the NextGen City Jam

Community-building + like-minded people + live music = an epic celebration of volunteerism in YEG!

After an incredibly awesome City Jam 2016, we're so excited to announce City Jam 2017!  We know the important impact that young people can have on the future of this city, which is why we're hosting City Jam to encourage more Edmontonians, especially between ages 18–40, to get involved and experience how rewarding it can be to give back!

NextGen City Jam is a packed night of live music that encourages Edmontonians to volunteer in YEG! The concept is simple: volunteer a minimum of 10 hours and snag a ticket to a fantastic event! Whether you're volunteering for the first time, or you're a long-time volunteer, City Jam is our way to say thanks for all that you're doing to shape Edmonton.

Thanks again to everyone who registered to attend last year's event! We had the best time with you last year, and together we contributed more than 6500 hours to local volunteer programs. Check out a few familiar faces in our City Jam video and take a minute to reflect on all that we're doing together to build Edmonton into the city we want it to be.



Please note: you CANNOT PURCHASE TICKETS to this exclusive show. The only way to get entry to the concert is by volunteering 10+ volunteer hours (earned between  July 1 and November 30) at an EDMONTON charity or non profit.


Edmonton's NextGen are pleased to host A Tribe Called Red who will headline the second NextGen City Jam, thanks in part to the generous support of presenting sponsor Canadian Western Bank. 
Mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting edge electronic music, A Tribe Called Red celebrate their aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. Bursting forth from Ottawa, native Producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red are making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. A Tribe Called Red is Bear Witness, 2oolman, and Dee Jay NDN.

ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. The crew has performed high profile festival dates at Coachella, Bonnaroo, AfroPunk, Osheaga, and New Orleans Jazz Fest to list a few. In 2014, they garnered mainstream recognition when the band became the first Indigenous group to win the Breakthrough Group of the Year award at the Juno Awards. ATCR was also long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2012 and 2013 and its debut album was included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of that same year. More recently the crew tied for most nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Canada MuchMusic Video Awards, ultimately winning two awards including Video of the Year.

A Tribe Called Red promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice. They believe that indigenous people need to define their identity on their own terms. If you share this vision, then you are already part of the Halluci Nation.
Like ATRC, Edmonton’s NextGen motivates young people to define their own future. With City Jam, NextGen and Canadian Western Bank are encouraging young Edmontonians to shape the city we live in through volunteering. Following a successful City Jam in 2016, which raised more than 6500 hours for local volunteer programs, NextGen is excited to bring CityJam to The Starlite Room.
 A Tribe Called Red -

Karimah -

nêhiyawak -

Concert Details

Thanks to everyone who filled out the form with your volunteer hours!

The guest list for this show is now closed and we are not accepting anymore names. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Starlite Room, 10030 102 St NW
NextGen City Jam with A Tribe Called Red, also featuring Karimah and nêhiyawak
Doors 8 PM - 18+ No Minors

How do i get Into city jam?

Want to join us at NextGen’s City Jam? Here’s everything you need to know!

1.       Find an eligible volunteer opportunity.

  • Go Volunteer, Charity Village and Edmonton Volunteers! are three great places to check out volunteer opportunities in Edmonton. NextGen will also be organizing some fun volunteer opportunities over the next few months. Make sure you sign up for the NextGen newsletter so you’re the first to hear about how to get involved.
  • Remember, NextGen City Jam is only accepting volunteer hours from formal volunteer programs. See the City Jam Rules and Regulations for more info about eligible volunteer opportunities.

2.       Sign up for an eligible volunteer opportunity.

  • Once you’ve found a volunteer opportunity that interests you, contact the organization directly to set up your shift.
  • Can’t pick just one? You have the option to volunteer with as many different organizations as you would like! This will let you choose opportunities that suit your availability and interests. As long as you reach that 10 hour minimum, you’ll be eligible to have your name on the guest list NextGen’s City Jam.
  • Some volunteer opportunities will require you to go through a screening process before you can start volunteering! Depending on the program, this could be anything from an application form to an informal interview to a Police Information Check.

4.       Start volunteering!

5.       Share your story.

  • Have you started volunteering with a new organization? Let us know how it’s going! We’ll be following along on social media. Snap a selfie and share your volunteer experience using the hashtag #nextgencityjam and tag Edmonton’s NextGen on Facebook, @edmnextgen on Twitter, or @edmnextgen on Instagram.

6.       Submit your registration form.

  • Volunteer at least 10 hours between July 1 and November 30, then submit your hours to us.
  • Make sure you read the fine print carefully! By submitting your registration form, you’re agreeing to follow all NextGen City Jam Rules and Regulations.
  • If you’re having trouble submitting your hours online, please contact us at to see how we can help.


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Why volunteer?

Volunteers are shaping the future of Edmonton. Volunteering is a way to connect with your community, learn new skills, and build lasting relationships. With the support of dedicated volunteers, local organizations can accomplish their goals and deliver important programs and services. By giving back as a volunteer, you are making Edmonton a great place to be!

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Thanks to our Presenting 2017 sponsor CANADIAN WESTERN BANK