Living Roots Music Festival Announces Full 2017 Line-Up

The Living Roots Music Festival is getting ready for it’s second iteration this May. The festival continues to make its focus on promoting a wide variety of acts throughout smaller venues with the goal of filling every corner of Fredericton with music.  Today they’ve officially announced their official 2017 line-up.

“I am very excited to share this with everyone,” says Living Roots organizer Eddie Young. “I believe it is a great diverse lineup with something for everyone, some first time performers coming to the area, some great touring acts, and some of our best local acts.”

The  festival will be taking place May 24-28 at multiple venues around Fredericton; from the Wilmot United Church, to Grimross Brewing Co., The Capital Complex, Wilser’s Room, The Abby Cafe & Gallery, Reads Newsstand & Cafe, and The Royal Barbershop, and will feature close to forty touring and local acts. The festival will also feature special satellite performances at the newly opened Loch Pub & Grill in Harvey Station, New Brunswick with performances by The Montgomery Street Band, The Falling Leaves, The Crossroad Devils, and The Tortoise, The Hare, and The Millionare.

“The idea is to have the city full of music happening at the same time in all kinds of venues including alternative spaces,” says Young. “Mixing touring acts with local performers, including some poetry, and talks. Trying to create more of a community bringing all genres and venues together with local businesses, to maintain a growth in the community and networking opportunities within.”

Here’s the full 2017 Living Root Music Festival line-up:

Ben Caplan

The Barrowdowns

Helena Deland

Fog Lake

The Steady Swagger

Kill Chicago

Jessica Rhaye

The Vaudevillian

The Raygun Cowboys

Rory Taillon

Brooklyn Doran


Emily Rockarts

The Rumble

Midnight Vesta

Jeff Beam

Jane Blanchard

Jessie Brown

Oak Ash and Thorn

Hum & Hollow

The Crossroad Devils

Electromagnetic Blues Band

Richie Young

Colin Fowlie

Wayne Hansen

As well as performances by Isaac & Blewet, Quinn Bonnell Band, The Winstons, Pretty Archie , The Falling Leaves, The Montgomery St. Band, Patrick Reynolds, Emily Ruse, Kendra Gale Band, Kathleen Gorey McSorley, Calum Jackson, Camilo V, Creative Differences, The Soderman Band, The Torinos, and Mike Filipowitsch.

The event will also feature an open mic hosted by Mark Currie, a mental health talk by Jeff Liberty, poetry by Maisie, and Yoga with Everyday Weekend. Passes go on sale Friday March 24th, 2017.