Fundy National Park of Canada
The Sounds of Summer
An outdoor summer concert series presented by Fundy National Park
It’s Friday night and the sweet air is full of the sounds of summer: crickets, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, a campfire crackling in the distance... and some of the finest Maritime music!
Join us for a celebration of our musical heritage every weekend for the months of July and August. Sounds of Summer is held at the Fundy Outdoor Theatre.
The concerts are free! (Regular Park entry fees still apply.)
Scotty and the Stars — Sunday, June 30 – 7:30 pm
Scotty and the Stars is a children’s musical entertainment group that delivers positive messages, active participation and musical education through original music and enthusiastic live performances. They provide a musical and theatrical experience where children march, stomp, clap and dance their way through this fun-filled musical journey.
Zac Crouse — Friday, July 5 – 9:30 pm
Zac Crouse is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, bass, ukulele, banjo), singer/songwriter, filmmaker and expedition kayaker. He recently filmed the tour for his new solo album – from Ottawa to Halifax by sea kayak. In 2011, he was nominated for two Music Nova Scotia Awards (Folk Recording & New Artist).
Andy and Ariana — Friday, July 12 – 7:30 pm
What happens when a half-Danish Swiss and a half-Afghan Maritimer fuse their musical lives together? Well, 9 CDs and countless performances later, the answer to that question is of course still evolving. Take an avalanche of spoken-word-style lyrics and add a bit of jazz, a dash of eastern flavour, a sprinkle of reggae, some rural Nova Scotian flare and a healthy dose of fun and you'll start to get an idea.
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire — Friday July 19 – 7:30 pm
Their sound is alternative rock soaring to the sounds of the 60s and 70s and their catchy lyrics are anchored in modernity. Their EP “Suzie” rapidly made it to the top hits of francophone radios in Atlantic Canada and elsewhere. In 2011, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire were semi-finalists at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby, and they were selected among the top new artists at the Francofête.
Acres and Acres — Friday, July 26 – 7:30 pm
This has been a big year for Acres and Acres. The band released their sophomore album Truth & Sky, charted on commercial and campus radio across the country, toured the Maritimes with a full band & string section, and sold out shows on their album release tour. Based out of Halifax, the band consists of a duo of songwriters (Kris Pope & David Scholten), a killer rhythm section (Jordi Comstock, Ian Sherwood), and a talented composer & keys player (Ian Bent).
Tracy and the Hurtin’ Hearts — Friday, August 2 – 7:30 pm
Unleashing a voice as wistful as a back road at sunset and as powerful as a bustling city block, Tracy Anderson is one of New Brunswick's newest emerging artist. Tracy is joined on stage by her fun-loving band mates Amy Anderson (accordion, keys and vocals) and Jesse Clair (bass and vocals). Their debut album, "Squirrel on a Wire" is blending the populist fire of bluegrass with the rhythmic vitality of jazz.
Jared Lutes — Friday, August 9 – 7:30 pm
With the 2012 release of his full-length solo record 'When We Grow Younger', Jared Lutes has finally emerged as a full-time artist who has found his musical center. This is a collection that reveals the anxiety and joy of fatherhood, as well as the dubious life of a traveling musician. The songs ring with jangle of Pop-Rock and the eclecticism of Alt-Country, with stark, personal lyrics sung with the voice of experience and resignation.
Andy Brown — Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm
With his emotionally raw vocals, stellar guitar skills, and riveting performances that get us every time, Andy Brown has emerged a must-see (and hear) performer on the Canadian music scene. Touted as a performer that ‘gets into your head and heart’, the Galaxie Rising Star winner has a contemporary folk-rock style all his own, taking you on a lyrical journey that transcends a realm torn between love, happiness, and sorrow.
Owen Steel — Friday, August 30 – 7:30 pm
"Owen Steel has that charisma that makes people instant fans. He's all about the music, and his enthusiasm and honesty draws you in. Steel has a direct connection to nature and his surroundings, and feeds the audience his view of the country and life. Best of all, it's a fun, honest and real viewpoint, backed by catchy roots sounds." - Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio