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.

Boston-based bluegrass ensemble Mile Twelve play The Tipsy Muse Café on July 12.


Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence presents local ceramic artist and teacher, Craig Schneider, and established fashion artist, Tracy Austin.

Local ceramic artist and teacher, Craig Schneider, and established fashion artist, Tracy Austin, will create art projects as part of the summer Artists in Residence series in the Soldiers’ Barracks. Craig Schneider, who has been practicing and teaching his craft for over forty years (most recently at the NB College of Craft and Design), will be hand-building with clay to create a likeness of the Sisson Brook. He will represent trees, water, animals, and habitats in his piece. Tracy Austin, who owns her own fashion line known as Steampetal, and whose work will be shown this fall at the Beaverbrook Gallery, will design a fashion sculpture that represents the spirit of the elm tree, using a variety of materials, such as leather, silk, cotton, and wire, to explore texture, depth, and character.

The studio is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

BWTS Jazz Jam night at the Capital Complex. Got a sweet new standard you’ve been working on? Tired of practicing in solitude. Come down to the Capital and jam it out. The house band will play a short set and then the stage is open to whomever wants to come up and blow a tune. All levels welcome. House Band: Olivier Turner – Guitar, Corey Thomas – Bass, Vitta Morales – Drums. 10 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.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Crossroad Devils (blues). This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Mdou Moctar & Backwater Township at Grimross Brewing Co. In the crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou Moctar stands apart from his peers. Playing in the repertoire of desert guitar popularized by groups like Tinariwen and Bombino, Mdou is pushing the boundaries of the genre with a unique personal sound. 7 p.m. $15-$20.


Jazz Nations- Celebrating First Nation People in Jazz at Grimross Brewing Co. First Nations people have engaged in Jazz music since early inception, most of which has been underrepresented or untold. The intention is to use this platform as a means to represent these artists works in a way that honours their legacy. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15.

Connexion ARC AGM 2019 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre (Room 133). Connexion Artist-Run Centre’s current members, future members, and community partners are invited to Connexion ARC’s Annual General Meeting. CARC will report to members on the activities of the past year, share objectives for the coming year, and take feedback on future programming. Hear about exciting new developments and upcoming opportunities for members of Connexion ARC, including the launch of a new members’ projects initiative. Refreshments will be served. 6 p.m.

Noon Hour Recital: The Well-Seasoned Wind Quintet at St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease. All are invited to enjoy a variety of short pieces, running the gamut from fun and whimsical to dramatic and expressive, that showcase the textures and nuances of the woodwind quintet. Members are Sam Arnold (bassoon), Margaret Isaacs (clarinet), Charles MacKinnon (French horn) Fran Robinson (oboe), and Bjorn Runefors (flute). Admission is by freewill donation to support the music programs at Christ Church Parish Church. St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease is located at the corner of George and Westmorland Streets. 12:10 p.m.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Towncats (country/pop). 7 p.m. Lawrence Amphitheatre (Nashwaaksis Commons). Free. Rain Date: Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m.


JC & Flying Hellfish + Your Pal Bill + Unholy Freqs + The Firey at The Capital. Jon Creeden has been touring around with an acoustic guitar,sweating, eating burritos and making friends all over Canada, the USA and Europe for the last decade. Now with the help of some of those friends Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish are kicking it up a notch with their spice weasels, to bring an even louder and sweatier show to a town near you. 9 p.m. $8.

Existench + ScumLord + Monteith at The Maniac Mansion. Halifax grinders Existench are coming to The Maniac Mansion to party with local riff dealers Scumlord and rock lords Monteith. 9:30 p.m. $10.

Owen Steel at The Tipsy Muse Café. Owen Steel was raised between a farmhouse in rural Prince Edward Island and a rambling, seaside hostel in small town New Brunswick – the latter hosting an array of touring musicians who instilled within him an interest in song craft. He has written and released an assortment of idiosyncratic garage / folk material that runs the gamut from simple and coy, to ugly and bizarre. 7 p.m. $10.

Gallery on Queen presents Past / Present. This is a group exhibition featuring Greg Charlton, Marcus Kingston and Aidan Stanley. Th epublic are invited to attend the opening reception. 5 p.m.


Mile Twelve at The Tipsy Muse Café. Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, they write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. 7 p.m. $15.

Alexander and the Great Ones + Adam Washburn at Capital Complex. Alex MacNeil is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, arranger and noted roving stray from Nova Scotia’s industrial northern mainland.  Armed with his electiveness, hushed confessional tones, swathes of lush orchestration and guitar riffs that crackle to the delight of audiences, Alex is a pop music weapon. 9 p.m.

Patrick Reynolds + Kalyna Rakel at Grimross Brewing Co. At 16 Kalyna Rakel walked away from a pop record deal in Europe to teach herself guitar and play music on the street. Since then she has recorded four independent albums and played her songs for thousands of people all around the world. 8 p.m. $10.


Branch Out Productions presents From the Page to the Stage at Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Joinmembers of Branch Out Productions as they share beautiful music from musicals that were inspired by books, and have delicious desserts and drinks. Tickets are extremely limited and are $25 (includes dessert). To purchase, email

West African Drumming Workshop with Bruno Allard at The Ville. This workshop is designed to support both beginner and more advanced players. Drums will be available to those that don’t have their own.The workshop will be led by Bruno Allard, who hails from Wolfville NS. Bruno was first introduced to drumming in 2002 by Doug Rigaux, a local favourite, and spent much time playing in Fredericton in the early days of our djembe scene. Since then, he has been learning, playing, sharing and performing West African percussion pretty much constantly. 12:30 – 3 p.m. $40. To register, email

Slowcoaster on the Patio at The Capital. Long-running east coast favourites Slowcoaster take to The Capital patio for an outdoor show as only summer can deliver. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Afterparty w/ Spirit Of The Wildfire & Nebullama at The Capital. Come party after the Slowcoaster show, with Spirit of the Wildfire from Halifax and Moncton’s Nebullama. 11 p.m. $8.


Charlotte Street Arts Centre Sunday Series. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is happy to present its new Sunday Series! From traditional to classical, from folk to jazz, we want the community to be able to enjoy some great music in a family-friendly setting. There will be drinks, food and a button-making station where you can create your own for $2! Bring your friends & family and join us for a classic Sunday-Funday! Admission: Kids (12 and under) – Free!! Adults – $5.00 at the door OR all 4 shows for $15.00 (tickets available 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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