Streets Alive. Music Everywhere. Come Dance.
The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Atlantic Canada’s premier international music festival experience, and in 2015, celebrated 25 years of good times. Over six days each September as the maple leaves begin to turn along the majestic Saint John River valley, Fredericton is transformed into a vibrant musical bash. Large in scope but staged on an intimate scale, music fans experience 27 indoor and outdoor stages, 150 long-set performances by more than 400 performers from across the region, Canada and around the world.
Jay Sieleman, executive director of The Blues Foundation (Memphis-based national blues organization), described Harvest as “world class, something truly special.” This unique festival experience combines New Brunswick’s famous flair for Maritime hospitality and pension for a good party with great music and historic backdrops condensed into only six beautiful downtown City blocks. With the help of 1,000 volunteers in this City of 57,000, the entire community, including its population of talented artisans, embrace and celebrate the Harvest season. Harvest takes over the town and the town takes over Harvest.
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