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.

Saint John’s WROTE joins Pomes (Toronto) and Mingjia (Toronto) at The Capital Complex for a show this Friday..


Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence presents local musician Emily Kennedy and printmaker/wood cut artist Melissa Kennedy.

The studio, located in the Barracks Square casemates, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


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: Cross Cut Blues Band. This free concert at Officer’s Square begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.


Motown Downtown with Sugarbomb at The Capital. This 6-piece musical party has come together with a purpose to bring about the joyful revival of what is felt as the dynamo sound that impacted nearly everything during a Golden age of popular music – Motown & Soul. Comprised of some of Fredericton’s best musicians ready to bring all the soul and funk to you! 10 p.m. $6.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Red White & Grey (Country/Rock). 7 p.m. Lawrence Amphitheatre (Nashwaaksis Commons). Free. Rain Date: Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease Noon Hour Recital Series. This recital features Helen Morag MacKinnon (director) & Lynn Mills (accompanist). Admission by free will donation to support the music programs at Christ Church Parish Church. 12:10 p.m.

Years of Earnest at The Tipsy Muse Café. Based in South Western Ontario and influenced heavily by connections to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Years of Ernest fuse elements of storytelling folk and harmony with rock’s driving ferocity and reckless abandon. 7 p.m. $10.

Wannabe: A Tribute to the Spice Girls at The Capital. Wannabe has traveled across North America, playing theatres, concert halls, clubs, casinos, outdoor festivals and campus stages, constantly adding new material, costume changes, dance moves and bits of banter between numbers. 7 p.m. $25-$30.


Music Runs Through It presents Scott Cook at The Tipsy Muse Café. Alberta’s Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over more than a decade touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Cat LeBlanc & the Samsonites (Folk & Rock). This free concert at Officer’s Square begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Gallery Hop! Head downtown to the heart of the city to stroll from gallery to gallery to see some of the best established and emerging artists from across New Brunswick! Don’t miss the live entertainment featured in intimate gallery settings. Participating galleries include Gallery 78, Gallery on Queen, Connexion Artist Run Centre, George Fry Gallery, Charlotte Street Arts Centre and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Admission is free.

Garrison Night Market. On summer Thursdays, Carleton Street in the Historic Garrison District comes alive with the Garrison Night Market. Each week features new vendors and entertainment. The market operates from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, June 20th to September 5th, 2019. 


Pomes + Mingjia + WROTE at The Capital Complex. Blending the naturalistic folk sounds of the East coast with the progressive, industrial sounds of Toronto, pomes’ sound is an infusion of country/folk, jazz, and math-rock. Mingjia writes songs that are equal parts fantastical and relatable, and sings them with courage and honesty. Like a mournful, low-hanging morning fog, there’s a quiet determination to the vulnerable truths that Erin Muir lays bear with Wrote. 8 p.m. $10.

Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral: 12:10 p.m. No charge. Donations welcome.

Gillian Nicola at The Tipsy Muse Café. Hamilton’s Gillian Nicola took an unusual route to becoming a folk/Americana singer-songwriter: trained in classical voice, Nicola spent her teens gigging in a classic rock cover band, singing Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin before launching herself into alt-country when she began writing songs. Nicola’s music centres around her chameleonic vocals – at one moment with a hint of tobacco in her voice, the next outright rocking – strummed and finger picked guitar, and versatile, melodic songwriting. Nicola’s songs are often built around open and alternate guitar tunings that allow her to throw her music theory upbringing out the window. 7 p.m. $10.


Young Satan in Love, Brookside Mall & DenMother at The Capital Complex. Young Satan in Love is anthemic pop rock. Brookside Mall is saturated synthpop. DenMother is lush electronica. What’s not to love? 10 p.m. $8.

Just A Little Light at Wilser’s Room. Just A Little is a Psychedelic Rock n Roll Band made up of local Fredericton musicians that play tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead live. 8 p.m.

Under the Stars Film Series: Saturday Night Modern Favourites – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Science Fiction PG. This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.

The Don Bosse Trio at The Tipsy Muse Café. Don Bosse strips the combo down to a trio for a special evening of light jazz at The Muse. Equally at home providing the elegant ambiance for your reception or wailing in front of an audience at a jazz festival, Don Bossé and his combo revisit classic jazz standards with its own delicious blend of smooth latin rhythms, funky grooves, cool jazz, and luscious ballads. 7 p.m. $10.


Under the Stars Film Series: Sunday Night Classic Films –  Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Musical G. This free film screening in Officer’s Square begins at dusk.


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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