22nd Annual Riverfront Jubilee
August 4 - 6, 2017

Tickets Available Now

Headlining Acts

glorioussons

Friday Artist / The Glorious Sons

arkells009

Saturday Artist / Arkells

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Sunday Artist / Burton Cummings with band

  • Supporting Acts
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Port Cities

Port Cities

Stellar songs, dynamic vocals, and superior musicianship marks the emergence of Port Cities onto the Canadian music scene. The members of Port Cities are no strangers to great music, with six [solo] albums released collectively to date and collaborations with the likes of Juno award-winning duo Classified and David Myles, along with Hawks
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Reeny Smith

Reeny Smith

Reeny Smith is a talented, 23 year-old emerging artist from North Preston, Nova Scotia and has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five.   She has recently opened for Grammy Award Winner Lisa Fischer at The Rebecca Cohn and received a standing ovation at the sold out concert.   In 2011, Reeny won the African Nova Scotia Mu
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Hillsburn

Hillsburn

In March 2015, the band entered “Farther In The Fire,” a song from that EP, in CBC’s Searchlight competition, an annual hunt for the best unsigned talent in Canada. The song’s eventual finish in the national top ten led to relationships with Halifax-based independent record label GroundSwell Music and with producer Jon Landry (The Stanfie
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Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs

Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs

Sam Cash’s new album Tongue-In-Cheek Vows perfectly captures that moment when a young artist and his cohorts find their collective voice and suddenly realize that there are no limits to what they can accomplish together. The explosive opening track “Cast Away” serves notice that this isn’t just another singer/songwriter-fronted band. With
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Jimmy Swift Band

Jimmy Swift Band

The Jimmy Swift Band’s sound is a fusion of the best in both rock and electronic music.  The result is the creation of something different than anything else, a style uniquely JSB.  Their live show is a frenzy of hypnotic rhythms and an unrelenting energy that is both addictive and unstoppable. To date, they’ve self-released 5 albums and
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Coyote

Coyote

Known for keeping the energy high and playing everything from backyard festivals to sold out concert venues. Coyote released their sophomore EP Proof of Life in September 2014. Produced and engineered at home in Prince Edward Island with Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions, Sorrey), the album features a charismatic sound that perfectly captures t
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Matt Minglewood Band

Matt Minglewood Band

Matt Minglewood Band are a musical hybrid, a four member band with one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues and country and the other knee-deep in rock. Minglewood has been honored with numerous accolades, music awards & nominations including 3 gold albums, honorary doctorate from UCB university and entertainer of the year from
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Jessie Brown

Jessie Brown

Described as a siren perched atop the rocky shores of Halifax, Nova Scotia. With her power trio's dark and moody take on Rock n’ roll the band has been dubbed “old music for young people
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The Motorleague

The Motorleague

The Motorleague is Shawn Chiasson, Nathan Jones, Francis Landry and Don Levandier. What they’re good at is blasting out big riffs and big hooks while being mindful of melody and dynamics. The band’s energetic, immensely engaging live show has earned them a stellar reputation and spots opening for the likes of Alexisonfire, Dropkick Murphy...
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Weekend Passes

July 1st to July 29th inclusive
Regular
  • Adult Regular - $95
  • Adult VIP Regular - $160
  • *Youth Regular - $45

Daily Passes

Starting May 20th
FRIDAY
  • Adult Regular Advance - $30
  • Adult Regular Gate - $35
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  • Adult VIP Advance- $60
  • Adult VIP Gate - $70
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  • *Youth Advance - $15
  • *Youth Gate - $20

Daily Passes

Starting May 20th
SATURDAY
  • Adult Regular Advance - $30
  • Adult Regular Gate - $35
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  • Adult VIP Advance- $60
  • Adult VIP Gate - $70
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  • *Youth Advance - $15
  • *Youth Gate - $20

Daily Passes

Starting May 20th
SUNDAY
  • Adult Regular Advance - $40
  • Adult Regular Gate - $45
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  • Adult VIP Advance- $80
  • Adult VIP Gate - $90
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  • *Youth Advance - $20
  • *Youth Gate - $25
* Youth- Ages 13-18. 12 and under get in free but must have adult supervision at all times.

Main Stage Line up

FRIDAY

July 29
The Glorious Sons
11:30PM - 12:45AM
  • Jessie Brown // 8:00 - 8:45PM
  • Matt Minglewood Band // 9:00 - 10:00PM
  • The Motorleague // 10:15 - 11:15PM

SATURDAY

July 30
Arkells
11:30 PM - 12:45AM
  • Coyote // 8:00 - 8:45 PM
  • Jimmy Swift Band // 9:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs // 10:15 - 11:15 PM

SUNDAY

July 31
Burton Cummings with Band
11:00 PM-12:15 AM
  • Hillsburn // 8:00 - 8:45 PM
  • Reeny Smith // 9:00 - 9:45 PM
  • Port Cities // 10:00-10:45 PM




Late Night Stage Line up

LATE NIGHT FRIDAY

July 29
  • Jessie Brown // 12am - 12:45am
  • Andre Pettipas & The Giants // 1:00am - 1:50am

