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Jam along to New Brunswick’s Jazz and Blues Festival

Tap your toes and feast your eyes at one of the world’s most gorgeous music festivals. 

What do you get when you mix more than 400 musicians, 27 stages, six jam-packed days and one incredible city?

Fredericton’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, that’s what.

Offering a mixed bag of musical morsels, you can look forward to dancing the night away at a colourful Cajun party one day and relishing the raw sounds of electric blues the next.

At least six city blocks are shut down to make way for the stellar line-up – past luminaries include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Canned Heat, local blues legend Matt Andersen and more.

With a number of neighbouring hotels, eateries and free shuttle buses on offer, exploring New Brunswick’s charming capital is an absolute breeze.

Whether you’re a seasoned festivalgoer or not, Canada’s friendliest music festival is the perfect way to catch some great acts while rubbing shoulders with a host of ever-solicitous locals.

Expect more than one of them to buy you a drink!

GET GOING:

Keep an eye out for upcoming line-ups for the Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (harvestjazzandblues.com) held every September. Find out more about Fredericton here.

LOCATION: The festival comes to life in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, in Canada’s gorgeous south-eastern corner.

“If there’s a prettier place for a blues festival, I’m yet to see it.” – Craig Tansley

 

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