Hundreds of students and community members spent their Saturday at Hooker Fields experiencing a favorite UNC tradition — the spring Jubilee concert sponsored by the Carolina Union Activities Board.
CUAB began planning the Jubilee concert during the fall semester by holding a community vote asking which genre people would enjoy seeing at Hooker Fields in the spring. However, it was not until January that the organization began developing the fine print, CUAB’s entertainment chairperson Gaby Rosado said.
For $5, students had access to food truck vouchers, a variety of mini-games and a ticket to an anticipated setlist from local artists Barbara Teresa, Jack Taylor and Don Moonie, ending with headlining Atlanta rapper Young Nudy.
Moonie, a UNC junior whose stage name is Don Atlas, was among the first musicians to perform at this year's Jubilee event. While he values his audience’s taste, he also prioritizes what is authentic to himself as a rapper.
“I feel like the ears of one are like the ears of a thousand,” he said. “The only difference is the amount of opinions or the amount of interpretations, but it’s the same message that’s being portrayed.”
Various photographers and content creators were granted access to capture moments from the concert.
First-year Kyran Taylor was one of the few students given photography access to the event as a member of clothing brand Franklin Street Market.
“Things like this, especially during freshman year of college, are things you will look back on when you’re older,” he said. “And being the person that gets to capture that moment in a single frame is really inspiring to me.”
Hundreds of eager attendees stood under umbrellas around Hooker Fields awaiting Young Nudy’s arrival.