It’s the former home of J.D. Fortune, former lead singer of Australian rock band INXS. He was chosen as their new singer after winning CBS's Rock Star: INXS in 2005.
Glasgow Square Theatre, located on the downtown riverfront, is a 285-seat auditorium that hosts year-round concerts, plays, and other community functions. The theatre can be transformed into an outdoor amphitheatre, one of the few theatres in Canada (if not the only) that can do that.
Every year since 1995, the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee has welcomed local and international musicians to its stage for three days of family entertainment. Held over the first of August long weekend, the Jubilee features rock, blues, folk, country and the best East Coast music from new and established artists.
The Town of New Glasgow was born with the arrival of Scottish immigrants in the late 18th century. In 1784, Deacon Thomas Fraser moved his family from the Scottish settlement at Pictou and settled them along the western side of the East River. Over the following years, others would join them, and it became a distinct village that the inhabitants would name New Glasgow, in honour of Glasgow, Scotland.