The Biggest Music Weekend Since Harvest?

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Between Fest Forward and the Friday/Saturday lineup at The Capital Complex, Fredericton is super-action-packed this weekend.

insideIt’s happening again. One of those increasingly common weekends in Fredericton with so many great bands performing that no matter what you decide, you’ll probably still miss something amazing.  Thankfully, Fest Forward organizers have partnered with The Capital Complex to provide access to every act performing on their respected stages this weekend. More on that shortly. First, let’s look at what’s happening.

Fest Forward

Fest Forward is a unique festival/artist development weekend that happens every year at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Open to musicians from across the province, this annual weekend event is geared largely towards providing artists/groups the essential tools needed to begin marketing their music to a larger audience. Now in partnership with Music NB, Fest Forward offers workshops throughout the day in things like bio writing, granting writing and booking tours. There are also live recording sessions, media interviews and photo shoots for participating artists with public live performances happening Friday and Saturday evenings.  For musicians, it’s a great opportunity to develop a few new essential skills and for audiences, it’s a great chance to check out some emerging New Brunswick talent.

Performance showcases will take place at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m.

The Capital Complex

Just down the street, the city’s busiest live music venue has two big lineups in store. On Friday, Motherhood will be joined by Moncton trio Tampa and Nightbummerz from Halifax.

The following night, Beard Springsteen and Kill Chicago join Like A Motorcycle (Halifax) for a night of loud guitars, with Crosscut Blues Band playing an early set upstairs.

What’s The Big Deal?

The official Fest Forward afterparty will be at The Capital Complex on Friday November 18th & Saturday November 19th. Free admission to The Wilsers Room & The Phoenix with your weekend pass or you can get into the Capital shows for a discounted price. Fest Forward passes are just $10 for a night and $15 for the weekend. Passes on sale at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

Friday Night

The Tortoise, The Hare & The MillionaireAndrew MooreRchii + special guests – Janowski | November 18, 2016 | CSAC Auditorium | 8 p.m. | $10 | View Event
Motherhood + Tampa + Nightbummerz | November 18, 2016 | The Capital Complex | 10 p.m. | $10 | View Event

Saturday Night

Jane Blanchard + Hum & HollowVåras + special guests – The Hypochondriacs | November 19, 2016 | CSAC Auditorium | 8 p.m. | $10 | View Event
Beard Springsteen + Kill Chicago + Like A Motorcycle | November 19, 2016 | The Capital Complex | 10 p.m. | $10 | View Event

 

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