Friday Artist / The Trews

Friday Artist / The Trews

You don’t have to be a physics nerd to know that old chestnut about bodies in motion staying in motion is absolutely true. Just look at East Coast-bred, Toronto-based rockers The Trews who, since the April 2014 release of their universally acclaimed self-titled fifth studio album, have scarcely stopped to take a breath.

Canadian fans can witness that for themselves this summer as The Trews perform coast to coast, hitting multiple prestigious festivals along the way.

Smart money says the newly revamped and re-energized Trews will – in typical Trews workhorse fashion – use any available downtime to contemplate their next album. “Who knows what’s next?” laughs John-Angus MacDonald.

“We certainly have options… maybe issuing previously unreleased material. And we’ve got to write a bunch of new songs. There’s lots to do between now and the end of the year. But we’re ready.”

Saturday Artist / Classified

Saturday Artist / Classified

What does the most acclaimed hip-hop artist in Canada do after reaching a new pinnacle of commercial success? In the case of the platinum-selling Enfield, Nova Scotia- based rapper Classified, the answer is return to his roots. Classified’s artistry is about balance. Through boom-bap beats, catchy choruses and dirty drums, Classified uses his unparalleled wit, lyrics and diction to examine the fine line between mainstream success and the underground.

Classified found his greatest success in 2013 with the release of his Gold-certified self-titled album,
which featured the 5x Platinum single “Inner Ninja” – the highest selling hip hop single in Canadian history.The album also went on to produce the hit singles “Three Foot Tall”, “Higher” (w/B.o.B) and “Pay
Day”. The album landed Classified a record deal with Atlantic Records in the US, and further entrenched
his own Half Life Records brand in Canada, distributed by Universal Music and administeredby the team at Black Box.

One of Canada’s most sought-after festival acts, Classified has put in his time on the road as well.
Whether it’s headlining tours, or expanding his audience by supporting artists such as Hedley, he wins
over crowds wherever he goes. New album is slated for Fall 2015 via Half Life Records.

Sunday Artist / Steve Earle and the Dukes

Sunday Artist / Steve Earle and the Dukes

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.”

Supporting Artists

Universal Soul

Universal Soul

Universal Soul is MCs F.I.Z. (Finley Tolliver), Tacktishion
The Fourth Well

The Fourth Well

The Fourth Well are a 6 piece Nova Scotia Rock-Jam band base
Ria Mae

Ria Mae

Nettwerk Management recording artist, Ria Mae, is putting th
Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde is back, but don’t call it a reunion. In rea


In their formative years Gloryhound listened to Alice Cooper
Neon Dreams

Neon Dreams

Neon Dreams is a 4-Piece Electronic/Pop group that is lookin
Christine Campbell

Christine Campbell

A killer guitarist, a classically-trained pianist, a sincere
Carson Downey

Carson Downey

If the Carson Downey Band were a fighter, it would be Mike T
Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound

Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound are a 7 piece soul-fun
Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite

In the very exciting news department the original band has r

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Video of the Week



The Trews
11:15PM - Close
  • Gloryhound // 10:15-11:00PM
  • Honeymoon Suite // 9:00-10:00PM
  • Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound // 8:00-8:45PM
  • -------- LATE NIGHT STAGE --------
  • Neon Dreams //
  • Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound //


11:15PM - Close
  • Neon Dreams // 10:15-11:00PM
  • Platinum Blonde // 9:00-10:00PM
  • Ria Mae // 8:00-8:45PM
  • -------- LATE NIGHT STAGE --------
  • Universal Soul //
  • Christine Campbell //


Steve Earle & The Dukes
11:00PM - Close
  • Christine Campbell Band // 10:00-10:45PM
  • Carson Downey Band // 9:00-9:45PM
  • The Fourth Well // 8:00-8:45PM
  • -------- LATE NIGHT STAGE --------
  • DJ TLee & Technikyla //
  • The Fourth Well //
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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 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.

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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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  • +1 902-752-4800
  • info@newglasgowjubilee.ca
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  • 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

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