Free to Grow Band CD
A mix of Folk, Rock, Progressive, & East Coast in a Classic Rock blender
Winner of 2015 Stingray Music Rising Star Award at the 25th Annual Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

Shows

Date

Venue

City

Cost

Entry

Time

Facebook Event

Jun
16

Whalen's Barn

670 Old King George Highway, Miramichi, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 627-0987

Miramichi, NB

$12 (or Season pass)

All Ages

7PM

Details:
We look forward to our first gig in the Miramichi!!! Show goes from 7-9PM. Maybe the headless nun will show up?!

"The term " folk rock" just doesn't do this dynamic band the justice it deserves. Whalen's Barn is so excited to have Free to Grow kick off the 2016 concert series. See you all there!"

Admission is $12, but best deal is to get the season pass. Buy one for $125 before May 31 and be entered into a draw for a Cigar Box Guitar!!!

Venue Website: https://www.facebook.com/whalensbarn/

May
28

Ringo's Bar & Grill

1185 Smythe St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B3H4
Tel: (506) 454-2337

Fredericton, NB

Festival Pass or $10 at door

All Ages

9PM

Details:
Free To Grow is honoured to play at the first ever Living Roots Music Festival.

Expect soaring vocals, epic instrumentals and kick ass stage moves as Free To Grow will play original music from the first album and new music planned for Album 2 which is in pre-production.

What a festival this will be!!!

3 Days, 27 Bands, 7 Venues

Special Guests: Carla Bonnell 7-8:30PM

Venue Website: https://www.facebook.com/livingrootsfest/?fref=nf

Apr
2

Red Herring Pub

211 Water St
Tel: (506) 529-8455

Saint Andrews, NB

No Cover

+19

11:00PM

Details:
Free To Grow is playing in Saint Andrews for the first time on April 2. Ring in spring the right way as we we folk and rock and progressive and generally blow your mind with our show. Expect music from our first album, a bunch of new tunes, and some classic rock faves sprinkled in.

Music from 11:00PM to close.

Venue Website: http://redherringpub.ca

Mar
19

Peppers Pub

1 Market Square
Tel: (506) 657-8424

Saint John, NB

$5 Cover

+19

11:30PM

Details:
Free To Grow: Winner of 2015 Stingray Music Rising Star Award at the 25th Annual Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

Soaring vocals, epic guitar solos, kick ass stage moves are coming to Saint John as Free To Grow plans to folk rock your faces off.

Music from 11:30 to close.

$5.00 Cover

Venue Website: http://pepperspub.com

Feb
25

Plan b Lounge

212 St-George Street
Tel: (506) 384-2019

Moncton, NB

$10

+19

9PM

Details:
Free To Grow is ready to finally folk rock your face off in Moncton. The 2015 winner of Stingray Rising Star at Fredericton's Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival will play the famous Plan b Lounge. A multiple winner of Music New Brunswick's "Venue of the Year" award, Plan b is New Brunswick's top location for original music.

Show starts at 9PM

Venue Website: http://www.planbmoncton.com

Feb
12

Elks Club Fredericton

218 Brunswick Street
Tel: (506) 450-2753

Fredericton, NB

$10

All Ages

Doors 8:30 Show 9PM

Details:
Panda Bee Catastrophe is joining forces with Free To Grow to raise funds for the Oromocto SPCA! 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Oromocto SPCA where they offer incredible service with very limited help! Let's show them some serious love and get those sweet little animals (including bunnies!) some nice new supplies and refurbished spaces.

Advance tickets are available at Tony's Music Box

$10 (or $8 with an item for the SPCA)
Door 8:30 PM
Show 9:00 PM

What is an SPCA Item you ask?

Examples include: canned dog food, dog leashes, kongs, rawhides

Vanessa Vander Valk, host of Shift on CBC Radio One, will be Master of Ceremonies.

The music lineup includes:

9:00-09:30 Free To Shrink (members of Free To Grow)
9:40-10:10 Lady and the Vagrants (members of Panda Bee Catastrophe)

10:30-11:30 Free To Grow

Expect a dynamic performance from these winners of the Stingray Rising Star Award at last year's Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival.

11:45-12:45 Panda Bee Catastrophe

Prepare to be dazzled into the night by this high-energy local 90's inspired rock band. Be ready to dance the night away and rock your faces off.

12:45-close Late Night Jam

During the event art from various local artists will be on display and available for sale.

Special Guests: Lady and the Vagrants / Free To Shrink

Jan
2015 in Review

Universe


Fredericton, NB

All Ages

12:00AM

Details:
2015 Year in Review

In 2015 we hit one year anniversaries of our first performance at the Hollywood Star Room (September 6, 2014), playing the Buskers Stage at Harvest Jazz & Blues 2014 in support of Fredericton Hospice House, and our November 2014 CD Release shows at The Cellar Pub, University of New Brunswick, and Dolan's Pub in downtown Fredericton. It was an exciting first year for us at Free To Grow.

We had a fantastic time last winter playing numerous sets at Winterfesthiver in the Artisan's Village at the Fredericton Capital Exhibit Centre. A great spring/summer was kicked off by playing at Fredericton's Capital Complex Bar in late May. Another highlight was playing Saint John RibFest in June. What a yummy gig!! July was busy (for us) and included the 15th Annual Fredericton River Jam, the inaugural NeelyG Festival of Music and the Oromocto Summer Concert Series (OSCS). We had perfect weather when we played outdoors at Sir Douglas Hazen Park in Oromocto. Fantastic time.

We are most proud of performing as a finalist in the Stingray Rising Star competition at the 25th annual Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival this past September. Winning that award has been our crowning achievement to date, especially when one considers the exceptional quality of the other finalists.

Thanks so much to all who came out to support us and to those who invited us to perform. It is a privilege to be able to play live music.

We look forward to this coming year. We are working on tons of new material, which is very exciting as always, and plan to record a second album as soon as finances permit. Lookout 2016!!!

Peace and Love.