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Sarah Jones | Invitation to ‘harbourworks’ at Jones Gallery

SARAH JONES | JUNE 17 – JULY 4, 2021

harbourworks presents new paintings by Saint John-based visual artist, Sarah Jones. Sarah returns to a favourite subject – the Saint John harbour – for a series of large-scale works examining the city’s port structures, iconography of industry, and trading culture.

Newsletter subscribers will receive a sneak peek of the exhibition before the opening.

Opening days:

Thursday June 17 – 12-4 PM

Friday June 18 – 12-4 PM

Saturday June 19 – 10 AM-12 PM

(Artist will be present for the opening days.)

Jones Gallery, 1 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 2H3, Canada


UPDATE ON GALLERY HOURS AND APPOINTMENT VIEWING

Over the last year, we have worked on growing the consultation side of our business. Caleb (our gallery director) is now an appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers and consults on art collections around Atlantic Canada, and we’re creating more professional development resources and webinars for artists, and we have other curatorial and design projects on the go. All that to say, hah, we are very busy! We know our open hours have been reduced during the pandemic, but we are often still in the gallery/office. If you would like to visit the gallery during one of the closed times, please just send us an email or give us a call. We are working to find the right balance as the pandemic lifts between open hours/public access and consultation/office time. Thank you for your patience as we proceed and adjust and grow!

CURRENT HOURS: Thursday 12-4, Friday 12-4, and Saturday 10-12. After-hours happily by appointment.

The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund

The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund was created in memory of Jane LeBlanc. The fund is in place to assist emerging New Brunswick resident filmmakers, writers, actors, visual artists, singers, and musicians.

Jane was a multidisciplinary artist and adventurer who traveled the world at a young age. She was a writer, photographer, singer, musician, videographer, and visual artist. She lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality.

Jane LeBlanc Music Award. (February 25 and June 25th deadlines annually)

Sponsors and Supporters for this music award are Cat LeBlanc Music, Dan Hill, Eastern Hive Studio, Colin Fowlie Music, Joshua Sangster, She Said Feck! Records, Duncan L. MacDonald Chartered Professional Accountant, Donna Davies (Ruby Tree Films), Jo Jo Sween, Eric and Suzanne Megarity, Danny Thebeau, Hemmings House, Brittany Kerr (Brass Door Productions Inc.), KenLar Productions, Karen Ruet Photography, 2007 films, NB Film Co-op, Music•Musique NB, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick

This IN-KIND award is valued at $5,000

Deadline: February 25, 2021

Deadline: June 25, 2021

By Peer Jury

The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund has created an award for New Brunswick resident composer-singers or composer-singers who are also musicians to assist them in the recording and mastering of one of their original songs as well as helping them to create their album art and brand to distribute their mastered track to all online music platforms.

If the music jury selects you, you will receive:

  • Full assistance with recording and mastering (Eastern Hive Studio) and marketing and distribution costs (Cat LeBlanc Music).
  • 1 to 2 session musicians, if needed, for the professional studio recording. (We select)
  • One-year membership with the NB Film Co-op, Music•Musique NB, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.
  • One-on-one professional development session with Kate Butler of She Said Feck! Records and Colin Fowlie of Colin Fowlie Music.
  • One-on-one consultation with iconic singer/songwriter Dan Hill (was just inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame).
  • Assistance with album art and logo brand creation (Cat LeBlanc and Colin Fowlie Music).
  • Assistance with production of a music video (KenLar Productions).

What You Need to Do:

  • Submit one draft vocal and music recording (for composer-singers who are musicians) or one draft vocal recording for (composer-singers only) of your original song for consideration.
  • Please send us two short paragraphs talking about your creative hopes and dreams and what your music means to you, and what you want to do career-wise. Please tell us something about your background in music up to this point to gauge your background and what you have done.

Two awards will be given out annually through the fund.

Eligibility:

This in-kind award is for any emerging composer-singer or composer-singer who is also a musician who has never had the opportunity to work with a studio and release their original work professionally through online music distribution platforms.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.

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Jane LeBlanc Photography Award (July 1 deadline annually)

The sponsors for this award are: Cat LeBlanc Music, Maureen LeBlanc, Jo Jo Sween Productions, Montelibretti Pictures, Greg and Mary Beth Merzetti, Brian Atkinson

Cash Award: $500

Deadline: July 1, 2021

By Peer Jury

This award is for any New Brunswick photographer who wants to further their development with mentorship and masterclasses. This award is open to photographers at all levels. No formal experience is required to apply.

This award is open to students.

Please send some of your work along with a letter explaining what formal mentorship opportunity you will use the award for. (masterclass, workshop, mentorship with a photographer you admire, etc.). A letter from your mentor confirming their involvement and info on any workshop, masterclass, and event is needed as well.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.

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Jane LeBlanc Storytelling Award (July 1 deadline annually)

The sponsors for this award are: Cat LeBlanc Music, Writers’ Federation of NB, Jan Miller, Atlantic Media Works, Montelibretti Pictures and Cathy Goodfellow

Cash Award: $400

Deadline: July 1, 2021

By Peer Jury

This award is open to New Brunswick emerging resident writers of poetry (5-10 pages), short plays (5-10 pages), short stories (5-10 pages), and short screenplays (5 to 10 pages). Your submission must be unpublished work in the development stages. The jury will be made up of Canadian and US peer creatives.

Criteria:

  • Include a title(s) for your work.
  • Ensure your work is formatted correctly.

Include a short paragraph telling the jury about yourself and your journey as a writer. Include your specific objectives if you receive this award (mentorship opportunity with a recognized NB writer, screenwriter, or poet, workshop, or masterclass, purchase of software or materials that will contribute to the success of your work, etc. Include associated costs.).

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.

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Jane LeBlanc Visual Art Award (August 1 deadline annually)

The sponsors for this award are: Cat LeBlanc Music, Maureen LeBlanc, Jo Jo Sween Productions, and Jean Rooney

Cash Award: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2021

By Peer Jury

This award is for any New Brunswick visual artist who would like to further their development with mentorship and masterclasses. This award is specific to the following art forms: drawing and painting. No formal experience is required to apply.

