Harvest returns with spectacular 30th Anniversary Line-up!

Get ready for a super spectacular, stacked line-up for Harvest’s 30th anniversary, September 14th to 19th in Downtown Fredericton! Harvest is proud to announce a sensational 30th anniversary line-up, including southern rock and alt-country-soul legends, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, pop/rock chart toppers, The Revivalists, heartland roots rocker and singer-songwriter John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band, vintage rock and soul singer-songwriter, Grace Potter, and many more!

This year we are pleased to welcome back many returning artists who have previously performed at Harvest. In honour of our 30th anniversary, favourites from over the years are coming back to Fredericton to help us celebrate. It will be a true Harvest homecoming – a reunion of old friends after too long apart!

Along with Jason Isbell, The Revivalists, John Hiatt, and Grace Potter, Harvest 2021 will feature gritty and growlingJuno Award-winning July Talk, one of the first ladies of soul, Grammy nominee Bettye Lavette, Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Serena Ryder, a rare performance of material from his new solo album from David Shaw of The Revivalists and his new band, alt-country, roots rocker Lilly Hiatt, blues and gospel wonder Ruthie Foster, blues and soul powerhouse Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, hometown star David Myles, Atlantic Canadian gem Joel Plaskett and the Emergency, Toronto’s pre-eminent party cover band Dwayne Gretzky and many more!

“We’re back! And we’re going to be presenting an absolutely incredible array of the best talent we could bring to Fredericton during this crazy summer of re-opening” said Brent Staeben, Harvest Music Programmer. “We wanted this year’s event to feel familiar while also being a joyful re-emergence into big live concerts, so we’re welcoming back many old friends who know how to deliver exceptional performances and raise our audiences higher – because that’s the goal with this year’s event – to give everyone a huge lift after such a hard time apart.”  

Last year, COVID-19 paused our original 30th anniversary celebration. The pandemic threatened to do the same this year but, given how well New Brunswick is progressing on its Path to Green, the province’s increased vaccination rate has become the path to Harvest. 

A survey conducted in May indicated that patrons were comfortable returning to Harvest this September if the province hit all of its vaccination targets. 

“The Festival will work with the province and the city throughout the summer to ensure we offer a safe experience this September,” said Jeff Richardson, Harvest General Manager. “We’ve been monitoring best practices across North America, and will be adjusting patron requirements as the province’s emergency order changes.” 

Harvest expects patrons to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the festival. The Festival may update its policy based on Public Health guidance throughout the summer. All updates will be communicated to patrons at least two weeks in advance of the festival.

Harvest will provide further updates related to its safety policies in advance of its ticket sales. 

Tickets and passes will be available for purchase through TicketPro on July 16th at 11am. Harvest runs September 14th-19th, 2021 in the beautiful heart of Downtown Fredericton. There will be a Blues Tent behind City Hall, shows at the Playhouse, and more free programming in Officer’s Square than you have ever seen. There will also be free performances put on by our partners at The Hilton as part of our Pubs & Clubs series, and ticketed shows to catch in the Tannery!

Ultimate Passes purchased for 2020 can be redeemed this year. Alternatively, they can be rolled over to be used in 2022 or returned for a full refund. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Harvest, this September 14th-19th!