About Festival (506)

Prepare for an out-of-this-world experience!

More than just a hybrid event, Festival (506), the New Brunswick music industry conference, is presented in two parts and in three different locations — four, if you count cyberspace!

Part 1 | Lift Off – OCT 21-23
Festival (506): Prix MNB Awards + In-person Showcases

Reach for the Stars: The Prix MNB Awards
The 12th annual celebration of the New Brunswick music industry will be held in the Jim Myles Auditorium at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre (Fredericton) on October 21st.  

In space, everyone can hear you sing: In-Person Showcases
27 artists will perform in front of a live audience in 3 different NB cities: Fredericton + Miramichi + Moncton. Also serving as industry showcases, these public performances will be recorded for later use during the Conference (506) industry component in November. 

Part 2 | Touch Down – NOV 18-20
Conference (506): Professional Development + Networking

Artists are from Mars, Delegates are from Venus
Let’s Gather in cyberspace! Buyers, presenters and other industry professionals will be invited to visit the artists’ Virtual Kiosks, where they can view the recorded showcases and network with the artists and their representatives. 

How to become an Astronaut?
Panel discussions, keynote presentations and 1-on-1 workshops will be held via Zoom. Look out for our professional development sessions, such as getting your song on a playlist and creating your own music video.