Please send some of your work along with a letter explaining what formal mentorship opportunity you will use the award for. (masterclass, workshop, mentorship with an artist or painter you admire etc.). A letter from your mentor confirming their involvement and info on any workshop, masterclass, and event are needed as well.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.

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Jane LeBlanc Music Composer Award (August 1 deadline annually)

The sponsors for this award are Cat LeBlanc Music, Maureen LeBlanc, Jo Jo Sween Productions, and Thom Fitzgerald

Cash Award: $450

Deadline: August 1, 2021

By Peer Jury

This cash award was created to help New Brunswick music composers strengthen their education and mentorship.

Eligible activities:

Mentorships (paying for any costs associated with the mentorship, including a fee for your mentor).

Workshop & Lab Intensives (costs related to the workshop whether in person or online).

Artist-in-Residence (costs related to the residency).

Memberships (costs associated with joining a composer organization).

Educational Material (costs related to the purchase of any educational material).

Submission criteria:

  • Bio or resume.
  • Letter describing what you are applying for and the specific costs and your challenges as an emerging or seasoned music composer.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.

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Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award. (September 1 deadline annually)

The sponsors for this award are: Cat LeBlanc Music, Maureen LeBlanc, Gretchen Kelbaugh, Lorna Kirk, Janet Crawford, Bob Paul, Mary Conlon, Kathy Eagan, and Sophie Lavoie

Cash Award: $800

In-kind services and resource help

Deadline: September 1, 2021

By Peer Jury

The NB Film Co-op proudly announces the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2021. In honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality.

A message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her dream of making films a reality.

The Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award has increased for 2021. It is now valued at $2,080.00 (for first or second time NB resident filmmakers)

  • $200 in workshops/training from the NBFC (2022)
  • $800 cash from The LeBlanc Family and generous donations
  • $1000 in equipment and post services from NBFC
  • $80 (full membership for two years) from the NBFC
  • Workshopping of winning screenplay

Presented by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and the LeBlanc Family.

Submit a 4-5 page script for video poem, experimental, drama, or comedy along with a short paragraph talking about your hopes and dreams; what the project means to you, and why the grant is essential for you to apply to by September 1, 2021, midnight to info@nbfilmcoop.com.

What’s on at Gallery 78

Start your summer off right with exciting new art at Gallery 78! Artist’s Choice highlights new work from a group of Atlantic Canadian artists, all chosen by the artists themselves.

From drawings to mixed media paintings, enjoy exquisite pieces by Jessie Babin, Yvon Gallant, Céline Genest, Christopher Harding, Joanne Hunt, Vicky Lentz, Monica MacDonald, Marilyn McAvoy, RFM McInnis, Stephen May, Susan Paterson, Cathy Ross, Barbara Safran de Niverville, Colin Smith, Anna Syperek, and Monika Wright.

Works will be online starting Tuesday, June 8, at gallery78.com and on display until July. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite for the opening on Friday, June 11, from 4-6 pm.


Gallery 78,
 796 Queen St. (corner of Church and Queen), Fredericton, NB

Open: Tues to Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm, or visit virtually at: www.gallery78.com

Music NB June 2nd


End Anti-Black Racism in the our Industry // Mettre fin au racisme dans notre industrie
We are a proud signatory of the Declaration to End Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Music Industry, an initiative created by Breaking Down Racial Barriers. We acknowledge that we are part of a system which perpetuates racism, and we are committed to take actions with measurable outcomes. // Nous sommes fier signataire de la Déclaration pour mettre au racisme anti-noir dans l’industrie canadienne de la musique, une initiative créée par Breaking Down Racial Barriers. Nous reconnaissons que nous faisons partie d’un système qui perpétue le racisme, et nous nous engageons à prendre des mesures dont les résultats sont mesurables. +++ info >

NEXT DEADLINE // PROCHAINE DATE    
EXTENDED! ★ JUNE 2, 2021 ★
Emerging Artist • Marketing

REPORTÉE! ★ 2 JUIN 2021 ★
Artiste en début de carrière • Marketing

mid-musicnb.org // dim-musicnb.org

ENB + MNB COLLABORATION
Excellence NB is making it easier to find NB-made music by launching a new NBMade online shop. This platform is FREE to our NB makers. The site sends shoppers to your selling page, such as your website, Bandcamp, etc. ENB does not process any transactions on your behalf, but rather is creating a one-stop NB-made shop and sending customers directly to you. // Excellence NB rend ça encore plus facile de trouver de la musique créée au N.-B., en lançant une boutique en ligne NBMade. Cette plateforme est GRATUITE pour les créateurs·trices du N.-B. La boutique envoie les acheteurs·euses vers votre page de vente, comme un site Web, Bandcamp, etc. ENB ne fait aucune transaction en votre nom. Nous créons simplement un guichet unique pour tout ce qui est créé au N.-B., pour permettre aux clients·es de vous trouver.

★ OCT 21-24 2021 ★
We are recruiting delegates to attend hybrid edition of Festival/Conference (506), taking place live and online. If you are a festival programmer, venue programmer, music supervisor or other talent buyer, here is your chance to discover (or re-discover) great NB musical talent. // Nous sommes à la recherche de délégué.es qui aimeraient participer à l’édition hybride du Festival/Conférence (506), qui se déroulera en personne et en ligne. Si vous êtes responsable de la programmation de festival ou de salle, de la supervision musicale, ou autre acheteur.euse de talents, voici votre chance de découvrir (ou redécouvrir) les artistes talentueux du NB. +++ info > logo credit: manchu design

Adopt a Music Program!
Students of Petitcodiac Regional School have been working hard this year creating artwork for a 20 by 8 foot mural, writing, performing as well as recording a 15 song CD of original music, titled Distantly Close. Visual Artist Fred Harrison, Multi-Award winning Singer Songwriter Keith Mullins, Singer Songwriter Christian Kit Goguen (Cirque du Soleil) and Music Teacher/ Producer Christopher Mersereau have been mentoring students throughout this process. All proceeds going directly into the Music Program. +++ info >

