SappyFest is seeking one member to join our overnight security team for the evening of Saturday, August 1st into the early morning of Sunday, August 2nd. The approximate hours are 12:00AM to 8:00AM and you will be required to patrol the mainstage area as well as tours around the campground in conjunction with your security partner. You will require a cell phone for emergency contact. Compensation or a festival pass are available to the person selected. If interested, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Mike Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAPPYFEST BIKE VALET
It's like a free coat check, but for your bicycle! Drop your bike off with us, and we'll keep it safe while you enjoy the festivities. Open: Friday 6PM-12AM, Saturday & Sunday 12PM-12AM
RENAISSANCE SACKVILLE BIKE RENTAL
If you left your bike at home, we also have a few snazzy rental bikes available at the Bike Valet that you can use for free (with a refundable deposit). Feel free to scoot around Town, visit some local landmarks, or even head to Silver Lake for a dip between sets!
SUNDAY BIKE & BRUNCH
Join us for a leisurely cruise around downtown Sackville and the legendary Waterfowl Park, then on to the Sackville Community Garden where we'll be providing a light brunch. Meet at the Bike Valet on York Street behind the Mainstage tent at 10:30am; BYOBike; first come, first served.
This week, Mike had the chance to sit down with Partner to discuss their musical birth, building confidence in their performances and details about their debut record. Later on, they played a fun game of "Jam or Not a Jam" to pick apart classic music gems of the late 1990s and early 2000s (Alanis! No Doubt! Hanson!). To cap off their stay at CHMA and Boardwalk Radio, they treated us to an in-studio performance of "Daytime TV". Check out clips of each below.
SappyFest and Mount Allison University have partnered to put together a temporary campground for the SappyFest weekend. Plots are available for $20 (4 people max) and include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
Please read through the guidelines carefully before submitting.
Click HERE to reserve your spot.
Ohara and Adam of Nancy Pants fame joined our intern Mike this week for a conversation on CHMA's Boardwalk Radio as part of our weekly Sappy Hour. The pair had some wonderful commentary on their stage attire (sometimes a hat is worn, sometimes it is not), past karaoke experiences featuring Prince and Missy Elliott, and a future super-concert featuring The Muppets. Tune in below for clips of the interview.
This schedule is subject to change - as it likely will. Auxiliary venues also have a limited capacity and will be first come first serve. Please be advised.
Full Festival Passes and (a very limited number of) Individual Day Passes are available now via TicketPro.
After a brief hiatus at last year's festival, SappyFest is happy to announce the return of our Songwriter-In-Residence program.
This year's Songwriter-In-Residence is a former resident of the Maritimes and celebrated musician across the country: Andrew Sisk.
To preface his residency, Sisk has compiled a podcast that explores the rich history behind SappyFest from the beginning, speaking with musician and eight-time Sappy performer, Michael Feuerstack, festival insider and member of The Legendary Golden River Show Band, Matt Charlton, musician and SappyFest Board Member, Jon McKiel, as well as SappyFest's Creative Director, Lucas Hicks.
Listen to Andrew Sisk's podcast "Long Story Short, Just Kidding" below, and take in his beautiful portrait of what makes Sappy so special before you catch him at the festival later this month.
The SappyFest 10 Compilation is now live!
Head over to the Compilation section of our website to find a full-album download, featuring over 35 artists and a track from each of this year's performers.
The compilation will be available until August 4th, so live out the Sappy 10 magic while you can.
The Town of Sackville is working to revitalize and beautify the downtown core. This means that for the duration of the summer Bridge Street will be under construction and will be unusable during the SappyFest weekend. Though we've spent many wonderful years occupying the space amongst some of our favourite local businesses such as Ducky's, Mel's Tearoom,The Crofter, Thunder & Lightning, Black Duck Café & Bistro, and the Vogue Cinema, we're looking forward to presenting our 10th instalment merely 100 feet up on York Street. We assure you that SappyFest will still have the same great look and feel that we've all come to know and love. Local citizens and festival attendees will have access to the wonderful shops, galleries, and venues on Bridge Street as well as the pleasure of being right outside others like Joey's Pizzeria & Pasta, be. Style Your Life Boutique,Cackling Goose Market & Gluten Free Bakery Cafe, Blooms Flowershop, and Earth Craft Gallery.
