The 2017 Stingray Music Rising Star Competition is presented by the Festival and Stingray Music—Canada’s favourite continuous music network—and offers up-and-coming musicians a chance for local, provincial and national exposure. Two Fredericton based artists and two non-Fredericton based artists will be selected to compete in the showcase on Friday afternoon, September 15th.

For the second year, Harvest will host an Emerging Artist Showcase at The Capital Complex on September 2nd, highlighting a wide array of local talent.  Combining public voting and our panel of judges, two Fredericton-based and two NB-based bands will advance to the Rising Star Competition on Friday, September 15th, while four additional bands will win slots on Fredericton’s Own Stage at Harvest. The event will also feature workshop sessions for all entrants, as well as several exciting door prizes.

The winner of Harvest’s Stingray Music Rising Star Competition on September 15th will receive a prize package including: a generous bursary and an opening slot on the David in the Dark, Greg MacPherson and Paper Lions bill later that night in the Barracks Tent.

Applications are open until August 4, 2017. To enter, 50% of your band members must be from New Brunswick, or have been living here since January 1, 2017.


Please contact Harvest’s Production Coordinator, Brendan MaGee, at brendan@harvestjazzandblues.com with any questions.