Robbie Tucker Album Release
Robbie Tucker Builds a Time Machine to Meet The Beatles. New Brunswick artist conjures a fantastical world with new album “Blue Candy”. He’s been compared to Paul McCartney before. But now it seems that Robbie Tucker has gone back in time and stolen their sound before it formed. Don’t be fooled – you won’t be hearing any Beatles knock-offs on Robbie Tucker’s Blue Candy – but you will wonder if Paul and Ringo didn’t have a baby, raise him in secret, and teach him to make records. +++ info >
photo credit: robbie tucker

Sunnyside Uppers Release “ANXIETY” Music Video
Got 55 seconds? The Saint John chapter of the storied SUNNYSIDE UPPERS are here to help you blast your pandemic blues away. Our musical outreach team of FRANKIE VALIUM, LENNY LEANSTRUM, PIERRE POLITIQUE and THE RIPPER deliver transcendence by thrash, just when you need it most. All in a day’s work. +++ info >
photo credit: ryan brown

Coffee House Freestyle “Coffee House Freestyle” is JTK’s track #2 for the year 2021. It’s a 2+ min energetic freestyle hip-hop/rap song with a verse full of bars and lyrics to get your head spinning and bumping.

It was recorded in one attempt only!

Release date: 28/05/2021+++ info >

Doctor Mother Father’s New Video
Doctor Mother Father release a new video for the track “You Are What You Are”, along with news of Vinyl this summer. The project released the album Catholic in July of 2020. Due to the world being put on pause, the project remained a recording project, and was only an album available digitally on Bandcamp and streaming services. We’re very excited to announce, that in 2021, their debut album will be available on vinyl July17th! Preorders will be taken for the entire month of June. +++ info >

David Myles’ That Tall Distance
David Myles shares the sophisticated, surfy “Bird Song,” ahead of his new album That Tall Distance (out 08/27). “This is an expression of my love for instrumental jazz, funk and soul,” said David Myles (he/him), of debut single, Bird Song. “As a young trumpet player I loved stuff like Donald Byrd, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard. […] Like those great recordings, I wanted to write songs that were strong enough to be able to hold everything together, but loose enough for there to be lots of room for the other players to really dig in and express themselves. That was the key for me.”  +++ info >

Four New Nominations for Laurie LeBlanc
In addition to his two ECMA nominations, LeBlanc has received four new nominations for the 7th Annual Josie Music Awards, in Tennessee, which will take place next September. With more than 38,000 submissions, the Acadian of Bouctouche is very surprised to find himself in the following four categories Modern Country Artist of the Year, Male Country Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year “Another Night Like This” and Music Video of the Year “The Bigger The Better”. +++ info >

Cathy Hutch’s Upcoming Gigs  JUNE 3 – VITO’S (ROTHESAY) 7:30pm
JUNE 6 – BIG AXE BREWERY, NACKAWIC 4PM
JUNE 17 – SAINT JOHN MARINA 6PM
JUNE 18 – MARKET SQUARE BOARDWALK STAGE, SAINT JOHN 8PM
JUNE 24 – AMICI’S QUISPAMSIS 8PM
JUNE 25 – OAK TREE PUB, PERTH-ANDOVER 6:30PM +++ info >
photo credit: pam nelson

Colin Fowlie album release
Wednesday, June 19 | 7:30 pm | The Playhouse
The unique character of Colin Fowlie’s music fuses elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana with a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create a memorable and captivating listening experience.  +++ info >

FLOURISH Festival announces 50+ performers
Fredericton’s FLOURISH Festival has shared an impressive line-up ahead of its June 10-13 edition, announcing Motherhood, Wolf Castle, Century Egg, Eliza Niemi, LXVNDR, and nearly fifty other artists. Festival performances will encompass music, art, installations, workshops, poetry, and more, in a mix of in-person and digital events.  +++ info >

SSI Soundstage
Sound Specialists Inc.(SSI) is looking to partner with bands to provide an avenue for bands to play together in a safe and social distance manner. Full audio, video and lighting production is provided to stream live. For more information or booking availability please contact us on all our social media, click the “Book Today” button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com +++ info >

@ CHARLOTTE STREET ARTS CENTRE
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre sustains, promotes and develops the arts by providing access to an essential hub of professional resources, facilities and dynamic programming within the New Brunswick community.

For an up-to-date schedule: +++ info >

@ THÉÂTRE DU MONUMENT-LEFEBVRE
Salle de spectacle reconnue pour son acoustique exceptionnelle et qui accueille les grands de la scène culturelle acadienne.

Pour un horaire de spectacle à jour: +++ info >

@ THE CAP
The Cap, home for live music in Fredericton, now includes an on-site nano-brewery, daytime record retail and beer to go, all accompanied by plenty of seating on sunny or shaded patios!

June 3 // Honey Gut + Run The River: Living Roots @ The Cap  
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@ THÉÂTRE CAPITOL THEATRE
Le Centre des arts de la scène du Grand Moncton / Greater Moncton Performing Arts Centre

Pour la liste complète des spectacles reporté et/ou annulés CLIQUEZ ICI. // CLICK HERE for the up to date list of rescheduled and cancelled performances.

@ CENTRE DES ARTS D’EDMUNDSTON
Le Centre des arts d’Edmundston, situé dans une ancienne église au cœur du centre-ville, est un espace dédié à la création et à la diffusion des arts. Le Centre offre une programmation artistique variée, de qualité, par l’entremise de spectacles, d’ateliers de création et de formation et d’expositions. Véritable carrefour de créativité, c’est ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d’art. Il est un espace de découverte où la créativité bouillonne. +++ info >

@ CENTRE CULTUREL DE CARAQUET
Le Centre culturel de Caraquet offre gratuitement des locaux insonorisés pour les artistes et enseignant(e)s en musique et chant. 125 pieds carrés par local, un piano droit dans chaque local et autres instruments de musique disponibles sur demande. Pour réservations: 506.726.5001 +++ info >

Summer Solstice Indigenous  Festival
Congratulations to NB artist Tee Cloud, for his nomination at the SSIF Awards, for his album Four Sacred Colours. The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (SSIF) is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that brings together Indigenous artists, performers, educators, students, and community members to share knowledge and celebrate Canada’s diverse Indigenous cultures. +++ info >

