38th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

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Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture on Saturday, Sept. 17!

Now in its 38th year, this FREE outdoor festival brings artisans, dancers, musicians and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site in downtown Columbia.

Jubilee will feature:

  • Live music and stand-up comedy
  • Demonstration artists from across South Carolina
  • Food, art and outdoor vendors
  • Family-friendly activities and games
  • House tours and the re-opening of the Mann-Simons Site
  • Much more!

Entertainment Schedule

11:00-11:30  -  Jubilee Choirs

11:40-12:10  -  Benedict College Concert Choir

12:25-12:55  -  Scotland Bailey

1:10-1:40  -  Big Redd

1:55-2:25  -  Rev. Matthew Mickens and the Highway Travelers

2:40-3:10  -  Katera

3:25-3:55  -  Johnathan Nance & The Entourage

4:10-4:40  -  Akintunde

5:00-6:00  -  Collette

Get a first-look at the newly renovated Mann-Simons Site! This year’s Jubilee marks the re-opening of the Mann-Simons Site after more than a year of renovations. Through modern research and archaeological evidence, the brand new exhibits at the Mann-Simons Site tell a rich story of the African American families who lived and worked at the site. 

Call for Vendors!

Be part of one of the Midlands’ most-anticipated festivals as a vendor. Please fill out and reutrn this  2016 Vendor Application to register. Final deadline for vendor registration is September 2, 2016. Note: To qualify as a VENDOR at the Jubilee Festival, you must have food and/or wares (hats, t-shirts, souvenirs, etc) available for purchase and as your primary objective for being at the festival.  All others interested in booth space fall under our sponsorship program.

Questions? Please email jubilee@historiccolumbia.org

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Dalton Agency
  • The Links, Incorporated
  • NBSC
  • Providence Health
  • Publix Super Markets Charities
  • Mickle and Bass
  • The Big DM logo
  • Hot 103.9 logo
  • Carolina Panorama Newspaper logo
  • Party Reflections logo
  • The State Newspaper logo
  • The City of Columbia logo
  • Richland County logo
  • Columbia Famously Hot logo

Call for Sponsors!

Historic Columbia appreciates your consideration to build a better community. With your sponsorship of Jubilee, we will help you reach this goal. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you on this special 38th anniversary.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, read more HERE. If you have specific needs or interests or to become a sponsor, please contact: Wendi Spratt, director of development, 803.252.7742 ext 12 (office), 803.929.7695 (fax), or wspratt@historiccolumbia.org