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Where is Levee on the Lake being held in 2021?
All events are in historic (Middle) Sackville, New Brunswick. You can take the Walker Road exit if you are coming from Moncton or exit 506 if you are coming from Halifax / PEI. Our Thursday night Pig & Promenade is up at The Music Barn on Station Road and all other events are on or adjacent to Lillas Fawcett Park in the area between Morice Drive, Pondshore Drive and Folkins Road. We would like to again thank the Fawcett Family (Judy Fawcett) for the use of her field for the inaugural levee in 2020.
Why are there road closures Saturday ?
In order to facilitate a safe area for people to walk between venues and to allow for maximum social distancing, the roads between Folkins and Pondshore and Morice will have temporary closures over the event. The triathalon and duathlon both take place in the morning and the levee starts on Saturday at 12:30 PM so barricades go about close to 8 AM and come down once the area clears when the show is over at 5:30 PM on Saturday August 21. We want families, seniors and just everyone to be able to stroll around and enjoy the live music and culture safely. We also wanted to deter traffic from driving to the area and idling cars, creating congestion and creating hazards for emergency vehicles should they be required. Again barricades go up 8:00 AM Saturday Aug 21 and come down sometime after 5:30 PM when the area is clear of pedestrians.
There may be construction on a bridge on the marsh after exit 506...so please do not turn at exit 506 if you are coming from Amherst. Come up to the Tim Hortons exit if you are coming from Amherst and when you exit the ramp turn right onto Main Street. You can then follow the detour to Donald Harper and turn left and end up behind the Main Stage Saturday near Church by the Lake OR you can go straight to Lillas Fawcett Park and take a left on Morice and end up at the boat ramp to launch your water craft.
What about people who live in the closure area?
Residents will be given special access passes for their property and for friends and family wanting to park on their property so there is no interruption to their daily life. They will be able to exit and enter via Folkins and Church. There will be no access to Pondshore from McPhee and no access to Main from McPhee Lane. We will not be operating above safe sound levels nor are we operating outside of noise bylaw times. We respect our neighbours.
Do I need a boat this year?
Regulations are constantly changing but right now our MainStage levee stage is at the edge of the lake across from Lillas Fawcett Park so you should be able to boat, swim, paddle AND walk and sit in your own lawn chair or on the grass or even on the beach and enjoy the free stage in a socially distant safe capacity. We strongly encourage the spirit of the original event and so you should definitely come by canoe! For people with lawn chairs you may sit along the road but will be directed by our staff where to do so and advise the evacuation plan should emergency vehicles need to access that road at anytime. We have to be able to move quickly so no shade tents etc...just lawn chairs or bag chairs.
Is the Levee free?
The MainStage levee is free yes! It takes place Saturday August 21 at 12:30 pm until 5:30 pm. We have also added The Silver Lake Sessions under the tent at Lillas Fawcett Park which is also free at 7:00 pm Sunday August 22. We have three ticketed events Thursday, Friday and Saturday night that you should check out as well. Please remember Friday and Saturday are 19+ events as we are operating a bar service under the tent. All our workshops during Friday - Sunday are free as well but they require registration in advance.
I want to volunteer at the Levee!
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Do I need to bring a chair to the Levee?
We suggest you bring a lawn chair to the Levee on Saturday afternoon and the Session Sunday night as well as the Thursday night event. It's summer so you should always have a lawn chair right? See details on the ticketing page for each event.
What about parking?
Parking is a challenge for sure. For those without mobility issues we suggesting biking or walking the trail to the event for sure. It's a great trail. Bike rentals will be available by the tennis courts in town from MT. A and La Bikery.
If you are being dropped off we suggest coming via Folkins or Church as there is a drop off area just infront of The Church by the Lake. There will be some mobility parking at Church by the Lake and the Boat Ramp on a first come first serve basis with appropriate signage on your vehicle. General public parking can occur along Morice Drive and Church Road but please do not block drive ways or access or fire hydrants. Respect the property around the park.
What if it rains?
If the weather is torrential and winds over 20km than the Saturday afternoon Levee moves to Sunday and we flip flop Sunday afternoon events. Fingers crossed we don't have to do this. All the evening events go rain or shine in the tent and barn.
What if COVID restrictions make gathering impossible?
We will follow the mandatory order to the letter of the law as we did in 2020 and if we can't gather on land we will still operate the stage levee on the lake with audience on water as we did last year as long as boating is still legally allowed. All tickets purchased would be 100% refunded if we had to cancel. We decided last year to move forward even if we have to change as we go as we believe we and our artists and audiences can adapt and that is the plan again this year. We'd rather try than try nothing.
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