2019 Riverfront Jubilee

A Sweet Release

The Riverfront Jubilee is pleased to release single day ticket pricing along with the complete line up for 2019’s twenty-fourth annual festival on August 2, 3 and 4.

Joining the widely-anticipated previously announced headliners, Antigonish County’s self-proclaimed “grease-coast rock n’ rollers” Andre Pettipas and the Giants and New Glasgow’s own East River Rats will kick off Friday night, home-grown pop-rock band Moon Logic along with local indie-pop group, The Collective will start off Saturday night and Sunday will feature Halifax’s Carson Downey Band and Fredericton’s The Hypochondriacs. Single day tickets went on sale today, Friday, May 10, early bird pricing is in effect until May 31, inclusive.

As announced in late April, Kim Mitchell and Sass Jordan headline Friday night, followed by Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep and Ria Mae on Saturday and for the culmination of the festival Trooper and Big Wreck will co-headline Sunday. Early bird single day tickets for both Friday and Saturday night are $30.00* and $35.00* for Sunday’s co-headline. Single day ticket early bird pricing ends on May 31stat 11:59 p.m. VIP single day tickets, regular and VIP weekend passes are also on sale.

Friday promises a night filled to the brim with rock n’ roll. Andre Pettipas and the Giants will bring you sing-along anthem songs with ear worm hooks that will reel you in and release you into a musical wave of their signature, "grease coast rock n’ roll" with a classic rock attitude combined with a 90’s rock/pop sound. Brothers, Andre and Travis Pettipas join long-time friends, Marcus Cosh and John MacDonald to complete the harmony driven quartet from Antigonish County. The winners of Q104’s 2017 Homegrown Contest and 2019 Jim Beam National Talent Search Regional Champions promise a live show full of antics that will keep you engaged.

Hailing from right here on the northern shore of Nova Scotia, New Glasgow’s East River Rats will open the festival on August first. The band’s six passionate musicians come together to create a unique high energy blend of Celtic rock. East River Rats includes Caleb MacIvor on bass, accordion and vocals, Marree MacKenzie on the fiddle, Cole Yorke on mandolin and backing vocals, Eli Hollett on drums and backing vocals, Greg Stanley on guitar and backing vocals, Jarvis Hale on banjitar, and Brian MacKenzie on vocals, tin whistle, guitar and bodhran.

Saturday’s wholly Nova Scotian line up ensures a night that will keep you moving and grooving. Moon Logic is a rock band comprised of long-time music collaborators from around the Pictou County area. The group officially adopted the Moon Logic moniker with the release of their debut album, untitled, in July of 2017.  Songs vary from light and pretty, to somber and introspective, to just good old rock and roll. Members have also performed in many East Coast ensembles including Contrived. Members include Shawn Baker, Murray MacIvor, Taylor MacIvor, Michael MacNeil and Mike Wilson. Moon Logic is currently busy preparing for a follow-up studio album as well collaborating with vocalist and New Glasgow-native Robyn Alcorn to accompany their live show.

Kicking off Saturday night, The Collective is an electrifying six-piece band from New Glasgow. Fronted by vocalists Leah Samson and Niki Campbell, the band also features guitarist Kyle Samson, bassist Michelle Tracey, drummer Jay MacLeod, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brett MacDougall. They are currently making waves in the local music scene with their unique, genre-defying blend of indie-pop dance grooves that consistently leave their audiences wanting more.

A full night of music fans will not want to miss is what Sunday’s anticipated co-headline has shaped into. Halifax’s Carson Downey Band will give everything they have on stage and “wow” fans, not just because of the way Downey attacks his well-worn Strat, but because they temporarily become part of the Carson Downey Family: a big family, that’s full of love and passion fueled by music and energy. Downey asks fans to “bare witness to the healing powers of the electric guitar, and your slack jaw will gladly nod and smile as cases of “toe tapping” break out all around you.”

Opening Sunday, Fredericton’s The Hypochondriacs resurrect classic country vibes with a strange and modern twist. Josh Bravener, singer and guitarist and brother Aaron on drums and vocals, along with Justine Koroscil on vocals and percussion, and seasoned bass player Jamie Guitar are The Hypochondriacs. Playing hundreds of shows and winning hearts in the process, the quintet has solidified itself as a high-energy whirlwind on stage.

The Riverfront Jubilee is excited to offer a fresh take on the VIP experience for the 2019 festival. Changes have been made to the traditional site layout which allow for a larger VIP area. This will give VIP ticket holders additional front of stage access, a private cash bar with specialty liquor and spirit options, an exclusive food truck and snack bar, VIP-only seating, private bathrooms and separate access to The Jube Shop merchandise area. In addition to the improved VIP experience, a Food Truck Village will also be a newly featured amenity for fans to enjoy during the festival. Complete details about the Food Truck Village will be shared in the near future.


Once again, the CHAD Transit Safe Ride Home Program will be available for the 2019 Jubilee, made possible by CHAD Transit and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. Pickup location will be at the parking lot on the corner of Provost and George Street, just before the New Glasgow Legion. This is the same pickup location as in previous years. Fans can reserve a seat until Wednesday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. or until busses are fully booked. To reserve a seat on one of three buses running for each night of the festival, please call 902-928-1234.

Additional information about Carlton’s Community Bash, the Food Truck Village and more will be released throughout June and July. Gate-crasher weekend passes and early bird single day tickets are on sale now at www.thejubilee.ca.

The 24thAnnual Riverfront Jubilee is presented by Classic Rock Z97.9 and Today’s Best Variety Mix 94.1. For more information on the Riverfront Jubilee visit: www.jubilee.ns.cafacebook.com/JubileeNGInstagram.com/NGJubileeTwitter..com/JubileeNG

Friday: $30.00 early bird (May 10-31), $35.00 advance (June 1-August 1), $40.00 at the gate
Saturday: $30.00 early bird (May 10-31), $35.00 advance (June 1-August 2), $40.00 at the gate
Sunday: $35.00 early bird (May 10-31), $40.00 advance (June 1-August 3), $45.00 at the gate
VIP Single Day Tickets
Friday: $60.00 early bird (May 10-31), $70.00 advance (June 1-August 1), $80.00 at the gate
Saturday: $60.00 early bird (May 10-31), $70.00 advance (June 1-August 2), $80.00 at the gate
Sunday: $70.00 early bird (May 10-31), $80.00 advance (June 1-August 3), $80.00 at the gate

Weekend Passes: $75.00 gate crasher (until May 16), $85.00 early bird (May 17-31),
$95.00 advance (June 1-30) and $105.00 (July 1 onwards) regular price and at the gate

VIP Weekend Passes: $140.00 gate crasher (until May 16), $150.00 early bird (May 17-31),
$175.00 advance (June 1-30) and $195.00 (July 1 onwards) regular price and at the gate
(taxes and fees included, all tickets are 19+, daily advance cease sale at 4 p.m. day of show)
*Taxes and fees included; all tickets are 19+.

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