FREE! Register for the ECMA 2021 Virtual Conference
This conference is the premiere destination for Atlantic Canadian artists and industry professionals. It is an international marketplace to connect with peers, music buyers and industry experts from around the world joining us virtually. Tune into a wide variety of workshops to help you grow as an artist or music industry professional! Register for free today. More information on the conference. // Online show schedule

AUDITIONS for Honey Jam Artist Development Programme
We’re looking for female artists across Canada between the ages of 14-25 representing all music styles – including pop, hip-hop, jazz, rock, country, soca, soul, rnb, gospel, reggae and more! – to audition for our 2021 youth artist development program. Chosen artists will gain mentoring, networking and performance opportunities, vocal/performance coaching and workshops featuring industry professionals.  +++ info >

Offre d’emploi chez RADARTS
Nous recherchons une personne qualifiée et motivée pour combler le poste de Responsable aux communications pour notre réseau atlantique!
 
Si tu possèdes l’expérience et les compétences requises et que tu veux travailler avec une équipe dynamique. C’est une occasion parfaite !! Envoie ta candidature au plus tard le 4 juin 2021, à l’attention de Jacinthe Comeau: direction@radarts.ca 
+++ info >

Music Industry Careers Learning Hub for High School Students
MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, is proud to announce the MusiCounts Learn TRACK Program, powered by a donation from the RBC Foundation through the RBC Emerging Artists Project: an online learning hub that exposes high school students to the scope of career possibilities in the music industry, beyond performance. +++ info >

Research Study: Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry
Music Canada has launched a new research study on Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry.  This survey intends to gain a deeper understanding of how sustained action in support of the values of equity, diversity and inclusion can better serve the music community by identifying diversity and inclusion gaps. Artists, creators, and music industry professionals are encouraged to participate in the survey.  +++ info >

NEWS FROM FACTOR
The application windows for FACTOR’s Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording programs are now open and deadlines for the coming fiscal year announced. Eligibility guidelines have been updated to bring the programs into finer alignment with their intended purposes and FACTOR continues to offer programs tailored to many stages in an artist’s commercial career. +++ info >

NOUVELLES DE MUSICACTION
Lancé officiellement le 10 mars dernier, le Soutien aux événements de musique devant public (ou le SEP, pour faire plus simple!) vise à appuyer la présentation d’événements musicaux sécuritaires dans le contexte actuel, tels les spectacles, les vitrines et les tournées d’artistes canadiens, devant un public en présentiel comme en virtuel. La nouvelle initiative est dotée d’une enveloppe de 6 M$ et veut stimuler l’emploi d’artistes, de musiciens, de techniciens et autres travailleurs et fournisseurs de services canadiens du secteur musical.

Yvonne Singer: Waiting… still waiting

Yvonne Singer, Waiting… still waiting, 2021, banners
Photo: Lucas Morneau
Yvonne Singer: Waiting… still waiting
Umbrella Projects is pleased to present Waiting… still waiting, a temporary public art installation by artist Yvonne Singer. This project consists of six banners installed at intervals on Sackville’s York and Lorne Streets. Each banner sequence starts with the word “waiting,” in handwritten script, followed by a second banner that reads “still waiting.” These open-ends phrases, inspired by the phenomenon of subvocalization (silent, internal speech), evoke a wide range of associations. In the artist’s words, “Waiting…. still waiting encapsulates the current moment of the pandemic and the feeling of being in a state of suspended animation; waiting to get test results, waiting for a vaccine, waiting for the end of the pandemic and the restrictions to our daily lives. So much of our lives involves waiting, from the mundane waiting in line at the grocery store or waiting for the rain to end, to significant waiting, like waiting for the results of a pregnancy test or a cancer diagnosis… We are endlessly waiting for something….”
 
Yvonne Singer was born in Budapest, Hungary. She received a BA in English Literature from McGill University, Montreal, and an MFA Honours from York University, Toronto. She also did additional studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Singer is a full Professor at York University in the Department of Visual Art and Art History and the former Graduate Program Director in Visual Arts. She is a practising artist with an active national and international exhibition record. Her installation works employ multi-media techniques, often with cryptic texts, to articulate cultural and psychological issues of disjuncture and perception. Singer is particularly interested in everyday language and the intersection of public and private histories. Recent exhibitions include writing a gesture (Katzman Contemporary), Mother Tongue (Varley Art Gallery), Picturing Wellness (McMaster Museum of Art), The Game of Life; 1 step forward, 10 steps backwards (art souterrain and Nuit Blanche, Montreal), jst wrds (Cambridge Art Galleries), I do, I undo, I redo (Critical Mass, Port Hope) IIII wa wa want (Convenience Gallery and the Gladstone Hotel), and just in time (or hanging by a thread) (Loop Gallery, Toronto). In 2011, Singer was invited by curator Dr. Sarat Maharaj to present work at Goteborg International Contemporary Art Biennial, Goteborg, Sweden. Her work is in several museum collections.
www.yvonnesinger.com
 
Umbrella Projects
www.umbrellaprojects.ca
info@umbrellaprojects.ca

Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street Sackville, NB, E4L 1E1 • 506-364-2574
owens@mta.ca
www.mta.ca/owens
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Struts Gallery 
7 Lorne Street, Sackville, NB, E4L 3Z6 • 506-536-1211
info@strutsgallery.ca 
www.strutsgallery.ca
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AREA 506 releases lineup details for 2021 Waterfront Concert Series

Saint John, NB (Friday, May 28, 2021) – The team responsible for AREA 506, New Brunswick’s premiere celebration of local music, culture and goods, today announced the lineup for their Waterfront Concert Series beginning July 16, 2021. 

“We couldn’t be happier about the breadth of talent and musical diversity that we’re planning to bring to Saint John this summer” says Ray Gracewood, AREA 506 Founder and Chairperson.  “AREA 506 has always been about celebrating our region, so being able to curate a schedule as strong as this while featuring 100% Atlantic Canadian performers really speaks to the incredible talent that exists right here at home”. 

