Jubilee offers free-to-see daytime events

Arts & Entertainment Community

NEW GLASGOW — Music fans of all ages will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy music throughout the Jubilee weekend, August 3-5, at the free-to-see events, the Carlton Munroe Songwriters Circle, and late night stages.

Daytime events on Saturday, Aug. 4 begin with the Carlton Munroe Songwriters Circle at Trinity United Church, 1-3 p.m., featuring Karol Brown, Ryan MacDonald, Carmen Townsend and Steven Auld.

“It is so special to our Jubilee family that we’ve named the songwriter’s circle in honour of Carlton,” said Jubilee 2018 Chair Michelle MacLean. “Carlton was such a huge fan and driver of supporting local and up-and-coming artists, and really enjoyed the special music, storytelling and memories that have come from our songwriter circles over the years. While he’s not with us physically this year, we know that he will be there with us the whole weekend.”

The Jubilee family lost Carlton Munroe, Riverfront Jubilee executive director, when he lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2017. He served as executive director for the Jubilee for nine years.

“We know Carlton would be so honoured and humbled by this,” said MacLean.

Programming continues that day with the Blues Matinee 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Wrangler’s Bar and Grill.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, Rainbow Express will be featured for the Children’s Jubilee at Carmichael Park 1-3 p.m., followed by the Youth Stage featuring Karol Brown and more entertainment to come.

For those 19+ wanting to keep the night going on Jubilee weekend, they are encouraged to visit the late-night stages, with shows starting each night at midnight at Wranglers Rock Stage and The Commune Dance Stage.

Other acts will be confirmed on the Jubilee’s social media accounts and website.

Friday night of the Jubilee features headliner Jimmy Rankin and artists The Kitchen Criminals, StoneHouse and Alert The Medic. Saturday features headliner Matthew Good and artists Sorrey, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound, and Reeny Smith. The weekend closes out with headliner July Talk, and artists Working Class Band, Natalie Lynn, and Reuben and the Dark.

The Jubilee is proud to not only support local artists but also provide venues and spaces that are free so everyone can participate in the Jubilee. Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Riverfront Jubilee online at jubilee.ns.ca or ticketpro.ca. Follow 2018 Riverfront Jubilee on Facebook (/JubileeNG), Twitter (@NGJubilee), or Instagram (ngjubilee) for announcements, event details, and all things #Jube18.