Harvest 2018 is now on sale! Multiple Grammy award-winners, well over a dozen Junos winners, countless Maple Blues accolades, sold-out shows, No. 1 albums, and a truly dizzying array of some of the most legendary names in blues, roots, gospel, soul and rock. Today, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival unveiled the full schedule for its 2018 edition steeped with more must-see talent and groundbreaking music icons than ever before.
New acts announced today include TD Mojo Tent Saturday headliners The Main Squeeze – an incredibly high energy L.A.-based quintet blending soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They join a staggering slew of previously-unveiled international headliners such as the legendary Mavis Staples, the searing-hot Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Harvest discovery The Record Company, Blackberry Smoke, The Sheepdogs, Holly Cole, and the historic and storied Blind Boys of Alabama, among many more.
“We are incredibly proud to present a lineup packed with so many A-listers, so much depth, diversity and legendary talent that the week of Sept. 11-16 in Fredericton’s historic downtown is going to be a most-welcome marathon of mesmerizing music and electrifying performances,” said Brent Staeben, Harvest’s Music Programmer. “From headliners pulled straight off your bucket list, to some of the most powerful women in blues, soul and jazz today, to an impressive complement of hot acts and up-and-comers soon to be on the top of your playlists, there isn’t a music fan around who won’t want to be in Fredericton for Harvest this year.”
Another special addition this year, Harvest will feature its first-ever Artist at Large in Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, the 14-year-old guitar phenom from Brooklyn who has appeared at the last two festivals with his band, but this time around will be exclusively surprise “guesting” with musical friends old and new throughout the weekend.
The complete list of Harvest performers on festival stages booked to date are below. Performers as part of the free stages and the Rising Stars Showcase will be unveiled in August.
Harvest performers announced to date include: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Blackberry Smoke, Mavis Staples, The Magpie Salute, Dawes, The Record Company, The Sheepdogs, Alan Doyle, Holly Cole, Blind Boys of Alabama, Turkuaz, The Main Squeeze, Anders Osborne, Elliott Brood, Rich Aucoin, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Rose Cousins, Five Alarm Funk, Southern Avenue, MonkeyJunk, Dwayne Gretzky Play The Tragically Hip, The Roots of Music, Ross Neilsen Band, Cécile Doo-Kingué, The Midnight Ramblers, John Campbelljohn with Matt Sobb, Downtown Blues Band, Theresa Malenfant & The Instigators, Grand Theft Bus, Aquakultre, Stephen Lewis And The Big Band of Fun, The Hypochondriacs, Ian Janes, David Vest, Amanda Jackson Band, Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters, Buck Tingley, Sheldon Gordon & The Tone Kings, Sorrey, Motherhood, Joyful Noise, The Crossroad Devils, Kendra Gale Band, Ginger Kings, and Harvest Artist-At-Large Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.