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AUGUST 23/24, 2019

Riverfest is a non-profit event.

The brainchild of Country 100.7 announcer Jonathan Crouse. It was his vision to bring a great music festival to the south shore of Nova Scotia which doesn’t cater to just one type of musical taste and showcases independent maritime artists. With the overwhelming amount of talent in the Maritimes this vision has become a reality.

Before Riverfest was an official annual event and still in it’s infancy. Local rock act Short Notice and a few other bands graced the then “Hay Wagon Stage” to a sparse gathering. It was this night in the infamous farm house that Jonathan approached friend and Short Notice’s bassist; Jason McCorriston to work together to build an annual music festival and hell of a backwoods party.

Riverfest has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award. In 2006 Riverfest was honored with a nomination for “Music Event of the Year” by “Music Nova Scotia”. The winner of this award went to the Juno’s. Excellent company to keep and be nominated along side of. This nomination only enforced the fact that Riverfest is more than a flash in the pan.

Some of the acts that have graced the Riverfest stage include international acts such as multiple award winning recording acts Helix, Haywire, Lee Aaron and The Northern Pikes as well as MIR, Joel Plaskett and Charlie A’Court along with local favorites Air Traffic Control and Short Notice. With Short Notice having performed at each Riverfest since it’s inception in 2004 (and before).

All money raised (after cost) is donated to two local charities based in the south shore of Nova Scotia.

All acts involved donate their time and talent to the event which builds the heart of Riverfest. We are proud of all the performers whom have graced our stage since the beginning of this event. The generosity of each musician to share their art with the Riverfest attendees is truly appreciated.

With camping included in your pass and children under 12 not having to pay the admission fee (When accompanied by a legal guardian), you should plan your vacation around Riverfest.

Be one of the first to buy a pass for this year’s event. You’ll be glad you did.



Hey Bush Rockers!

As Riverfest gets ready to celebrate 15 years of promoting music and offering a great weekend to hang out with good friends, we have some exciting news.

Over the years we have been trying to meet all your requests, but there were a couple of things we couldn’t find a solution to like offering showers and opening our event up to trailers, until now.

I am proud to announce that Riverfest 2019 will offer the same great atmosphere at a brand new location. We’re MOVIN!

Riverfest 2019 will be held August 23 and 24 at Fox Mountain Camping Park in Aylesford, Nova Scotia. (6128 Aylesford Road). The same great time, laid back atmosphere with parking and camping still included in your weekend ticket price.
There will be a canteen on site and we will still be selling performer’s swag commission free.

We are also still raising funds for the 4-H program and St Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

As we make this move I can’t help but remember how it all started with a hay wagon in a field and thanks to the support of the incredible music community (Riverfest would never exist without the incredible talent that takes to our stage), our fantastic sponsors, our volunteers and of course you the fans of our event, we grew to what we are.

We take all these Riverfest memories with us as we move to a new field to make lots more great bush rockin’ memories.

Tickets will be on sale NOW.
Thank YOU for our past and plan to join us less than an hour away at Fox Mountain Camping Park for Riverfest 2019.

Jonathan Crouse
President – Riverfest Co-op Limited



4 thoughts on “About

    Randy Randerson said:
    March 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    My liver is ready.

    Liked by 1 person

      stonedrag responded:
      April 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      It’s all about conditioning.


    Dean Joseph said:
    April 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Hey Riverfest,
    My names Dean Joseph. My band “Sonder” and I were hoping to perform at your festival. Were a rock group based out of Halifax and have recorded music if you’d like a demo.
    Hope to hear from you,
    Dean and Sonder,


      stonedrag responded:
      April 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      If you haven’t yet, please fill out an application to perform available on the site.


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