22nd Annual Riverfront Jubilee
August 4 - 6, 2017

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Sponsor the 2017 Jubilee!
Jubilee Sponsors ROCK! Planning starts now! If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2017 New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee then let’s chat! Click the button below to get in touch with us
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.
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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:

  • Michelle MacLean – Chair
  • Mandy Moriarty – Finance
  • Shannon MacLean – Volunteers
  • Cory Furlotte – Security
  • Jeremy Sutherland – Site Operations
  • Megan Hartling - Sponsorship
  • Alyssa Chisholm - Admin.

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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