The lineup and schedule for this year’s event will be as follows: 

July 16 – James Mullinger, Nikki Payne & Grand Theft Bus
July 17 – Ria Mae, Jenn Grant & Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade
July 23 – Jimmy Rankin & Tomato/Tomato
July 24 – Classified with Special Guest David Myles & Wolf Castle
July 30 – Alan Doyle & Mike Biggar
July 31 – Matt Andersen & Jason Ogden
Aug 6 – Joel Plaskett Emergency & The Hypochondriacs
Aug 7 – Bahamas & Kylie Fox
August 13 – Measha Brueggergosman & Apryll Aileen
August 14 – Matt Mays, Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth & The Backstays

Gates are scheduled to open at 5pm for each event to encourage staggered entry.   Opening acts will begin at 8pm, with headline acts scheduled to hit the stage at 930pm. All shows are open to attendees of all-ages and will be fully accessible. 

The Waterfront Concert Series will take place on Long Wharf, a marquee location on the Saint John Waterfront from July 16 to August 14, 2021.  Six and ten person pods will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, June 3.   Ten person pods are priced at $69 regular and $99 VIP based on location, per ticket.  Six person pods are priced at $69/ticket.  Easily select your pod location on the map using the online ticketing system when you purchase beginning Thursday, June 3.

With a focus on eliminating crowds and lineups, cashless bar & snack service will be available exclusively through an online ordering tool, with direct-to-pod delivery courtesy of United Way of Greater Saint John.  Products will be curated with a focus on New Brunswick made items, and all tips received by the volunteer bar staff will go to support United Way programs in our region. 

Exclusive pre-sale will be made available to AREA 506 newsletter members beginning Wednesday, June 2 – sign up at area506.ca at any time to be included. 


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Media Contact:
Ray Gracewood
Area 506 Committee Chair
ray@area506.ca
506.645.1653

The list. May 28, 2021

The List presents the events of the members of the Association des groups en arts visuels francophones ( AGAVF ), that is to say fifteen artist-run centers and galleries across Canada, and compiles calls for submissions in visual arts, media arts, performance, art. public, residences aimed at artists and curators.

RE: FLUX music and sound art festival from May 24 to 30. Photo: Annie France Noël

News from AGAVF

Take part in an important survey!

The Department of Canadian Heritage is conducting a survey to provide a more complete and up-to-date portrait of the artistic and creative community across Canada.

The Economic Survey of Canadian Artists and Content Creators was launched online on May 10, 2021 and will remain available for 6 weeks.

The data collected as part of this survey will help inform future and existing public policies and programs of the federal government, ensuring that the Department continues to adapt to the reality of the creative sector. This survey presents a crucial opportunity for artists and content creators to make their voices heard. That includes you!

Respond anonymously and don’t forget to share the link with members of your networks:

Link to the survey in French: https://www.canada.ca/fr/patrimoine-canadien/campagnes/artistes-createurs-contenu-canadiens.html

Programming of AGAVF members

No Name Gallery (Moncton)

RE: FLUX experimental music and sound art festival from
May 24 to 30, 2021 online
festivalreflux.com

Imago Printmaking Workshop (Moncton)

Angèle Cormier + Menoncle Jason, Angie Richard + Wolf Castle, JD Cool + Julie Doiron, Jennifer Bélanger + Paranerd, Pat Joy + Allumette – Re: Print
from May 24 to June 30, 2021
140, rue Botsford, ground floor of the Center Aberdeen Culture
Moncton, New Brunswick
atelierimago.com

Blue constellation-Galerie Bernard-Jean (Caraquet)

Marika Drolet-Ferguson – landmarks
from May 28 to July 4, 2021
220, boul. Saint-Pierre Ouest
Caraquet, New Brunswick
constellationbleue.com

House of French-speaking visual artists (Saint-Boniface)

Louis-Charles Dionne – Shape memory | Traces of manipulation – Material Memory | Traces of Manipulations
from April 8 to June 5, 2021

Chris Dorosz – House of Dark Matter / Dark House Matter
from June 10 to August 21, 2021

101-219, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
maisondesartistes.mb.ca

Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery (Moncton)

Sandrine Duquenne, Émerise LeBlanc-Nowlan and Florence Renson – Annual Exhibition for Graduates in Visual Arts 2021
from April 15 to May 30, 2021
Université de Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick
umoncton.ca/umcm-ga

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center (Winnipeg)

Jen Funk, Xavier Mutshipayi, Stéphane Oystryk, Reza Rezaï and Eric Plamondon – The other
since March 15, 2021
340, boulevard Provencher
Winnipeg, Manitoba
ccfm.mb.ca  

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)

Michael Fernandes – Before and after the electric car
residence at home and on Instagram @beforeandaftertheelectriccar
since January 14, 2021

Claude Wittmann – Wheels / politics / panic
Project until June 2021

Stefan St-Laurent – Please feed the animals
Listen again to the virtual conference

54 Elgin Street
? Sudbury, Ontario
gn-o.org 

Visual Voice Artist Center  (Ottawa)

Nicole Blundell, Frances Caswell-Routhier, Renée Chevalier, Monique Handfield, Hélène Lefebvre and Richard Robesco – Membership
Curator: Raymond Aubin
Virtual exhibitionsince March 4, 2021
67, avenue Beechwood
Vanier, Ontario
visvisual.ca

Calls for submissions

1.Calls in French from Canada

Missing pages – Cambridge Art Galleries – June 13
Outdoor exhibition at the Isidore-Hurteau square – Longueuil – May 30

2.Calls in English from Canada

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival – May 31
Platforms – Vancouver – June 9
Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen – Vancouver – June 11
Neutral Ground – Calgary – June 1
Small File Media Festival – Vancouver – June 4
Emerging Digital Artists Award – June 15
Craft Ontario – Toronto – June 7

3.international calls

Marvelous Art Gallery – Istanbul – May 31
artmagazineneium – Istanbul – June 16
Phileas – a fund for contemporary – Vienna – September 10

4.residences

Centr’Elles, Avignon Women’s Action Committee – June 4
Center d’artistes Voix Visuelle – Ottawa – June 15
Griffin Art Projects Residency – North Vancouver – June 15
Villa Saint-Louis Ndar – Senegal – June 20
Open Studio – May 31
Sagamie Center – June 15

