The UNC community can look forward to a day of fun and a night performance by rapper Young Nudy at the upcoming Jubilee event.
This Saturday at Hooker Fields, the Carolina Union Activities Board will be hosting its annual Jubilee as an all-day, flea-market style music festival open to the public.
The festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. and include food trucks, multiple music performers, inflatables and an array of small business booths. Young Nudy will hit the stage around 7:30 p.m. and perform until around 9 p.m. — concluding the event.
UNC’s Jubilee was created in 1963 as a three-day festival to close out the spring semester for students. It originally started as a small event on the lawn outside Graham Memorial Hall and gained popularity, eventually progressing to larger venues like Kenan Stadium.
The tradition continues today and is a staple in the campus community. Last year, UNC enjoyed an in-person concert from female rapper Flo Milli in Carmichael Arena.
“We really wanted to target this event to be an all-encompassing music event because it's the first time in a really long time that UNC is bringing back Jubilee in a festival style instead of usually where it's been at Carmichael Arena,” Gaby Rosado, CUAB’s entertainment chairperson, said.
Instead of the typical indoor event with one act, Rosado said it is exciting for Jubilee to be back as an outdoor festival so that it can be open to all students, the greater UNC community and others in the Triangle.
The organizers of the festival are prioritizing diversity and inclusion this year. Some of these efforts include having minority-owned food trucks and small businesses vending and American Sign Language interpreters available throughout the music performances.
Attendees can expect a Black-owned, Louisiana cajun-style food truck, along with screen printed shirts from student-owned Franklin Street Market — a collaborating partner of Jubilee.