August is an exciting time to be in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Let’s see, you’ve got George Street Fest, the Folk Festival in Bannerman Park, the Downtown Busker Festival, Shed Island, HOLD FAST and even more that I am probably forgetting, or maybe haven’t heard of
Revisit the swamp magic that lingers like a dust trail in the Sackville air as Ben Burnett gets up close and personal with his account of SappyFest X.
Jane Blanchard recounts her personal experience at the Shifty Bits Circus which took place July 23-26 in Fredericton, NB. Photo accompaniment courtesy of Chris Giles.
Swamp magic is a special intoxicant available only at SappyFest. It’s the type of magic produced when you take one of the best curated festivals in Canada, put it in one of New Brunswick’s most picturesque towns, and hold it every year on one of the best weekends of the summer.
Shifty Bits Circus kicks off in Fredericton, St. John’s & Halifax Pride celebrations reach their closing events, Shed Island parties like it’s 2013 with a “super rare reunion show”, Spoken Word St. John’s turns two, and Branch Ricky step out of a brief hiatus for a single summer gig.
Spoken Word St. John’s is celebrating its 2-year anniversary this Sunday, and you can be a part of the poetry party. Join them at 7:30 PM @ The Ship Pub.
Six happenings in St. John’s that you might have missed this week, or don’t want to miss this weekend:
A Cowabunga wedding with a honeymoon tour kickoff, local short film Flankers now available for full stream, local emcee MAK11 drops debut video and prepares for Random Sound, Trouble Bound Studio presents St. John’s first ever tattoo convention, mainstay rock venue Distortion turns 9, and Neon Satori prepare another family-friendly and free afternoon EDM party at Bannerman park.
Ian Vardy speaks to contributor Kieran O’Connell about the Schools for Burkina Faso fundraising event this weekend at The Rock House in St. John’s.
St. John’s gets a premiere of the first skate video produced by industry legends Vans. The screening takes place at 6PM on May 10th at the LSPU Hall, and will be accompanied by a performance from local surf-punkers Jonny & The Cowabungas.