MORE NEWS FROM NOWHERE - SAPPYFEST 14 (NEARLY) COMPLETE LINEUP ANNOUCEMENTS!

It seems like we’re never quite finished! As some of our oldest, most inspirational and foundational friends return, as some new friends pay surprise and anticipated visits, we’re thrilled to welcome their legendary songs, their poetic wisdom, their story telling inventions, their sonic instigations, their musical deconstructions, their creative energy to the Sappyfest 14 program. We hope for Sappyfest to be a conversation between everyone willing to share this space in the spirit of goodwill and with open hearts, across disciplines, genres, and forms of expression. We hope you will join us!

SAPPYFEST 14
Allumette // Annick MacAskill // Apollo Ghosts // Aquakulture // Barnacle
Cursing & Swearing // Danika Vandersteen // Deliluh // Dog Island // Diamondtown
FET.NAT // Flour // Gianna Lauren // Haviah Mighty // Ian Roy // Janowskii
José Contreras // JOYFULTALK // Juice Girls // Julie Aubé // Julie Doiron // Kate Mildew
LAL // Lillia // Liz Brain x Doug // Lo Siento // Marilyn Lerch // Mauno // Motherhood
Nyssa // Papal Visit // Patrick Allaby // Positive Body Language // Short&Sweet
Shotgun Jimmie // Tim Baker // Tryal // WHOOP-Szo
The Weather Station // Yves Jarvis

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SAPPY AGM - JUNE 12 2019!

***UDPATE: the AGM is now on Wednesday, June 12th at 7PM. Sorry for the inconvenience, hope to see you next week!

SappyFest Inc. would like to invite its membership and those interested in becoming members to the 2019 Annual General Meeting at President’s Cottage (146 Main Street) on Wednesday, June 12th at 7 PM. This is an open meeting with presentations from staff and board members on the organization's activities, financials, as well as elections to the SappyFest Board of Directors.

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

Key agenda items will include:
-- Elections to the SappyFest Board of Directors (2 year term).
-- Approval of 2018 Financial statements.
-- President of the Board of Directors statement.
-- Creative Director's statement.
-- Questions from the floor.

Hope to see you all there!

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

**TIME CHANGE: Sappy AGM will now commence at 6:30 PM!

SappyFest Inc. would like to invite its membership and those interested in becoming members to the 2018 Annual General Meeting at Struts Gallery (7 Lorne Street) on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30 PM. 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:
-- Approval of 2017 Financial statements.
-- President of the Board of Directors statement.
-- Questions from the floor.

Hope to see you all there!


SAPPYFEST 13 LINEUP GROWS!

How excited are we? Beyond measure, beyond reason - we begin dancing! Any beat can't be beat! Wow!

Sappyfest 13
August 3-5, 2018
Sackville, NB

Ansley Simpson / BA Johnston / BBQT / Bonjay / Boyhood / The Burning Hell / Century Egg / Cris Derksen / Darlene Shrugg / DBPS / Delta Blip / Dog Day / Double Vision / Figure Walking / Ice Cream / Isla Craig / Jennifer Castle / Jeremy Dutcher / Julie & The Wrong Guys / Leanne Betasamosake Simpson / Michael Feuerstack / Motherhood / Nap Eyes / New Chance / Nick Ferrio / Pat Lepoidevin / Quaker Parents / Rich Aucoin / Rotten Column / Special Costello / Steve Haley / Ten Boy Summer / U.S. Girls / Washing Machine / WHOOP-Szo / Witch Prophet

Readings, Art, and Projects by Bart Vatour / Elizabeth Copeland and Beverly Glenn-Copeland / Emma Healey / Erick Garcia Gomez / Jaime Forsythe / Jesi Jordan / Lucas Crawford / Paul Henderson / People-People-Working

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SAPPYFEST 13 - SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT!

Sappyfest 13 plans are coming together. Signals beaming into dispatch. The static is clearing, a beat is coming into time, a shape emerges, a rhythm of anticipation.

Sappyfest 13 will include performances from:

Ansley Simpson / BA Johnston / Bonjay / Boyhood / The Burning Hell / Cris Derksen / Darlene Shrugg / Dog Day / Emma Healey / Ice Cream / Jeremy Dutcher / Jennifer Castle / Leanne Betasamoske Simpson / Motherhood / Nap Eyes / Nick Ferrio / Quaker Parents / Special Costello / U.S. Girls / Whoop-Szo / Witch Prophet / ++ more

Details and links about all performers can be found on the line-up page. Happy listening!

SAPPY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: NOV 29!

SappyFest Inc. would like to invite its membership and those interested in becoming members to the 2017 Annual General Meeting at Struts Gallery (7 Lorne Street) on Wednesday, November 29th at 7 PM. 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:
-- Elections to the SappyFest Board of Directors (2 year term).
-- Approval of 2016 Financial statements.
-- President of the Board of Directors statement.
-- Questions from the floor.
-- & voting on Amendment to bylaw 8e) “Election of Executive shall take place by secret ballot, at an annual general meeting of SappyFest, Inc.” to 8e) "Election of Board Executive: From time to time, and generally at the first Board Meeting following the Annual General Meeting of SappyFest Inc., the Board shall appoint a President, Vice President, Treasurer and a Secretary. The Board Executive shall, in addition to those prescribed by a by-law, perform such duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board. Executive appointments are held for one year."

Hope to see you all there!

Added to Sappyfest 12: Doldrums! Ancient Shapes! Sue Goyette! More!

We're never quite done - we always lean a little harder on the scales.

How do we make Sappyfest 12 even better? With Doldrums' extra sensory overload of ecstatic beats; with a rare and coveted and surely well-dressed performance from Daniel Romano's Ancient Shapes; with the artful grooves of Saint John, NB's Usse; with the drama and introspection of Guelph, ON's Shopkeeper; with the Peterborough/Toronto voice and electronic duo Joyful Joyful!

We are also thrilled to welcome poet Sue Goyette, who's wonder-filled Ocean has been companion and guide into strange corners of life on the edge of the deep. Sue's the real deal and has things to tell you.