Print Edition: July 18, 2012
Jubilee Park (aka the grassy patch by Five Corners in downtown Abbotsford) was buzzing this past Thursday as Jam in Jubilee kicked off its free annual summer concert series featuring local musicians. Whether it was the country/blues/rock of Topaz, modern folk from Mark Walters, or high energy alternative rock of Poppy and the Pistols, the audience was given an atmosphere of fun and community. In addition to the music, there was also an open air market, food, and other activities such as tightrope walking and oversized Scrabble and Jenga.
Jam in Jubilee was originally founded in 2004 by the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA), and was adopted by the Atangard Community Project Society in 2010, and is operated in order to promote local artists and to grow a sense of community in historic downtown Abbotsford. Among the sponsors are the City of Abbotsford, the ADBA, UFV’s CIVL radio, and the UFV Alumni Association.
Jam in Jubilee will take place free of charge every Thursday evening until August 16. The market opens at 6 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7 p.m.