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I Mother Earth to headline Friday night of Canada Day Weekend Celebrations

I Mother Earth to headline Friday night of Canada Day Weekend Celebrations

For immediate release: May 2, 2017

FREDERICTON: The first night of Fredericton’s Canada Day Weekend Celebrations (June 30 & July 1) will kick off downtown in Officers’ Square with an impressive local and national line up of free music including headliner I Mother Earth. The Canada Day Weekend rounds out a full week of festivities within the Capital City.

“Every year we try to make the event bigger and better. This year is no different, but it’s special because its Canada 150 so we’re going even bigger than we normally would” says Canada Day Committee Chair Paul Wentzell. “I Mother Earth with Edwin is just one part of that and we’re really excited to have them back in Fredericton.”

Toronto band I Mother Earth, with original vocalist Edwin, will take the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed album Scenery and Fish. The album spawned 4 Top 10 Hits in Canada with “Raspberry”, “Another Sunday”, “Used to be Alright”, and “One More Astronaut”.

In addition, Friday night’s free line up includes Jaclyn Reinhart with Mrs. Hippie, Andrew Hunter and The Gatherers, and Fredericton favourite; Ross Neilsen’s Big F’n Band who are making the trip back home to ring in the nation’s birthday!

“When we were looking at artists for this year’s event, an unofficial theme started to become apparent. It’s a year for big comebacks and homecomings. I Mother Earth are coming back to Fredericton to rock again; this time with original vocalist Edwin. Ross Neilsen is coming back home and bringing his Big F’n Band, and both Jaclyn Reinhart and Andrew Hunter are making returns to the stage after brief hiatuses.

There are also more things happening around this theme, but we can’t rally talk about those yet. Stay tuned though” says Wentzell.

In addition to the Canada Day Celebrations the capital city will be bursting at the seams with a number of events taking place throughout the week. This includes more than 1,100 athletes taking part in Les Jeux de l’Acadie (June 28-July 2), Animaritime (June 30 – July 2), the Maritime’s premier Anime / Gaming Convention, Bard in the Barracks Theatre Company (June 22-July 9) as well as additional events that are yet to be announced.

“People from all around New Brunswick will want to visit the capital city to ring in the nation’s birthday” says Fredericton Tourism Manager David Seabrook.

This year’s Canada Day Weekend will also see the return of the Canada Day Parade.

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