This Week in Fredericton (August 30 – Sept. 5)

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Stephen Lewis and Jay Merril perform a free outdoor show on Tuesday as The Big Fun Duo in Officer’s Square. 7 p.m. (Photo:

While it may feel like summer’s coming to an end, there are still plenty of outdoors shows coming up, plus lots of other events you should check out. This week concludes The Tannery Series of shows with performances by Les Hotesse D’Hilaire, Motherhood and Century Egg, three groups known for their captivating live shows and unbridled originality. There are gallery exhibitions to see, a clothing swap to score some new threads and a lot more. Go do something. You’ll be happy you did.


Fredericton Arts Alliance Summer Residencies present Ysabelle Vautour. Vautour will paint and draw in various locations around Fredericton and will share her experience via social media. Vautour will respond to the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s residency theme of “Looking Inward, Looking Outward” by presenting how the experience of disability feels inward versus how the artist wants to be seen outward, as a way to promote accessibility in the arts. Vautour will work in different locations throughout the week- long residency, and plans to use multiple visual arts mediums to show how when we go inward and focus on how art makes us feel, worrying less about how it looks on the outside, we can truly connect to our creativity. Vautour’s residency will be shared with the public via the FAA’s social media pages.

City of Fredericton Summer Artist in Residence presents Jason Anderson & Ralph Simpson. 

Jason Anderson (August 16 – September 3) is a singer-songwriter who blends imagistic narratives with cathartic and communal performances. Jason writes and records in Fredericton while maintaining a roster of students at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. During the residency, Jason will create a celebration of nature and community by creating his new album, Forests, Fredericton. He will host live streams on every other day for one-song performances and discussions, as well as an outdoor concert of the new five-song EP at the end of the residency. Facebook | Instagram

Ralph Simpson (August 23 – September 3) is a wood fibre artist from rural New Brunswick. Blending his education as a biologist, his work as a Forest Ranger Research Biologist, and his love for nature, Ralph’s art creates sculptures of woven flora. Ralph is a life-long learner, having completed his diploma at NBCCD’s Wabanaki Visual Arts Program and continuing to learn techniques from around the world. During the residency, Ralph will explore the value of gardens to our ecosystems, creating larger than life seed pods of wildflowers and grasses. Facebook | Instagram


The Big Fun Duo in Officer’s Square. 7 p.m. Free.


Gender Euphoria Clothing Swap at the Fredericton Public Library. 6 p.m.


Alex Bailey Swing Band in Officer’s Square. 7 p.m. Free.

Les Hotesse D’Hilaire + Motherhood + Century Egg live in the Tannery. 7 p.m. $10.

Rock and Roll Bingo at The Cap. 7 p.m.

Anthony Gray at St. Louis Bar and Grill. 8 p.m.


Slowcoaster at The Cap. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Show at 10. $15.


The Fabulously Rich – Tragically Hip Tribute in The Tannery. 7 p.m. $25.

Braden Lam + Sadie + Graeme Kennedy at The Cap. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Show at 10. $10.

The Chris Mercer Band at River Run Resort. 7 p.m. $10. 

Fine Art Show and Sale featuring work by Nathaniel Moore. 12-4 p.m. 520 Aberdeen Street. 


Three Exhibitions on Display at Gallery 78 from now until Sept. 4

Gallery 78 continues its summer programming with three new exhibitions featuring work by Bruno Bobak, William Forrestall, Steven Rhude, and many more.

Close to Home (works by Bruno Bobak, William Forrestall, Glenn Hall, Jack Humphrey, Stephen Hutchings, Jonathan MacDonald, Stephen May, David McKay, Richard Montpetit, Daniel Porter, Steven Rhude, & James Wilson): As years go by, there is a reassurance and familiarity in the change of seasons: tree buds will bloom every spring, flowers will flourish in summer, the leaves will turn in the fall, and winter will coat the landscape in snow. In this exhibition series from Gallery 78, art lovers can enjoy a collection of work depicting the beauty, ruggedness, and mystery of Atlantic Canada throughout the year.

Figures: From Olympia to the Miramichi: Figurative pieces have always intrigued and endeared us. One can peer into the world of another, and not just the artist’s, but that of the person depicted in the art piece. Who are they? What are they doing? How do they feel on any given day? In this exhibition of portraits and figurative works, let yourself be inspired by the soft shapes and delightful textures of the various mediums featured.

New Work: Enjoy drawings by Jessie Babin, busts by Karen Knight and Dory Cliff (The Link), the latest piece in Steven Rhude’s longstanding series of boats placed in landscapes. Jewellery by Kathryn Cronin and paintings by Stephen May round out some of the latest works on display in this latest exhibition.
Enjoy these exhibitions in-person or online at until September 4.

Vestiges at Gallery on Queen. Gallery on Queen’s latest exhibition Vestiges showcases the works of Greg Charlton and Marcus Kingston. This exhibition concentrates on documenting and interpreting structures that possess historical and cultural heritage and the architecture that these artists create through their work. 

Playhouse seeks Artists for InterMISSION Artist Residency Program – Submission Deadline August 31.

The Fredericton Playhouse will continue to offer New Brunswick artists the opportunity to use its professional facilities and services in a series of creative artist residencies. Applications are now being accepted for available residency time during the summer of 2022 and winter of 2023. The artist residency program called InterMISSION, established during the pandemic, will continue to expand the capacity and activities in the theatre during otherwise quiet periods in the annual rental and programming cycle. Designed for local artists to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their craft, the InterMISSION residency program offers artists mentorship, space, and support.

For full eligibility and application details, please visit, or contact Lesandra Dodson, Director of Programming, at Playhouse technical staff, who are specializing in theatrical lighting, sound, and multi-media arts, are available to the artists to work on individually designed proposals of development and exploration. The Playhouse staff is also available to assist with designing proposals, grant writing, production tutorials or other educational components involved in an artist’s creative project.

Demonic Brilliance Film Festival – Submission Deadline August 31.

Presented by Creeker Films and Steam Powered Studios, the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is a three-day celebration of horror, showcasing some of the most sinister horror films from around the world and the people who make them.

We love all things horror, from splatter to slasher, especially films that challenge expectations. We want films that take no prisoners and go all in! If it’s a splatter film, we want blood, guts and body fluids! If it’s a supernatural story we want spooky atmosphere and amazing production value! Basically, we’re looking for horror films that kick ass! At DBFF we welcome filmmakers’ who understand the importance of good acting, stellar lighting, cinematography and detailed production design. We’d love to see horror shorts that make you think and carry themself with intelligence. Does your film have what it takes to be awarded the Best Film trophy at the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival?

More information, or to submit your film.

This Week in Fredericton is created in part 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. If you have an upcoming event, be sure to send in your info to gridcitymagazine (at)

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