Jam In Jubilee is a free arts and music festival giving Abbotsford families and youth a rare chance to hang out and enjoy local culture

Jam in Jubilee is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural concert series that runs for four Thursday nights each summer in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park. Each night, a crowd of local culture-lovers enjoys three musical acts, side-stage performances, a vendor market, interactive art installations, workshops, food trucks, craft beer, and an “After Hours” musical showcase.

Above all else, Jam in Jubilee is an opportunity for people in Abbotsford to get out of their houses and hang out. With good friends. With old friends. With people from around the neighbourhood. With community leaders up to interesting and inspiring things. With people from different cultural backgrounds and age groups. With strangers. In other words: with “community”, however you define that word.

2017 Lineup

We're excited about our lineup of performers this year!
Here they are, by date and order of performance:

July 6

Jordan Klassen
Said The Whale
Hubbo (AfterDark)

July 13

JD Miner
Whiskeyjays (AfterDark)

July 27

The Burn Ins
Little Wild (AfterDark)

July 20

Jackson Hollow
Frankie (AfterDark)

2017 Performers

Long before Vancouver’s Said The Whale became a JUNO Award-winning, radio chart-topping indie rock band, it was an exploratory songwriting experiment led by high school friends Tyler Bancroft and Ben Worcester. Now, a decade since their 2007 formation, they have taken the project back to its freeform roots while simultaneously venturing forward into uncharted art-pop territory.
Said The Whale

Named one of CBC Music’s Top 10 Artists to Watch, Iskwé’s unmistakable sound weaves her Irish/Cree/Dené/Métis roots with poignant politically charged lyrics. Powerhouse vocals, violin, keys, and drums blend with visual projections and trip hop breakbeats to produce captivating live shows.

“The new EP finds the group exploring territory akin to Television, Wire, Deerhoof, and Liars. Frantic yet calculated, wiry yet groove oriented, the group are expanding the definition of what a rock band can sound like and still maintain it’s core sound.

Vancouver’s Jordan Klassen is a decorated songwriter who has spent more than a decade quietly crafting music that has been deemed ‘unsentimentally sincere’ and ‘whimsically hopeful’.
Jordan Klassen


The History of Jam in Jubilee

Since 2010, a committee of young volunteers has directed Jam in Jubilee; first under the Atangard Community Project Society, and then under the Abbotsford Arts Council. Before that, the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association hosted the festival (then called “Jammin’ in Jubilee”).

The organizers of Jam in Jubilee believe that culture makes a place worth calling home. Over the years, they worked hard to bring a family friendly but culturally vital concert series to the people of Abbotsford. For the first time, Abbotsford families and youth had a legitimate, safe, and well organized festival experience that included youth-focused musicians and artists.

This totally new experience of culture in Abbotsford has become a beloved institution, drawing thousands of people to Jubilee Park over the course of each summer. Jam in Jubilee is one grassroots, youth-led answer to challenge of community building.

Hours & Location

Thursday Evenings
6pm - 11pm
July 6th - 27th

Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P9


When Jam in Jubilee is going on, Jubilee Park transforms into an interactive, family- friendly carnival of sorts. We want everybody, from little kids to local artists to aspiring musicians, to have the time of their lives.

Food Trucks

Interactive Art

Local Brews & Wines


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