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.
Over his decade long career, Vancouver’s Jordan Klassen has toured throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States, becoming widely known for his well-crafted arrangements and nuanced songwriting. To date, he has garnered almost 10 million streams worldwide. Klassen is currently completing his newest record, scheduled for an early 2020 release.
Jenny is an old soul and a child of the nineties, and as such, has inherited both the contemplative wonder and the wardrobe of her parents. She is a fresh and authentic voice who pairs powerhouse vocal abilities with unique and clever pop arrangements and whose live show commands attention. “Her voice is agile and expressive, with uncommon power and control… I’ve watched her stun audiences in clubs and living rooms—including my own!—with her intriguing songs and her charming, unpretentious presentation. (Canadian Rapper, Shad)
Formed in the early winter months of 2015 in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, Blessed were born from a shared creative objective. From the start, its original four members found themselves naturally amalgamating elements of Post-Hardcore, Minimalism, New Wave, Krautrock, and Punk. To date, Blessed has released one single with Toronto’s Buzz Records (Weaves, Dilly Dally, Greys), and two critically lauded EPs. The Fader wrote of the EP II: “Dominated by the high-fructose riffing pioneered by Deerhoof, giving way to a darker, propulsive jam that’s just as chaotic, yet well-controlled.”
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Katherine Paul is Black Belt Eagle Scout. Released in September of 2018, Mother of My Children was the debut album from Black Belt Eagle Scout, the recording project of Katherine Paul. Heralded as a favorite new musician of 2018 by the likes of NPR Music, Stereogum, and Paste, the album was also named as a “Best Rock Album of 2018” by Pitchfork, and garnered further end-of-year praise from FADER, Under The Radar and more.
Arriving just a year after that debut record, At the Party With My Brown Friends is a brand new full-length recording from Black Belt Eagle Scout. Where that first record was a snapshot of loss and landscape and of KP’s standing as a radical indigenous queer feminist, this new chapter finds its power in love, desire and friendship.
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