Riverfront Jubilee cancelled for 2020

NEW GLASGOW – There will be no live music on the Glasgow Square stage this year with the cancellation of the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The board of directors have announced the 2020 event – which was scheduled to take place July 31-August 2 – will not take place due to uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19...

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JUBILEE-ation! 24th Jubilee rocks the river

It was a successful weekend well worth all the hard work by volunteers for this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. With popular performers like Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Sass Jordan and Wintersleep, the weekend drew a good crowd to the downtown core of New Glasgow to celebrate music and the community around it. “It was a...

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Bowers ready to host Songwriters Circle

East Coast music is famous for its storytelling and the emotion packed into every song. This year’s Jubilee Songwriters Circle is part of the Carlton’s Community Bash taking place on Saturday. This year’s host of the songwriters’ circle is Steven Bowers who is excited to come back and be a part of the community-oriented event...

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Sitting on some ‘Giant’ news

Andre Pettipas and The Giants has big news to share. But not just yet. First, the Antigonish-based rockers have a busy summer ahead with performances at several music festivals, including the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee on Friday. “I think overall since last time we played in New Glasgow, our show has improved immensely, so gonna...

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Q&A with The Collective

Members of The Collective are very busy these day with a new single, Beast, recently released. The Advocate caught up with band member Brett MacDougall for a quick Q&A before the band takes the Riverfront Jubilee stage on Saturday … Q: Have you ever played the Jubilee before? A: A few of us have played...

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Moon Logic happy to open for Winterseleep

For Moon Logic, August 3 will be a day filled with old friends. The Pictou-County based rock band is made up of musicians who have known and played together since several of them were teenagers and will open for long-time pals Wintersleep. “They’re so well established now and such great friends … We were able...

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Ready to rock

Kim Mitchell is ready to rock the river and is looking to have a good time with the audience as he performs at the Riverfront Jubilee. After having played the Jube a number of years ago, Mitchell is back to give more to his Pictou County fans. “I’m happy to see that it still happens,”...

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Polaris Prize-nominated Wintersleep on stage Saturday

This year and their new album, In the Land Of, has earned Halifax band Wintersleep their second Polaris music nomination. The nomination is much welcomed by the band as the prize is based on artistic merit rather than sales, popularity or label. “It’s kind of based on critical reception,” said drummer and Stellarton native Loel...

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Get ready for the storm

A storm’s coming our way. That’s how Carson Downey replied when asked what Jubilee-goers could expect from his Sunday night performance. “I love coming there,” the lead singer for the Carson Downey Band says. “This is not my first trip to the Jubilee, and I just love it. I love the fans and when you...

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Trooper ‘raising a little hell’ on Sunday

Canadian rock legend Trooper is headed to New Glasgow ‘for a good time, not a long time’ at the Riverfront Jubilee to sing some of their many hits for the East Coast crowd. For singer Ra McGuire, his music began as with many others, singing along with records as a kid and amping up to...

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