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Live Music in March!

Live Music in March!

March offers an abundance of live music events in Fredericton to move us easily into spring!

I’d hazard to guess that I’m not the only one anticipating spring and starting to feel a bit worn out by winter. The end is however in sight as we have just a month to go seeing as spring arrives in April in my opinion.

No better way to fill time than with great live music and March is seriously full of events to see us through. Take a look at this list of shows and sing your way to spring! You’ll find many genres including the blues, singer/songwriters, chamber folk, indie, bluegrass, hip-hop and straight up rock’n’roll!

Wednesday, March 1 - Curtis Salgado
Dolans Club | Tickets
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival presenting multi-award winning, American blues legend Curtis Salgado. Salgado, who’s prolific career began in the late 1960’s, effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. Doors open at 6:30PM. Show at 7:30PM.

Forward Music Group

Friday, March 3 - Share & The Olypmic Symphonium
Fredericton Public Library | Tickets
Forward Music Group, Shivering Songs, Grid City, and CKDU present this event to celebrate the 10-year anniversaries of landmark albums from The Olympic Symphonium and Share, both groups will perform the records in their entirety at this intimate setting. Doors open at 6:30PM. Show at 7:00PM

The Backyard Devils

Saturday, March 4 – The Backyard Devils
Wilser's Room | Tickets
With their blend of dirty country, bluegrass and rockabilly the band delivers foot-stomping tunes, sing-along numbers and they never disappoint! Doors open at 7PM. Show at 8PM

Friday, March 10 - The Stanfields
The Capital | Tickets
This five-piece rock/roots band based in Halifax (NS) play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table. Doors open at 10PM. Show at 10:30PM.

Monday, March 13 - Big Wreck with Ascot Royals
The Fredericton Boyce Farmers' Market | Tickets
Big Wreck describe themselves as ‘An outpouring of rock music that is direct from the subconscious heart, and lives in the interplay of controlled horsepower and unbridled virtuosity.’

The Toronto-based rock quintet Ascot Royals exemplify the idea that at its core, music is supposed to generate a feeling worth grasping onto and holding tight. Whether that feeling is comfort, rage, solidarity, fear, love, or something in between, any music worth a listen finds a way to connect.  Show at 8PM


Tuesday, March 14 - SonReal
The Capital | Tickets
A Juno and MMVA nominated artist whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing domestic fan base. SonReal’s success took shape online when several of his music videos racked up over hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Doors open at 8PM. Show at 9PM.

Wednesday, March 15 - Craig Cardiff
Corked Wine Bar
With a voice described as “warm, scratched, sad and sleepy,” Cardiff sings songs that expose the human condition, putting a magnifying glass to the clumsier and less proud moments. Cardiff makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is. Show at 8PM

Matthew Good

Tuesday, March 21 - Matthew Good
The Fredericton Boyce Farmers' Market | Tickets
A Canadian rock musician, Good will celebrate the release of his EP, titled I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight Revisited where he will perform Beautiful Midnight in its entirety. Show at 8PM

Great Lake Swimmers

Friday, March 24 - Great Lake Swimmers with Megan Bonnell
The Capital | Tickets
With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, the Great Lake Swimmers have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. Those familiar with the decade-long output of the band will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together. Megan Bonnell is a stunning new voice on Canada's folk/singer-songwriter scene promoting her most recent album, "magnolia". Doors open at 7PM. Show at 8PM.

Christine Campbell

Thursday, March 30 - Christine Campbell
Corked Wine Bar
A killer guitarist, a classically-trained pianist, a sincere, dynamic songwriter, and an incomparable singer; Christine Campbell is truly a rare, multi-faceted talent. With a voice that combines the best elements of Anne Wilson, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin Christine is a mesmerizing musical force! The intimate energy of this duo show with co-writer/guitarist Blake Johnston is one not to be missed! Show at 8PM

Looking for more live music in Fredericton?

Roots & Soul Music Promotions

I’d also suggest you check out the full list of shows being presented by Roots & Soul Music Promotions at both Grimross Brewing Co and Ringo’s Bar & Grill. Click HERE to view their line up As well, save the date for the Living Roots Music Festival (May 25-27 in Fredericton).

The Fredericton Playhouse, as always, has as great lineup worthy of your attention too. Check out their schedule by clicking HERE.

There you have it! You can see I wasn’t exaggerating when I said there was lots of live music to help make your way through March and straight into spring! Let us know which shows you are planning to attend and enjoy your experience!

Blogger Emma Chevarie is Fredericton Tourism’s music guru. To stay up-to-date on all live music in Fredericton be sure to follow her on Facebook at Music Runs Through It or her website for the full calendar of events.