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Live Music Events Spill Into Community Jubilee Weekend

Live Music Events Spill Into Community Jubilee Weekend

Leading up to and during the mainstage Jubilee, Jubilee-goers, live-music fans and supporters will have many opportunities to enjoy and support live music in the community.

“We have a killer line-up this year and again are proud to offer some great live music, for all tastes and ages, outside of our main stage,” said Executive Director, Carlton Munroe. “We’re excited with a new approach for the Songwriter’s Circle, a new local venue and of course the opportunity to promote live music in our downtown New Glasgow area.”

The weekend starts with the Jubilee Kick-Off Party on Thursday July 28th at Acro Lounge with Jubilee Main Stage and late-night stage alumni Alert the Medic with Grooveback. Admission is $10 at the door and show starts at 10:00pm.

On Saturday July 30th, the Jubilee welcomes all to the free Children’s Jubilee, from 12-4pm at Carmichael Park in New Glasgow and will feature Shelley Bean and the Duckety Muds and The Jugglin Bubblers.

Saturday afternoon continues with the Jubilee Songwriters Café, formerly the Songwriters Circle, which will be hosted by The Commune and feature Doris Mason, Ashley George, Lacey Morrell and Dylan Menzie. Donations at the door will be accepted and donated to the Autism Pictou County Music program.

The sweet sounds continue into Sunday with the Youth Stage at Carmichael Park from 1-2pm, with Carleigh Halliday. Following this, the free Blues in the Park, presented by the Pictou County Blues Society at Carmichael Park from 3:00-6:00pm and will feature Bill Stevenson with Chris Mitchell and Full Dose.

The Jubilee Late Night Stage at Acro Lounge features three nights of late night music as the Main Stage wraps up, starting at midnight.  Friday night’s Late Night Stage features Main Stage performer Jesse Brown in a club show, along with Andre Pettipas & The Giants.  Saturday night has Coyote, along with a show you won’t want to miss – the legendary electronic rock sounds of Jimmy Swift Band.  The Late Night Stage wraps up Sunday featuring Reeny Smith and Pictou County’s StoneHouse.  Admission at the door is $10.

Rounding out the weekend will be the Jubilee Electronic Wrap Party at the Commune, starting at 12:30am. Cost is $10 at the door and will feature Wet Paint.


Media inquiries:
Carlton Munroe, Executive Director, New Glasgow Jubilee
(902) 752-4800

Jubilee Media & Photographer Accreditation is now open

Jubilee Media & Photographer Accreditation is now open

The Riverfront Jubilee is now accepting requests for Media and Photographer Accreditation for its July 29th, 30th and 31st, 21st anniversary event in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. We have a limited number of places available; those interested must demonstrate that they meet the criteria outlined below.

Media Accreditation will be granted to media representatives who can demonstrate one or both of the following:

  • Can provide samples of publicity on the 2015 Jubilee that they have had published; and/or
  • Will be covering the event live during the weekend and producing articles, Blogs, podcasts, radio remotes etc. that will be published no later than August 8th, 2016. Please note that we may request additional information about the publication you work for; ie, format, followers/readership, etc.


Photographer Accreditation:

Those wishing to serve as official photographers of the 2016 Jubilee must submit by email a link to their portfolio and their availability for the weekend of July 29th, 30th and 31st.

Photographers must be willing to commit to one or more of the time slots below (please clearly outline your availability in your email).

While main stage photography is important, there are numerous other aspects of the event that we also wish to have photographed. For that reason, priority will be given to photographers who indicate a willingness and ability to photograph other areas of the event. Photography must include crowd shots, volunteers and sponsorship (ie. Branded vehicles, banners etc).


New this year:
We require a rockin’ crowd shot as part of submissions. Obviously our artists are amazing, but we need a 360 capture of our site. Failure to send a crowd shot may impact media accreditation for the 2017 show. We don’t mean to be jerks; but our patrons are super important to us.

