Saint John to host new nation music pageant

Saint John to host new nation music pageant
Saint John to host new nation music pageant

AREA 506 in 2019. Picture: Submitted/Dan Culberson

Some large names in Canadian nation music will probably be taking the stage in Saint John this summer time.

The primary Boxcar Nation Music Pageant will happen July 28 and 29 on the Saint John waterfront.

Dean Brody and James Barker Band will headline the two-day pageant, which can even embody a choice of New Brunswick nation music artists.

The brand new music pageant is being organized by the workforce at AREA 506. Founder Ray Gracewood mentioned they’re excited to carry one other weekend of music to the waterfront.

“Now we have heard from followers of nation music that that is one thing they’d like to see in Saint John, and we’ve been working arduous to ship an thrilling idea that creates an attention-grabbing dynamic with parts from each the East and West coasts,” Gracewood mentioned in a information launch.

Much like the AREA 506 Pageant, the inaugural Boxcar Pageant will happen within the house adjoining the Waterfront Container Village.

The container village will host quite a lot of country-themed, family-friendly occasions together with experiential actions, meals vehicles, and the seller market all through the weekend.

“It can actually be a singular expertise that extends past the live performance,” mentioned Gracewood.

Friday’s line-up contains James Barker Band, Hunter Brothers, The Street Hammers, Tristan Horncastle, Jessica Rhaye & The Ramshackle Parade, and Émilie Landry.

The Saturday line-up contains Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo, Sacha, Riley Taylor, Melissa Marshall, and Shawn Richard.

The Boxcar Pageant will happen the weekend earlier than the AREA 506 Pageant. Gracewood mentioned there are logistical advantages to having

“The considering was having two very distinctive and totally different occasions one week aside creates a extremely attention-grabbing and pulsed exercise that hopefully will carry an power to the uptown space that may transcend from mid-July by way of to mid-August,” he mentioned.

Tickets at the moment are on sale at They embody a restricted variety of early chook weekend passes for $139 plus taxes and costs.

Common admission weekend passes are $169 plus taxes and costs whereas VIP weekend passes are $349.

Single-day common admission and VIP tickets are additionally obtainable, together with free common admission for
these beneath the age of 12 accompanied by an grownup.

Officers say there are additionally “very restricted” portions of 10-person VIP pods obtainable.


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