2018 Rising Star Competition

The 2018 Stingray Music Rising Star Competition is presented by the Festival and Stingray Music—Canada’s favourite continuous music network—and offers up-and-coming musicians a chance for local, provincial and national exposure. Four New Brunswick based artists will be selected to compete in the showcase on Friday afternoon, September 14th.

Combining public voting and our panel of judges, four New Brunswick based artists will advance to the Rising Star Competition on Friday, September 14th. The event will also feature workshop sessions for all entrants, as well as several exciting door prizes.

The winner of Harvest’s Stingray Music Rising Star Competition on September 14th will receive a prize package including: a generous bursary and an opening slot on the Joyful Noise, Stephen Lewis & The BIG Band of FUN and Five Alarm Funk bill later that night in the Barracks Tent.

Applications are open until August 16, 2018. To enter, 50% of your band members must be from New Brunswick, or have been living here since January 1, 2018. Prior winners and acts who’ve previously performed on a Harvest tent mainstage are ineligible.


Please contact Harvest’s Production Coordinator, Brendan MaGee, at brendan@harvestjazzandblues.com with any questions.