Thank you to the crews working hard to better our lives and underground infrastructure. We look forward to making this year extra special with all of you. xo.
SappyFest is seeking cooks to help organize and lead meals for artists and performers at this year’s festival. This position will require some prior knowledge in meal preparation, the ability to lead and coordinate a small team of volunteers available to assist with the production of the food, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. As part of your services, you will be required to help ensure that proper ingredients and supplies are on-hand (in conjunction with the festival coordinators), as well as being present during the festival for the preparation and delivery of the food. Festival passes or an honorarium are available as recompense if you are selected for the position. If you are interested in applying or require more information, please send a note of interest to Mike Roy at email@example.com. All applications will be considered until Monday, July 13th.
The highly acclaimed SappyFest Kids Corner Power Jam is back for yet another year. The camp will take place from July 27 to July 31 at the Bill Johnstone Field House in the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park. Campers will be led by a team of local and national musicians and will form bands, write songs, record demos and make merchandise including t-shirts and posters. The kids will get the chance to kick off the festival with a performance highlighting their skills on the SappyFest Main Stage on Friday July 31 at 6:30PM.
Child must be between the ages of 8 and 14. Registration is $25 dollars and covers the cost of all materials. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. The Kids Corner Power Jam is proudly sponsored by the Sackville Rotary Club
This week, our intern Mike sat down with Canadian road warrior and pizza-loving sweetheart B.A. Johnston to discuss how he stays positive on endless tour schedules, his unexpected long list nomination for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, and who is responsible for the crying baby bonus tracks on his latest record, Shit Sucks.
Check out clips from his interview on CHMA-FM's Boardwalk Radio below.
Joining us at SappyFest 10 this year is spunky Montreal group Heat, fresh off of the release of their debut EP Rooms and a tour across Eastern Canada and the United States. Susil Sharma, the lead vocalist and songwriter for the group, sat down to chat with our intern Mike Roy to discuss the band's formation, the influences on his songwriting, and his first time seeing a punk show in his hometown of Fredericton, NB when he was 13.
Check out clips of the interview below.
SappyFest is looking for participants for this year's Zine Fair which will take place upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, August 1 from 12-5PM. We welcome all writers, zinesters, print makers, publishers and other creative types to sign up and sell their goods.
There will be a $10 registration fee (due the day of). Click HERE to register. Email: email@example.com for further details.
We are pleased to announce the addition of two talented acts to the SappyFest 10 festival on July 31st through August 2nd.
Born in Brampton, Ontario, but now calling Sackville her home, singer-songwriter Klarka Weinwurm will be taking the SappyFest 10 stage with her beautiful stories and haunting melodies.
Our intern Mike recently sat down with Klarka for an interview on Boardwalk Radio on CHMA 106.9FM to discuss her latest release, her involvement within the musical community of Sackville, and her love for Hanson. Listen to clips of their interview below.
As SappyFest 10 fast approaches, we are excited to invite vendors from the Sackville Farmers Market and beyond to participate in The Sappy Street Market.
The Sappy Street Market is an essential component for the festival experience, and it provides an opportunity for guests to check out local food and fare. With over 1000 attendees expected to visit Sackville throughout the festival weekend, we hope your business is able to take advantage of the increased traffic.
The typical set-up for each station is a 10' x 10' section. You MUST bring along your own tables, chairs, lights, tents, and any other necessities for your station.
Our market will run all weekend alongside the main stage on York Street and in front of Convocation Hall. It will feature a number of food and craft vendors.
The Sappy market hours are:
Friday: 6PM – 12AM
Saturday: 1PM – 12AM
Sunday: 12PM – 12AM
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM BY JULY 6TH, 2015 TO APPLY.
You can contact us at 506-380-5422, email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our offices at 131 Main Street (second floor) for any further questions or information.