Matt Mays, The Trews, The Stampeders,?Jully Black highlight weekend lineup
Were you wondering what's going on with this year's New Glasgow Jubilee?
Wonder no more. Organizers of the four-day music festival released the lineup yesterday, and it will feature some heavy hitters on the local and national music scene.
This year's headliners include Juno nominated rockers Matt Mays and El Torpedo, Juno nominated pop-rock group Faber Drive, Antigonish rockers The Trews, Juno award winning R&B singer Jully Black, country singer Deric Ruttan and classic rock band The Stampeders.
Mays and El Torpedo are currently touring with Detroit-based rockstar and former Pamela Anderson squeeze Kid Rock, and are releasing a new album next month. The Dartmouth folk rock group also performed on Late Night With Conan O'Brien in December 2006. The Trews and The Stampeders are among the headliners that have appeared at the Jubilee before.
As always, plenty of local talent will hit the stage. Country singer JD Clarke, East Coast Music Award-winning jazz performer Jamie Sparks, two-time ECMA winner Dave Gunning, Steven Bowers, alternative band Awake and Dreaming, Alert the Medic, Beyond Ash, pop-rock band Above All Else, party band the Fuzz Petals, locals Ferrona and country group Groundstar round out the lineup.
The lineup seems to stack up with past Jubilee shows. Last year, pop singer David Usher appeared, along with Sloan, In Fight Safety and Joel Plaskett.
Organizers also stuck with the existing theme of multiple genres, with rock, pop, country and R&B all featured.
The festival runs July 31 to August 3, with tickets for Thursday and Sunday going for $15 each and Friday and Saturday costing $20 each. Weekend passes are available for $45.
That weekend will be a busy time on the Maritime music scene, as the Eagles headline an outdoor concert in Moncton on the Saturday. One week later, the Dutch Mason Blues Festival in Truro features Bonnie Raitt.
While the Jubilee may not feature a singular drawing card the likes of those shows, tickets will certainly be less expensive. A weekend pass to the Dutch Mason Festival runs $111.50, and the Moncton concert is even pricier.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 28 at Sobeys stores in Pictou County, Antigonish and Truro. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. each night at Glasgow Square.
The daily schedule was expected to be on jubilee.ns.ca yesterday, but as of press time it still was not posted.
Recognize some names from this year's New Glasgow Jubilee, but not quite sure what they sing?
Here are some popular songs from the headliners:
Matt Mays and El Torpedo: Cocaine Cowgirl, Time of Your Life (Till Your Dead), On the Hood, City of Lakes.
Faber Drive: Second Chance, Tongue Tied, When I'm With You.
The Trews: Not Ready To Go, Tired of Waiting, Poor Ol' Broken Hearted Me.
Jully Black: Seven Day Fool,
Sweat Of Your Brow.
Deric Ruttan: When You Come Around, Shine, Good Time, First Time in a Long Time.
The Stampeders: Sweet City Woman, Wild Eyes, Oh My Lady, Minstrel Gypsy.