By: Remington Fioraso
Jam in Jubilee is a concert series held at Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, British Columbia every Thursday in July. It is a fun family oriented event featuring numerous BC based musicians. In addition to music, there is a community stage to showcase other talents between sets including several dance crews, vendors, and an art market. This year, I had the opportunity to check out the first two weeks of Jam in Jubilee. Continue reading to see some of the highlights of performers!
If you are in or around the Fraser Valley, be sure to attend the fourth and final night of the series on July 30, 2015. The market begins at 6pm while the live entertainment begins at 7pm. The line-up consists of Midnight Lions, The Courtneys, and Isotopes. Additionally, Blessed will be playing at Townhall as a part of the After Dark series for those who are 19+.
Jam in Jubilee Week 1 Highlights
The first night of Jam in Jubilee occurring on July 9, 2015 featured Greenwood, Jordan Klassen, and Malk.
The first band of the evening was Yarrow’s Greenwood. The duo is formed by Jeanne and Jonathan Hughes. Their set included “Look at Miss Ohio,” “Catfish John,” and “Lonesome Jailhouse Blues.”
John Klassen was the second to perform at Jam in Jubilee. The Vancouver based indie-folk-pop artist performed numerous tracks including “Piano Brother,” “The Horses are Stuck,” “Gargoyles” and “No Salesman.”
The final band playing of the night (prior to the After Dark series) was Abbotsford’s MALK. The ‘noisey guitar pop’ band consists of Alex, Kyle, Jaydee, and Lou. Included in their setlist was tracks from their debut EP “Prehistoric” released in December 2014.
Jam in Jubilee Week 2 Highlights
The second night of the concert series was held on July 16, 2015 featuring performances by Mistress, Alea Rae, and Little Wild.
The first of the second night’s line-up was the trio Mistress.
The second of the night was the most anticipated for me. Alea Rae is an indie folk band hailing from New Westminister. The group is formed by Alea Clark, Jeremiah Ackermann, and Patrick Farrugia. Although having minor tech problems with sound prior to getting into their set, it was enjoyable to *finally* hear Alea Rae play for the first time.
The final performer prior to the After Dark series was Little Wild. Little Wild is a four-pieced rock group based in Abbotsford, BC.
Stay Tuned for Highlights from the fourth and final night of Jam in Jubilee 2015!
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!