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One stage, five acts. Music at Nextfest returns with a brilliant multi-genre showcase overflowing with emerging talent. Bring a blanket, and your friends, and settle in for some incredible local music in the park.

When? Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm 
Where? Helen Nolan Park (12327 108 Ave NW)


I am Oscar Acosta, I started this project d-7-EH when I could not sleep for a week straight. So I used my sleep-deprived mind to write this music in hopes of finding a sense of clarity in this world.

Melody Stang

Melody Stang is a multi-faceted musician and performer, collecting stage time with a variety of musical pursuits and projects. Captivating audiences with a balanced blend of ballads and heavy-hitting strums, she will pull at your heartstrings while you’re stomping your feet. The honest and charming banter seamlessly woven between songs threads the needle between heartbreak and hilarity.

Sean Davis Newton

Sean Davis Newton is a songwriter, producer, and recording engineer based in Edmonton, AB. His upbringing in the small prairie city of North Battleford, Saskatchewan is felt throughout his songs, which use the sights and sounds of the Canadian prairies to talk about decay, identity, class, and climate change.


From Edmonton, NERV|US is a fresh take on Indie Rock/Pop. The three guitarists allow the band to create an atmosphere for the complex riffs to sit with contrasting vocal tones. NERV|US was formed in 2021 and later released their debut single “Weak” at the beginning of 2022.

Misfortune Tellers

Misfortune Tellers are a hard-hitting four-piece pop-punk, emo band from Edmonton, defined by their emotionally raw lyrics and twinkly guitar riffs mixed with shredding guitar solos and punk rock drum fills.