Music Scene in
The capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton is bisected by the St. John River and is known as a cultural and artistic hub for the Canadian province. Its residents have one of the highest per capita incomes and the highest percentage of post-secondary education. Such affluence has helped shape Fredericton’s entertainment landscape.
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has featured works from Salvador Dali, James Tissot, and Thomas Gainsborough as well as a rotation of local and national artists. It makes sense, then, that the only Canadian college to focus solely on fine crafts and applied design is located in Fredericton: The New Brunswick College of Draft and Design.
But the city of Fredericton is hardly devoid of musical outlets. One of the main attractions in the city is The Playhouse, a performing arts venue. In addition to holding plays and musicals, the facility also hosts international acts as well as Canadian mainstays, such as The Stampeders and Colin James.
Fredericton also has a growing reputation as a hotspot for indie rock and is home to the indie record label Forward Music Group. Fredericton is also the site of the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame. Besides hosting the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival and the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, Fredericton regularly sees touring and local bands performing in its venues and clubs, which are mainly concentrated near Queen Street downtown.
Many touring acts make stops at the Capital Complex, Fredericton’s busiest and largest music venue. Notable musicians with ties to this area include country singers Joan Kennedy and Anne Murray.
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But it’s up to you to take advantage of the opportunity. The Recording Connection will give you access to the tools of the trade, but you have to be willing to put in the work. This is the time when your hobby can become a career.
And you can do it all from Fredericton. You don’t have to move across the country – or even to a different country – to learn about mixing, mastering, and everything that goes into making it in the music industry. No matter what side of the St. John River you live on, if you have the drive, Recording Connection will give you the experience. Apply today.