Music

Get moving with music at Nextfest 2022!

Music returns to the stage at Nextfest this year. Whether you’re joining us outside at The Lot or inside at one of our many amazing events.

Enjoy the music and the vibes! Bring your pals, put on some sunscreen, grab a drink, and enjoy some incredible live music.

MUSIC SHOWCASE: KAELEY JADE & GOOD INFORMATION

When? Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm 

Where? The Lot (across the street from the Roxy Theatre) 

Kaeley Jade 

Armed with a soulful, velvety voice, Edmonton-based multidisciplinary artist and singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade effortlessly blends lush poetry and hooky melodic lines to craft music that is both playful and poignant.

Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and Vance Joy, the emerging Métis artist explores the beauty and complexity of human relationships in her vibrant and polished indie-pop. Recorded with the Juno-nominated team at Velveteen Music, Kaeley’s debut full-length album, Turpentine, is set for release in Fall 2022.

 

 

Good Information 

Good Information boasts a sound rooted in jazz but borrowing from head-nodding hip-hop loops, soulful neo-soul harmonies, and math-rock’s dizzying time signatures.

Their unique brand of “jazz with a beat-aesthetic” shines through improvisational interplay woven over minimalist structures; one moment they’re a groove-making machine, the next, a blur of collective improvisation. The band maintains the traditional elements of small-combo jazz, allowing the music to take shape in the moment as they react to each other.

 

 

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MUSIC SHOWCASE: EMMET MICHAEL & HOMOFONIK

When? Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm 

Where? The Lot (across the street from the Roxy Theatre) 

Emmet Michael

Introspective and enthralling, with equal parts grit and grace, Emmet Michael is a musician who was built on his trials. Turning to music in his darkest times, he found solace in his ability to share his heart with others through his lyrics.

His songwriting encompasses his experience as a transgender man, a recovered addict, and story of living with mental illness. With soulful melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics, his music conveys a message that is both powerful and vulnerable. Entirely unique, yet familiar.

 

 

Homofonik

With sounds rooted in big, infectious pop choruses and a flair for theatrics, Edmonton’s queer pop duo Homofonik turns heartbreak into bops, and joy into catchy, euphoric bubblegum pop.

The duo, a collaboration between long-time friends Josh Travnik (vocals) and Daniel Belland (keyboards), draws influence from the dance-forward heartbreak pop of artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Robyn, Years & Years, and Troye Sivan.

 

 

And more!

Check out the other amazing music acts programmed throughout the festival.