The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival was held this past few days in downtown Fredericton.
We went down on Saturday afternoon to take in some of the free street concerts.
There was a huge crowd gathered in Officer's Square for a free concert.
It was a gorgeous September afternoon for it.
This is the crowd enjoying an all-girl band in front of the former officer's barracks
in the square.
There were hundreds of people around. This is a huge event with top jazz and blues artists
from all over North America and overseas. It's a great end to the summer tourist season
for the city's merchants and restaurants, etc.
This is a large painted mural in front of the Law Courts (formerly the Provincial
Normal School, or teacher's college). The town was a buzz of excitement.
Our main street is called Queen Street. It was closed to traffic for 2 blocks so
people could enjoy the sidewalk entertainment and buskers.
We stayed until after 11:00 at night so we could stand outside of the Blues Tent and listen
to one of our favorite performers - Johnny Lang. Tickets were $60.00 each so we enjoyed
him from the outside and watched the huge video screen visible through the doorway.
I know. Pretty cheap eh? We weren't the only ones doing that though. :)
We went to a coffee shop (not Tim's) for a cup of hot tea to warm us up and to rest.
It's hard on my feet and legs to be walking and standing around on cement for hours.
We ordered a "London Fog" - a delicious blend of Earl Grey tea with honey,
vanilla, steamed milk and froth on top. Yum!!
We had an enjoyable time, got lots of excerise, listened to some great music, and
met lots of friends. One of these years we may actually get tickets to a concert!
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I'm joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.
I hope you have a great day!