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
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.
We are very excited to bring you the 2019 lineup very soon!! Keep your eyes on our social media channels for hints and announcements as well!
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.
The History of Jam 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
6pm - 11pm
July 4th - 25th
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P9