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Harvest Music Festival on until Sunday, Sept. 18

Fredericton's Harvest Music Festival is back and has a spectacular, stacked line-up for its 31st year.

New Brunswick's largest music fest welcomes world-class artists for six days

Fredericton's Harvest Music Festival is back and has a spectacular, stacked line-up for its 31st year.
It's that time of year when downtown Fredericton goes all out on the music. So what's in store for this year's Harvest Music Festival? Jeanne Armstrong talks to music director Brent Staeben.

The festival, running from Sept. 13-18 in downtown Fredericton, features Grammy-winning rockers The War On Drugs, CanRock icons Blue Rodeo, eight-piece Alabamian soul sensation St. Paul & The Broken Bones and storied Indigenous singer-songwriter William Prince.

Six men sitting on a sofa in casual clothes.
Dubbed the “best American rock band of this decade” by The New Yorker, Grammy winners, The War on Drugs, play the Harvest blues tent on Sept. 14, 7 p.m. The War On Drugs includes Adam Granduciel (voice and guitar), David Hartley (bass and guitar), Robbie Bennett (keyboards), Charlie Hall (drums), Jon Natchez (saxophone) and keyboards) and Anthony LaMarcar (guitar). (Courtesy Harvest Music Festival)
Also included in the lineup are longtime festival favourites JJ Grey & Mofro, The Record Company, Kathleen Edwards, and Andy Frasco & The U.N., plus the Harvest debuts of The Slip and TWRP, and a special reunion performance from Hot Toddy.

The male bandmates sitting on olive-coloured sofa with their guitars on the side.
Fredericton’s own Hot Toddy teamed up in 1997. These days, the trio - Thom Swift, Joel LeBlanc and Tom Easley - reunite to put on a few livesshows each year. They perform at the Barracks tent on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. (Courtesy Harvest Music Fest)

These acts will join a talented lineup of The Sheepdogs, Trouble No More, Bettye LaVette, Amanda Shires, Shemekia Copeland, Nikki Yanofsky, Larkin Poe, Celisse, Sugaray Rayford, and Terra Lightfoot.

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Visit Harvest Music Festival for more info, schedules and ticket info.

Orange, blue and purple poster for Harvest Music Fest with bands names on it.
(Harvest Music Fest)