The word is out. Tell your mother, brother, sister, cousin, and grandma/pa. We're very thrilled to have some of our favourite new and old artists celebrating the 10th anniversary of the little festival that could. More announcements to come with other fun goings on. You can purchase your tickets for $100 by visiting TicketPro! 

View the full line-up: here.



Campbell-Verduyn Summer/Canada Summer Jobs Internship
Employment Opportunity, Returning Mount Allison Student

30 hours/week
10 weeks: June 9 – August 14, 2015

Deadline: Monday, April 20th, 2015

SappyFest Inc. in partnership with the Campbell-Verduyn Family and Canada Summer Jobs, is offering an employment opportunity for a returning Mount Allison Student. The 2015 Festival Intern will work directly with SappyFest staff and Board of Directors on the production of the 10th annual music festival, which takes place July 31-August 2, 2015. Responsibilities will include; volunteer coordination/management, artist arrangements, website maintenance, managing social network/online profiles, copy editing, sponsorship inquiries and press/publicity relations.

A SappyFest Internship is an opportunity to work in a fast paced, creative and engaging environment. The position provides excellent leadership and management experience while developing skills in communications, project administration and creative problem solving.

The successful candidate will be
- a highly organized, energetic, and adaptable leader
- outgoing and personable
- a clear communicator with strong writing skills
- comfortable working in an Apple computer environment
- experienced with social networking applications
Experience with Adobe design software, Microsoft Excel, and independent culture is an asset. So is a sense of humour.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
Thank you for your interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more details please call the office at: (506)-540-1327 or email:

This position is made possible with direct support from the Campbell-Verduyn Family and Canada Summer Jobs. 



SappyFest is now accepting applications from qualifying musicians for the 2015 SappyFest Songwriter in Residence program.

The residence accommodates one songwriter or songwriting team for a period of two to four weeks in late spring or early summer 2015. Successful applicants will be provided with creative time in Sackville, accommodations, and a private studio space to write, rehearse and practice new material. Artists will also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops or performances, intended to promote interaction and professional development.

A qualifying applicant must be a Canadian resident with previous work registered with SOCAN. Ideal applicants will have an extensive history of performance in Canada, and a desire to embrace the unique cultural and physical setting of Sackville, New Brunswick.

A $1000 artist fee as well as $500 to offset travel costs will be awarded to the successful applicant. Participants are responsible for all personal expenses including food and materials related to their work.

Applications must include a statement of interest (500 words max), brief personal and artistic history and examples of any previous recordings.

Please send complete applications via post to:

SappyFest Songwriter in Residence Program
PO BOX: 6443
Sackville, New Brunswick
E4L 1G6

Emailed or digital submissions will not be accepted. 
Submissions must be postmarked by December 19, 2014.

For more information please email:

We look forward to your applications and to seeing you at SappyFest in 2015

This residency is made possible thanks to generous support from the SOCAN Foundation.

Submissions now open

SappyFest 10, July 31 - August 2, 2015

Submissions Deadline: February 14th, 2015

If you would like to be considered please send a note of interest to submissions (at) sappyfest (dot) com with a link to some online music ( no attachments, no myspace please), and good quality video of a live performance.

Before you submit please take a look at our past performers list, if you don't recognize a good portion of the artists there, your band is likely not a good fit for us. Not being a good fit does not mean you would add some 'eclectic flavour' to our event or challenge the very fine tastes of our audiences. Our festival is a curated affair, only a handful of the 300+ submissions are actually accepted, which is why we don't charge to apply.

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately only artists selected to perform will be contacted. If you don't hear anything by the end of April, it is unlikely you have been selected.

- Team Sappy



SappyFest Inc.

Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 17, 2014


 131 Main Street (3rd Floor)

Sackville, New Brunswick



SappyFest would like to invite its membership and those interested in becoming members to the 2014 Annual General Meeting. This is an open meeting with presentations from staff and board members on the organization's activities, financials, and future. 

The agenda, last year's minutes, current bylaws and the agenda, are available by request.

Key agenda items will include:

- Board of Directors Elections (potential of 1 to 2 available spaces)

- Approval of 2013 Financial Statements

It should be noted there is a $30 fee for an Annual Membership in SappyFest Inc.

Only current, paid up members will have the opportunity to vote at the meeting or run for the Board of Directors.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can make an appropriate number of copies of the documents.

For more information, questions or concerns please contact:


Lucas Hicks, Creative Director, SappyFest Inc.