5.public art

Bus Rapid Transit – Saskatoon – May 28
Richmond Public Art – June 17
Quad Phase II – York University – May 31
Mississauga’s Sculpture Court – May 30
Platforms – Vancouver – June 3
481 UNIVERSITY UNITED BLDG – Toronto – June 11
Indigenous public art – Public Library of Ottawa and Library and Archives Canada – Ottawa – April 12 and May 31

6.for commissioners

general direction job – Est-Nord-Est – Saint-Jean-Port-Joli – May 28
curatorial residency program – Vancouver and Paris – June 18
Associate Indigenous Curator, City of Calgary – June 15
Ar (n) t Write – June 1
AdMare – call for current art curators – June 20
VTape – Curatorial incubator – Toronto – June 1

Music in NB 👋 May 19 2021


NEXT DEADLINE // PROCHAINE DATE    
★ JUNE 1, 2021 ★
Emerging Artist • Marketing

★ 1 JUIN 2021 ★
Artiste en début de carrière • Marketing

mid-musicnb.org // dim-musicnb.org

ENB + MNB COLLABORATION
Excellence NB is making it easier to find NB-made music by launching a new NBMade online shop. This platform is FREE to our NB makers. The site sends shoppers to your selling page, such as your website, Bandcamp, etc.  ENB does not process any transactions on your behalf, but rather is creating a one-stop NB-made shop and sending customers directly to you.

Excellence NB rend ça encore plus facile de trouver de la musique créée au N.-B., en lançant une boutique en ligne NBMade. Cette plateforme est GRATUITE pour les créateurs·trices du N.-B. La boutique envoie les acheteurs·euses vers votre page de vente, comme un site Web, Bandcamp, etc. ENB ne fait aucune transaction en votre nom. Nous créons simplement un guichet unique pour tout ce qui est créé au N.-B., pour permettre aux clients·es de vous trouver.
photo credit: L.P. Chiasson
COUNTRY: Co-writing retreat // Retraite de co-écriture
MNB is launching applications for a songwriting retreat focused on Country artists, as part of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge! The event will take place from July 15-18th in Miramichi NB.// MNB lance les soumissions pour une retraite de co-écriture pour artistes country, dans le cadre du Défi canadien de la chanson! L’événement aura lieu du 15 au 18 juillet à Miramichi NB. +++ info >

RE:FLUX 16 Artist Lineup
RE: FLUX is back for its 16th edition! From May 24 to 30, 2021, tune in to the programming – taking place mainly online – and enjoy the festival regardless of your COVID alert phase or colour code or geographical location! With: ANDRÉ CORMIER • EMILY KENNEDY • SARAH PAGÉ • ANNA SCHIMKAT • AMY BRANDON • DARREN COPELAND • JEREMIE JONES and more +++ info >

GALA Trille Or
Le Trille Or revient pour sa 11e édition! Événement incontournable dans l’industrie musicale franco-canadienne, il souligne et récompense l’excellence artistique à travers deux galas. Trois artistes néo-brunswickois y seront à l’affiche: 

Le 26 mai de 20h00 à 21h30 (heure d’Ottawa):
Le FloFranco // Matt Boudreau // Marie-Véronique Bourque

Le 27 mai de 20h00 à 21h30 (heure d’Ottawa):
Hey Wow // Chloé Breault // Joey Robin Haché
+++ info >

Coffee House Freestyle
“Coffee House Freestyle” is JTK’s track #2 for the year 2021. It’s a 2+ min energetic freestyle hip-hop/rap song with a verse full of bars and lyrics to get your head spinning and bumping.

It was recorded in one attempt only!

Release date: 28/05/2021+++ info >

Doctor Mother Father’s New Video
Doctor Mother Father release a new video for the track “You Are What You Are”, along with news of Vinyl this summer. The project released the album Catholic in July of 2020. Due to the world being put on pause, the project remained a recording project, and was only an album available digitally on Bandcamp and streaming services. We’re very excited to announce, that in 2021, their debut album will be available on vinyl July17th! Preorders will be taken for the entire month of June. +++ info >

David Myles’ That Tall Distance
David Myles shares the sophisticated, surfy “Bird Song,” ahead of his new album That Tall Distance (out 08/27). “This is an expression of my love for instrumental jazz, funk and soul,” said David Myles (he/him), of debut single, Bird Song. “As a young trumpet player I loved stuff like Donald Byrd, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard. […] Like those great recordings, I wanted to write songs that were strong enough to be able to hold everything together, but loose enough for there to be lots of room for the other players to really dig in and express themselves. That was the key for me.”  +++ info >

Deux spectacle de Matt Boudreau
Deux spectacles s’ajoutent à la tournée du Nouveau-Brunswick de Matt Boudreau entamée à la mi-avril. Le vendredi 28 mai, il sera au Palais Centre-Ville de Saint-Quentin à compter de 20 h. Les billets seront en vente à la porte le soir du spectacle. L’artiste sera aussi au Traffik Lounge de Shippagan le samedi 29 mai dans le cadre d’un 5 à 7. Pour ce spectacle, l’entrée est gratuite. Il sera accompagné sur scène de Marc-André Boudreau et Chloé Breault. +++ info >

Four New Nominations for Laurie LeBlanc
In addition to his two ECMA nominations, LeBlanc has received four new nominations for the 7th Annual Josie Music Awards, in Tennessee, which will take place next September. With more than 38,000 submissions, the Acadian of Bouctouche is very surprised to find himself in the following four categories Modern Country Artist of the Year, Male Country Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year “Another Night Like This” and Music Video of the Year “The Bigger The Better”. +++ info >

More from Stephen Hero x Brydon Crain
An adventurous new project from aggressively working-class Saint John rapper Stephen Hero and Fredericton experimental Fredericton musician Brydon Crain (Motherhood) have teamed up to release a wave of singles showcasing their unique blend of alt-rap and Saint John poetry over sample-based oddball beats. Premiering on Complex Canada on May 25, the next release is entitled ‘Forever Now,’ and is accompanied by a music video shot in rural New Brunswick. +++ info >

