About Festival (506)

FESTIVAL (506) is four days of shows, conferences, and awards 
Bringing together the best musical talent that NB has to offer!



Music Fans!

Whether your local music venue knows your name (and your kids' birthdays!) or you haven't set foot at a concert since your college days, Festival (506) is a great place to hear and discover great music! We're not scary, we're not expensive, and you'll be able to say "I saw them before they became big!" Individual tickets are less than a Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato and a Festival Passport is about the same price as a night at the movie with a popcorn and drink!

Industry pros!

Managers, bookers, venues, festivals, radio stations, producers, this is the place to be! You'll make new connections and rekindle old ones, you'll discover new music, you won't sleep, you'll drink a lot... of coffee, and you'll come back year after year!

Last but not least, Musicians!

You're just starting out, and you get a deer-in-headlight look when someone asks you about your export strategy? Or you've been around the block a few times and you're looking for guidance about what that next step is? Festival (506) has something for you! Workshops, one-on-one meetings, showcasing opportunity, more business cards than you knew even existed. You'll learn things you didn't know you didn't know, and you'll look at bands who are where you were last year, give them a few tips and think "Surely, I was never THAT naive, was I?" #Protip: we all were!