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Momentum Youth Arts Festival

Momentum Youth Arts Festival (November 2 to 4)  is the new moniker for the festival formerly known as Yam Jam
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A new name is not the only thing fresh about the annual festival. Kicking off Momentum are  showcases, concerts and workshops.  Entirely envisioned and driven by youth, the annual festival aims to spark a new creative energy for all.

Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and produced by Massey Theatre, The Momentum Youth Panel consists of five youth from NW steering the arts programming for the festival.

Key community partners supporting the youth’s efforts are; Arts Council of New Westminster, Massey Theatre, NWSS Fine Arts Department, City of New Westminster Youth Services, and SD 40 Community Schools.

Over the three day weekend youth will gain important public exposure and experience, learn through visual and performing arts, and celebrate individuality and the creative voices of youth.

The rising hit-making band “The Zolas” will headline the festival with a concert at the Massey Theatre. There will be three showcases of youth performances, exhibits, workshops, information sessions, interactive arts experiences, a jazz concert and dance on the final night.

  • Friday November 2nd  
    • Opening Concert TBD – Free
  • Saturday November 3rd 
    • Showcases from 11am-5pm, Free with Student ID
    • Headline Concert (The Zolas) 6:30pm – Ticketed Event
    • Jazz concert and dance – starts at 8pm
  • Sunday November 4th
    • Workshops from 11am-5pm – Free with Registration
    • Showcases: Featuring local talents;  spoken word to concert jazz
    • Workshops: Various arts disciplines: music, acting, technical theatre, visual art

For more information or to register please contact the Massey Theatre Box Office at 604-521-5050 or

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