Perfect Timing  ‘Perfect Timing’ is the 2nd full-length album release from Michael J. Foxx in less than a month and he correctly surmised, “I totally feel like it’s my best body of work.” For this project Foxx turned the console duties over to Producer Flava Boy allowing Michael to excel vocally. Perfect Timing presents 12-stellar tracks that hypnotically pulls-in listeners. +++ info >

Ananas récidive avec un autre ver d’oreille : Brigitte
Le groupe Ananas propose un nouvel extrait avec la chanson Brigitte. Les membres du groupe considèrent que cette pièce est une bonne toune pour faire de la route. Avec son sens de la dérision Ananas, auteur de succès radiophoniques tel que New Kids et encore Cross Point, se fait plaisir à raconter encore une fois l’histoire de leur patelin. Brigitte heureuse gagnante au bingo se trouve une liberté pour voyager à son rythme sur les routes. +++ info >

Cathy Hutch’s Upcoming Gigs  
MAY 27 – AMICI’S, QUISPAMSIS 8-10PM
MAY 29 – BRANCH 11 LEGION, WOODSTOCK 9-12PM
JUN 03 – VITO’S ROTHESAY 7:30-9:30PM 

+++ info >

Serenades For You!  SNB welcomes back Janna Sailor to conduct the famous Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings and the novel Serenade for Flugelhorn by David Sampson.

Wednesday, May 26, 7:30 pm Imperial Theatre 
Friday, May 28, 7:30 pm The Playhouse
Sunday, May 30, 2 pm Capitol Theatre +++ info >

Colin Fowley album release
Wednesday, June 2 | 7:30 pm | The Playhouse
The unique character of Colin Fowlie’s music fuses elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana with a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create a memorable and captivating listening experience.  +++ info >

FLOURISH Festival announces 50+ performers
Fredericton’s FLOURISH Festival has shared an impressive line-up ahead of its June 10-13 edition, announcing Motherhood, Wolf Castle, Century Egg, Eliza Niemi, LXVNDR, and nearly fifty other artists. Festival performances will encompass music, art, installations, workshops, poetry, and more, in a mix of in-person and digital events.  +++ info >

SSI Soundstage
Sound Specialists Inc.(SSI) is looking to partner with bands to provide an avenue for bands to play together in a safe and social distance manner. Full audio, video and lighting production is provided to stream live. For more information or booking availability please contact us on all our social media, click the “Book Today” button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com +++ info >

@ CHARLOTTE STREET ARTS CENTRE
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre sustains, promotes and develops the arts by providing access to an essential hub of professional resources, facilities and dynamic programming within the New Brunswick community.

For an up-to-date schedule: +++ info >

@ THÉÂTRE DU MONUMENT-LEFEBVRE
Salle de spectacle reconnue pour son acoustique exceptionnelle et qui accueille les grands de la scène culturelle acadienne.

Pour un horaire de spectacle à jour: +++ info >

@ THE CAP
The Cap, home for live music in Fredericton, now includes an on-site nano-brewery, daytime record retail and beer to go, all accompanied by plenty of seating on sunny or shaded patios!

June 3 // Honey Gut + Run The River: Living Roots @ The Cap  
+++ info >

@ THÉÂTRE CAPITOL THEATRE
Le Centre des arts de la scène du Grand Moncton / Greater Moncton Performing Arts Centre

Pour la liste complète des spectacles reporté et/ou annulés CLIQUEZ ICI. // CLICK HERE for the up to date list of rescheduled and cancelled performances.

@ CENTRE DES ARTS D’EDMUNDSTON
Le Centre des arts d’Edmundston, situé dans une ancienne église au cœur du centre-ville, est un espace dédié à la création et à la diffusion des arts. Le Centre offre une programmation artistique variée, de qualité, par l’entremise de spectacles, d’ateliers de création et de formation et d’expositions. Véritable carrefour de créativité, c’est ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d’art. Il est un espace de découverte où la créativité bouillonne. +++ info >

@ CENTRE CULTUREL DE CARAQUET
Le Centre culturel de Caraquet offre gratuitement des locaux insonorisés pour les artistes et enseignant(e)s en musique et chant. 125 pieds carrés par local, un piano droit dans chaque local et autres instruments de musique disponibles sur demande. Pour réservations: 506.726.5001  +++ info >

Breaking Down Racial Barriers
“Breaking Down Racial Barriers: A Conversation on anti-Black racism in the East Coast Music Industry” Friday, May 28 from 1 – 3 PM (AST) at the East Coast Music Virtual Conference. Hosted by David “Click” Cox and Ian Andre Espinet Inc. of Breaking Down Racial Barriers with special guests Cazhhmere, Corey Writes, Delvina Bernard, Owen O’Sound Lee, & Reeny Smith +++ info >

AUDITIONS for Honey Jam Artist Development Programme
We’re looking for female artists across Canada between the ages of 14-25 representing all music styles – including pop, hip-hop, jazz, rock, country, soca, soul, rnb, gospel, reggae and more! – to audition for our 2021 youth artist development program.  Chosen artists will gain mentoring, networking and performance opportunities, vocal/performance coaching and workshops featuring industry professionals. +++ info >

Offre d’emploi chez RADARTS
Nous recherchons une personne qualifiée et motivée pour combler le poste de Responsable aux communications pour notre réseau atlantique!
 
Si tu possèdes l’expérience et les compétences requises et que tu veux travailler avec une équipe dynamique. C’est une occasion parfaite !! Envoie ta candidature au plus tard le 4 juin 2021, à l’attention de Jacinthe Comeau: direction@radarts.ca 
+++ info >

604 Sessions: A Songwriting Camp
604/LO announced the launch of their 2021 604 Sessions Song Camp. Created to foster an atmosphere of creativity and opportunity for unsigned artists – the camp is focused on offering 604/LO’s creative services to the greater community while also opening the door for a wider range of artists to form relationships with labels. Applications are now open! +++ info >

Mise en candidature pour les Éloizes
Il est temps de soumettre votre candidature – nouvelle date limite : 31 mai 2021. L’Académie des arts et des lettres de l’Atlantique, l’instance responsable du processus d’évaluation des candidatures aux Éloizes, donne le coup d’envoi de la période de mise en candidature des Éloizes 2022. Il est donc le temps de soumettre votre candidature pour une œuvre, une prestation ou une contribution créée ou présentée au cours de la période visée par les Éloizes 2022, soit du 1er juillet 2019 au 31 mai 2021. +++ info >

NEW 2021 ECMA DATES ANNOUNCED
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced rescheduled dates for the virtual edition of the 2021 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference, which was moved online last week, due to renewed concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in Nova Scotia. This virtual celebration of East Coast Music will now occur June 9 – 13, 2021, entirely online. +++ info >

FRANCOFÊTE EN ACADIE
Les inscriptions aux vitrines 2021 et au répertoire d’offres de spectacles 22-23 sont lancées!
 
