JubeFest AV & The Inner City

Jubefest Concerts: AV & The Inner City

Jubefest brings our community together to celebrate live performing arts at the Jubilee Auditorium featuring some of Alberta’s world-class musicians.

Dates and showtimes

Jul 27
Approx. 2 hours
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JubeFest AV & The Inner City

More about this event

AV & the Inner City is a soul/roots group that formed during the COVID19 pandemic and opioid crisis in the inner city of Edmonton, Canada.

The group is made up of 6 singers: band leader and multi award-winning singer-songwriter AV (Ann Vriend), Debbie Houle (co-founder of the Juno-nominated international touring Indigenous a cappella group “Asani”), jazz radio host, jazz singer, and professional pickle company owner Johanna Alleyne (company: Mojojojo Pickles and Preserves); Crystal Eyo, a communications business owner and lead singer and songwriter of Edmonton pop/RnB band “Mercy Funk”, ESL teacher Alenka Lundell, who fronted and wrote songs for bands in her home country of Czech (formerly Czechoslovakia); and Jenn Dahlen, a guitar player, singer and clarinetist.

AV & the Inner City has performed at the Vancouver Island Music Festival, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, the Calgary International Blues Festival, and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival where they received the Emerging Artist award. In January 2024, the group recorded their debut single, Low and Lowly, and released it on major music platforms on February 2nd. They will follow up with a new release on May 24th.