Harvest Music Festival is proud to unveil its commemorative poster for 2023. The poster was created through a collaboration between The Ginger Agency and Wolastoqey Artist Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier. Harvest is thrilled by the artwork, and is delighted to share it.
Harvest believes it is important to celebrate our community in this year’s poster. The commemorative poster contains elements like salmon, violets, fiddleheads, canoes, the Cathedral, Fredericton City Hall, a bridge, lighthouse and, most especially, the Wolastoq, the beautiful and bountiful river.
Fredericton is the city where our festival began, where it flourished, and where incredible Harvest memories are made. Every September hundreds of musicians come to Fredericton and perform on numerous stages throughout the historic downtown, attracting festival goers from near and far. Harvest is forever indebted to the people in this community and wants to pay homage to the place where folks gather each year to celebrate and enjoy live music with family and friends. It has and always will be an enormous part of Harvest’s identity.
Harvest Music Festival acknowledges that the land on which we gather and celebrate every September is the traditional, unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples.
The commemorative poster will be available for purchase at our Harvest store and featured on one of this year’s shirts. All proceeds from the poster will go to Kehkimin Wolastoqey language immersion school.
We’d like to thank Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick for their guidance and input throughout the development of our commemorative poster.