SappyFest 9

Photo Credit: Jeremy Jansen

SappyFest is pleased to announce the launch of the SappyForever book. Team Sappy will be hitting the road to deliver the books, making 7 stops throughout Eastern and Central Canada. The tour will feature many great acts close to the Sappy family, including a special Shotgun & Jaybird reunion show featuring Shotgun Jimmie and Frederick Squire. For more information on the SappyForever book tour please click here.

We are also happy to announce that the … +

SappyFest 9

August 1 – 3, 2014
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2014 SappyFest Summer Internship

30 hours/week
10 Weeks ( June 2 – August 8 )

SappyFest Incorporated in partnership with the Campbell-Verduyn Family, is offering an employment opportunity for a current Mount Allison University Student. The 2014 Festival Intern will work directly with SappyFest staff and Board of Directors on the production +


Say goodbye to 1939 and hello to 1980 at Thunder & Lightning this New Years Eve. Usher in the New Year with the glitz and glamour of a time traveling gangster transporting between the speakeasies and underground casinos of the nineteen thirties and the cheap and dangerous thrills of the 1980’s. Games of chance (for fun only), bowling, karaoke, dancing, and a glass of complimentary Champagne provided by the Jazz Guys. Dress to kill and have a great time.

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All The Good News Fit To Print.

Will there be a SappyFest next year? Hell yes! And it’s all thanks to you. The team of Sappy scientists have been working night and day to retool the rusty space ship of music and art and prepare it for re-launch. The next festival will be a return to Sappy’s roots. It will be a smaller, volunteer run event that is intimate, surprising, and full of familiar faces. At the … +

SappyFest Inc.

Annual General Meeting

Monday, December 9th, 2013


25 Lorne Street

Sackville, New Brunswick



SappyFest would like to invite its membership and those interested in becoming members to the 2013 Annual General Meeting. 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 and proposed bylaws and the agenda, are available by request.

Key agenda items will include:

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Hello Friends,
Together we were able to hit our fundraising goal of $25000 which is truly a Sappy moment. We can’t thank you enough for your contributions, you all are truly inspiring and humbling. We’re very excited about getting to work on the SappyForever Book.

A very special thanks should go out to the organizations we are actually indebted to. Their patience and understanding in this strenuous time has made this entire process much less difficult than it certainly could +



SappyForever: Rescue Mission as Coffee Table Book (click here to donate)

In early 2006 SappyFest was just an idea. 250 people showed up for that idea and those 250 people made SappyFest a reality. Now we are looking for 250 people to come together and support the idea of SappyFest again. This time by helping to create SappyForever, a unique and beautiful coffee table book of memories and dreams that came true.

In many ways SappyFest 8 was the best … +


We’ve added some great shows for tonight and tomorrow night at Uncle Larry’s. Keep your head up.


CHMA 106.9FM, Sackville’s campus and community radio station, is proud to present “This is Now Here” – a new documentary by Toronto filmmaker Colin Medley. It will premiere on Sunday August 4th at 12:00PM at the Vogue Cinema as part of SappyFest’s Why Nowhere conference.

Filmed during the tenth anniversary of CHMA’s winter fundraiser, Stereophonic, “This is Now Here” investigates Sackville’s unique reputation as a breeding ground for exceptional musical creativity.

Colin Medley is a documentary photographer and music video … +


True to SappyFest form of doing things totally the wrong way, we will be presenting Joel Plaskett Emergency at 7pm on Friday, August 2nd. What? Yes it is true. The Emergency will have the challenge and privilege of opening up the 8th edition of our festival. So get here early folks, we’re going straight to the moon!… +