15. PLUS: an afternoon open mic with host Mark Currie at 2 p.m.

Living Roots Music Festival at The Tipsy Muse Café. Enjoy performances by Black Suit Devil, Kylie Fox and Tom Savage. 2 p.m. $10 or $20 with a Muse Pass.

Hawksley Workman at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Shivering Songs and Living Roots Music Festival present a performance by two-time JUNO Award winner Hawksley Workman. 8 p.m. $30.


The Little Sprouts School Band Benefit Concert at The Playhouse. Join the school bands from Royal Road Elementary and Nashwaaksis Middle School as they raise funds for their band programs with an afternoon of great music! Special guest stars include 8Track Mind, a 9-piece pop, rock, and groove band that plays the best in 70s and 80s dance and party music, and Steve Waylon, a hard rocking star of real country music. All proceeds support the school bands. 2 p.m. $10-$25.

Howie MacDonald at The Tipsy Muse Café. Cape Breton fiddling legend, Howie MacDonald makes his Muse debut. 2 p.m. $15.

Sonatas Concert at Gallery 78. The Saint John Early Music Festival and Gallery 78 are delighted to present Tim Blackmore, square piano and Danielle Sametz, violin on Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 pm. The program will include Sonatas by Abel, J.C. Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Dussek. Tim Blackmore, harpsichordist and recorder player will play the square piano, an instrument which was all the rage in late 18th C. Europe. Danielle Sametz is the Principal second violinist of the New Brunswick Symphony and the Saint John String Quarter. $5-$15-$20 at the door. 

This Week in Fredericton was created with notes from the Fredericton Arts Alliance‘s weekly newsletter as well as Music Runs Through It‘s weekly Fredericton music update. We encourage you to visit both these valuable community resources for more detailed information on these and other events happening This Week in Fredericton. 

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