An influx of music lovers descended upon Sackville over the New Brunswick Day weekend for the biggest happening of the summer – Sappyfest. The 14th annual indie music festival, now regarded as one of the must-attend festivals on the summer circuit, featured a diverse line-up of music throughout the three-day festival, as well as an assortment of street vendors, a craft and zine fair, poetry and novel readings, artist talks, dance performances and much more.
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Shotgun Jimmie, the headliner on Saturday night, attracted a large crowd to the mainstage tent.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Diamondtown performs under the mainstage tent on Saturday afternoon during this year’s Sappyfest in downtown Sackville. Diamondtown, comprised of members of Eric’s Trip and Dog Days, was one of dozens of artists to hit the stage throughout the weekend, which also included an assortment of street vendors, a craft and zine fair, poetry readings, artist talks and dance performances.
Downtown Bridge Street was home to a number of food trucks over the weekend, including the always-popular Bangkok Food Truck.
Sappyfest merchandise, including a variety of t-shirts, was sold under the mainstage tent throughout the festival.
Visitors line up for passes at the box office on Friday evening.
Young members of the 4Gotten Cactus band, which formed as part of Struts Gallery’s recent Kids’ Power Jam rock camp, perform for the audience under the mainstage tent to open up the festival Friday evening.
Snotty Nose Rez Kid, a Canadian First Nations hip hop duo composed of Haisla rappers Young D and Yung Trybez, gets the crowd pumped up on Friday night during their performance in the mainstage tent Friday night.
Laura Watson was one of the artists to participate in this year’s zine and craft fair on Saturday afternoon at Struts Gallery.
Bridge Street’s sidewalk cafes were hopping over the weekend, as downtown Sackville welcomed hundreds of music lovers for the annual Sappyfest events.
Getting a Sappyfest ‘portrait’ done was a unique and fun to get a memento from the weekend.
Three-day music festival draws large crowds to downtown Sackville
SACKVILLE, N.B. —