Rendez-vous sur notre site internet afin de connaître tous les détails. La date limite pour remplir un formulaire d’inscription est fixée au 28 mai. L’édition 2021 de la FrancoFête en Acadie à Dieppe sera réalisée en formule hybride du mardi 2 au samedi 6 novembre prochain.

ARTS NB NEWS // NOUVELLES DE ARTS NB
Nominate for the 2021 Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts before June 1st, 2021. Help celebrate the contribution of a fellow artist while also helping the New Brunswick Arts Board promote artistic excellence within the province. // Posez une nomination aux Prix de la lieutenante-gouverneure pour l’excellence dans les arts avant 1er juin 2021. Aidez à célébrer la contribution d’un ou d’une collègue artiste tout en aidant le Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick à promouvoir l’excellence artistique dans la province. +++ info >

NEWS FROM FACTOR
The application windows for FACTOR’s Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording programs are now open and deadlines for the coming fiscal year announced. Eligibility guidelines have been updated to bring the programs into finer alignment with their intended purposes and FACTOR continues to offer programs tailored to many stages in an artist’s commercial career. +++ info >

NOUVELLES DE MUSICACTION
Lancé officiellement le 10 mars dernier, le Soutien aux événements de musique devant public (ou le SEP, pour faire plus simple!) vise à appuyer la présentation d’événements musicaux sécuritaires dans le contexte actuel, tels les spectacles, les vitrines et les tournées d’artistes canadiens, devant un public en présentiel comme en virtuel. La nouvelle initiative est dotée d’une enveloppe de 6 M$ et veut stimuler l’emploi d’artistes, de musiciens, de techniciens et autres travailleurs et fournisseurs de services canadiens du secteur musical.

The Owens will be reopening to the public by appointment on 1 June 2021

The Owens is excited to safely welcome back visitors to our physical spaces starting Tuesday, 1 June 2021! Admission to the Owens is free, but all visitors are asked to pre-book a free, one-hour time slot for their visit. This can be done either online at www.owensartgallery.eventbrite.ca or by calling (506) 364-2574. Safety measures are in place to keep both you and the Owens’ staff safe.
Book your visit online!
What to expect when you visit the Owens:
Visitors must maintain a two-metre distance from others at all times. 
Wearing a community mask is mandatory at all times. We’re happy to provide you with a free disposable mask if you do not have one. 
Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the gallery. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
To help maintain social distancing, there is a one-way traffic flow in and out of the gallery. Please enter through the campus-side entrance and follow directional signage while you are in the gallery.
One bubble is permitted in the gallery at a time, with up to 10 visitors per bubble.
Our reception desk has a Plexiglas barrier and a friendly student assistant ready to welcome you to the gallery. This is also where we will ask you pre-screening questions and where contactless check-in takes place.
For the purposes of contract tracing, and to confirm their booking, all visitors will be required to give their full names and a contact phone number when they arrive at the gallery. For information and the latest recommendations from the Public Health please check here.

AREA 506 Unveils Plans for 2021 Waterfront Concert Series

Post- COVID Recovery to officially begin July 16.

Saint John, NB (Wednesday, May 26, 2021) – The team responsible for AREA 506, New Brunswick’s premiere celebration of local music, culture and goods, today announced their format, site plan and schedule to bring live music back to the Port City for 2021. 
 
“After several months of planning, we are excited to announce our pivot plan for 2021” says Ray Gracewood, AREA 506 Founder and Chairperson.  “This year’s format will look a little different and really puts the health and safety of our volunteers, artists and attendees at the forefront. We are ecstatic with what our planning committee has been able to create with the support of an amazing group of partners and stakeholders” continued Gracewood. 
 
This year’s plan will extend the summer with a ten-part concert series beginning Friday, July 16 and running until Saturday, August 14.  All shows will have limited tickets and will be available as six or ten person pods intended for attendees to remain in the comfort of their own social groups.  Concerts will be hosted every Friday and Saturday evening, with gates opening at 5pm for each event to encourage staggered entry.  Opening acts will begin at 8pm, with headline acts scheduled to hit the stage at 930pm.   Attendees are encouraged to book early, as pods are likely to sell out very quickly.  
 
The Waterfront Concert Series will take place on Long Wharf, a marquee location on the Saint John Waterfront and host to AREA 506 from 2016 to 2018.  
 
“The location is perfect, not only because it feels like home, but also because of the space it affords us to encourage social distancing and to create a really unique pod-based environment for this year’s event” says Gracewood.  “The site planning process has been a challenge as we’ve never organized an event like this, but I’m excited because the design is really starting to feel like everyone will get their own mini-VIP section”.  
 
The project could not have happened without the support of a core group of public and private sponsors, led by Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency.     
 
“We’re incredibly excited to work with the AREA 506 team to make the Waterfront Concert Series a reality” says Paulette Hicks, CEO of Envision Saint John.   “As a founding partner of AREA 506, we knew that the team would rise to the challenge of developing an innovative experience that’s unique and cool, true to its brand, but also safe and responsible”.     
 
Final talent lineup and schedule for the 2021 Waterfront Concert Series will be announced on Friday, May 28 with tickets going on sale Thursday, June 3.  Exclusive pre-sale will be made available to AREA 506 newsletter members beginning Tuesday, June 2 – sign up at area506.ca.
 
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Media Contact:
Ray Gracewood
Area 506 Committee Chair
ray@area506.ca
506.645.1653