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Sloan is a Toronto-based rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who first performed in spring of 1991. Comprised of bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy, guitarists/vocalists Jay Ferguson and Patrick Pentland, and drummer/vocalist Andrew Scott, the quartet possessed a rare chemistry from the start. There are so many moments peppered throughout the 30-year history of Canadian indie rock heroes Sloan that set them well apart from the pack. From the band’s earliest home studio recordings that married their pop smarts with fizzy, fuzzed out guitars, right up to later efforts that contain multitudes in their track listings, ranging from Dylanesque streams of consciousness to short, sharp blasts of power pop - Somehow, it all remains quintessentially Sloan.

The band are credited as being a main instigator for the Canadian East Coast alternative scene of the early 90s, garnering comparisons to the Seattle Grunge movement on the opposite coast. Over the course of their quarter-century career, Sloan have amassed an outstanding collection of over 250 songs and more than 30 singles with airplay at Canadian Rock Radio. Sloan have received nine Juno Award nominations and won for Best Alternative Album in 1997. The band was named one of Canada’s top five bands of all-time in a CBC critics poll.

Since departing seminal alt-country collective The Guthries in 2002, Matt Mays has alternated between solo projects (his self-titled debut, the film soundtrack ...When the Angels Make Contact) and band projects (the eponymous Matt Mays & El Torpedo record and 2008’s Terminal Romance). Following the dissolution of Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Mays released Coyote in 2012 to much acclaim, including a JUNO Award win for Rock Album of the Year.

In 2017 Mays released Once Upon a Hell of a Time... to be followed a year later by the album’s ‘woody’ companion Twice Upon a Hell of a Time.... As the pandemic shut down touring in early 2020, Mays set up a studio in his garage and produced Dog City, an inspiring album written from the perspective of a rescue dog. In early 2021, From Burnside With Love, a live album showcasing unplugged versions of his most popular songs, was released along with a concert film of the same name.

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Singer-songwriter Adam Baldwin has been a mainstay of the Atlantic Canada music scene for over a decade. With his sophomore full-length, Concertos & Serenades, Adam Baldwin - born and raised “inside these imaginary lines” that denote Nova Scotia - offers an east coast testimony that challenges the typical tourism marketing gloss. Through eight masterful yarns, the songwriter bears witness and pays tribute to a tradition of desperation: sinners and losers, perpetual failures, and down-and-out phantoms that haunt his home’s coastlines and back roads - without a passing judgement. Some of the tales happened, some didn’t, and most walk a tightrope between truth and fiction.

Starting as a member of rock combo Gloryhound before joining Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Baldwin’s own music has continued to evolve since his award winning self-titled solo debut EP in 2013. In 2016 Baldwin released his first full length album No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eight-Five) featuring the singles “Daylight” and “Anytime”. In 2019 he released the follow up No Rest for the Wicked, including “Salvation” and “Dark Beside the Dawn”.

In March 2020, with in person performances impossible due to COVID-19, Baldwin launched his Cross-Country Chin Up concert series, almost every Friday evening on YouTube. In addition to making this weekly opportunity to connect virtually with fans, he also raised funds for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Red Cross Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund, RCMP Fallen Officer Fund, and the Black Cultural Society for Nova Scotia. The online concert series also produced two digital EPs: Chin Up Sessions (originals) and Songs for the Parlour (covers).

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Riley Harris Band are a Canadian Indie-Rock outfit based out of Miramichi, New Brunswick. Comprised of Songwriter Riley Harris (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Dillon Ryan (Lead Guitar, Keyboards), Ashlyn Urquhart (Vocals), Jalen Bowers (Bass), Terry Lynch (Vocals), & Geoffrey Smith (Drums). Integrating styles of Folk, Rock, Psychedelia and Alt-Country together in what can only be equated to as “Modern Music”. (Also the title of the lead single from their debut album – Game Thing – set for release later in 2024.)

Riley Harris has had local stops at Bay Du Vin Days, Barnaby Days, Chatham Head Days, the Miramichi Civic Centre, and has toured and performed across the Maritimes; Las Vegas, Nevada and Nashville, Tennessee.

Festival Details


55 Newcastle Blvd Miramichi NB E1V 2B2


July 13th



Gates open at 5:30pm

Music starts at 6pm


Tickets for New Maritime Music Festival are on sale as of February 9th, 2024, both online and in person at New Maritime Beer Company



plus tax + fees


When is the New Maritime Music Festival?

Saturday July 13th 2024

When are tickets on sale?

February 9th, 2024

What artists are playing at the festival?

Please see our lineup page.

Where is New Maritime Music Festival?

55 Newcastle Blvd, Miramichi NB, E1V 2B2

What are the hours of the Festival?

Doors open at 530pm and music starts at 6pm. The show will end around 12am

All ages welcome?

No. This is a 19+ event

What happens if an artist cancels?

All scheduled artists at the festival, including those of headliners , are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refunds will be given for such changes or cancellations.

Do you have a payment plan?

We do not offer a payment plan for this event unfortunately.

Am I allowed to bring a backpack or purse into the Festival?

Yes, however all items are subject to inspection

Where can I purchase my tickets?

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking the "buy tickets" button (insert location of link) or in person at New Maritime Beer Company (while supplies last).

Can I exchange my ticket(s) if I do not use them?

No exchanges under any circumstances.

Does New Maritime Music Festival process refunds?

No refunds under any circumstances. This is a rain or shine event.

I bought my ticket on Kijiji/facebook - how do I check if it is valid?

There is no way to check if it is valid. To make sure you get a real and admissible ticket please purchase it from our official vendor.

Where do I park?

There is assorted parking throughout the city within walking distance.

What isn’t allowed?

Framed Backpacks, Large bags, Umbrellas, Outside food or beverages, Cans or glass bottles, Alcohol, Contraband, Pets, Video equipment, Professional cameras, Recording devices, Laser pointers, Skateboards, Inline skates, Kites, Drones, Frisbees, Picnic baskets, Weapons of any kind, Go pros & Selfie Sticks

Can I bring food or drink into the venue?

No. However, a variety of food and beverage options will be available for purchase inside the venue. Unless due to health restrictions with a doctor’s note. Sealed bottles of water up to 1L are permitted.

Once inside, can I leave and return later?

No, there will be no re-entries under any circumstances.

Can I bring a camera to the Festival?

Personal use cameras and phones are allowed but no professional grade models (removable lense.)

Can I sell my stuff in the parking lots


Can I bring in a prescription?

Prescription medication is allowed in the original prescription bottle, any guests attempting to bring in prescription medication must have photo identification card that matches the name printed on the prescription, and the pills in the bottle must match the description printed on the prescription.Over-the-counter medications are allowed in – provided that they are new and the original, factory-sealed container.


55 Newcastle Blvd, Miramichi NB, E1V 2B2

For inquiries, ticket purchases, and accessibility arrangements, please reach out to us at:

Phone (506) 622-1200


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