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Fredericton’s Live Music Round Up!


I’ve got a message for our music loving friends - There are so many incredible live music events right around the corner. Be aware! and Get your tickets now!

Shivering Songs Festival has come & gone for another year but that doesn’t mean they don’t have more in store for 2020. They are presenting a few of these upcoming shows and you should know about them before they sell out. Outside of the Shivering shows we have other shows not to be missed! So, let’s take a look at all these shows in chronological order:

Ria Mae
March 11, 8-11pm | Delta Fredericton Ballroom 

Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae hits the road with her Stars Tour beginning November 14 in Vancouver, BC in support of her highly anticipated Stars EP and new single, “Too Close”, featuring Dan Talevski and coming out in October.

The EP Stars serves as a follow-up to the JUNO Award nominated pop album, My Love. The EP’s first single “Bend,” released summer 2017, became an instant hit skyrocketing to the top of the CBC Radio 2 charts for four weeks. Shortly thereafter it catapulted up the Canadian radio charts reaching Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 10 at AC,and Top 15 CHR radio. Together with its Platinum-certified debut “Bend” and follow-up “Red Light,” My Love garnered over 12 million combined worldwide streams.



Rose Cousins with John Paul White  
March 20, 8pm | Wilmot Church 
Tickets: (online), or (in person) Graystone Brewing & Grimross Brewing

Singer songwriter from PEI based in Halifax, Rose is a natural entertainer, making us cry with both laughter and heartbreak. Seriously, she is exceptionally talented at using humour and has an “ability to convey the most internalized emotions — disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance — without an ounce of fuss.”  You have to experience Rose in a live music setting to truly understand her brilliance. She has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jann Arden and Patty Griffin. Her last album, Natural Conclusion, nominated for a Grammy in 2018 and her latest album, Bravado, to be released February 21st.

John Paul White is a singer songwriter and formerly of the Grammy Award winning duo Civil Wars. He is touring with his 2019 solo album The Hurting Kind.


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Jill Barber  
April 3, 8pm | Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Tickets: (online) or (in person) Graystone Brewing & Grimross Brewing

Singer-songwriter with an unforgettable voice which once heard is never forgotten. Jill’s repertoire spans a transformative spectrum from folk, to vocal jazz, to pop, and includes songs in both French and English. Her evocative and timeless songs have been featured in film and TV, scoring shows such as Orange Is The New Black, The L Word and Heartland. An unforgettable, enchanting performer you don’t want to miss!
And to add a twist, Jill has named this her “Dedicated to You Tour” and the show will be built from song & story submissions from people attending. Submissions can be made through her website


Basia Bulat with Legal Vertigo  
April 19, 8pm | Wilmot Church 
Tickets: (online), or (in person) Graystone Brewing & Grimross Brewing

Singer-songwriter living in Montreal with her 6th studio album, Are You in Love? set to release March 27th. She has brought together an intrinsic contemporary sound with a love of classic folk, country and R&B songwriting. She is more than impressive with her powerhouse voice & accomplished multi-instrumentalist, recording and performing, on electric guitar, piano, autoharp, ukulele, bass and charango.  She is three-time Polaris Music Prize finalist and nominated for three Juno Awards. Her appearance at Shivering Songs 2017 in Wilmot Church left a long lasting impression and everyone in attendance knows they should never miss an opportunity to experience her live performance.



April 23 - 26 | Various Venues
Tickets, full schedule & bios 

FLOURISH Festival is a discovery music and arts festival held annually in Fredericton, and this year takes place across venues in downtown Fredericton including The Capital Complex, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Bellwether, The NB Library of Craft & Design, The Makers Loft, Shiftwork Studio and more. Since 2014 the organizers have been presenting shows and marking art providing the community opportunity to discover something or someone new. This year’s musical lineup includes Debby Friday, Common Holly, Motherhood, Force Fields, Backxwash, Chillteens, Designosaur, Orchidae, Dumpstercub, Vince the Messenger, Eliza Niemi, Jane Blanchard, Juice Girls, Little You Little Me, Marian and more!

Plan to get out there and experience something new to you!


Lloyd Spiegel Music
April 25, 7:30pm | Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Tickets: (online) or  (in person) Tony's Music Box Ltd. 
* children (under age 12) admitted at no cost when accompanied by an adult

"Lloyd Spiegel…guitar magic and great stories. This show is value for money! Go, be amazed!”- Terry Seguin, CBC

Somewhere between songwriter, social worker and truth-seeker, sits 14X Australian Blues Award winner, Lloyd Spiegel. Named one of the top Australian guitarists of all time, Lloyd blends comedy, storytelling and jaw-dropping guitar chops to provide one of the most unique, solo, acoustic concert experiences in the world.

Picking up the guitar at age 4 and playing his first professional show at age 10, Lloyd can’t remember a time before playing guitar. By 16 he was on tour in the United States and has since performed at major festivals and iconic Juke Joints around the globe. He has supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James on tour and has sat with the founding fathers of modern blues including Brownie McGhee, who taught him the most important part of being a blues musician: connecting with everyday people.

Growing up in the music business, Lloyd is passionate about promoting the blues scene and mentoring the next generation. He has taken countless young artists under his wing who have since become multi-award winning performers in their own right and he has been an advocate for blues in Australia.


A wonderful variety of show for us to enjoy and we haven’t even touched on the Living Roots Music Festival coming up at the end of May! Stay tuned and I’ll bring you more details about that in an upcoming post.