We have the running calendar available on the site here and like to keep you in the know on the live music happening in and around the city. As an added feature we want to bring your attention to the various music venues and highlight one a month. First up is Mama’s Pub! It’s a good place to start because they are getting the new year underway with an increased focus to bringing live music to Fredericton’s northside.
Mama’s Pub is located in the West Hills Village Plaza just off Brookside Drive across from the Brookside Mall. It has been in operation over 20 years and many of you will remember it’s Main Street location before their move approximately 8 years ago. The pub has long been known for tasty wings and excellent burgers. Current owners Pat Campbell and Brad Cain have long been supporting live music by providing a stage for many local bands over the years. Who remembers the Hardcore Troubadours? We approached Brad with the following questions to give us an idea of what they have in mind:
1. Why do you feel it is important to offer the live music experience at Mama’s Pub?
Pat and I want to program entertainment both to provide opportunity for new customers to come through our doors and to give the northside residents a place to enjoy live music and hang out with their friends.
2. How long have you been presenting live music? How do you decide who to book?
We just started booking live bands again in the last few months. We are open to all genres – doesn’t matter, rock, country, soul, you name it! We want to provide the best quality acts, such as Sugarbomb, who are amazing at what they do.
3. How do your patrons respond?
Patron response is quite positive and we’ve had requests for more.
4. What is your schedule?
We have Keith Hallett every Wednesday night and are trying to fill every Saturday night with great local bands.
5. Which shows stand out as something special?
I think having Keith as part of our regular line up is quite special. This guy is the real deal!
6. Do you have a favourite artist/band you like to present?
As previously mentioned,we have just started booking a few months ago and so far I’ve enjoyed every act
The following bands have been confirmed for the next few Saturday nights :
Jan 17th – Dapper Dan & the Drive In Classics (Rock-a-Billy with a hint of Bluegrass)
Jan 24th – The Big Easy
Jan 31st – Hazzard
Feb 7th – 8 Track Mind (Retro Pop/Rock)
Be sure to check back on Mama’s Facebook page by clicking here to see who else will be taking the stage over the coming months.
Whether you live on the northside, or you are looking for a good excuse to get yourself over to the northside, make your plans to stop by Mama’s Pub and support live music!