Harvest Announces Jimmy Swift Band Reunion, Following Withdrawal Of The Slip F. Joe Russo

Fredericton’s Harvest Music Festival today announced that The Jimmy Swift Band (The JSB) will reunite at the Festival on Thursday September 15th, replacing The Slip F. Joe Russo, who’ve been forced to cancel their scheduled Harvest appearance due to unforeseen circumstances.

Halifax’s The JSB stopped performing in 2011, leaving behind a legacy of 1,000+ live performances, numerous awards, and a dedicated fan base across Canada and beyond. They return to the stage at Harvest 2022 in support of their long-time sound technician Ron Anonsen, who was in a serious motorcycle accident in Los Angeles this past spring. Fans are encouraged to support the cause by donating in support of his recovery, or by picking up merchandise at the show. 

“The Jimmy Swift Band’s tireless energy and audience-focused shows were a thing of legend around the Maritimes and beyond, consistently turning regular nights into unforgettable experiences,” said Brent Staeben, Harvest Music Programmer. “While we’re sad for all of us fans of The Slip, we knew right away that The JSB was the perfect group to round out this night of Big Fun with their old friends – and fellow Maritime legends – Grand Theft Bus.”

The JSB fills in on the Thursday schedule vacated by The Slip F. Joe Russo, returning to Harvest after performing at the 2002 and 2003 festivals. Tickets are $25.00 plus fees and HST, and will be on sale today as of 10:00am Atlantic, available here or by calling 1-888-311-9090. Ultimate, Wednesday – Thursday, and Big Fun in the Barracks Passholders can also access this show.

For those already holding The Slip tickets, nothing has changed and those tickets will be honored at the door. For those interested in a refund, they are available upon request up until Friday September 2nd. To request a refund, please contact Ticketpro at info@ticketpro.ca.