As mentioned, we love shots of our amazing performers but it’s also very important to capture images of our patrons, our site and the overall look and feel. Hey, even a selfie of our beloved-photogs would be awesome! We will be looking for shots of the event in its entirety, not just the main stage (although great!). We would also appreciate photos during the day of the site set-up. We get it, not as cool or fun, but something we would really appreciate from all of you.



  Set-up Activities Main Stage Back stage Late Stage Children’s Jubilee Songwriter’s Cafe Youth Stage/
Blues in the Park
Thursday July 28th   Kick-off Party
Friday July 29th 3pm-6pm
7pm-1am 6pm – 1am Midnight- 2am      
Saturday July 30th   Anytime (pre-arranged) 7pm-1am 6pm – 1am Midnight- 2am Noon- 4pm 1- 2pm  
Sunday July 31st   Anytime (pre-arranged) 7pm-1am 6pm – 1am Midnight- 2am     1pm –
5:30 pm

Please note that media/photographers are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the Jubilee Kick-Off Party at Acro Lounge 60 Archimedes St. New Glasgow on July 28th at 10pm where we will be featuring Alert the Medic with Grooveback.


Photographers must agree to meet the following requirements:

  • NEW: Will submit a crowd shot from the evening(s) that you are taking photos.
  • Will submit 3 signature shots no more than 6hrs after their shift (screen resolution);
  • Will provide complete event photography within 2 weeks from the end of the event (LO and HI Res);
  • Will provide images in both LO and HI RES versions, which will be organized in separate folders;
  • Will organize their images according to Artist/Day/or other Event (such as Children’s Jubilee) so that images can be archived for easy retrieval
  • Will send photos electronically via Google Drive, Dropbox or other file-sharing mechanism following the event to


Deadline: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016; 5PM
Please forward media and photographer accreditation submissions to:

Nicole LeBlanc

Sunday Artist / Burton Cummings with band

Sunday Artist / Burton Cummings with band

Burton Cummings is that rare artist who has transcended time, genres and generations with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music and his extensive catalogue of songs is the envy of his contemporaries. Burton continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist second to none.

As a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Prairie Music Hall of Fame, multiple Juno Award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award, and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for over 1 million airplays of his songs, Burton is one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history. Beyond his many awards, accolades and accomplishments he is also unquestionably Canada’s most beloved rock ‘n’ roll son. How many Canadian rock stars can boast both a community centre and a performing arts theatre named in their honor? Yet Burton also enjoys a world-wide stature shared by only a handful of other Canadian artists.

With Canada’s original rock ‘n’ roll superstars The Guess Who, Burton scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums including These EyesLaughing, No Time, American Woman, Share The Land, Hang On To Your Life, Albert Flasher, Sour Suite, Orly, Glamour Boy, Star Baby, Clap For The Wolfman and Dancin’ Fool, all written or co-written by Burton. By 1970 the Guess Who had sold more records than the entire Canadian music industry combined to that point and their achievements remain unparalleled. The group notched up a long list of firsts including the first Canadian group to reach #1 on the Billboard charts (holding that spot for three weeks) and the first to earn a platinum album for sales of over 1 million copies in the US. Rolling Stone magazine hailed the Guess Who as “one of rock’s most consistently fascinating maverick bands, with a succession of meritorious songs that has few equals among contemporary North American groups.” Dick Clark described the group as rock innovators and ambassadors of Canadian music. Staples of classic rock and oldies radio today as well as in feature films including American Beauty, Almost Famous, Cable Guy, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Jackie Brown, the Guess Who’s vast catalog of songs remains enduring. “When I think back on having five million-selling records in the Top 10, one after the other I can hardly believe it,” states Burton with justifiable pride. “I was just twenty years old and every time I turned around I was getting a gold record. The scope and magnitude of our success escaped all of us. It really didn’t sink in until years later.”