Besides last weekend being my Birthday Weekend, it was one of the best weekends of Summer so far for another reaosn too, it was the Area 506 Music Festival in Saint John. Area 506 is a newer musical festival that happens on the harbour front of Saint John down on long warf, the long weekend in August, leading up to New Brunswick Day! For those who aren’t from the Maritimes “506” is the telephone area code for New Brunswick. For the event they set up shipping containers all around the warf. There are different booths, venues, restaurants, etc. set up in all of them. It basically creates a little village of shipping containers!
This year the concerts went through two days, August 5th & August 6th with a fantastic Canadian line up. Saturday night’s head liner was Teagan & Sara, and also included Stars and New Brunswick native David Myles. Sunday night performers were The Strumbellas, The Bahamas, and Matt Mays. My favourite performer of the weekend was definitely Teagan & Sara, they closed with Closer and dancing to that with my friends was definitely one of the highlights of Summer 2017 for me.
The venue for the performances were under a large tent and it was absolutely fantastic. Saint John is a relatively small city at a population that is just shy of 70 000 people, so the venue was the perfect size to appreciate live outdoor music. The event was 19+ but people from all ages were there, so many of my friends were there, but so was my boss and a few of my parents friends!
For both days I wore a romper. I have never been much of a romper person but there was a big sale at Envy last week and there were so many cute floral rompers!!! Perfect for an outdoor summer concert! Rompers are like dresses in the sense that you do not have to figure out your outfit, you just chose one piece and you are good to go. I also wore flat Steven Madden sandals both nights, Saturday my black ones, and Sunday the same style but in a tan suede. Flats are definitely more comfortable to dance in at an our door concert!
The festival was so fantastic that I can only see it getting bigger in the future! If you didn’t get out to it this year I definitely recommend going next Summer.
P.S. My adorable blonde companion in these photo’s is one of my best friends Becca