LATE NIGHT SATURDAY

July 30
  • Coyote // 12am - 12:45am
  • Jimmy Swift Band // 1:00am - 1:50am

LATE NIGHT SUNDAY

July 31
  • Reeny Smith // 12:00 - 12:45am
  • StoneHouse // 1:00 - 1:55am
Late Night Stage Venue: Acro Lounge & Eatery // Admission $10

Events

Jubilee Launch Party | Acro Lounge & Eatery | July 28 @ 10pm

Featuring: Grooveback | Alert The Medic





Free Events

Saturday July 30th

Childrens Jubilee | Carmichael Park | 12pm - 4pm

Featuring: Shelly Bean and the Duckety Muds | The Jugglin Bubblers

Jubilee Songwriters Cafe | The Commune | 1pm - 5pm

Featuring: Doris Mason, Ashley George, Lacey Morrell, Dylan Menzie

Donations accepted for Autism Pictou County's Youth Music Program

Sunday July 31st

Youth Stage | Carmichael Park | 1pm - 2pm

Featuring: Carleigh Halliday

Blues in the Park | Carmichael Park | 3pm - 6pm

Presented by Pictou County Blues Society - Featuring: Bill Stevenson w/ Chris Mitchell | Full Dose

Podcast

Friday Night Review

Saturday Night Review

Sunday Night Review

Video of the Week

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Volunteer
Volunteers Rock!...and they rock for free at the Jubilee. It would not be possible to host the Jubilee without the hard work and dedication of the many, many excellent volunteers who donate their time to the Jubilee.
Accommodations
Located in northern Nova Scotia, New Glasgow and surrounding area has a variety of quality accommodations available. Including Hotels, Camping Grounds, Chalets, Cottages, B&B's, and more.

About

Get to Know Us

The Jubilee has been host to East Coast Music Association, Music Nova Scotia and Juno Award winners and nominees. The distinctive setting and outdoor amphitheatre provides music lovers one of the most engaging and in your face music experiences of its kind.

It is an event with a flavour all its own, featuring Rock and the best East Coast music. The event was built on a proud tradition of opening its stage for the region's rising stars to perform alongside seasoned national and international acts, and turning music lovers onto the rich talent that flourishes here. The 2016 Jubilee will be taking place July 29-31 on the New Glasgow Riverfront.

The Jubilee is a signature Nova Scotia music event and mainstay of the local tourism industry. This 3-time Music Nova Scotia (MNS) Event of the Year recipient, 2-time ECMA Event of the Year nominee, and winner of the TIANS Golden Hospitality Award (2013) continues to be one of the best entertainment values in Atlantic Canada.

300 volunteers + 1 staff person
The Jubilee is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. At the helm is a volunteer Board of Directors, and crewed by more than 300 volunteers and one staff person - the ever-so talented and well-loved Executive Director Carlton Munroe.

Our volunteer Board of Directors are:

  • Mike Dunning – Chair
  • Michelle MacLean – Vice Chair
  • Mandy Moriarty – Finance
  • Nicole LeBlanc – Public Relations/Sponsorship
  • Shannon MacLean – Volunteers
  • Duane Rutledge – Security
  • Jeremy Sutherland – Site Operations
  • Megan Hartling - Secretary

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Are self-folding chairs permitted?
No, as of 2014 self-folding chairs are no longer permitted on site. We are switching from allowing self-folding chairs to providing seating for our guests. This allows us better control and maintenance of the space that is available for seating over the course of the evening. Self-folding chairs have never been a problem when attendance at the site is below capacity; however, as the festival grows, and with the recent experience of a sell out show, we recognized that we needed a better solution. Bleacher seating will be available throughout the site – including in the unlicensed section for the first time this year, and additional seating will be added in the licensed section as well.

Are umbrellas permitted?
No, umbrellas are not permitted. Umbrellas obstruct the view of other patrons. This is a bummer. The good news is that ponchos are welcome!

Do those under 19 years need to be accompanied by an adult and can they access areas where alcohol is sold or consumed?

Only those 12 years and under need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. IDs are checked to ensure access to the Licensed Area by those over 19 years of age only.

What are the hours of operation of the beverage service?

Beverage ticket sales end Friday & Saturday nights at 1:15 am with beverage service until 1:30 am. Beverage ticket sales end Sunday night at 12:45 am with beverage service until 1:00 am.

Are there wristbands?
Yes, wristbands are issued at the Main Gates upon ID checks and all patrons to the site must wear a wristband. No exceptions.

Are there time restrictions for those under 19 years?
No, anyone who has paid the admission fee is permitted to remain in the All Ages section of the site until the end of the program.

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Contact Info

  • +1 902-752-4800
  • info@newglasgowjubilee.ca
  • http://newglasgowjubilee.ca
  • New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee


    PO Box 7
111 Provost St.


    New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

    B2H 5E1

  • Executive Director: Carlton Munroe


    Phone: (902) 752-4800

    

Email: carlton.munroe@newglasgow.ca